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.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — As Interbike prepared to open this week, POC announced four new U.S. sales reps, among 17 new reps hired since June 1. POC plans to reveal an expanded road cycling product line at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies, Inc. is rebranding its single-lever brake system as SureStop, moving away from the Slidepad branding immediately.
"SureStop has been selected to better communicate the technology's benefits to consumers and IBDs alike," the company said in a release Monday.
LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing SwissStop brake pads to its dealers in Canada.
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.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima has announced its first distributor for its bicycle care products: BTI.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's, manufacturer of tire bead slip, is now available through Rumbleship.
"I ultimately decided to go with Rumbleship because they were concerned first and foremost about how they could best support the Uncle Dick's brand," said Rich Travis, owner of Uncle Dick's.
LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Effetto Mariposa, the company behind Giustaforza torque wrenches and Caffélatex tire sealant, moved its headquarters into a new facility in Lugano, Switzerland, from its previous location in Italy.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has hired a distributor in Norway with the newly formed Torcano Industries Norge AS.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles is branching outside of the United States and has added new distributors in the U.K. and Spain. The company also announced it will begin selling directly into Canada and Mexico with a new sales force in each country.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has rolled out a new app, ScanToCart, that enables dealers to create orders on the fly by scanning barcodes with a smartphone or tablet.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added SockGuy cycling socks to its clothing lineup.
The socks, all made in the U.S., are in stock now.
KINGSTON, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian bicycle industry lost a pioneer of the import and mass-market sales sector with the passing of George Milo on Sept. 1.
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.
HOUSTON (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Bike Medicine's Purple Extreme chain lubricant and Golden Degreaser. The products are now available from both the company's warehouses.