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Posted July 20, 2015
Swiss brand touts merits of new wheel standard at media launch.
Scott Genius LT Plus
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) —Scott Sports announced in June that it would be launching five 27.5-plus bikes in the U.S. and 11 in Europe this year, including an electric model for the international market. But the enthusiastic dealer response to the initial announcement spurred Scott to quickly add a trio of bikes to the U.S. launch. So the three-model Genius LT Plus range, with 160 millimeters of adjustable rear travel via a Fox Nude rear shock, complements Scott’s three Genius Plus 140-millimeter full-suspension rigs and two Scale Plus aluminum hardtails.
Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Voting is now open for the industry to select the winners of the second annual Interbike Awards (IB Awards) in five retail categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted July 20, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — System Cycle is now carrying and distributing Cult Crew BMX products. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 17, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Guru Cycles and the Canadian bike clothing brand Marc De Storm are releasing a limited run of handcrafted jerseys that go on sale Friday. A portion of the sales will go to Quebec-based charity Cyclo Nord-Sud.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 17, 2015
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.
The number of bike shops continues to drop each year, but a new survey shows that several other dealer metrics are trending up.
Posted in Retail News
Posted July 17, 2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — SDG Components is now being distributed by Western Power Sports as well as its existing U.S. bicycle distributors, BTI and QBP.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 17, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added insulated water bottle supplier Polar Bottle to its network of suppliers. Through this new partnership with the Colorado-based manufacturer, members of The Bike Co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Polar Bottle-branded water bottles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 17, 2015

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The U.K.-based e-commerce retailer Wiggle will let its customers pick up orders at Doddle's 35 parcel store locations, which are located near railway stations and other commuter hubs across the country.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 17, 2015

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National BMX Hall of Fame will induct six new members at a ceremony to be held here on Oct. 10.

Posted in North America
Posted July 16, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Andrew Wright, the president and co-owner of the Santa Fe-based distributor Bicycle Technologies International, died Wednesday after colliding with another vehicle while commuting home from BTI, the company announced in a statement.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 16, 2015

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is now distributing Prologo saddles. Prologo reps have been on the road with J&B outside salesmen to visit retailers since April's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America
Posted July 16, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — D6 Sports, Inc., the parent company of Hang Ten (a bike and surf/skate brand) and Airwalk (a skate and bike shoe brand), has been sold to PTX Performance Products USA LLC.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted July 16, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Chris Tarlton has joined Rotor Bike Components as general marketing manager, overseeing development of the brand's image worldwide.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 16, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Tim Jackson has joined Lift Creative Studios to handle marketing strategy and communications in the firm's bicycle division.

Jackson is best known for his long-term stint as brand manager at Masi Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 16, 2015
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Fixie and singlespeed brand State Bicycle Co. has rolled out a three-tier system for its dealer network, offering enhanced benefits to key retail accounts.
Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canadian consumer safety officials to recall about 6,500 pedal axle extenders, used for bike fits.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 15, 2015
The new shoes, available this fall, span six bike-shoe categories.
The new XM9 Cross Mountain shoe.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano this week announced details on 18 new bike shoes, across six different shoe categories.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 15, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The trainer brand Kinetic has retained Adventure Advertising to guide its brand positioning and strategy. The agency will also take the lead on Kinetic's creative development and media planning.

Posted in North America
Posted July 15, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' lastest print issue, the July 15 edition, features coverage of the retail scene in Vancouver, where recent improvements to cycling infrastructure are leading to growth in bike sales.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted July 15, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — — Do you consider yourself to be an "inspirational leader," a "strategic thinker" and, yes, a "visionary"?

If so, the National Bicycle Dealers Association wants you to be its next executive director.

Posted in Retail News

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