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Posted April 12, 2016
The OG1 in Matte Lavender.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Vanilla Workshop is introducing a new line of stock road bikes to complement its custom-made models. The Speedvagen Ready-Made bikes are still built, painted and assembled in the company's Portland factory.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 12, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has started distributing Lake Cycling shoes in North America, from its warehouse here.

Posted in North America
Posted April 12, 2016
The KneePro One Lite.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slytech Protection is introducing new lines of knee and elbow protectors at a range of price points. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles continues to expand its offroad model line with a new aggressive 27.5 model to be officially unveiled this week at the Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 11, 2016

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado-based Feedback Sports has acquired Scorpion Bike Stands LLC, which was based in Dana Point, California. The purchase includes patents and trademarks associated with the Scorpion bicycle stand developed by Scorpion founder Mike Diorio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 11, 2016

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Paceline Products Inc. has retained Adventure Advertising as its new agency of record.

Posted in North America
Posted April 11, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bicycle shipping service BikeFlights.com has launched a "Buck Up for Bikes" advocacy program to support the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America
Posted April 11, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has expanded its use of non-GMO ingredients to the brand's entire line of products.

Besides being GMO-free, Tailwind products are billed as all-natural, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free, and easy on the stomach.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 11, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic's trademark yellow race neutral support vehicles will be provided by Volkswagen this year at North American events.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2016
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — With help from neighbors, the city and the bike industry — including a chastened Specialized Bicycle — G&O Family Cyclery is coming back with a new, temporary location a month after a gas-line explosion nearly destroyed its shop.
Posted in Retail News
Posted April 7, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailers Rick and Jill Emerson, who own Bike-n-Hike in Longmont, are welcoming Colorado's spring season with open arms this year. As recipients of BRAIN's second Retail Remodel Project, the Emersons are already seeing positive results all around.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 7, 2016
Longtime freestyle site adds BMX racing coverage after BMX Plus! ends publication.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — RIDE BMX, a longstanding freestyle BMX website, is adding a racing section to its site. The site's operators said Hi Torque Publication's decision to stop publishing BMX Plus! magazine last year spurred their move.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 7, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (BRAIN) — Voters here on Tuesday approved spending $15 million to build a new BMX racing facility, including the new headquarters of USA BMX and the American Bicycle Association, which plans to move from Arizona to Oklahoma this year.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Giro Sport Design and co-sponsors Charge Bikes and SRAM will produce the second edition of its Grinduro festival this fall in Quincy, California. The event, which includes a enduro/gravel grinder competition, live music, food and camping, will be held Oct.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 7, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Park Tool will show its new TS-4 Professional Wheel Truing Stand at next week's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 7, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The organizers of Eurobike are working closely with Taichung Bike Week, a OEM event held each fall here.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Taichung Bike Week
Posted April 7, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has hired Aaron Edler as the brand's new East Coast tech and sales rep. 

Aaron was formerly service coordinator for a Virginia bicycle retail chain and prior to that, East Coast brand activator for Raleigh Bicycles/Lapierre Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2016
Mobile repair franchise offers to assemble and deliver bikes ordered online.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile bike repair franchiser Velofix is offering to assemble and deliver new bikes that consumers order online. Velofix, which has nearly 50 franchise operators in North America, is looking to make agreements with brands in the markets where it has franchises.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 7, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — When Park Chambers, owner of three shops in Portland and Hood River, Oregon, was considering opening a fourth brick-and-mortar location, he wanted to mix it up. The shop would be service oriented, focusing on suspension overhaul and tuning with fast turnaround times.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 6, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is recalling some BMX forks that were sold in the aftermarket last year and included on some 2016 model year bikes. The forks' steerer tubes can become loose in the fork.

The company has not received any reports of injuries as a result of the defect.

Posted in Recalls

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