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March 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — BTI and Olympic Supply are distributing Uncle Dick's Bead Slip and Brush Bags this year. Uncle Dick's Bead Slip is a lubricant that helps bicycle mechanics with tough tire installations.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 10, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wish you could see what brands have the best shipping terms, order accuracy or margins? Or want to inform your current supplier about where they can improve?

Posted in Retail News
March 7, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While total merchandise sales at IBDs were off 1 percent in January compared to the same month a year ago, complete bike sales bucked the downward trend, according to the latest figures from Leisure Trends RetailTrak.

Posted in Retail News
March 7, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike mechanic pay is a hot topic on the Internet recently, and the new issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a deep look at the issue. 

Posted in North America
March 7, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) – Seattle Bike Supply is now shipping its 2014 Big Bike Book catalog to its IBD customers.

Posted in Industry News
Wholesale pricing now shown in a separate book.
March 7, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands —  including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon.

QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday. 

Posted in North America
March 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — German bike lock maker ABUS Mobile Security is now cutting replacement keys at its Phoenix, Ariz., facility, substantially reducing the turn-around time for dealers and consumers who need new keys. Previously the keys were available only through ABUS's German headquarters.

Posted in North America
March 7, 2014
The TRP Spyre

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a recall notice for about 2,000 TRP mechanical disc brake calipers sold last year.

Posted in Recalls
Company first announced recall in December.
March 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM will be delivering its updated hydraulic road brakes during the second half of April, president Stan Day announced on video Thursday.

Posted in Recalls
March 6, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.

Posted in North America

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