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Posted October 26, 2017

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — The Valley of the Sun has weathered a lot of turmoil since Bicycle Retailer paid visit to a dozen shops back in 2010. Of the retailers the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited in February of that year, three have closed, two have moved, one expanded, one downsized and at least three are now operating under new owners.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 26, 2017

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Employees at Yuba Bikes are donating one day's worth of wages to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund and the company is matching the donations.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 26, 2017

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Sales in Amer Sports' cycling division, which comprises Mavic and Enve, were down 10 percent through the first nine months of the company's fiscal year, and down 8 percent in the third quarter. The company said its bike-related sales were hurt by high OEM and retail inventories.  

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 25, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook.com was named eBay's 2017 Sporting Goods Seller of the Year at eBay's recent Top Seller Summit in San Jose.

BicycleBlueBook.com was recognized for its rapid growth in selling used bicycles on eBay.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 25, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Rocket Electrics, an all-e-bike retailer that's operated in Austin since 2011, is opening a second location devoted to Riese & Müller e-bikes. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 25, 2017
Brandale Randolph. Photo by Ian Barrett/MediaBoss.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Brandale Randolph's goals for the bike brand he founded last year would be unfamiliar to some entrepreneurs.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 25, 2017

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — High-end component brand CeramicSpeed has responded to Muc-Off's claims about its recently introduced specially treated low-friction chain.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 24, 2017

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Beginning Jan.1, NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc., will be operating under a new name: enviolo.

The division will be operating more independently from Fallbrook, the company said.

Posted in International
Posted October 24, 2017
18 Road Trails. Photo by Mattias Fredriksson

FRUITA, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Fruita Fat Tire Festival has reached a preliminary agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to stage a bike demo and expo on-site at the Bookcliffs/18 Road trail system north of the Colorado town.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 24, 2017

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing the entire range of Panaracer tires, including models for gravel, cyclocross, fat biking, mountain bike, road, recumbent, BMX, city and touring bicycles.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 24, 2017

HAIFA, Israel (BRAIN) — Everysight says it will begin shipping its long awaited Raptor AR smartglasses in February in the U.S. The company will begin taking pre-orders from U.S. consumers next month, with pricing starting at $499 for pre-orders. Regular pricing will start at $649.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 24, 2017

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano saw a slight increase in sales in its bike division through the first nine months of 2017, up 1.4 percent to 196 billion yen ($1.7 billion) over sales in the same period last year. Operating income in the division decreased nearly 5 percent over the period however.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 23, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Doug Emerson and Frank Banta called the Boulder Valley Velodrome their "field of dreams." Emerson and Banta built it, and cyclists came. Now the pair is seeking new owners who would take their dreams and make this Olympic-caliber velodrome a world-class venue.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 23, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Australia-based website CyclingTips.com has hired Caley Fretz to join its editorial team.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted October 23, 2017
Retail attendance continues to be highly regional at Interbike’s East Coast trade/consumer festival.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — On what was expected to be the peak day of Interbike's second annual Fall CycloFest trade and consumer festival, cyclists lined up at the Specialized booth all day Saturday to try out one of the Morgan Hill, California, brand's dozens of bikes available for demo at host venue the U.S.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted October 23, 2017

NELSON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor NRG Enterprises Ltd. has added CushCore, Ravemen, Melon and Julbo to its product offerings.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 23, 2017

FÜRTH, Germany (BRAIN) —Crankbrothers has announced a new exclusive distribution arrangement for the German market with Cosmic Sports GmbH.

Posted in International

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