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Posted October 12, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is advising bike owners with certain Float X2 shocks on their bikes to stop using the bikes; the company also is telling bike suppliers and retailers to stop selling bikes with the shocks until further instructed.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 12, 2016
2020 BMX championships awarded to Houston; Mont-Sainte-Anne to host 2019 mountain bike worlds.

DOHA, Qatar (BRAIN) — The UCI has awarded 15 world championship events in multiple disciplines to venues around the world, including the first ever UCI world championships to be held in Turkey.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 12, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Early registration has opened for the Whistler Bike conference, scheduled for May 23-26. The event focuses on digital marketing and is organized by PinkBike.com and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2016
Wabi bikes are manufactured in Taiwan and assembled in Tulsa.

TULSA, Okla. (BRAIN) — When friends Matt Gragg and Curtis Kline decided to buy a business earlier this year, they looked at options in several industries, including a brand that makes packs for wildland firefighters and a company that manufactures fire trucks.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 12, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Monday, Giant USA is launching its WebLink online sales platform along with new Giant and Liv consumer websites. Consumers will be able to order Giant bikes through the site and pick up the bike at their chosen Giant retailer.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Speedsleeve products are now being distributed to U.K. retailers by Velobrands.

"We have been looking for a solid distributor in the U.K. since we started a few years ago and waiting until we found a group like Velobrands," said Speedsleev's Rob Allen.

Posted in International
Posted October 12, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its seventh annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 22-24 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2016
Larry Pizzi will head up Raleigh Electric, based in California.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group NV plans to separate its North American e-bike business into a focused, stand-alone business called Raleigh Electric, which will be based in California and headed up by Larry Pizzi.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 11, 2016

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — Dan Sotelo, one of the most prolific innovators during the 1990s mountain bike boom, is returning to the wholesale side of the industry with a new wheel balancing system he is presenting to wheel, tire and bike makers around the world.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 11, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T products — including its new Exploro frame and Discus wheels — are now being distributed to U.S. dealers via both 3T America or Vittoria Industries North America. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 1,000 model year 2016 Venge ViAS frames because the rear wheel can come out of the dropout.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 10, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nikwax has added new sales agencies on the East Coast.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 10, 2016

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Lava Magazine once again did a count of equipment used on the bike leg of this weekend's Ironman World Championships here.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 7, 2016

REMAGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Johannes C. Schauff, a member of a noted bike industry family in Germany, died Sept. 23 at 83. The Schauff name was perhaps best known in the U.S. during the 1970s bike boom, when the company exported thousands of its 10-speed bikes to the U.S.

Posted in International
Posted October 7, 2016

ANKENY, Iowa (BRAIN) — Retired racers Lance Armstrong and Nelson Vails are among the speakers at next month's National Bicycle Tourism Conference, which is being held near St. Petersburg, Florida.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 7, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus worked with Bosch to develop an aftermarket lock for owners of e-bikes powered by the Bosch e-bike system, eliminating the need to carry separate keys.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 7, 2016
Selle Royal worked with various artists and designers on its printed TA+TOO collection.

PARIS (BRAIN) — Italian saddle maker Selle Royal is showing its newest saddle collection at the first Autonomy urban mobility expo in Paris this week. The show features everything from share cars and Uber to electric scooters and cargo, folding and electric bikes. It runs from Friday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 6, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is establishing a new Minimum Advertised Price policy, effective immediately. The company also said it’s hiring a third-party provider to manage MAP monitoring and enforcement.  

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted October 6, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Last week Boa Technology broke ground on a new 140,000-square-foot office building in Denver. The new building is in the same TAXI mixed-use community where Boa has been based for the last four years.

Posted in North America
Posted October 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos is taking its new truck and trailer display on the road this fall, attending bike events and visiting retailer across the West. The set up, called Assos Mobile, was unveiled at the CrossVegas race last month.

Posted in North America

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