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Posted July 18, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mann University will offer two 1/2-day retailer education sessions at this year's Interbike expo. The sessions will be on Tuesday, September 20 and Friday, September 23.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted July 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Utah's Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether to allow and how to manage mountain biking in federally designated wilderness areas, something that some mountain bikers have been advocating. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline is holding a raffle to raise money for its mission, which is to make mountain bike events safer. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products' new Q-West distribution center, which has been relocated from Ogden, Utah, to Denver, is set to begin shipping to customers Thursday, and will be fully operational by mid-August, QBP announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 18, 2016

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) —Cane Creek Cycling Components has released a new tool for owners of its Double Barrel rear shocks.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 15, 2016
Dennis Estrin

REDMOND, Wash. (BRAIN) —  Dennis Estrin, who founded Redmond Cycle in 1968 with his wife Marie, passed away on June 17 from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. He had recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2016
Thule Sprint 528.

SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group is recalling its Thule Sprint 528 and Thule Sprint T-Track 569/569000 roof-mounted bike carriers.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 15, 2016
Company will manufacture the electronic shock controller in South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. (BRAIN) — SRAM has taken over a Kickstarter-supported project to manufacture an electronic suspension control device developed by a Perth, Australia company, Dusty Dynamics.

Posted in International
Posted July 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers looking for ideas about how to tackle that nagging remodel project, spruce up their apparel departments or ramp their store branding efforts can tune in to Bicycle Retailer's Minute Makeover video series starting Friday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 14, 2016
The SH-XC700 shoe has a Michelin sole and Boa closure.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano has introduced its model year 2017 softgoods line, including footwear, apparel, gloves, bags and packs for mountain biking, road cycling and recreational riding.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 14, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike clothing brand Zoic has made multiple new hires in sales, dealer service and marketing in an effort to expand support for dealers across the country.

Posted in North America
Posted July 14, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker plans to convert its entire product line to non-GMO ingrediants. Currently 75 percent of the brand's SKUs are non-GMO. The company will phase in the additional non-GMO products over the coming months. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 14, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has set news and product submission deadlines for its annual Interbike Show Issue as well as the Interbike Show Dailies distributed at the Vegas expo.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 13, 2016

PALM DESERT, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sid Dunofsky, a longtime bicycle industry executive and mergers and acquisition consultant, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the sole bike plate supplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This clarifies a story previously posted on July 11.  

Posted in North America
Posted July 13, 2016
A production line at the Poland factory.

BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — DT Swiss AG has added a new building at its facility in Poland to increase production capacity and after-sales service.

Posted in International
Posted July 13, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Performance Bicycle has announced a new location in Greenville, South Carolina. The new store in the Gallery Shopping Center location is now open and is running grand opening specials from July 13-17. The promotions include discounts and daily giveaways.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 12, 2016

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has joined forces with The Bike Cooperative. Borah is the co-op's first apparel brand that produces its entire product line in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

KINGSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited, Inc. has promoted Jeff Cavicchi from national sales manager to director of global operations. Cavicchi, an industry veteran, joined Bern about a year ago.

With Cavicchi's promotion, Bern has hired Ronnie Tambourine as its new national sales manager. 

Posted in North America

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