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Posted March 25, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Implementing a succession plan that has been in the works for years, SmartEtailing founders Barry Brenner and Mark Graff announced their retirement this week. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 25, 2016

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike maker Devinci Cycles is planning a bigger push into the California market. The company recently signed on a sales agency in San Diego that will provide six reps to cover the territory.

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling its Flux and Stix headlights and taillights due to potentially overheating, posing fire and burn hazards.

Models affected include:

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now supplying the official power meter and indoor bikes to USA Cycling. The agreement covers USAC's developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 24, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM one-ups the 1-by market with its newly announced Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, boasting a 10-50T cassette.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 23, 2016
The Tectal is new for 2016.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The Sweden-based snowsports and bike brand POC has moved its North American offices from Salt Lake City to Park City following its sale last year to Investcorp.

Posted in International
Posted March 23, 2016
CSG still owns trademark name. Karklins planning domestic carbon frame business.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tony Karklins, along with a few other investment partners, has acquired the tooling, machinery and intellectual property from Montreal-based Guru Cycles and plans to set up a composite/carbon factory in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted March 23, 2016

WATHAM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Miso Partners, an outside sales and marketing agency in New England, is growing with the addition of two new partners. Miso represents leading brands including Felt Bicycles, Cycles Devinci, Race Face, Küat and Bonk Breaker.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 23, 2016
The new BOS tread is for Boston-style mud.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Clement has introduced the most new tire models in the brand's recent history, with five new tubeless versions and new cyclocross, gravel and road tires.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 23, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association says the lawsuit between a Florida retailer and Giant Bicycle shows that many dealer agreements are one-sided or poorly understood. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has hired Kyle Wagenschutz to serve as the organization's director of local innovation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 22, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —  BMX and mountain bike racing legend Mike King has joined Felt Bicycles as a brand ambassador. King has won more than 20 championships and is a member of the BMX Hall of Fame and the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — More than 1,200 people have already joined a new Facebook group that provides a forum for bike shop mechanics and could lead to the formation of an association. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 22, 2016

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop will open its second location in May, at 9401 Joseph Campau Street in Hamtramck, a community about five miles north of downtown Detroit. The first store, which opened in 2008, is located in Detroit's Rivertown area.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 22, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — This year's Primal Colorado Bike Expo will be expanded as it moves to a new outdoor venue at Sports Authority Field on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 22, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has added a new independent representative in the Pacific Northwest to its sales team.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 21, 2016

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Yeti Cycles has hired Janette Sherman to serve as its marketing manager. The company said Sherman's role includes ensuring the overall Yeti brand experience is seamless, consistent and high caliber through all channels.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  With one week until the application deadline of March 31, dealers are applying in record numbers to be considered as one of America's Best Bike Shops.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 21, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — New kids’ brand Guardian Bikes has signed up new independent reps earlier this year as it looks to grow the number of bike shops that carry its line of kids’ bikes equipped with SureStop brakes. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles officially filed an appeal of a jury's decision to award a Florida retailer $3.25 million over allegations of fraud.
Posted in North America

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