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Posted December 7, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Custom bike maker Alchemy Bicycles is now offering painting services to the public via its Ethic Paint Works studio.

Ethic Paint Works will service private customers with non-Alchemy frames as well as other custom builders.

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015
Gravity-sponsored athlete Andrew Taylor wins Ray's Odd Couple video contest

MUKLTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) —FSA and Gravity Components are sponsoring Ray’s Indoor Bike Parks for the 2016 season. Ray’s will feature Gravity branding on obstacles in the parks and will also display Gravity components and provide the opportunity for an exclusive dealer riding and appreciation event.  

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern and Xtracycle have succesfully completed a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $150,000 to produce a folding cargo bike.
Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — With one major success under its belt, the BPSA's E-Bike Committee is well on its way to reaching its $320,000 fundraising goal for its 2016 legislative initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The five-year, $305 billion tranportation bill passed by Congress Thursday contains increased funding for bike-related projects, totaling $835 million annually for the first two years and $850 million annually for the last three years, according to PeopleForBikes. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Global Fat Bike Day, Saturday, Dec. 5, is being marked with events, demos and product introductions from Estonia to Vermont, Australia to Colorado.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new lightweight waterproof breathable material from Gore, called Gore One, will debut Dec. 15 on jackets being introduced by Gore Bike Wear and Gore Running Wear.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 4, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year. The organization will announce the winners of the award at the TBI Business Conference in Marina del Ray, California, next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 4, 2015

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC is auctioning a custom Argon 18 time trial bike to benefit Spinalis, a charitable foundation whose mission is to promote research and treatment development in the field of spinal cord injuries.

Posted in International
Posted December 3, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Racers who have long sought relaxation in the UCI's rigid rules governing saddle tilt and saddle length can breathe a sigh of relief.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 3, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of the Trips for Kids organization, will retire as that group's executive director at the end of the year. She will continue on the group's board of directors as founder and ambassador.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2015
BCA's new headbadge.

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Bikes rolling out of Kent International's Bicycle Corporation of America factory will be badged "Made in USA with domestic and imported parts" according to a recent ruling by U.S. Customs. Previously the bikes were labeled "Assembled in USA with parts made in China."

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2015

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has launched a new German website where customers can access product information, including how to choose a lock and secure a bicycle properly.

Posted in International
Posted December 3, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has appointed Matt Navarro as national sales director for its U.S. winter, outdoor and cycling business. Navarro will be responsible for leading Amer's sales efforts in the specialty channels for the Arc'teryx, Salomon, Atomic, Suunto and Mavic brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2015

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Uncommon Communications, a PR/communications firm and event organizer, has announced 2016 dates for its three major Colorado events, the Vail Outlier festival, the Breck Epic offroad stage race and the Eagle Outside Festival.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 3, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now offering free shipping to dealers in the lower 48 states who place orders of at least $450. The distributor's previous minimum for free shipping was $600.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 2, 2015
HONG KONG (BRAIN) — From how to implement lean production to how to get product to market faster and increase the value of a product by reducing or repurposing manufacturing waste into new products or revenue streams, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry’s third annual Manufacturers Forum discussed several challenges manufacturers, brands and retailers face in today’s consumer-driven global marketplace.
Posted in International Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 2, 2015

PARIS (BRAIN) — Global ski powerhouse Rossignol is in exclusive talks to buy Time Sport International, it announced Wednesday. Rossignol is looking to diversify to insulate itself from the effects of climate change, which is making the ski market more uncertain.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 2, 2015
Participants are asked to sign a pact promising to take the ass” out of ambassador…

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is expanding its "Endure & Enjoy" campaign to include two women's ambassador teams, for cyclists and triathletes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2015
The Felt DoubleDouble 30.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is recalling 645 mountain bikes that came equipped with carbon fiber seatposts. The posts can crack and break, posing an injury risk. The company has received reports of 10 posts that cracked but no injury reports.

Posted in Recalls

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