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Posted August 25, 2017

WEITERSTADT, Germany — As e-bike manufacturer Riese & Müller celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the company is on the brink of expanding both its market reach and its production capacity.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2017

PUERTO DE MOGAN, Gran Canaria (BRAIN) — Davide Campagnolo, 36, sticks out in the riding group that heads out of Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Given the turmoil swirling around new dates and locations for trade shows next year, Eurobike is looking like a beacon of calm — and doing the same old, same old never felt so good. Add to this a healthy European market and continued e-bike product innovation, and it’s not surprising that Eurobike head Stefan Reisinger expects a show a bit larger than last year.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Following what retailer Seton Claggett described as a brutal five-year legal battle with his bank, TriSports.com is closing.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 25, 2017

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — The German high-end component brand THM, which was acquired by 3T last year, is now distributing to European dealers via its own B2B sales platform.

The company said the system offers retailers enhanced transparency of the order process and quicker fulfillment.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. (BRAIN) —Briko, an Italian brand best known for its ski helmets and eyewear, is now bringing its bike helmets to the U.S. market. The bike products were previously available only in Europe.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes has opened a location in Fort Collins, Colorado, that will serve customers in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and surrounding communities.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted August 24, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will offer free professional training onsite at Interbike next month. The training can be used to renew mechanic certification, which expires 15 months from the date of the last training.

The Bosch Dealer Certification Clinic covers:

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association said it is frustrated by a decision to remove a Capital Bikeshare station from the White House grounds last week.

Posted in North America
Posted August 23, 2017

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Phillip Lucas is transitioning to part-time consulting work with Velocomp, where he has worked for the past year. Lucas is returning to Europe to live closer to his family and work via his Netherlands-based consulting firm, Upshift Sports Consulting.

Posted in International
Posted August 23, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has sent a letter to its members informing them of updates to California's Prop. 65 warning label regulations. The changes go into effect Aug. 30, 2018.

Posted in North America
Posted August 23, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BRAIN) — Illinois has become the latest state to sign a new e-bike bill into law that designates a three-class system for electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted August 23, 2017

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — If bike shoppers seemed particularly hard strapped for money this year, it could be because consumer debt hit a new high, higher than the lead up to 2008’s Great Recession. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 22, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added a new workshop for bike industry sales reps to its Mann U offerings.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike maker Catrike plans to double the size of it Orlando production facility. Catrike will also increase its production staff, the company stated.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing, a bellwether company within the industry's manufacturing sector, reported a 7.4 percent decline in revenue to $887.9 million through the first half of the year.

Posted in International
Posted August 22, 2017
Wikimedia Commons photo by Sam Sailor.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Gary Sutton as its new head endurance track coach in its elite athletics department.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 22, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is adding two new products to its Deore XT group: a four-piston disc brake caliper and a new crankarm set designed for e-MTB use. Both will be available in December.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 22, 2017
John Oldale (right).

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran John Oldale as its new international sales & marketing manager. He will oversee Marin distributor sales in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as European marketing.

Posted in North America

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