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July 22, 2014
Dave Koesel, Felt's senior product manager for road, with the Felt IA2

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Lebowsk-e, a 2015 model-year fat bike sporting a Bosch motor first peeked at OutDoor Demo last year, is guaranteed to grab dealers’ attention at Eurobike and Interbike 2014.

Posted in Product/Tech
July 22, 2014

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After years spent working in bike shops and on the supplier side of the industry, Hank Ku has finally realized his dream of opening his own store. Ku's Giant Store in Rowland Heights, located 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, opened in early May.

Posted in Retail News
July 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has released a new locking Presta-valve pump head. The U.S.-made chuck will retail for $110 and was inspired by the Japanese-made chucks used by some pro mechanics. 

Posted in New Products
July 22, 2014

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is bringing its Carbon Compaction System, first introduced on its new cyclocross race bike earlier this spring, to its RIP 9 RDO trail bike.

Posted in New Products
July 22, 2014
The 2015 Blackborow.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is beefing up its fat-bike lineup and upscaling its 29er offerings with new carbon iterations of its Spearfish and Horsethief models unveiled this week at Quality Bicycle Products' annual SaddleDrive dealer event at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.

Posted in Product/Tech
July 22, 2014

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen, who left the company soon after its acquisition by the Pon Group several years ago, is heading up a new partnership between Cervélo, Rotor components and the South Africa-registered pro team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2015 season.

Posted in International
Cervélo will end sponsorship of Garmin-Smart team after 2014.
July 22, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief donors have reached the limit of Trek Bicycle's match program this month.

Posted in North America
July 21, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride says its second quarter sales were up 37 percent compared to the same period last year to $718,000.

Sales for the first half of the year grew from $1.2 million last year to nearly $1.6 million this year.

Posted in North America
July 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's new DW-2 is a wrench to adjust the clutch on Shimano Shadow Plus rear derailleurs, including recent XT, SLX, Deore, Saint and Zee models.

Posted in New Products
July 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima Bike, a new brand of bike lubricants being offered by the Maxima powersports company, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Summer Gravity Camps, located in Whistler, B.C.

Posted in North America

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