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June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 2,000 road bikes in the U.S. — 2014 Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 models — because of concerns over possible steerer tube breakages.

The company has received one report of a broken steerer. The incident did not result in injury.

Posted in Recalls
June 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Torch Apparel launched a bike helmet with integrated LED lights on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com two years ago. With pre-orders from Kickstarter supporters now filled, the company is looking to the dealer market for its future.

Posted in North America
June 10, 2014
The two frames being raffled.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Carbon fiber frame repair business Ruckus Composites will be raffling some leftover repaired frames to benefit charities.

The company said it often has a "dead pile" of broken frames that are dropped off and never picked up by their owners. 

Posted in North America
June 10, 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Group's Easy Motion brand has launched its EVO ECO Lite e-bike model, part of the brand's 2014 Easy Motion line-up.

Posted in New Products
June 10, 2014

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, the owner of CamelBak and other brands, has signed an agreement for a revolving credit facility totaling $400 million and a term loan of $325 million.

Posted in North America
June 9, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Timothy Johnson and James Yao have each joined Giant Bicycle USA as retail services executives. The pair will work on the Giant Retail Partnership program with the brand's retailers.

Posted in North America
June 9, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Kitsbow's new Men's A/M Ventilated Short is a lightweight and tailored ride short with ventilation for summer riding. The Ventilated short is constructed around the same tailored fit profile as the popular Kitsbow Adjuster Short

Posted in New Products
June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Representatives from the bike industry and the advocacy group PeopleForBikes are proposing the U.S. tariffs on imported bikes be reduced or eliminated because bikes have a positive effect on the environment. 

Posted in North America
June 9, 2014
Bedford (left) and Gaulzetti with their frames.

GREENFIELD CENTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilders Craig Gaulzetti and Kelly Bedford are merging production to turn out Gaulzetti Cicli- and K Bedford-branded frames.

Posted in North America
June 9, 2014

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Australian athletic apparel brand 2XU recently celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Orange County. The company, known for its compression apparel and accessories, has also appointed its first president of 2XU USA.

Posted in Retail News

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