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Posted July 31, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the second round of categories and nominees for the 2014 Interbike Awards, including retailer, athlete and advocacy designations.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 31, 2014
CGI refocusing on the running business.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc., which has owned Velo magazine, VeloNews.com and VeloPress since 2008, is now interested in selling off the brands, a spokesman for the San Diego-based company said Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 31, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Merchandise sales at IBDs fell 5 percent in June over the same period in 2013 to total $373 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's latestRetailTrak IBD sales summary. And although unit sales fell 8 percent, average retail-selling prices rose 4 percent over June 2013.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dynacraft is recalling about 3,100 youth bikes, sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us, because the front wheel can fall off. 

Consumer are being told to stop using the bikes and to contact Dynacraft for a free repair. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 31, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The organizer of DealerCamp has canceled this year's event, saying a dispute between rival ski resort operators has made it impossible to hold the trade event this season. A 2015 show is being planned.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 31, 2014

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sapim USA will be giving away a Zipp 404 clincher wheelset to a shop that displays a Sapim sticker on its front door, van or elsewhere.

Posted in North America
Posted July 30, 2014
Smith's new road helmet earns the most votes from editors.
The Smith Overtake.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media participants at last month's PressCamp in Utah have chosen Smith's new Overtake road helmet as the best new product introduced at the event.

Posted in Industry News Tagged PressCamp
Posted July 30, 2014

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — The Canadian sports retail chain FGL Sports is recalling the Capix Evo and Capix Jr Evo Bike and Skateboard Helmets, which were sold exclusively through FGL Sports-owned retail stores between January and June this year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 30, 2014

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has enacted a minimum advertised price (MAP) policy and a new e-commerce sales policy, each effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2014
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

A new financial study confirms a sad truth about bicycle retailing: most bike shops do not make a profit on the sale of new bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 29, 2014
One by Optic Nerve shades will be at more accessible price.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The company behind Optic Nerve sunglasses and goggles is renaming itself and launching a second sunglass brand, to be called One by Optic Nerve.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has expanded its retail education schedule for this year's show.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted July 29, 2014

QUEBEC (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada will be the exclusive distributor of Redline BMX bikes in Canada, starting with the 2015 model year. Redline is owned by Accell North America.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2014
Distributor challenges industry to do the same.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two, a California-based distributor, is pledging to donate 1 percent of its sales to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted July 29, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites is reaching out to IBDs to build a dealer base for its carbon fiber repair services. The company’s Trusted Carbon Fiber Service Network aims to simplify the repair process for shops and consumers, the company said in a release.
 
Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2014

BERGERAC, France (BRAIN) — At the Tour de France's penultimate stage Saturday, Bianchi unveiled a new time trial/triathlon frameset that uses the company's Countervail vibration canceling technology.

The Aquila CV was raced by Team Belkin's Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Competition
Posted July 28, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kask has hired Nat Ross as its North American brand manager, the Italian helmet brand has announced.

Ross will operate from Golden, Colorado. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 28, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets will release a series of limited-edition helmets commissioned from three international artists.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 28, 2014
Voting to pick winning bike for production begins.
The San Francisco bike has a cable lock inside the seat tube.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project concluded on Friday with each team from participating cities — Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — unveiling its idea of the ultimate utility bike during reveal parties and events in each city. From now until Aug.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 28, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is expanding its support of IMBA, including becoming a top-level sponsor of the IMBA World Summit, to be held next month in Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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