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Posted April 9, 2014
A panel discusses e-bike growth in the U.S. and Europe at the BLC.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fewer than 100,000 e-bikes were sold in the U.S. market last year, but a clear trend is emerging as more American consumers give them a second look.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 9, 2014
Shannon Galpin with team members last year.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has increased its support of Mountain2Mountain, a program that helped create the first-ever National Women's Cycling Team in Afghanistan. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 9, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2014
Chris Warner spoke at the IBD Summit and the BLC this week.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and industry professionals gathered Tuesday night for the start of this year's IBD Summit in its new venue at the Museum of Monterey.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 24th edition of the Sea Otter Classic gets under way Thursday with a host of first-time exhibitors, increased race registration, new events and a greatly expanded e-bike presence.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 8, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has launched a new outside sales team and restructured its management team, with two long-time managers swapping positions.

The new sales team includes inside staff and independent reps and rep groups.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles will make a new cruiser model inspired by Mike Wolfe, the host of the History Channel reality show, American Pickers.

The Red Wolfe model, available this fall, will be on display at this week's Sea Otter Classic. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 8, 2014
The “Stealth” edition of the 34 Float 275 160 Fit RC2

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox has unveiled its 2015 line of forks that includes a lightened 36 RC2 enduro model and refinements to other forks engineered through the company's Racing Applications Development (RAD) program.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 8, 2014
The new Fix It Sticks with replaceable bits.

APPLETON, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Fix It Sticks will wrap up its second successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign on Tuesday, having raised nearly $80,000 (with six hours to go) to put into production two new versions of its wrenches. The start-up company's initial goal was to raise $14,000 in the campaign.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond will be joining Eurosport as an on-air channel ambassador, providing analysis on the network's coverage of Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in a preview and review show called "LeMond on Tour."

Eurosport is broadcast in 54 European markets.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted April 8, 2014

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has appointed James Fisher to lead the Ibex global design team as the new vice president of product.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 8, 2014
RockShox offers its first inverted fork and creates a beefy new front hub attachment system.
The new RS-1 is RockShox' first inverted fork.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM on Tuesday released details of a new inverted RockShox fork intended for cross-country racers and three new SRAM-branded mountain bike wheels aimed at the same market.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 8, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired two new employees: Will Barton has joined as account executive for New England and Anthony Lenz is the new Giant field technology representative for the Eastern U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014
The new M90 wheel is available only in 26-inch.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve's latest line of four carbon mountain bike rims and wheels has a new system for designating the intended use for the four models.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bob Margevicius, a longtime industry veteran, has been tapped by a federal agency to offer advice and policy guidance on free trade negotiations and U.S. trade policy.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Danny Lysenko

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Shortly after Contour announced last week that it was returning to the market under new owners, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News spoke with the company’s new CEO Danny Lysenko and Adrian Montgomery of Verde PR, which is handling Contour’s communications, about the changes at the

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Unit sales and dollars down for the month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — IBDs continued to feel the impact of unpredictable and unseasonable weather in many regions of the country in February, with merchandise sales falling in both units and dollars.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 7, 2014
Cruiser brand adds 10,000 square feet.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (BRAIN) — 3G Bikes has added 10,000 square feet to its warehouse near Jacksonville, Fla., bringing its warehouse to a total of 20,000 square feet.

The fast-growing company opened its first warehouse in the area in 2009, with just 300 square feet of public storage. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
The Skratch trailer at an event last year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will be the Official Hydration and Real Food Sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 7, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kurt Manufacturing's Kinetic trainer brand has expanded its athlete and team sponsorship program this year as international sales grow. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition

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