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February 19, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has added a version of its Torch Classic Mountain hub for the centerlock brake rotor interface. Torch Classic Mountain Center Lock will be available in Boost and traditional mountain configurations.  

Posted in New Products
February 19, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is recalling some 600 of its carbon fiber road disc forks because the left leg of the fork can crack above the disc brake mount. So far Enve has received five reports of the left leg of the fork cracking with no reported injuries.

Posted in Recalls
February 19, 2016
Left to right: Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of Walmart, Tiffany Blankenship, vice president of Kent, Arnold Kamler, chairman of Kent, Reid Thornton, senior buyer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Year award at the company’s beginning-of-the-year meeting. Kent won the same award last year.

Posted in North America
February 19, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.

Posted in North America
February 19, 2016
Around Town Bicycles of Pennsylvania had Wheel Factory hand build this set of wheels created from Hope Pro4 Boost Hub / WTB Scraper rims

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now offering a custom, made-to-order wheelbuilding service. The company is handbuilding a wide range of premium wheels for mountain, road, touring and bikepacking.

Dealers can choose from hundreds of hubs and rims that BTI offers.

Posted in North America
February 18, 2016
The SwitchHitter thru-axle fork mount roof rack

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts is launching three thru-axle compatible fork-mount racks: the SwitchHitter rack, HotRod mount and StreetRod adaptor. 

Posted in New Products
February 18, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Quality Bicycle Products has announced that its Northeast Fat Bike Summit will be held March 4 as part of the Winterbike event in East Burke, Vermont. 

Posted in North America
Registration also open for Ogden Fat Bike Summit to be held next week.
February 18, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has hired former Raleigh sales rep Mike Larson as territory manager for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Posted in North America
February 18, 2016

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers are planning an expanded second edition of its media event, which takes place June 28-30. As many as 30 bike manufacturers are expected to exhibit and meet with some 200 members of the global press in Kirchberg, Austria.

Posted in International
February 18, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association will pursue “a more assertive stance” on the designation of public lands as federally protected Wilderness areas that don’t allow bikes, it announced Thursday, but will not back any effort to amend the Wilderness Act of 1964 to expand trail access, as proposed by fellow advocacy group the Sustainable Trails Coalition.
Posted in North America
But advocacy group reaffirms that it will not support amending the Wilderness Act as a means for expanding mountain bike access.

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