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Posted April 10, 2014
Fatties, fatty lite, a new direction for Hayes, and more.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thursday turned out to be the day of the suspension fat bike, as RockShox took the wraps off its Bluto suspension fork at Sea Otter, Borealis Bikes and Rocky Mountain both showed Bluto-equipped bikes at the Monterey fest, and Quality Bicycle Products separately announced two new full-suspension fatties from its Salsa brand. But for those who are unmoved by monster-tire rigs, there was plenty else to take in on Sea Otter’s clear and sunny opening day.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 10, 2014
Multi-pronged approach needed to grow beyond enthusiast market.
A Leisure Trends consumer survey showed 95 percent of recent bikes purchased were priced under $1,000.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stats don’t lie and shrinking shipments of bikes to specialty retailers as well as sell-through of those bikes to consumers suggests more needs to be done to boost cycling participation, provide more accessibility with entry level product and sell the experience of cycling rather than complex technology.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 10, 2014
Light & Motion expanded from about 16,000 crowded square feet among three floors on Cannery Row to 30,000 in this one-time U.S. Air Force hangar in Marina, Calif., that serviced Apache helicopters as part of the now-decommissioned  Fort Ord base.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Monterey Week — the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike IBD Summit and Sea Otter — afforded us opportunity to drop in on Light & Motion in the company’s new, expanded location in Marina, Calif., north of its former home on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference / IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference / IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014
New York Rapha Cycle Club to host booksigning prior to premiere

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Slaying the Badger, a film based on Richard Moore's book about the 1986 Tour de France, will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival this month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2014
A panel discusses e-bike growth in the U.S. and Europe at the BLC.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fewer than 100,000 e-bikes were sold in the U.S. market last year, but a clear trend is emerging as more American consumers give them a second look.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 9, 2014
Shannon Galpin with team members last year.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has increased its support of Mountain2Mountain, a program that helped create the first-ever National Women's Cycling Team in Afghanistan. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 9, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2014
Chris Warner spoke at the IBD Summit and the BLC this week.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and industry professionals gathered Tuesday night for the start of this year's IBD Summit in its new venue at the Museum of Monterey.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 24th edition of the Sea Otter Classic gets under way Thursday with a host of first-time exhibitors, increased race registration, new events and a greatly expanded e-bike presence.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 8, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has launched a new outside sales team and restructured its management team, with two long-time managers swapping positions.

The new sales team includes inside staff and independent reps and rep groups.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles will make a new cruiser model inspired by Mike Wolfe, the host of the History Channel reality show, American Pickers.

The Red Wolfe model, available this fall, will be on display at this week's Sea Otter Classic. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 8, 2014
The new Fix It Sticks with replaceable bits.

APPLETON, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Fix It Sticks will wrap up its second successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign on Tuesday, having raised nearly $80,000 (with six hours to go) to put into production two new versions of its wrenches. The start-up company's initial goal was to raise $14,000 in the campaign.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond will be joining Eurosport as an on-air channel ambassador, providing analysis on the network's coverage of Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in a preview and review show called "LeMond on Tour."

Eurosport is broadcast in 54 European markets.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted April 8, 2014

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has appointed James Fisher to lead the Ibex global design team as the new vice president of product.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 8, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired two new employees: Will Barton has joined as account executive for New England and Anthony Lenz is the new Giant field technology representative for the Eastern U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bob Margevicius, a longtime industry veteran, has been tapped by a federal agency to offer advice and policy guidance on free trade negotiations and U.S. trade policy.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Danny Lysenko

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Shortly after Contour announced last week that it was returning to the market under new owners, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News spoke with the company’s new CEO Danny Lysenko and Adrian Montgomery of Verde PR, which is handling Contour’s communications, about the changes at the

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Unit sales and dollars down for the month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — IBDs continued to feel the impact of unpredictable and unseasonable weather in many regions of the country in February, with merchandise sales falling in both units and dollars.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 7, 2014
Cruiser brand adds 10,000 square feet.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (BRAIN) — 3G Bikes has added 10,000 square feet to its warehouse near Jacksonville, Fla., bringing its warehouse to a total of 20,000 square feet.

The fast-growing company opened its first warehouse in the area in 2009, with just 300 square feet of public storage. 

Posted in North America

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