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Posted August 29, 2012
RideOn to ride off into the sunset

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Distributors, retailers and consumers need to order their Gore cables now. The company plans to exit the business by year’s end. Several OE customers, including SRAM, along with key distributors in the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012
Mike Cooper

DRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — They are not particularly compact or cute, nor do they feature racing stripes. But the Cooper bicycle line has some strong connections to the Mini Cooper automobiles, starting with the bike brand's founders, the Cooper family.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012
Caliper bridges can crack
Recalled eebrake calipers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Eecycleworks LLC is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 400 of its eebrake caliper brakes for road bikes. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 28, 2012

QUINCY, IL (BRAIN) – The Madison and Davis Bicycle Shop is expanding its storefront in downtown Quincy with the addition of a new 5,000-square-foot building.   

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 28, 2012
Ken Avery

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN) —Vittoria wants to grow its market share in mountain bike tires in the U.S. and recently hired Ken Avery as a dedicated brand and product manager for its Geax off-road tire line.  

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences / People
Posted August 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—WD-40 Co., whose penetrating oil has been a household name since the 1950s, is launching WD-40 BIKE, a new business unit focused exclusively on cycling-specific maintenance products.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 28, 2012

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—Thousands of retailers, media people and suppliers came to this town Tuesday to test ride bikes under stunning blue skies.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 28, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Market factors such as the devaluation of the euro, Europe’s economic slump and poor weather are all weighing on the minds of many gathered here for the start of Eurobike on Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—At a press conference Tuesday during Demo Day, Fox unveiled a smartphone app to help riders set up their front and rear suspension. The free app is designed to work with all of Fox’s 2013 shocks. It will be available for the Android, iPhone and iPad as early as next week.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps / Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—When it comes to bicycles, the Dutch know how to treat themselves.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2012


BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 28, 2012

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Fat bike maker 9:ZERO:7 is moving its distribution center from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ogden, Utah, the company announced this week.

The company said the new location will allow it to service its dealer base more easily.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 28, 2012

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — Police in Tampa will use Kona's recently launched Safariland 29er patrol bikes at the Republican National Convention this week.

The convention was brought to order briefly on Monday before being adjourned because of an approaching tropical storm.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 27, 2012

Hawley has added two new sales reps in the West to round out coverage there following the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Nevada earlier this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 27, 2012
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Posted in Industry News
Posted August 27, 2012
Eurobike 2012: Workers complete the pump track on Tuesday

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike, the global industry’s largest and most important tradeshow starts Tuesday, drawing 40,000 visitors to the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany during its four-day run.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 24, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 23, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle tempered its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday due to a weaker than expected spring selling season caused by poor weather in much of Northern Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 23, 2012

Except in Flomax commercials, Baby Boomers no longer drive the U.S. bike market, but an upcoming generation may help produce another bike boom like the one that bell-bottomed Boomers created in 1970s.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 22, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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