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Posted July 21, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intel Corporation has quietly discontinued its Recon Jet smart sunglasses line as part of its reported move out of the wearables market.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 21, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has simplified its shipping policies by offering free ground shipping, predictable flat rate shipping for bikes, frames, and other oversized items, and an updated air shipping policy. The new policies will be effective Aug. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 21, 2017

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles, two brands owned by G. Joannou Cycles, have announced the hiring of several new staff members. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has acquired Alphamantis Technologies Inc., a Montréal company that does aerodynamics testing and develops measurement technology for the cycling industry.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 20, 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is working with Levi's GranFondo to launch a "U24 Program," which will allow all persons under the age of 24 to ride the Fondo for free.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2017

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2017
Photo by BrakeThrough Media.

ANNECY, France (BRAIN) — On the 40th anniversary of Mavic's first time supporting the Tour de France, the company announced that it has renewed its contract with Tour owner ASO through the 2022 edition of the race. 

Mavic's trademark yellow cars and motos provide neutral support at the race.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 19, 2017

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two start-up bike industry brands each are taking inspiration from a popular blogger who promotes frugality and simple living, including a "bad-ass" lifestyle that involves lots of bike riding.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted July 19, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has refused to dismiss or relocate a patent infringement lawsuit that Fox Factory has filed against SRAM in California.

Posted in North America
Posted July 18, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show have opened up new exhibitor registration for next year's show, which will be Feb. 16-18 in Hartford.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted July 18, 2017

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi Sport has hired a new representative in Denmark for its cycling shoes after terminating it previous distributor over gray market violations.

Posted in International
Posted July 17, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Othon Henry Ochsner II, the president of Ochsner International, died Friday at age 83 after a short illness. Ochsner was well known in the industry for his love of the sport of cycling and of the finer things in life, including food, wine, automobiles, world travel and bicycles.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 17, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Amid a continued woeful start to the year for the industry as a whole, e-bike sales are a sole bright spot, and the newest issue of BRAIN takes a look at the growing market.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 17, 2017
Survey respondents eligible for prize drawing.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) – USA Cycling Foundation has partnered with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to get retailer feedback on what youth and junior cycling programs exist in your area, how you're involved in them, and what impact they have on creating future cyclists.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 14, 2017
OGC will take over from Cycles Lambert and Live to Play Sports in Canada.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada for the Canadian market. OGC will take over distribution from both Cycles Lambert and Live to Play Sports in Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 14, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2017-2018 State of Retail panel. Shop owners, if you have opinions and want to your voice to be heard, this is the place for you.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 14, 2017

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V.'s Supervisory Board intends to appoint Ton Anbeek as the company's next CEO and board chairman.

Posted in International Tagged People

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