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March 28, 2014
Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 650b

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a few years sitting on the sidelines as more bike brands delved into the “tweener” wheel size, Specialized has gone public that it is entering the 27.5-inch/650b market with at least two 2015 models revealed this week—with promises of more to come.

Posted in Industry News
March 28, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer have signed on a number of key brand participants and media for their upcoming event The Women’s Story, which will connect outdoor manufacturers with New York-area consumer journalists to test the latest women’s-specific products.

Posted in North America
March 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Lifestyle brand Pure Fix Cycles has hired Mike Russell as its new sales director. Russell was most recently director of sales at Mirraco Bicycle Co., where over the course of eight years he helped build the BMX brand’s U.S. dealer base from scratch up to 1,100 retailers.

Posted in North America
March 28, 2014
The new rings are available in 55 and 42-teeth sizes.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is releasing new 11-speed shifters for aero bars, as well as time trial/triathlon-specific chainrings.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 27, 2014
Detroit Cargo's new POP display.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Cargo has had a busy winter. The company has moved to a larger location, added several new products and is now offering retailers a new point of purchase display.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 27, 2014

NEW HOPE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Moxie Cycling has launched an expanded line of women’s cycling apparel, adding 38 new SKUs for the season.

Posted in New Products
March 27, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Northern California retailer Mike's Bikes has selected Ascent CRM, formerly a division of Leisure Trends, as its relationship marketing partner, driving the 11-store chain's direct-to-consumer marketing efforts.

Posted in Retail News
March 27, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) – Smith Optics' new mountain bike helmet, the Forefront, has received the prestigious Red Dot Award in the Outdoor/Leisure/Sports/Fun category, awarded by the Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 27, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Shimano is putting more emphasis on one-on-one meetings with its dealers — at its place and theirs — as it reduces its presence on the floor of this fall’s Interbike Expo.

Posted in North America
Company continues with tech clinics and Outdoor Demo tent
March 26, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji Bikes has been chosen by Oregon Manifest and Levi's as the manufacturing partner for The Bike Design Project, a design contest pairing high-profile design firms with U.S. bicycle craftsmen to create the "ultimate urban utility bike." Fuji will mass-produce the winning design.

Posted in North America

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