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Posted April 3, 2018
The France-based chain, with more than 1,300 stores globally, will offer its house-brand B'Twin bikes at U.S. stores and online.
The store held a grand opening event on Thursday, March 29.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Decathlon, said to be the world's largest sporting goods retailer, is making its second stab at the U.S. market. Last week the company opened a 8,300-square-foot "lab store" on San Francisco's Market Street.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 3, 2018

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — E-commerce retailer Backcountry.com this week announced a new line of branded apparel for outdoor and casual use and said it would add mountain bike items to its new house brand later this year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 3, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that the city will allow use of pedal-assist e-bikes, but will continue to ban throttled e-bikes. 

The state of New York does not regulate e-bikes, which remain technically illegal to use in the state, although legislation is pending in Albany.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike
Posted April 3, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Market research company The NPD Group is holding a complimentary one-hour webinar next week to go over cycling trends the company identified in 2017.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 3, 2018
The new Ultegra RD-RX805

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano has trickled down technology, including hydraulic disc brakes, from the Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups to the 2019 model year 105 R7000 road group, which it announced publicly Tuesday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 2, 2018
The Gregory Avos 10L.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Gregory Mountain Products, best known for its technical backpacks, is getting deeper the mountain bike hydration pack market. The company offered its first mountain bike-specific models last year and has added more models for the 2018 season, for a total of 10 packs. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 2, 2018

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler has added a new feature to its peer-to-peer bike mechanic platform. Now users can filter available mechanics by whether they work independently, or as part of a mobile service operation or if they work out of a bike shop.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Mobile service / Mobile bike apps
Posted April 2, 2018
Leviathan Tandem wheelset

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rim maker Astral Cycling — which launched last year as the second brand of Rolf Prima, offering rims for traditionally laced wheels — has expanded to offer complete wheelsets.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 2, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The accessory brand Planet Bike has awarded $24,000 to six bicycle non-profit organizations. The company said the recipient organizations "are working to provide programs that attract people to cycling and infrastructure projects to move bicycling forward across the country."

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 2, 2018

PLANO, Texas, and LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Toyota and Yakima have established a partnership whereby the automaker’s customers now can purchase Yakima vehicle racks, bike, ski and boat mounts, cargo boxes, and other accessories directly from participating Toyota dealers nationwide.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 2, 2018
The foundation has previously licensed its mark to companies including Shinola. Now it's looking for partners who make or sell other bike products, including retailers.

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — The Wright Brothers USA, the commercial arm of The Wright Brothers Family Foundation, has launched a new program offering businesses the license for the name of The Wright Brothers on bicycles, equipment and accessories, as well as bicycle-related businesses like stores and touring companies.

Posted in Industry News

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