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Posted October 22, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Innotorq's torque-sensing rear hub relies on reading the torsional rotation of the cassette barrel around an axle to quantify drivetrain loading.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 22, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The trade group Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its sixth annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 24–26 at the Marina del Rey (California) Marriott. Active Network returns as the conference's presenting sponsor.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted October 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Sports Business Daily is reporting that the Universal Sports TV channel will shut down next month.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — For the second consecutive years, the Eastern Outdoor Reps Assocation has lowered its annual dues, in an effort to attract more members, especially from the bike industry.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon is launching a new consumer-direct sales program that will deliver its carbon fiber components and wheels to local retailers for pickup. Dealers who already stock Atomik products will receive a payment at a higher rate than non-stocking dealers who participate in the program.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2015
Store pickup of online orders is increasingly popular, retail group says.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumer holiday spending will be up a bit this year, to $805 per person, the highest amount in the 14 years that the NRF has been conducting its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 21, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — QBP welcomed retailers and suppliers to its first-ever Biketoberfest event this week. Some 175 retailers and about 30 brands convened in Lancaster, located an hour and a half west of Philadelphia.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Distributor news
Posted October 21, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced today the addition of Dissent Labs to its product portfolio. The Whister, British Columbia, brand offers compression socks aimed at mountain bikers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 20, 2015
Front light shines a green bicycle on the lane in front of the rider.

EAST LONDON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Blaze Laserlight, a headlight that shines a green laser image of a bike on the lane in front of the rider, is now available in the U.S. through a New Jersey distribution center.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 20, 2015

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — BikeLugs.com is exactly like it sounds: a one-stop shop for framebuilders looking for lugs, tubing and other framebuilding supplies. Kirk Pacenti, the company's owner, announced last year that he was closing down the company, but another party expressed interest in buying it. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2015
The retail tracking service says less traditional bikes are driving sales growth

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) —  The NPD Group says IBD bicycle dollar sales grew 6 percent in the 12 months ended in August, driven in large part by growth in sales of electric, hybrid and mountain bicycles.  

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 20, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — You can configure the car of your dreams online, changing interior and exterior color, engine spec and other options and see how your wishes affect the bottom line.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Servicing hydraulic brakes is a pain in numerous ways. Not only does each manufacturer have a slightly different bleed kit, but hose ends are specific to different brands.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2015
Meetings begin Tuesday.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2015
Alex Doty with League board chair Karen Jenkins.
Doty, the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will replace the League's longtime director Andy Clarke, who resigned in July.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 19, 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Source Endurance will offer a three-day training camp for participants in next year's Belgium Waffle Ride, a San Diego-area endurance road event popular with many industry members. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2015
The 8-Pack rack in black, and the new tire.

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Surly announced two new products — a new front rack that comes in two versions, and a 26 x 2.5-inch touring tire — at the QBP Biketoberfest dealer event, being held here this week. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 19, 2015
Fox indicates it will expand to more price points with Marzocchi brand.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding has agreed to buy "certain assets" related to Marzocchi's mountain bike suspension product line. The company did not say what assets it will buy, but indicated that it will market the Marzocchi brand worldwide and use the brand to hit new price points.

Posted in International

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