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Posted February 28, 2014
The new XT dynamo hub is Centerlock disc rotor compatible.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Friday announced a batch of new products and product changes, including four new 11-speed-compatible road wheelsets, new dynamo hubs and updates to the Alfine, Nexus, Alivio and Tourney groups.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 27, 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers to sponsor bike program at Austin conference.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — For the third year, folding bike maker Tern will be making its bikes available to attendees at Austin's South by Southwest music, film, and interactive conference, held this year March 7-16.

Posted in North America
Posted February 27, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — TJX Companies Inc., which bought outdoor discounter Sierra Trading Post in 2012, is planning to expand STP’s brick and mortar business. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 27, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has partnered with industry association Triathlon Business International to launch Triathlon Retailer and Industry News, or TRAIN.

Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 26, 2014
The event builds off of last year's E-Bike media event.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are joining forces to launch Charged Up, a media event focused on electric bikes and outdoor technology.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 26, 2014

QBP pulled the plug on the T-shirts before their planned launch at last weekend’s Frostbike open house and expo.

Posted in North America
Posted February 26, 2014
California lighting manufacturer to appear in three episodes of How It's Made.
Discovery Channel crew filming production at Light & Motion.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lighting company Light & Motion will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel show How It's Made.

Posted in North America
Posted February 26, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Custom cycling clothing brand ZOCA has been named an official supplier of the USA Paralympic Cycling National Team.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 26, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has released its 2014 catalog, which has more than 1,000 new products from 140 suppliers. The catalog is available now on the distributor's website and will be shipping to dealers in the next three weeks.

Posted in North America
Posted February 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Scott Dickey has been appointed CEO of Source Interlink Media, the parent company of Bike and Transworld BMX magazines, as well as larger titles such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, and Surfer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted February 25, 2014
BikeLife Cities to debut in May.
A mockup of the Boulder BikeLife cover

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication is preparing to launch a new marketing promotion. BikeLife Cities will consist of a full-color magazine that will mail to a city's residents, a website, social media outreach and email marketing campaign.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 25, 2014

MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Leigh Ramsdell will be joining Mongoose as as team manager for all riders this year, the company announced this week. Ramsdell rode professionally from 1993 to 2005, for sponsors including Eastern Bikes, DK Bicycles, and Play Clothing among others.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted February 24, 2014
Numbers show U.S. market is selling fewer — but more expensive — bikes into a shrinking market.

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) – Last year was a "turbulent" one in the U.S. bike market, according to The Gluskin Townley Group, a firm that studies such things and has produced an annual report for the industry for the last 14 years.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 24, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle is holding a happy hour at its headquarters Friday evening, with proceeds to benefit PeopleForBikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted February 24, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Peddler Bike Shop's flagship store, founded in 1971, will move to a new and bigger location across the street by May 1. The retailer has also opened a third store just south of the city and across the border in Southhaven, Miss.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 24, 2014

SHARON HILL, Pa. (BRAIN) – Nathan's CEO, Bridgit Lombard, has been accepted into the International Young Presidents' Organization, the company said.

Lombard was promoted to the brand's CEO role in July.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, in June to better support its bike manufacturing partners on the island.

Posted in International Tagged Frostbike
Posted February 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —Highlights of what we saw at Quality Bicycle Products' 2014 open house and expo. Look for more coverage in the March 15 issue of BRAIN.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014
But QBP sees few complications for annual open house despite fierce winter storm.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Dealers and suppliers flocking to Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike were greeted by the harshest winter storm to hit Minnesota this season, dumping as much as a foot of snow overnight Thursday to Friday in the Twin Cities and prompting widespread school closures as well as traffic snarls on icy highways. But QBP said there has been only mild disruption to its annual open house, which started Friday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2014
WTB Nano 40c

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — WTB released a new, gravel-specific tire named the Nano 40c during the first day of QBP's Frostbike. The tire has a high volume 40mm casing, rounded profile, and centerline tread pattern designed for speed, consistency, and ample cushioning for the gravel market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Frostbike

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