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FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is moving away from the tradition of a large annual printed catalog. Instead, Downeast will publish four quarterly mini-catalogs featuring new and seasonally-oriented product and new vendors.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness of St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the recipient of BRAIN's Retail Remodel Project. The inaugural project will illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marzocchi Suspension USA has brought aboard Portland, Ore.-based Cyclone Bicycle Supply for distribution throughout North America.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp is working with the CPSC to recall some first-generation model 88 front hubs because of a concern about a retaining ring that can fail, resulting in "an ejection" of all the wheel's spokes. The relevant hubs were manufactured between 2008 and 2010.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pocketed an extra $518.7 million last year as sales hit $2.8 billion (333.168 billion yen), with most of the increase coming from the company's cycling division.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation, best known for its urban bikes, is getting into the fat-bike market with a new model called the Blackhawk. The company also is offering Blackhawk fat-bike framesets, wheels and hubsets separately.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — If it seems as if the West Coast freight situation could not get any worse, Pacific Maritime Association announced that it was shutting down ports Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, days when the PMA would have to pay holiday or weekend wages.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Seattle will be the host venue of the Youth Bike Summit, a three-day conference geared toward youth, bikes, education, advocacy and leadership coming up Feb. 13-15.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Velo Enterprise Co has introduced a new saddle selection system to help consumers, IBDs and OEM customers navigate the growing number of saddle categories and offerings produced by the company.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling 450 kids’ bikes because the handlebars can loosen or separate. The recall involves Marin 2014 MBX 50 and Tiny Trail boys and girls bikes with 16-inch knobby tires.