LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication hopes to take its BikeLife Cities concept to at least 10 more cities next year, and is at Interbike to talk up the print and digital marketing project.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — After a nearly 15-year hiatus from the bike industry, framebuilder Chris Chance is resurrecting his namesake brand, Fat Chance Bicycles. Chance, one of the pioneers of mountain bikes, founded Fat City Cycles in 1982 in Somerville, Massachusetts.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Best known for chronicling the early days of mountain biking as publisher of the sport’s first periodical, Charlie Kelly is legitimately one of the handful of Founding Fathers of the sport, along with his better-known California friends Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey and Gary Fisher.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Retailers might be drawn to the Abus booth at Interbike this week by its new bright green Hyban urban helmet. With an integrated light in the back, multiple vents and optional rain cover, it's one of 14 helmets the German lock maker is working to bring to the U.S. market.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Swedish brand POC continues to expand its cycling product line, with dozens of new clothing, helmet and eyewear products for road and mountain bikers being shown this week at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yakima's newest CEO finds himself eyeballing every car rack he sees on the road and quickly admits he has a lot to learn about the sports rack industry.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Andy Ording, the former owner of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has made an investment in Silca, which is owned by former Zipp engineer Josh Poertner. Poertner bought the nearly century-old brand last year and moved it from Italy to Indianapolis.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The ladies of dirt will get their due at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction ceremony as cycling advocate Jenn Dice, gravity legend Leigh Donovan and retailers Lil and Kris Koski are among those to be honored Wednesday night at Interbike.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — 4iiii Innovations is bringing power training down to a new low price—starting at $400 with its Precision crank-based system introduced at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this week.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For some of those who came into the sport of mountain biking in a certain era—the second half of the 1990s—rider Shaun Palmer and bike brand Intense Cycles will always be linked. This week at OutDoor Demo, it was the '90s all over again as Palmer showed up to ride an Intense with dealers.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hank Glowiak, owner of Chuck's Bike in Morrisville, Vermont, was astride a Transition and taking a short break before dropping off the edge of Bootleg Canyon's Red Mountain.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The results are in and official for the National Bicycle Dealers Association's America's Best Bike Shops. The retail association will celebrate the nearly 300 shops that made its annual list, now in its second year, at a reception Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hawley is the new exclusive U.S. distributor of Muc-Off, a U.K.-based brand of bike care products.
Muc-Off's products include cleaners, protectants, and lubes, as well as a line of body care items.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — At Interbike, Stages Cycling will be showing three new power meter crank models, including a hybrid carbon-alloy crankset option from FSA.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is splitting off its recumbent brand from its cruisers and adult trikes, creating a new brand, Sun Seeker. The cruisers and trikes will continue to be marketed as Sun Bicycles.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Organizers of next week's Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclocross race are allowing spectators to order tickets online prior to the event, reducing lines at the entrance.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition has selected Marilyn Price, director and founder of Trips for Kids, and Jennifer Pagels, human resources director at Trek Bicycles, as the recipients of its Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Twin Six will is getting into the bike business, with four new frames it will debut next week at Interbike.
PINOLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onetime Shimano American Corp. communications director Russ Johnson has been hired as vice president of Wren Sports LLC, the IBD-exclusive bike and accessory brand recently founded by industry veteran Kevin Wren.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Alonzo Bodden, winner of “Last Comic Standing,” will host the 2014 Interbike Awards gala. Bodden has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan O’Brian show, The Keenan Ivory Wayans show among other TV appearances.