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Posted April 19, 2017
Historic New York City bike maker moves some production to new facility in South Carolina.

CONWAY, S.C. (BRAIN) — With dignitaries from state government, the mayor and the city council chairman in attendance, the Myrtle Beach Economic Development hosted Worksman Cycles' official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for its factory here.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN)—The message to retailers is simple: Embrace changes in the marketplace, especially consumer fixation with e-commerce, or your business could be in jeopardy.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 19, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It was the last sentence in a magazine review of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that caught Clyde Fessler's eye. The reviewer described riding a Harley as like riding a hog through a doorway.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 19, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers selling e-bikes saw an increase in business over the first quarter as shipments grew 88 percent, but that is about the only good news in Q1.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 19, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Race Face and Easton are both getting into the power meter market with a $600 spindle-based system that is compatible with cranks from both brands.

The two brands, owned by Fox Factory, also are introducing a variety of new components this week at the Sea Otter Classic here:

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2017
MC2 brands include Bont shoes, Astute saddles and Race One accessories.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The MC² Sports Specialists, an importer and distributor of high-end brands including Bont shoes, has joined The Bike Cooperative as the retailer co-op's newest supplier partner.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2017

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Sea Otter.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has introduced a new feature on its mobile app and website: Club Events. The feature lets groups create events with planned routes, send invitations with RSVPs, and share the event on other social media.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has hired Rebecca Metz & Associates to lead the search for president of Performance Bicycle. ASE is the parent company of Performance and ASI, the owner of Fuji Bicycle and other brands.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2017

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mike Ferrentino has joined Uncommon Communications, a Colorado-based public relations and marketing strategy company. Ferrentino is the former marketing head of Santa Cruz Bicycles and longtime contributing editor for Bike magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2017
A Serotta-made Modomio bike. The auctioned bike will be custom.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta will build a custom bike for the highest bidder in an auction to benefit CycleKids, a program that teaches kids to ride bikes along with other life skills.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2017
Company introducing new smart helmet at Sea Otter.
The Sena X1.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sena, which is preparing to release a Bluetooth-integrated cycling helmet, has hired bike industry veteran Chris Clark to lead its new cycling division. The company has previously offered Bluetooth-connected products in the motorsports, action sports, and outdoor activities market.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 18, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet is rolling out a new pre-owned bicycle program, that will provide bike tuning and customer service making it easier for suppliers to sell demo and overstock bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA has joined industry organizations PeopleForBikes, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 18, 2017

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Eliel & Company, the makers of Eliel Cycling apparel, has hired Brandt Furgerson as vice president of sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 18, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has added a new feature at OutDoor Demo, where retailers will have the opportunity to test and review electric mountain bikes from participating brands, with the results being published in Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted April 18, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, retailer Stuart Hunter, who owns four Roll: Bicycle Company shops in Ohio, has begun delivery of his new line of custom bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 17, 2017

WALLER, Texas (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is now working with Trialtir USA on distribution to U.S. dealers. 

The family run brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary and recently moved into a larger production and sales facility to accommodate its growth worldwide.

Posted in North America
Posted April 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — After six years in its Pearl District location here, Western Bikeworks COO Mike Urness decided it was time to modernize the 10,000-square-foot store in order to up its retail game and deliver the upscale shopping experience Portland shoppers have come to expect. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 17, 2017

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike hired Casey Buckleitner as its sales representative for Michigan.

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