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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. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is working with the National Forest Foundation to fulfill its pledge to plant 40,000 trees this year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike Shop SEO has a new e-commerce reporting service that the company said reduces time building sales and marketing reports, and attributes sales to proper marketing channels.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 13, 2017
Best In Show winner Peacock Groove.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — It’s been called the epicenter of bike innovation. And as you walk the aisles of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s easy to see why. From radical to subtle, the artistry is wide-ranging.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show / Electric bike
Posted March 13, 2017
The builders' show wrapped up its 13th edition Sunday in Salt Lake. Next year's event is in Hartford, Connecticut.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Tracking down Don Walker for an interview was no easy task. As the show has grown, he’s got more to keep on top of.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 13, 2017
Sara Fortune and her father Phil Hendrickson in 2014.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Phil Hendrickson, the father-in-law of Saris Cycling Goup founder Chris Fortune and father to Sara Fortune, has died at 97.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 13, 2017
Archer was honored at this weekend's NAHBS.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The driver who struck and killed First Flight Bicycles' owner Jeff Archer last July has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle and was sentenced on Friday to 3 1/2 to 5 years in prison. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has announced the departure of Adam Newman, the editor in chief of Bicycle Times. The publisher said it will stop publishing Bicycle Times as a print magazine, at least temporarily, but the title's website will continue.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 10, 2017

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — On the strength of e-bike sales in Europe — especially in Germany — Accell Group's sales last year were up 6 percent, breaking the one billion-euro barrier for the first time in company history.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Electric bike
Posted March 10, 2017

The March 15 issue question is: Are you seeing shop consolidation in your market?

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 9, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — During an earnings call Thursday afternoon East Coast time, Dorel executives reassured financial analysts that despite revenue losses in the cycling division, the company is working on maintaining profitability through a number of moves including price increases at Caloi, inventory reduction to improve margins, and cost cutting through restructuring.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 9, 2017

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race are planning a summit during this year's race that will focus on backcountry recreation and related topics. The Adventurism Summit will be a gathering of "advocacy organizations, land managers, athletes, pundits, authors, journalists and filmmakers," they said.

Posted in North America
Posted March 9, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Ben Chandler has recently celebrated the grand reopening of his Ben's Bike store on South Houghton Road here. Chandler first opened his business in 2011 and decided late last year to partner with Giant's Retail Services Team to redesign and enhance the store's look and feel.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 9, 2017
SRAM commits to make gender diversity a priority.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Stan Day, the president and CEO of SRAM, has signed Camber Outdoor's CEO Pledge, which calls on CEOs to "commit to promote the participation of and leadership opportunities for women at my company."

Posted in North America
Posted March 9, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the third year running, Camber Outdoors and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are offering scholarships to bring four people to the Bicycle Leadership Conference this April in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted March 9, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported a decline in fourth-quarter revenue in its cycling division Thursday. Revenue was down $18.4 million or 7.3 percent to $235.3 million, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 8, 2017
Shapleigh has been connected to the Giro brand since 1990.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Greg Shapleigh, who has been connected to the Giro brand since 1990, is stepping down April 14 as vice president and general manager of Vista Outdoor's sport protection division, where he oversaw the Giro, Bollé, Cébé, Bell Helmets, Bell Powersports, Blackburn, Krash, Raskullz and Serengeti brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is unveiling a new program to give retailers cash incentives to write orders at the show. The PayBack buyer rewards program allows retailers to earn cash back for booking at-once orders during the show with participating brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted March 8, 2017

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — OneUp Components says its Switch system reduces the cost of replacement chainrings and makes it easier for retailers to cover chainring standards without a huge investment in inventory.



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