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December 11, 2013
Cyclists at the grand opening party in Monrovia.

MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — Just a little over one year after Empire Bikes opened in Chino Hills, California, owner Rock Sanchez had his sights set on a second location. With a 25-year career in the bike industry, Sanchez said he knew he had to get it while the gettin’ was good.  

Posted in Retail News
December 10, 2013

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Tektro USA/TRP Brakes has issued a voluntary recall notice for about 4,000 TRP Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical disc brake calipers.

Posted in Recalls
December 10, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is prepping to launch a new website that will go live Jan. 6. Leading up to the changeover, the distributor said it will have modified hours of operation and limited services. 

Posted in North America
December 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — A management shakeup at Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has led to the ouster of Scott Dickey, president and CEO, and Steve Gintowt, chief financial officer. Two executives with extensive financial backgrounds have temporarily replaced them.

Posted in North America
December 10, 2013

LEVIS, Quebec, and BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Distributor Lambert is adding Fizik, Selle Royal WD-40 Bike and First Endurance to its selection of brands for the Canadian IBD market, effective early 2014.

Posted in North America
December 10, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — British frame tubing maker Reynolds Technology Ltd has added a new U.S. distributor, Torch and File.

Posted in North America
December 10, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — In collaboration with Diamondback Bicycles, Jenson USA has awarded 20 BMX Session bicycles to students at Mark Twain Elementary in Riverside County, Calif.

Posted in Retail News
December 10, 2013
The Wright Brothers bike

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — Shinola is releasing a special edition bike and watch in honor of the Wright Brothers. The Detroit brand also is launching a "private collectors club" called The Foundry.

Posted in New Products
December 9, 2013
The R785 lever.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American has released MSRPs on its new 11-speed Ultegra Di2 group and its hydraulic road disc brakes.

Posted in Product/Tech
December 9, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Organizers of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows are debuting a new media event that will showcase women’s-specific products to non-endemic journalists June 10-12, 2014.

Posted in North America

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