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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.
March 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo.­ (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) wrapped up one of its largest shows at the Sacramento Convention Center, with among the highest number of exhibitors and crowds.

Posted in North America
March 2, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback has unveiled its new suspension system — a patent-pending short-link four-bar design called Level Link — in two new aluminum-framed models available at retail next week: the 27.5-plus-wheeled Catch and 27.5-inch Release.

Posted in New Products
March 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Membership at the International Mountain Bicycling Association hit a record high of almost 42,000 in February, up 15 percent from a year earlier. With the exception of June 2015, IMBA has had 31 consecutive months of record membership, the association reported.

Posted in Industry News
March 2, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has redesigned its website to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.

Posted in North America

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