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August 20, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel maker Mad Fiber is planning to set up wheel production in Taiwan to serve the OEM market. The company has laid off seven employees at its Seattle, Washington, facility, but is continuing to manufacture wheels there for aftermarket sales, spokesman Jasen Thorpe said.

Posted in International
August 20, 2013

SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Todd Tanner is joining wheelmaker Reynolds Cycling as a product manager, the company announced Tuesday.

Tanner, a former pro downhiller with 20 years' experience in the bike industry, reports to Reynolds general manager Jimi Paulsen.

Posted in North America
August 20, 2013
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
August 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $88.9 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 3, up 9.1 percent from the same period last year.

Posted in Retail News
August 20, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Sixty-one products have earned a Eurobike award this year. The winners will be unveiled on the first day of the upcoming trade show Aug. 28-31. Ten products will receive a “gold” award.

Posted in International
August 20, 2013

SUN PRAIRIE, WI (BRAIN) — Challenge is introducing a new cyclocross tire model in tubular and open tubular formats. The new Chicane tread pattern is optimized for fast course conditions and was developed with top British racer Helen Wyman. Wyman won the European championships on prototype Chicane tires.

Posted in New Products
August 20, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Trek Bicycle is hosting a UCI-sanctioned cyclocross race at its Wisconsin headquarters next month.

Posted in North America
August 19, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist has launched an improved website that includes a new Bike Build tool and better navigation and search functions. It’s also faster and optimized for use on tablets and handsets, the company said.

Posted in North America
August 19, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI plans to open a new store in Knoxville, Tennessee, in fall 2014. The Knoxville store will be REI’s second location in the state, joining a store in Brentwood.

Posted in North America
August 19, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — At Trek World last week, company president John Burke introduced a new program to support its dealers’ efforts to create more bicycle-friendly communities across the country.

Posted in North America

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