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Posted November 16, 2015
Fox/Easton/Race Face product bundles will be easier.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory has agreed to guarantee earn-out payments to the investors who sold it RFE Holding (the holding company for Race Face and Easton Cycling)  a year ago. The guarantee allows Fox to further integrate the brands. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015

AARHUS, Denmark (BRAIN) — A Danish company looking to introduce a wireless, frictionless generator bike light has reached its funding goal on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 16, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct mountain bike brand YT Industries has expanded its presence in North America by opening a new service center in Montréal that will serve the Canadian market. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015
The first page of Wellgo's patent.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based Wellgo Pedal Corp. is suing Tern Bicycles, Mikashima Industrial, and a New York City retailer over alleged patent infringment involving a quick release pedal.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro will shut down its online store next Friday and will encourage its customers to participate in outdoor activities that day, the brand announced Monday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 16, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has introduced a new rim and wheels that are specifically made for cyclocross racing.

The new Enve CX rim is available in tubular only and disc brake only. It is designed to be more forgiving over rough and variable terrain.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports SA has formed two joint ventures with Sheppard Industries to distribute Scott products in Australia and New Zealand.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 16, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016, and is planning a weekend of overnight bike travel across the U.S. and Canada next June to mark the occasion.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security, Inc. has launched a new North American website that includes more product information, how-to videos and other features. It includes a Buy Local Now button on all bicycle product pages, directling consumers to a local retailer.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association will host a webinar Thursday to help outdoor suppliers and retailers learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how it might affect their businesses. President Obama released text of the agreement to the public last week.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists announced 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities. Eighteen communities received their first BFC award, while 17 new communities received a Bronze designmation and one, Hennepin County, Minnesota, received its first Silver designation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 13, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. has closed on the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Marzocchi's mountain bike product lines.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 13, 2015
Young is a 23-year veteran of Shimano American.
Jeff Young

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G Joannou Cycle has hired Jeffrey Young as executive vice president of sales. Young will start Nov. 16 and be responsible for GJC's Jamis and Nirve domestic sales operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 13, 2015

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply will stop distributing Shimano components by the end of November.

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2015

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead is inviting customers to stop by at this weekend's Subaru Cyclo Cup UCI race. The component brand will be hosting customers in its Dealer Appreciation tent, with hot beverages, pastries and an excellent view of the action. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2015

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN — We traded palm trees, cityscape and Hollywood stars for the scenic and suburban Conejo Valley on Thursday, the third and final day of the L.A. Dealer Tour.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted November 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers say they have registered exhibitors from more countries than ever for next year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which will be held here Feb. 26-28.

Posted in International Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted November 13, 2015

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — CeramicSpeed's UFO chains — which are standard chains from several manufacturers, specially treated with a wax-based lubricant — are now being s

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 12, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nick Martin, the founder of eBay seller The Pro's Closet, was mentioned by name in a letter about the Trans-Pacific Partnership that President Obama sent to members of eBay Main Street, an organization of small business people who use eBay as part of their operations.

Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2015
Spokes, Etc.'s Bob Fadel (left) and Jim Strang (right) with Leesburg Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd.

VIENNA, Va. (BRAIN) — Northern Virginia-based Spokes, Etc. held a ribbon cutting this week for its new store in Leesburg, Virginia. Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd and other town officials attended the ceremony.

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