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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GÜP Industries is launching a combination tire inflator and sealant canister at the Sea Otter Classic this week. The KWIKI is being marketing as an all-in-one product designed to seal and inflate tires simultaneously.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2018

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Upscale mountain bike clothing maker Kitsbow is working with glove maker Mechanix Wear on a new line of mountain bike gloves that will be launched later this year. Kitsbow plans to offer two models of riding gloves with Mechanix branding. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's a tentative move couched in words like "cautious," "respectful," "tentative," and "complex." But the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes have agreed to examine whether the BPSA should move to combine forces with the industry's leading advocacy association.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Bicycle Leadership Conference / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Arizona will become the ninth state in three years to enact the industry's model e-bike legislation if, as expected, Gov. Doug Ducey signs a bill the state Legislature passed this week.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Frog Bikes, which announced a three-year agreement with USA Cycling last year, is introducing a line of USA Cycling and Frog co-branded bikes at the Sea Otter Classic this week.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2018
The POC Coron Air helmet with SPIN.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS and POC Sweden say they have agreed to settle a legal dispute over intellectual property used in ski and bike helmets. The companies say they have agreed to work together to develop safer helmets.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 19, 2018

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has added its Haibike electric mountain bike brand to its omnichannel program with the launch of an e-commerce site for the brand.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 19, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired John Pentecost to help lead its International Sales team. Pentecost was a co-founder of Evil Bikes and E-Thirteen Components, and he's since served in senior sales and marketing roles at Race Face and Yeti. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted April 19, 2018
Photo courtesy team BMC.

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Andreas "Andy" Rihs, the owner of the BMC bike company and its pro race team, died Wednesday at age 75, according to the brand. Reports say Rihs was suffering from cancer. 

Posted in International Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 18, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike Tyson is Robert Stevenson’s favorite philosopher. Or so he says. But why? It was Tyson who said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 18, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Interbike podcast looks at how some IBDs are taking a new look at the used bike market, whether they buy and sell used bikes or take them as trade-ins toward new bike sales. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new sock brand being introduced at the Sea Otter Classic here this week makes a donation to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association for each pair sold.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 18, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 18, 2018

CASELLA d'ASOLO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Italia srl, the parent company to Sella Italia, Sportourer and Net saddles, has hired SpinCycle LLC to handle OEM sales in North America. SpinCycle is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and headed up by industry veteran Kendall Young.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 18, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If the bike industry has a $1 million question, it is this: How do we get more people riding? How to stop ridership decline and reverse the trend out of the red and into the black is a giant problem that requires a solution of equally epic proportions.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 17, 2018

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (BRAIN) — The United States Forest Service has approved e-bike usage in the Mammoth Bike Park, making it one of the first bike parks on USFS land to allow e-bikes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike

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