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Posted March 24, 2017
Spinlister expands its bike-shop program with agreement with nation's largest bike rental provider.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spinlister, which began as an online peer-to-peer bike rental platform (something like Airbnb for bikes) has signed a long-term agreement with Blazing Saddles, which may be the country's largest bike rental operation.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 24, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Spin, a San Francisco-based bike share company, is launching a new bike share system here that requires no kiosks, or stations. Riders — who can borrow a bike for $1 per ride — can pick up and leave a bike almost anywhere. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2017
A riders at the Crankworx Whistler women's session. Liv photo.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv Cycling is inviting female riders to enjoy an exclusive trail session alongside sponsored Liv athletes and ambassadors during next week's Crankworx Rotorua in New Zeland.

Posted in International
Posted March 24, 2017
Lintaman is seeking distributors in U.S., U.K. and Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lintaman, a new brand based in Taichung, Taiwan, is now working with PowWord Communications, a U.S. marketing communications firm owned by industry veteran Tim Jackson. 

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 24, 2017

HANGZHOU, China (BRAIN) — Herrmans has announced that China Star Union is now the brand's agent in China for e-bike components.

Headquartered in Hangzhou, China Star Union has five sales offices throughout China. The company is a leading supplier of controllers, throttles, and displays for e-bikes.

Posted in International
Posted March 24, 2017
The new Model 1c.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Volata Cycles, which received boatloads of media attention last year with the launch of its Model 1 smart bike, is launching a second model, the Model 1c, which will be delivered to U.S. consumers by Velofix mobile repair operations, where available.

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2017
The line includes "mini velos" with small wheels.
The Tern Surge LTD7 is a limited edition model.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is now distributing its non-folding bike line, Roji, to markets outside of Japan.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 24, 2017

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Steadyrack bike storage systems.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 24, 2017
A rider on Colorado's Monarch Crest. IMBA photo.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a year on hold, IMBA is relaunching its Model Trails program, which recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations. Trails are awarded with Epic designations and gold, silver and bronze-level Ride Center designations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 24, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — For the second year, the Sea Otter Classic will feature an electric mountain bike race, the Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 24, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors is conducting a comprehensive survey of women and men who work in the active-outdoor industries to inform a new study of workplace experiences.

Posted in North America
Posted March 23, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lezyne has added a route-building function to its GPS cycling computers and watches. It allows users to create riding or running routes on the company's GPS portal website.

Posted in International
Posted March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has now listed Haibike's e-bike recall, which the company announced on Feb. 14.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 23, 2017

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has announced its 2017 schedule for its RackDawg retail technical program. The program, which the company has run since the 1990s, is designed to bring retail sales staff up to date on Yakima products. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 23, 2017

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha is planning a traveling series of weekend rides and events in 20 cities this year, starting in May in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 23, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite what has been a sober accounting of the decline last year in bicycle exports from Taiwanese manufacturers, accessory suppliers appear to be faring a bit better.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 23, 2017
IRC's display at Taipei.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — For mountain bikers over 40, MTB tires from IRC were a "must have" back in the 1990s. But the Japanese company and its bicycle tires disappeared from the U.S. market after a disastrous fire at its South Korean factory pushed the company out of the market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 23, 2017
Who is this female impersonator? Let us just say that the champagne was freely flowing and all were having a good time. But wearing a faux blonde wig was part of the price paid to sip a few glasses of late-show alcohol.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — A roundup of chatter at the show.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 23, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The topics ranged from e-bikes and engineering to bike share and infrastructure at the Taipei Cycle Show's inaugural Bike to the Future urban cycling forum held on Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 22, 2017

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Xplova isn't yet widely known, but this Taiwanese maker of computers and power meters is hoping to crack more major markets — including the U.S. — later this year. The company launched its latest updates to its X5 computer at the Taipei Cycle Show this week.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

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