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Posted March 17, 2017

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland is now sponsoring mountain biker Rebecca Rusch as a brand ambassador and sponsored rider who will participate in product development.

Posted in North America
Posted March 17, 2017
Spēd's hubs.

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a year and a half of development, Spēd Precision says its wheel production has ramped up and the brand is now shipping globally.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 17, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Dorel Sports has promoted Ana Paula Nogueira to senior business manager for Latin America. Nogueira has been with Caloi, a division of Dorel Sports, since 2006 in marketing roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as senior marketing manager, Latin America.

Posted in International
Posted March 17, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lazer Sport has appointed Jo McAleer as sales director for Lazer Sport NV. She started March 15 and will represent Lazer at next week's Taipei Cycle Show, along with Sean van Waes, Lazer Sport NV's CEO.

Posted in International
Posted March 17, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation is looking to the international share bike and industrial/commercial bike market for sales growth of its belt drive systems.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's 2017 team sponsorships include three World Tour teams, four Continental Pro teams, six women's pro road teams and a variety of other mountain bike, multisport, and cyclocross teams and athletes.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 16, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, which once owned Fox Factory and CamelBak, has sold off its last remaining shares of Fox.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2017

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — A Swiss investor group has made a substantial investment in Stromer, completing the e-bike maker's separation from owner BMC.

Posted in International
Posted March 16, 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elliptical bicycle maker Elliptigo is partnering with the mobile repair franchise Velofix to provide service.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Mobile service
Posted March 16, 2017

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (BRAIN) — The waterproof breathable fabric maker eVent has become a Bluesign system partner, meaning it has passed a Bluesign factory audit for worker safety, responsible use of resources, and environmental performance improvement. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — REI revenues were up 5.5 percent last year, to $2.56 billion. The co-op returned a record $193.7 million in member dividends and credit card rebates and gave back nearly 70 percent of its profits to outdoor community projects and organizations.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 16, 2017

CUPERTINO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Apple Inc. has applied for a patent that would allow for an indirect measurement of a cyclist's power output, by calculating wind resistance, road surface smoothness, rider position, heart rate and accelleration.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 15, 2017

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Friends of bicycle advocate and writer Alan Snel have started a fund raising campaign to help him with medical and living expenses following an incident last week when he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline has changed its order fulfillment strategy with Amazon to offer free assembly and setup in eligible locations for bikes purchased for $500 or more at the e-commerce giant.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Mobile service
Posted March 15, 2017

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nominations for induction to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are being accepted through April 15.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will hold its fifth annual Opening Day for Trails on Saturday, April 8, and expects as many as 20,000 people to participate in family-friendly events connected to the promotion on that day.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is recalling about 650 road bikes because the bikes' freehubs can slip while the rider is pedaling. The company is replacing the freehub bodies on the bikes. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 14, 2017

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike-n-Hike, a Trek dealer in this Front Range city, will close its doors after 44 years in business. Current owners Rick and Jill Emerson bought the shop in 2007 from its second owner, Dave Swenson.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released its second GPS bike computer model, the ELEMNT Bolt. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 14, 2017

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — Amidst the often negative news about consumer drones — ranging from Peeping Tom incidents to aircraft interference — drone maker DJI announced Tuesday that its devices have saved at least 59 people from life threatening conditions. 

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