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Posted November 25, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, is opening a satellite World Cycling Centre in India at the New Delhi velodrome.

Posted in International
Posted November 25, 2015
Celebrity riders including Jens Voigt to participate. Trek will donate $40k if participants log 100,000 miles

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Online stationary training software Zwift is conducting a fund-raising ride, complete with celebrity participants, on Dec. 5. The 24-hour virtual event will raise money for World Bicycle Relief, with Trek Bicycle committing to a $40,000 donation if riders reach a collective 100,000 miles.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 25, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System North America is announcing a series of new business, free shipping upgrades, and website enhancements heading into the New Year.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hang Ten Bikes has appointed Mike Russell as its director of bike sales. Russell began in the position on Nov. 1.

The company said it has experienced "explosive growth" of cruisers in the last three years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 24, 2015
Retailer hopes to exceed last year's donation of 30 Buffalo bikes.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA plans to repeat the World Bicycle Relief campaign it held last year after Thanksgiving.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 24, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle is bringing back its limited Black Edition bike and is running an international video contest to promote it.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 24, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — 718 Cyclery is sponsoring what it claims is the first fat bike race in New York City, to be held Jan. 23 in Queens.

The "Fat and Frozen" race will be held at Cunningham Park.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 24, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Brooks England is part of the Cycle Revolution Exhibition, being displayed at London's Design Museum from this month until June 30, 2016.

Posted in International
Posted November 24, 2015
Mitchell comes with 20 years experience at Specialized. Giant also hires in its marketing and rider gear departments and promotes one in Liv USA.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has hired Jeanne Mitchell to join its credit department after 20 years at Specialized. The company also has hired Szymon Bielesz as a global marketing specialist, hired Dan Thomas as rider gear business manager and promoted Jen Audia to Liv USA marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 24, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Texas retailer Bicycle World is the presenting sponsor of the new Elevate Cycling team, which is making the leap from USA Cycling's elite amateur ranks to become a UCI continental team in 2016.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 24, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZC Rubber produced 100 million bike tires last year, many of which showed up on the North American market under other brands. Now the tire maker is launching its own house brand of high-end tires under the Arisun brand in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2015
Editor's note: John Barnett is president and founder of Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He supplied this detailed "how-to" on adjusting a quick release following the industrywide recall action in late September.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 23, 2015

JAKOBSTAD, Finland (BRAIN) — Finnish component producer Herrmans is opening a warehouse in Shanghai, China, to serve its China-based OEM customers. The warehouse will be operational with stock in May.

Posted in International
Posted November 23, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is introducing a new logo and branding as it transitions from being a BMX parts supplier to being a full-line components brand.

Posted in North America
Posted November 23, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports, the segment of Dorel Industries that includes the company's bike brands, has added two new members to its global finance team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 23, 2015

NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has hired industry veteran Mike Reisenleiter as its distribution and OEM manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 20, 2015

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — PR and media relations firm True Communications has hired Greg Fisher as an account manager.

Fisher is responsible for media strategy and outreach with a number of True clients.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn's new Vantage fitness/hybrid bikes feature new Smooth Ride Technology, an elastomer suspension design that allows 15mm of rear travel.  The pivotless design includes an elastomer mounted between the seatstays and seat tube.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sales of snow sports products were up 3 percent in August and September compared to last year, and the industry's trade association said the uptick was largely due to pent up demand in the West, where ski areas experienced a snow drought the last several seasons.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 20, 2015
Updated: Zwift is also a team sponsor.
Cromwell with a Canyon bike at a team presentation in London on Friday.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha has made a three-year agreement to sponsor and supply the new Canyon/SRAM Women's Professional Team.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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