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Posted September 29, 2017
The Vision Five Beer socks come with matching beer sleeves.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is contributing a percentage of the proceeds from sales of its Vision product line to various non-profit initiatives, including a regional IMBA chapter.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 29, 2017

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The electric vehicle association for Europe is surveying e-bike manufacturers and distributors on their opinion of a proposed test of e-bike power.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 29, 2017

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, managing director for Accell North America, is leaving the company to join REI as vice president of private brands. He will take on his new role Oct. 30.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2017

LONDON (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Brompton is recalling thousands of bikes — all bikes sold between April 2014 and May 2017 — to replace a bottom bracket that can fail.

The company announced the recall Thursday.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 28, 2017

STUTTGART, Germany (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems has agreed to purchase COBI, a connected biking startup that allows cyclists to use their smartphone as an e-bike control and display unit.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 28, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ride BMX, a 25-year-old website published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, has formed an exclusive e-commerce relationship with Source BMX, an e-commerce retailer.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 28, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN)  — QBP's annual Frostbike will be held Feb. 15-17, 2018, the distributor announced Thursday. Registration is free for all QBP retailers and opens Nov. 2.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Frostbike
Posted September 27, 2017
Off Street Only's first product is a hand dyno for retailers and suspension service centers.
OSO's Fork Hand Dyno.

APTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Anthony Trujillo, who has worked as a staff and freelance engineer for many of the top bike suspension brands, has launched his own brand, Off Street Only.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 27, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries has promoted Adriano Nascentes to general manager of Cycling Sports Group Europe. Nascentes was previously the COO for Cycling Sports Group Europe.

Posted in International
Posted September 27, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is dividing two of its territories into four and adding two outside sales representatives, Kyle Stark and Jeremy Whitman, to manage these new territories. Current sales reps Greg Patterson and Chuck Hood will continue to serve shops in their regions.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com donated a total of $10,000 to four bike-related non-profits at the Interbike show. The money was raised through the company's Buck Up for Bikes program.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association rolled out its Bikes Build ... campaign at Interbike last week. The organization says the phrase tailored for dealers' particular markets and needs, all working off the concept that, like Lego blocks, bikes can be used to build almost anything.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 26, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Victor van Eijk is opening two Velofix mobile service franchises in the New York Metro area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted September 26, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano announced this week that it will be changing the corporate name of its North America subsidiaries, which are based here. 

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pro-Tec is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 4,600 City Lite and Street Lite adult multi-sport helmets. The CPSC said the buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 25, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Steve Domahidy, a veteran bike industry designer and co-founder of Niner Bikes, has written a children's book, illustrated by Rob Snow. The book, A Bike For You, is being offered on Kickstarter this fall.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2017
A scene from the 2017 Sea Otter Europe.

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — The second Sea Otter Europe show will feature about 30 percent more expo area to meet demand, organizers said. The event, to be held June 8-10 next year, also has attained higher UCI ranking for some of its races.

Posted in International
Posted September 25, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brandon Dwight, the former co-owner of Boulder Cycle Sport here, has launched a software program that allows shops to easily gather feedback from customers who received technical service at their stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 24, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes continues to grow its Retail Partner Program, expanding into Virginia by signing two-store dealer The Bike Lane and reaching a deal with prominent Midwest retailer Wheel & Sprocket to roll out mobile bike shops in the Chicago market.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel
Posted September 22, 2017

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has hired industry veteran Kenny Roberts as its sales manager for the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America.

Posted in Industry News

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