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December 14, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is recalling some Bontrager Flare RT and Bontrager Ion 700 RT lights because the lights can turn off without warning when paired with a remote transmitter. 

Posted in Recalls
December 14, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has announced two new international distributors: Champion Cycle in Thailand and LevelSportKoncept in the Czech Republic. Both comapnies have exclusive distribution agreements in their markets.  

Posted in International
December 14, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spanos Barber Jesse & Co., a private investment firm, has made an undisclosed investment in Troy Lee Designs.

Posted in North America
Founder Troy Lee retains a stake and a design role as new CEO is named.
December 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cosmic Sports GmbH will now handle the distribution of Nutcase Helmets in Germany and Austria. Cosmic Sports, established in 1997, also distributes Crankbrothers, Lizard Skins, Salsa, Ritchey, Garmin, SixSixOne, Chris King and other brands.

Posted in International
December 14, 2016

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes' 92nd store has opened on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

The store is owned by Craig and Ann Paulson and is now offering Pedego bikes rentals and sales with a full menu of tours debuting soon. They plan a grand opening celebration for March.

Posted in Retail News
New location in Minneapolis is owned by Craig and Ann Paulson.
December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association e-bike committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi of Raleigh Electric, approved a budget this week to create 10 two-minute training videos to help e-bike retail staff better serve this emerging market.

Posted in North America
December 14, 2016

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has announced its decision to end UWC's distribution of the Bianchi brand in Thailand.

"Bianchi and UWC market strategies and visions have evolved since they began to work together over 10 years ago and it is the right moment to end their cooperation," Bianchi said.

Posted in International
December 14, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Following its introduction of its Ramp Control Cartridge for RockShox forks earlier this year, MRP is now offering cartridges for 2016 model year and newer Fox 34 forks, including models with the FIT4 and GRIP dampers.

Posted in New Products
December 13, 2016

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired The Gluskin Townley Group to conduct the 2016 edition of the association's annual Specialty Channel Retailer Research Study. The 2016 study will be published at the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Posted in Studies/Reports
December 13, 2016

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles, the owner of Nirve Bicycles, has announced a new online sales program for the brand called All-Access. The Nirve line will now be available direct to consumers online with final delivery and fulfillment taking place at a local bicycle shop of the buyer's choice.

Posted in North America
Nirve bikes now available online with delivery through IBDs.

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