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June 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — After months of testing at independent bike dealers, MerchantOS has released a new point-of-sale add-on in partnership with analytics provider Swarm to give retailers a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.

Posted in Retail News
June 4, 2013

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN) — The FMP-969 floor pump has a rubber-coated stainless steel braided hose, CNC’d hose clamp, oversize pressure gauge, aluminum handle and plunger, and fits both Presta and Schrader valves. It has a maximum inflation capacity of 260 PSI. Suggested retail: $120.

Posted in New Products
June 4, 2013

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX is growing its reach in Europe through a new distribution deal with Germany’s La Finca Distribution. Alienation BMX is making both its race and freestyle components available to La Finca’s customers.

Posted in International
June 4, 2013
A bicycle superhighway in Finland (photo courtesy ECF)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Denmark and the Netherlands tied for first place in a new benchmark report that ranks all 27 European Union countries measuring five criteria—daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists’ safety.

Posted in International
June 4, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales of bicycles and related parts and accessories totaled $360 million for the month, a 7 percent drop from April 2012.

Posted in North America
June 3, 2013

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX/BMX Canada has awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 25 students as part of its Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program. Founded in 1996, the program honors the memory of Warnicke, an instrumental figure in organizing and promoting BMX in North America, who died in 1994 at age 48.

Posted in North America
June 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — With the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign, Redshift Sports unveiled its Switch Aero System designed to help cyclists get the most out of their road bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech
June 3, 2013
Mike Abbott

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Outdoor footwear brand Keen has brought Mike Abbott on board as its president. Abbott assumes the new job July 8.

Posted in North America
June 3, 2013
Santa Cruz Solo Carbon

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Delving deeper into 27.5-inch wheels, Santa Cruz Bicycles has introduced the new Solo model in carbon and aluminum versions for the tweener hoop size.

Posted in Product/Tech
June 3, 2013

PLEASANT VALLEY, MO (BRAIN) – Chamois Butt’r has added a women's-specific chamois cream to its line of skin care products. Her’ Chamois Butt’r was developed by a female sports medicine physician in collaboration with top female riders.

Posted in New Products

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