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Posted May 20, 2014

DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — The valley south of Salt Lake City is simultaneously one of the fastest changing regions of Utah  and one where the old ways stubbornly persist. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 20, 2014
Steve Meineke departs to lead Keen.
L to R: Meineke, Mike Simmons from Bicycle Warehouse, and Speyer.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, currently serving as COO of Accell North America (ANA), has been promoted to CEO, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group is holding a two-day course for store owners, managers and trainers June 12-13 in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jackson Lynch has joined Pure Fix Cycles in the newly created position of director of marketing and brand strategy.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera giant GoPro Inc. filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, providing a financial picture of its operations as it prepares to go public. In its filing, GoPro said it hopes to raise $100 million with its public offering.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2014
Maja Włoszczowska (left) and Jolanda Neff of the Liv Pro XC Women’s Team show off the new Liv logo with their 2014 racing kits.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is rebranding its dedicated women’s line, formerly known as Liv/Giant. Starting with model year 2015, Giant’s women’s-specific line of bikes, apparel and gear will be simply Liv. The company sent a letter to U.S. dealers Friday announcing the change.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2014
Robert Priest

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Robert Priest, director of OE sales and dealer marketing for SRAM Europe, will leave the company in early June. In an announcement about his departure, SRAM said Priest made the decision to leave to focus on treatment for a declining kidney condition.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — BRAIN's second Dealer Tour of 2014 gets underway Tuesday as BRAIN editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops around Utah's capital.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third and final winner of the Bell Built grant program for 2014 is the Richmond Regional Ride Center in Richmond, Virginia. The project accumulated 13,896 votes over the last two weeks on Bell’s Facebook page.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 on Friday celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Chicago, the fourth U.S. location for the bag and accessories brand and first east of the Mississippi.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 19, 2014
The factory is shut down for now.

AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Last week’s riots near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, so badly damaged Bor Yueh, which manufactures bike racks for Tubus and RackTime, that it is shut down for now, said Ortlieb USA president Jeff Scully.

Posted in International
Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual CycloFemme rides held May 11 to mark Women's Global Cycling Day were held in 303 communities worldwide, the organization announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tim Johnson's Ride on Chicago (formerly Tim Johnson's Ride on Washington) is preparing for the annual five-day bike tour benefiting PeopleForBikes.

Johnson, a pro cyclocross racer, and 24 other riders will get underway May 29 in Kansas City, finishing in Chicago June 2.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 16, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese executives with factories near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — where rioters looted or destroyed dozens of businesses including some in the bicycle industry — are expected to quickly get production lines back in operation barring further assaults.

Posted in International
Posted May 16, 2014
Detroit Bikes' new B-Type frame

DETROIT, Mich. (BRAIN) — In order to offer a better fit for smaller riders, American bike manufacturer Detroit Bikes has announced it will begin production on a new frame style, the B-Type, early next week.

Posted in North America Tagged Company Profile
Posted May 16, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (BRAIN) — The Montana Bicycle Guild of Helena has announced the inaugural run of the Montana Enduro Series. The series is an outgrowth of Montana’s original enduro race, the popular Helenduro series, held every year since 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events
Posted May 16, 2014

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Action camera brand Contour, which returned to the market with a new owner earlier this year, has signed pro freerider Cam Zink to use and endorse its cameras.

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel is now sponsoring the Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies road cycling team, which is competing in the Tour of California this week.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2014
The carbon Aprebic fork can break above the brake mount.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, BMC is recalling three lifestyle bike models — Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge — because of breakage issues with their Aprebic forks. The forks can break above the brake mount. No injuries have been reported, and the recall affects 160 bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 15, 2014

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a specialty retailer catering to triathletes, runners and walkers, has opened its first store in the Southeast. The new store in the Atlanta area joins four other stores in Wisconsin, California and Colorado.

Posted in Retail News

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