BRAIN Staff

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May 7, 2018

DALLAS (BRAIN) — The boutique cycling apparel brand DannyShane has named Park City, Utah-based SIMBOL Communications as its PR agency of record.

Posted in Industry News
May 7, 2018

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus' new ABUSAcademy.com is available to all bike shop employees in North America.

Posted in Industry News
May 4, 2018
Erik's expects to add its first location in Iowa.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Erik's Bike Shop, which has more than two dozen locations across the Upper Midwest, expects to have its first location in Iowa soon, with an agreement to buy Rasmussen Bicycle Shop in West Des Moines. The transaction is expected to be finalized on May 9.

Posted in Retail News
May 4, 2018
Part of the Park Ave Bike Shop showroom.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The owners of Tom's Pro Bike Service, which has two locations in the Buffalo area, have acquired Park Ave Bike Shop, which has two locations in the Rochester area, about an hour away. 

Posted in Retail News
May 4, 2018
Photo by Phillip Pessar via Wikimedia Commons.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, which operates three divisions including home, juvenile and sports businesses, reported that Toys R Us' liquidation impacted all three, resulting in a first-quarter impairment loss of $12.5 million total — about $2.1 million in home, $3.8 million in juvenile and $6.6 million in its sports segment, which includes its bike brands.

Posted in Industry News
Weather also slowed the start to bike sales in spring, company says.
May 4, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Velo Saddles is continuing its Chinese Zodiac collection of saddles with this year's Year of the Dog model, featuring an image of a Golden Retriever.

Velo began the series in 2015 with the Year of the Sheep and has since offered Year of the Monkey and Year of the Rooster saddles.

Posted in New Products
May 4, 2018
The 2017 expo. Photo: Eddie Clark Media

VAIL, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Outlier Offroad Festival have announced additions for the event, which is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 this year. 

Posted in Industry News
The late September festival in Colorado is expanding its demo and its enduro, and adding a gravel grinder and e-bike event.
May 3, 2018
GoPro launched the $199 entry-level Hero camera at the end of the first quarter.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro on Thursday posted a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss on strong sell-through of its Hero5 Black and Hero6 Black action cameras.

Posted in Industry News
Company cites strong sell-through of streamlined product lineup and expects new entry-level camera to buoy Q2.
May 3, 2018
Irene and Terry at the BRAIN show booth.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Their friendly faces have welcomed readers at Bicycle Retailer's booth at Interbike for many years. Terry and Irene Moyes, who served in various roles at the publication, including circulation and sales, are retiring from the magazine, where they've worked since its launch in 1992.

Posted in Retail News
May 3, 2018
The new Ibis Ripmo.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. and SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you are looking for a chance to win a pricey new bike and support bike advocacy, there are at least two new raffle options this month.

Posted in Industry News
Each company has offered up a bike to be raffled by regional groups.

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