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Posted September 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers will now serve as a full-line CatEye distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 8, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) ⎯ Shimano American will handle sales of the Lazer brand in the U.S. along with the helmet brand's longtime distributor, QBP. Shimano's sales force will begin selling Lazer products immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A breakfast panel discussion at Interbike will look at the value of supporting pro cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted September 7, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is issuing a mandatory service bulletin to upgrade to its Lefty suspension forks from model years 2014-16 and some 2017 forks to equip them with its new 2Spring system.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 7, 2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor brands Big Agnes and Honey Stinger will combine their office operations under one roof in a new, larger location in Steamboat Springs. For years, the sister brands have occupied several office spaces located throughout town.

Posted in North America
Posted September 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The organizers behind the Taipei Cycle Show are quietly surveying exhibitors about whether to move the show — traditionally held in March — to either October or November next year.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted September 6, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves broke into Raleigh's new company store here early Monday, making off with six bikes. The company and police are asking the public and nearby retailers to be on the lookout for the stolen bikes, which include electric mountain bikes retailing for up to $5,000.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 2, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mechanics interested in learning how to work for a race team or event can now apply for registration in USA Cycling's 2016 Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, which is being held Nov. 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — QBP founder and chairman Steve Flagg will be honored with the BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Interbike Awards Night on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards
Posted September 1, 2016
Signs throughout the demo grounds cautioned riders about speeds.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — So how successful were Eurobike’s efforts to offer more demo riding opportunities by extending its demo to all three days of the trade show as well as its consumer festival days? It’s still a bit early to tell, but so far supplier reaction is mixed.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 1, 2016
The wall of MIPS layers at the company's Eurobike booth. Close to 60 bike helmet brands use MIPS.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — While MIPS’ origin dates back to 1995, when Swedish neurosurgeon Hans Von Holst began evaluating helmets and studying head trauma, it’s only in recent years that the multi-directional impact protection system has become a buzz word in the bike industry.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 1, 2016
Gaspare Licata (left) and Nicolo Mannoni

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has kept sales and marketing for its Fizik, Brooks, Crankbrothers and Selle Royal brands separate in an effort to not create confusion in the market. But now the Italian company is looking to begin integrating certain functions.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 1, 2016
BMC Road Machine 01

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — After adding disc brakes and thru-axles the past few years, designers are turning their focus to the overall look of the bike and the results are surprising.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 1, 2016
Panamericana Xplore

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Electric assist has clear benefits to commuters or mountain bikers who want to make one more downhill run. But offering tourists a little electric assist seems wrong on many levels.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 1, 2016

SPARKS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Many suppliers got a short email notice Thursday from the Sporting Goods Shipping Association (SGSA) with an article from the Journal of Commerce attached.

Posted in International
Posted September 1, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SAHN Designs, a Vancouver, British Columbia, company, is recalling about 3,600 Classic model helmets that were sold in the U.S. and Canada between 2013 and 2015 for about $130.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 1, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is launching a new sales support class at Interbike designed help retailers enhance their e-bike selling skills.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted September 1, 2016

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert has expanded its product offering with the addition of five brands: Bern, Basil, Brooks, Kuat and Renthal.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 1, 2016

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Malakye, a career website and professional network for people and companies in the active lifestyle-driven industries, is bringing the Shmooz job event back to Interbike. The Shmooz will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Interbike's Recharge Zone.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 1, 2016
Plaintiff has already reached settlement with Specialized, says Giant also may have violated patents.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — A privately held Australian company that owns two bicycle seat patents, Icon-Intellectual Property, is suing Merida Industry and Selle Royal and has notified Giant Bicycles that it, too, may be infringing its patents.

Posted in International

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