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Posted June 25, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is recalling about 1,700 Tern Link folding bikes worldwide because of some frame failures.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 25, 2014
National Bike Month initiative raises $160,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association's fifth annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign raised more than $160,000 for the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 25, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The aero road helmet market is apparently heating up, with new models arriving all the time. Giro's latest, the Synthe, was introduced this week and promises not only an aero advantage, but a weight and cooling performance that rivals standard road helmets.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 24, 2014
The Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the 2015 model year, Santa Cruz Bicycles is offering lower-priced carbon bikes for select models — the 5010 and Bronson = 27.5-inch bikes and Tallboy 29er — and has introduced its own grips and carbon handlebars.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 24, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics, which introduced a mountain bike helmet constructed with an unusual material last year, is now launching a matching road bike helmet, called the Overtake.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 24, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Ridley is sponsoring a cyclocross clinic to be held prior to this year's CrossVegas race; the clinic will be conducted by members of the Telenet Fidea Cycling Team and will be held on the CrossVegas race course at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 24, 2014

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company will distribute Pioneer power meter cranks, computers and accessories in the South: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Posted in North America
Posted June 24, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has revamped its website, with a greater emphasis on presenting the helmet and protective gear brand's technology, sponsored riders, and photography and storytelling.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 23, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Industry consultant group Gluskin Townley is making a bike brand marketshare report available at a significant discount this summer.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 23, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic is making its wheels available at a special price to Interbike exhibitors who need wheels for their displays at the show or at the OutDoor Demo. The company's road and mountain bike wheels will be available, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship, a distribution platform, is now offering 10 new brands: Pacenti Cycle Design, Abbey Bike Tools, Urge Helmets, Formula Brakes, Orange Seal, Torch Apparel, Octto Components, Stem CAPtain, Slidepad and Natural Dynamix.

Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Apparel manufacturer DannyShane is sponsoring Norway's Team Oslo Sportslager, a UCI-registered endurance team, providing performance cycling apparel and casual wear featuring the Texas-based brand's eco-friendly fabrics.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 20, 2014
Enve led a ride on the Wasatch Crest trail.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Utah's characteristic summer bluebird skies returned on Thursday, and almost the only evidence of the snow that fell earlier in the week was the hero dirt it left behind.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group in September will begin reporting integrated data from its purchase of Leisure Trends Group as the combined company takes a more product category-focused approach to reporting retail sales than the industry-focused approach historically practiced by Leisure Trends.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 19, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will bestow awards on everyone from the North American Road Cyclist of the Year to bike shops' Most Profitable Brand at an industry gala to be held during this fall's Las Vegas trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted June 19, 2014

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is now distributing Portland Design Works products nationally, the distrbutor announced Thursday. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) – Industry executives and representatives from the PeopleForBikes Coalition met with members of Congress in the nation’s capital on Wednesday as part of PeopleForBikes’ ongoing effort to educate lawmakers on the economic benefits of bicycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 19, 2014
The demo area was open for business Wednesday.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — It wasn't until late morning on day two of Summer PressCamp that the snow started melting at Deer Valley Resort, but by midafternoon Wednesday, the ski runs were green again and the sun had brought temperatures out of the high 30s.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 18, 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now working with Brandskout to monitor online pricing for its exclusive brands, including Evo, Eclypse, Eleven81, EIS, and Northwave.

Posted in North America
Posted June 18, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The bike industry stepped up to contribute $75,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association this spring, allowing NICA to bring in a matching grant from the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation. The result is a $158,000 check from the foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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