BRAIN Staff

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March 27, 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. has issued a public apology after a fire at its factory in Sakai, Japan, on Monday.

According to the company, the fire was in a surface treatment area and workers were evacuated.

Posted in International
March 26, 2018
The Renovo Aerowood

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Al Spinks' investment in Renovo Bikes is helping the wooden frame maker double its production capacity and transition from custom to production frames. 

Posted in Industry News
March 26, 2018

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima is expanding its retail training program, which includes hands-on training at clinics and events across the country, and online training through the Yakima Garage and Brandlive platforms.

Posted in Industry News
March 26, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spinlister, which launched as a peer-to-peer bike rental program (short-handed as "Airbnb for bikes") and went on to offer a dockless bike share program and bike rental and demo management software for bike shops, is shutting down.

Posted in Industry News
March 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The $1.2 trillion omnibus spending package that President Donald Trump signed Friday contained some good news for bike advocates, despite their concerns that Trump's proposed budget would gut some of the programs.

Posted in Industry News
March 26, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Andorran consumer direct mountain bike brand Commencal is moving its U.S. office to Colorado, after three years in Carlsbad, California.

Posted in Industry News
March 26, 2018

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles founder Scot Nicol has heard a chorus of pleas from the brand's devotees for a while now: "Please make a longer-travel Ripley!"

Posted in New Products
Ibis' new Ripmo 29er gets 160 millimeters of front and 145 millimeters of rear travel.
March 23, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Time is getting short to take part in the National Bicycle Dealers Association's sixth annual "America's Best Bike Shops" program. Applications to participate in the annual listing must be received by April 6.

Posted in Retail News
March 23, 2018
The EVO Bushwick is available in a step-thru and standard frame.

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reach an agreement with Promovec, a Danish e-bike brand, to distribute Promovec-made e-bikes in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News
Hawley-Lambert will distribute Promovec-made e-bikes in North America under the EVO brand.
March 23, 2018

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The liquidation of Toys "R" Us has forced Dorel Industries to issue a new audited financial report, now showing a charge of $3.8 million due to the toy store chain's closure. $3.1 million of the charge is from Dorel Sports, which includes bicycle sales.

Posted in Industry News

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