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August 26, 2013
Flitzbike's Wooden Racer was a hit at Tuesday's Demo Day. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A wet and cold spring and summer dampened bike sales and inflated supplier inventories in Europe and globally, leading to rampant discounting.

Posted in International
Eurobike opens Tuesday with outdoor demo day
August 26, 2013
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is voluntarily recalling its mechanical disc brake calipers for road bikes sold after February last year. 
 
Posted in Recalls
August 26, 2013

STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.

Posted in North America
August 26, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC has appointed industry veteran Bryan Melton as its director of sales and marketing.

Melton was most recently sales manager for Felt Bicycles where he has been for six years. He spent six years in sales and marketing at Giant Bicycles prior to joining Felt. 

Posted in North America
August 26, 2013

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has entered into a licensing agreement with Ford Motor Co. to produce a complete line of Ford-branded bicycles.

Posted in Industry News
August 26, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Skopre S.r.l.  is now the exclusive European importer and licensee of iBike Newton's power meter products.

Posted in International
August 26, 2013
A prototype of the new battery at Eurobike Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing a new, more streamlined version of the battery used with its EPS electronic groups.

Posted in Product/Tech
Updated
August 25, 2013
Megan Tompkins

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Megan Tompkins, a former Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editor, has been named the magazine’s publisher. Tompkins is only the fourth person to lead the 22-year-old publication. 

Posted in Industry News
August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — U.S. suppliers shipped roughly the same number of bikes to retailers in July as last year, resulting in some improvement in year-to-date sales.

Posted in Studies/Reports
August 23, 2013

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — FSA plans to launch its first hydraulic mountain bike brakes at Eurobike next week, in XC Race and Trail versions.

Posted in New Products

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