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Posted August 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has added 100 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses to its list, bringing the program to recognize more than 1,050 businesses and government agencies. They are being recognized for making a bike-friendly environment for employees and the public.

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For years now, Rotor has marched to the beat of its own drum in road drivetrain components, whether it’s offering oval Q-Ring chainrings or eschewing carbon cranks in favor of aluminum ones because it believes the material offers superior performance for the application.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — With a global release set for spring 2016, SRAM unveiled its long-awaited wireless electronic road groupset, SRAM Red eTAP, on the opening day of Eurobike on Wednesday.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trek’s decision to begin online bike sales is covered in depth in the latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

The new issue, dated Sept. 1, is arriving in mailboxes now and is being distributed at this week’s Eurobike show in Germany.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 25, 2015
The Rock and Roll-Smart.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic is introducing three new products at Eurobike: two trainers with built-in power sensors and a new app for mobile devices.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Shimano is releasing its 2016 road and mountain bike offerings through its PRO component brand this week at Eurobike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015
The Coron in Hydrogen White.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — POC plans to show two new mountain bike helmets at this week's Eurobike show: The Tectal and the Coron. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As Demo Day was in full swing outside, FSA and Gravity gave the media a sneak peek of new products consumers can expect to see as soon as spring 2016. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As dropper seatposts gain favor among a broader range of mountain bikers, Magura enters the market with a new — and electrified — twist on getting down and dirty for descents.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015
Vintage-style bike is ready for participation in L'Eroica events.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Bianchi is introducing a new, old-style road bike for lovers of vintage bikes, including those who participate in L'Eroica events, which usually require participants to ride bikes manufactured before a specific date (related:

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015
Siegfried Neuberger, manager, Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), René Takens, CEO, Accell Group; Scott Rittschof, senior vice president and general manager, Cycling Sports Group, Dr. Ulrich Gries, CEO Hollandrad.com and Stefan Reisinger, head of Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The German market had a strong start to bicycle sales in the first half of the year, which industry executives attributed to mild weather, increased interest in urban mobility and e-bike sales.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2015
Sunny Demo Day is a welcome break from last year’s rainy Messe debut.
A bird’s-eye view of the Demo Day grounds Tuesday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — High-profile bike brands may come and go from the Eurobike landscape, but the international trade show appears to be as strong as ever with 1,350 exhibitors, 45,000 trade visitors and — on the final day — 20,000 consumers expected to converge on the Messe Friedrichshafen from

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 24, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Show organizers for the Outdoor Retailer trade show will be extending their contracts with Salt Lake City through its summer 2018 show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 24, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike this week, WTB is introducing a new flat bar grip call PadLoc that uses a special mitered handlebar to eliminate the possibility of slipping. The miter also allows the grip to have a thick rubber outer end for additional comfort.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 24, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Turner Bikes has hired the Southern California branding and advertising agency, The Creative Bar, for a complete rebrand.

The Creative Bar has worked with Intense Cycles, Haro Bikes, and VEE Tire Co., among others.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has launched a new ambassador program for its mountain bike tire division.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Ivan Harms has joined Loaded Precision Components and will oversee brand strategy and operations for the mountain bike component maker.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has released its third annual list of America's Best Bike Shops. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted August 21, 2015
Preliminary agenda released: Fewer keynotes, more industry panels.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration is now open for the 2016 IBD Summit, to be held in Tempe, Ariz., Jan. 12-14.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted August 21, 2015
Company veteran Rich Tauer takes the reins as Q’s founder focuses on strategy and product innovation.
Flagg (left) and Tauer.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — After 34 years as president of Quality Bicycle Products, Steve Flagg is stepping aside and has named Rich Tauer to take his place. Tauer, currently the company’s vice president, takes on his new role Oct. 1.

Posted in North America

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