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Posted October 6, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features an article on VeloFix, a new franchised mobile bike repair business. The Canadian-based company is offering turn-key franchises, marketing primarily to shop mechanics who want to go out on their own. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted August 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Do electric mountain bikes belong on the trails? As IMBA plans to discuss the question at next week's World Summit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the August 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted August 6, 2014
August 1 issue includes annual statistics package.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry employs more than 71,000 people and generates $6.5 billion in annual sales. Bike advocates are wielding numbers like that when they visit Capitol Hill in search of support.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014 BRAIN cover.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The July 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has landed in mailboxes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted June 16, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Join the BRAIN crew on the roads and bike paths of the Beehive State in the June 15 issue, featuring our Salt Lake City Dealer Tour.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted May 1, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, and subscribers now have the option to receive a dynamic digital edition of the magazine. 

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted April 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, arriving in mailboxes this week, features an in-depth examination of retail bike pricing, inspired by the reduced pricing promotion announced by Giant USA last month.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted June 21, 2013
Events’ growth outpaces many athletic fundraisers
From the June 1 issue of BRAIN

RYE, NY (BRAIN) — While the biggest charity “thons” were flat or slightly down in 2012, most dedicated to cycling saw healthy increases. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / From the Magazine
Posted May 21, 2013
From the May 15 issue of BRAIN
May 15, 2013 BRAIN

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports is rebounding from a tumultuous year—a dramatic reshuffling of top management, the departure of key staff and the return of Terry Lee as the company’s CEO.

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine
Posted May 21, 2013
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Troy had a garage full of bikes, 20 years’ experience wrenching, a daughter getting braces soon—and an itch to try a lightweight carbon 29er hardtail. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / Web/Internet
Posted May 20, 2013
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Benjamin Cox says that sourcing a line of accessories from Taiwanese, Chinese and Vietnamese manufacturers for his single-location store is a big investment of capital and time.

Posted in Retail News Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 26, 2013
From the April 15 BRAIN

Industry opinion is split over whether 1x11 drivetrains like SRAM’s off-road system have wider application beyond mountain biking.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 26, 2013
From the April 15 issue of BRAIN

APTOS, CA (BRAIN) — There may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for retailers frustrated with creaky, plastic-y, non-serviceable OEM bottom brackets in $8,000 bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 25, 2013
From the April 1 issue of BRAIN

Stocking parts and tools to service multiple bottom bracket, axle and fork sizes is a retail headache.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 25, 2013
From the April 1 issue of BRAIN

Power training gets simpler and more affordable. Will dealers capture new business?

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 23, 2013
From the March 15 BRAIN

ROLLINSFORD, NH (BRAIN) — If you are a rider heavily invested in ceramic bearings in your hubs, bottom bracket and jockey wheels and are obsessive about chain cleanliness, dynamo hubs are not even on your radar.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 22, 2013

We wrap up our series on industry succession with a look at how the titans who created the island’s manufacturing base are handing off control—in most cases to their children.

Posted in International Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series
Posted April 18, 2013
Siblings bring family values to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show
This article appeared in the March 15 BRAIN

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Exhibitors at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show like to talk about the “family” of artisan builders, and in some cases the familial relationship is literal. The show floor at the Colorado Convention Center included father-son partnerships and a few husbands and wives.

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted April 16, 2013
Product developers and the booming race format feed off each other.
From the March 15 edition of BRAIN

By Don Stefanovich

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN) — “Yup, it’s on,” Dennis Yuroshek recalled of the moment in late April 2012 when he and girlfriend Carolynn Romaine decided to give it all up.

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine
Posted March 21, 2013
From the magazine

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN) —Bob Burbank refers to the days of Mario Cipollini and the Cannondale-sponsored Saeco race team often as he discusses the brand’s latest venture, Cannondale Pro Cycling.

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / Competition

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