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Posted February 1, 2016

ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 1, 2016
SRM drops power meter prices 30%, adds limited lifetime warranty. Pioneer also reduces pricing by about 30%.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — SRM Training System USA and Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division each announced price reductions of about 30 percent on Monday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 29, 2016
Ellsworth's Epiphany.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The meetings kept rolling along and rides went out under sunny SoCal skies Thursday at PressCamp Winter's closing day. Here's who we saw.
Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Events / PressCamp
Posted January 29, 2016
UPDATED with information on the tentative Feb. 9 auction.
This frame jig is among the equipment to be auctioned.

Editor's note, Jan. 29, 2016: The Guru auction is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. The auction will be conducted by Auctioneer Continental in Montreal.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bikhas revised its sales and pricing policies to prohibit sales of its current model year products on auction sites.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 29, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Cascade Bicycle Studio has announced its partnership with custom Czech framebuilder Festka. Cascade Bicycle Studio is now the exclusive online U.S. retailer for Festka and the exclusive in-store retailer for the western U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has hired Hannah Parish as its director of marketing for North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2016

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Randy and Sally Pittaluga, owners of six shops in the Phoenix market, have rebranded their Bikes Direct store in Mesa as BikeMasters Mesa. The Pittalugas have also opened a second BikeMasters location in Mesa in the former DNA Cycles store site on North Power Road.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 29, 2016

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — David Pritchard has joined the Scottish cycle clothing supplier Endura Ltd as sales director. The company said the new position was created to provide greater experience and support to its global sales team.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Friends and family of Dave Wilson, a former long-time Specialized regional sales manager in the Southwest, and former sales manager for Bicycle Retailer, are planning a tribute bike ride in his honor. Wilson died at home in Santa Fe on Jan. 20 at age 60.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2016
The Spurcycle Bell in Black finish.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Spurcycle Bell is a made-in-the-U.S. bike bell, designed to be functional and stylish, even on high-end road bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle Anatomica will be the official saddle of this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and will be building saddles at the show.

The show is Feb. 26-28, at the Sacramento Convention Center in California.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted January 28, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye has reduced the suggested retail price of its Rapid X front and rear safety lights to $35 each; dealer margins remain the same, the company said. The lights originally retailed for $40.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 28, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Less than a year and a half after being purchased by a San Diego composites manufacturer, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles has been acquired by a local investor.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 28, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has refined the award categories for road, mountain and e-bike groups for the 2016  Interbike Awards, and award presenter Hi-Torque Publications is now accepting award submissions.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted January 28, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The planning phase of Bicycle Retailer's second Retail Remodel Project is well underway at Bike-n-Hike in Longmont.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Mark Pippin has joined Advanced Sports International as senior product and sourcing manager. Pippin will oversee sourcing and supply-chain management for all of ASI's brands, which include Fuji, SE Bikes, Kestrel, Breezer, Phat Cycles and Oval Concepts.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2016
Staging for PressCamp Winter's mid-day road ride.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The third edition of PressCamp Winter got underway Wednesday as editors and other representatives from 14 endemic and non-endemic media outlets met with eight companies representing 10 brands spanning a range of categories from commuter accessories to high-end road bikes and performance e-MTBs.
Posted in Product/Tech Tagged PressCamp
Posted January 27, 2016
The first group ride was scheduled for 5 p.m. PST Wednesday, led by Laurens Ten Dam from Team Giant­Alpecin.
Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 27, 2016
TOULOUSE, France (BRAIN) — QBP will be set up for sales and service needs for BOS by early March. Canadian dealers may also purchase BOS suspension products through QBP.
Posted in International Tagged Distributor news

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