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March 4, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2016 parts and accessories catalog, containing 1,304 pages representing more than 300 brands.

Posted in North America
March 4, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Swiss e-bike brand Stromer, which shared U.S. sales and marketing resources under the same roof with owner BMC since 2012, has opened a new U.S. headquarters in San Diego separate from BMC and brought aboard a new general manager and sales director.

Posted in North America
March 3, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic, which recently launched its Kinetic Fit power-based training application, is introducing a video streaming subscription package with The Sufferfest.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 3, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Zeitbike hired Scott Anderson as sales representative for Eastern Colorado.

Posted in North America
March 3, 2016

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Custom onesies and twosies? No problem, says Louis Garneau, which is now offering no minimum order quantity on custom apparel out of its North American production facilities in Quebec, Vermont and Mexico.

Posted in North America
March 3, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The WFSGI's anti-counterfeiting program for the bike industry has eliminated more than 160,000 online listings for counterfeit bike products in the past three years, the group announced Thursday at the Taipei Cycle Show.

Posted in International
March 3, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has made headway on the bike industry's behalf with the UCI and the International Olympic Committee, it announced at a public session at the Taipei Cycle Show on Thursday. 

Posted in International
Good news for brands with less onerous carbon wheel test and relaxed rules for logos on Olympic equipment. Next target? The UCI's 3:1 and minimum bike weight rules.
March 2, 2016
The 9-21 7-speed cassette comes with the wheel.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — E-thirteen has created a stronger DH rear wheel design by reducing the space between its proprietary 7-speed cassette and the hub's drive-side spoke flange. The new LG1R Carbon wheel is going to be raced this season by DH star Aaron Gwin.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 2, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is expanding to South Carolina with the opening of its first store in the state at the Gallery Shopping Center in Greenville. Set to open in late spring or early summer, the new location will increase Performance's national network to 106 stores.

Posted in Retail News
UPDATE: Retailer also joins Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.
March 2, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (BRAIN) — National sporting goods retailer Sports Authority has filed to restructure under Chapter 11. The move has been several months in the making, and reports of the company’s pending bankruptcy had come out in recent days.

Posted in Retail News
Retailer points to online shopping and changing consumer buying patterns for restructuring.

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