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Posted August 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is now distributing two new bike lines to U.S. retailers. The lines are Viva Bikes, from Denmark, and Strida Folding Bicycles, from Taiwan.

Posted in International
Posted August 15, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel will add a line of chamois-equipped undergarments for men and women to its 2015 Spring-Summer line. The InnerWear line includes various chamois thicknesses tied to varying ride times from one to four hours.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Do electric mountain bikes belong on the trails? As IMBA plans to discuss the question at next week's World Summit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the August 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted August 15, 2014

LUCCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Former world champion Mario Cipollini was hospitalized after being hit by a car while training near his home here, the U.S. distributor of his bike brand, Cipollini USA, announced Friday.

Posted in International
Posted August 14, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — A recent CycleOps contest resulted in more than 50 new routes being added to the brand's Virtual Training database.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 14, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon industry organization Triathlon Business International has launched a blog called TBIntelligencer that will explore current topics and raise discussion points within the multisport industry.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2014
The Niner ROS 9 Plus IMBA LTD Edition.

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner is releasing its first 29er-plus bike model, the ROS 9 Plus, a steel hardtail that accepts 29x3-inch tires and can be set up with gears or singlespeed. In coordination with the model launch, the company is auctioning a special edition of the new bike to benefit IMBA.

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2014
The $1,800 Esatto DDL is the top model in Kona's new Endurance Road line.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycle is skipping this month's Eurobike tradeshow for the first time in nearly 20 years, instead holding 2015 model year product introductions for its U.S. dealers in Washington last month and for its European dealers with three events there in August.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 13, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — FirstBank, a sponsor of this month's USA Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado, is unveiling two novel ways to connect with the race and its fans.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted August 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Kinetic Trainers' 2015 model line will include its first rollers, plus the brand's first bike accessories that are unrelated to its stationary trainer products — a water bottle cage and a seat bag. The brand will introduce the new products at Eurobike and Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 12, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has launched a revamped business-to-business website for North American dealers for 2014. The company has been testing the updated site with a select group of dealers since last fall and it is now available to all current VINA dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has created an electric bicycle committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi, president of Accell North America's Currie Technologies.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted August 12, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has brought aboard NorCal Sports Group to represent the mountain bike brand in Northern California and the Reno, Nevada, area.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — High-end road brand Argon 18 has ceased working through distributors in the U.S. and will begin shipping framesets and bikes direct to American IBDs, effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Zack Vestal. formerly of Mavic and VeloNews, is joining Scott Sports as its new bike marketing manager in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 11, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former pro team doctor and coach Dr. Max Testa is offering training plans for participants in this year's Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge Gran Fondo, the event's organizers announced. The October event in Sonoma County, California, attracts about 7,500 riders.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Executives for PeopleForBikes have selected a researcher to survey U.S. rider participation including breakdowns of rides and rider types.

The survey is near completion and will be programmed and in the field by Aug. 25. A final report is slated for completion in October.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 11, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Valdora Cycles, a triathlon-specific bike brand, is now working with Rumbleship, a San Francisco distributor. Valdora is the first sport-specific bike brand being offered by Rumbleship, which facilitates group orders and drop shipments from suppliers to independent retailers. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Mike Albright has launched his own distribution company, Cascade Velo Distribution, where he will cater to small independent retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Ten-Point, a bike fit studio based in Amersham, England, is now the European training and service center for Dorel's Guru Fit System.

Posted in International

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