BRAIN Staff

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October 21, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon is launching a new consumer-direct sales program that will deliver its carbon fiber components and wheels to local retailers for pickup. Dealers who already stock Atomik products will receive a payment at a higher rate than non-stocking dealers who participate in the program.

Posted in North America
October 21, 2015

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Sigma Brakelight clips to a bike's rear brake cable and turns on when the rider brakes.

Posted in New Products
October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumer holiday spending will be up a bit this year, to $805 per person, the highest amount in the 14 years that the NRF has been conducting its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Store pickup of online orders is increasingly popular, retail group says.
October 21, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced today the addition of Dissent Labs to its product portfolio. The Whister, British Columbia, brand offers compression socks aimed at mountain bikers.

Posted in North America
October 20, 2015

EAST LONDON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Blaze Laserlight, a headlight that shines a green laser image of a bike on the lane in front of the rider, is now available in the U.S. through a New Jersey distribution center.

Posted in Product/Tech
Front light shines a green bicycle on the lane in front of the rider.
October 20, 2015

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — BikeLugs.com is exactly like it sounds: a one-stop shop for framebuilders looking for lugs, tubing and other framebuilding supplies. Kirk Pacenti, the company's owner, announced last year that he was closing down the company, but another party expressed interest in buying it. 

Posted in North America
October 20, 2015

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Heart rate monitor pioneer Polar on Tuesday launched a new wrist-based heart monitor with a high-resolution touch screen.

Posted in New Products
October 20, 2015

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) —  The NPD Group says IBD bicycle dollar sales grew 6 percent in the 12 months ended in August, driven in large part by growth in sales of electric, hybrid and mountain bicycles.  

Posted in Studies/Reports
The retail tracking service says less traditional bikes are driving sales growth
October 20, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.

Posted in International
October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.

Posted in Product/Tech

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