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Posted November 26, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Steve Hed, founder of Hed Cycling and one of the most respected innovators in aerodynamic bike wheels, died Wednesday morning at a hospital here. He was 59.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 26, 2014

FULLERTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — This Friday's 11th annual Tour de Tryptophan fun ride/fundraiser will raise money to to help Brad "Moose" Rasmussen, a mountain biker who suffered a spinal cord injury at Snow Summit Mountain Bike Park in Big Bear, Calif., on July 3.

Posted in North America
Posted November 26, 2014

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles is eyeing growth in the Asian market. The German consumer-direct brand has launched Canyon Japan.

Posted in International
Posted November 25, 2014
Site offers retail and wholesale sales for higher end suspension products not carried by the brand's North American distributors.
The site offers the $1,100 Axon Werx fork, among others.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America has begun dealer direct and consumer direct sales of some of its products through its new e-commerce website, emarket.srsuntourna.com.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scotts Sports USA, now headquartered in Salt Lake City, is becoming a year-round sponsor of the nearby Deer Valley Resort, home to many bike-related events in recent years.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2014

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — With a goal of doubling annual production to 1 million bikes, folding-bike maker Dahon has relocated to a larger factory in the Songgand district of Shenzhen, China.

Posted in International
Posted November 24, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike Friday, a U.S. manufacturer of folding bikes, is launching an adjustable 20-inch-wheel cargo bike and is developing a program to entice dealers to carry them.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2014

FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona has recalled its 2014 Wo fat bike due to concerns that the fork can crack or break at the junction of the crown and steerer column. In a notice on its website, Kona said there has been one U.S. report of a steerer tube breaking, with no injury reported.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 24, 2014
Bob Parlee (L), Efraim Grinberg of Movado, and F.K. Day of WBR.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Signature Cycles' owner Paul Levine recently collaborated with the Movado Group, the parent company of luxury watch brand Movado, to host a fundraising event to benefit World Bicycle Relief.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 24, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle will kick off its Black Friday sales this Wednesday, and then will close all its stores — as well as its distribution center and contact center — for Thanksgiving. The stores will re-open as usual on Friday at 9 a.m.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 24, 2014

VICTOR, Idaho (BRAIN) –Jannine and Scott Fitzgerald, owners of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles in Idaho’s Teton Valley, have launched a children’s book focused on cycling.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 24, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Hive, parent company of E-Thirteen, Chub Wheel Goods and Revl Road, has hired Cory Sullivan as head of U.S. dealer sales and Connor Bondlow in marketing design.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Detroit-based watch, leather goods and bicycle company Shinola opened its newest retail store in Los Angeles last week. The 1,100-square-foot shop is in the heart of the city's Silver Lake neighborhood, and is Shinola's seventh brick-and-mortar retail outlet.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 24, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Stages Cycling products are now available in South Korea via Welltuned, a distribution branch of the Hung-A corporation. This new partnership serves as Stages Cycling's entry to the Asian cycling market.

Posted in International
Posted November 21, 2014

FRYBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Distributors Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen Co. and Wilson Bicycle Sales are all adding Vittoria to their helmet lineups.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle plans to move its global distribution center from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to a new facility in Johnson Creek, about 17 miles west. The new 250,000-square-foot distribution center is expected to open by the end of 2015, Trek said.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida e-bike maker Prodeco Technologies has agreed in principal to be acquired by a publicly traded development company, PayMeOn Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 21, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—It’s official. The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) is launching a trade show and is booking exhibition space for the Feb. 4-5 midweek expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 21, 2014
Photo by John Watson, The Radavist

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — To benefit World Bicycle Relief, Mavic is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Ritte Vlaanderen road bike outfitted with Mavic’s 125th-anniversary Ksyrium wheel-tire system and SRAM Red 22 components. The bike was hand painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added Geoff Pomerantz to its outside sales team.

Pomerantz's territory includes Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. He also represents Ridley bicycles and SMS Santini clothing and is a public relations consultant for the Chicago Bears.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps

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