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Posted December 13, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus is ending sales of its bikes on the Internet in the U.S., the company said this week. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 13, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 12, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling about 6,800 Madone road bikes because of a problem with their front brake. The company, which is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision on the recall, said it has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter brand Stages Cycling is opening an office in Kirchzarten, Germany, that will handle sales and distribution of its products within Europe. Saddleback LTD will continue to exclusively distribute Stages to dealers in the U.K. and Ireland.

Posted in International
Posted December 12, 2013
What will a carbon-wheel engineer do with a classic European brand?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is an engineer, but not that kind of engineer.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 12, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has launched new pro deal programs for its brands to help shop employees and bike industry enthusiasts get discounts on the company's cycling, snow and power sports products.

Posted in North America
Posted December 11, 2013
Updated with Sinyard's visit to Cafe Roubaix

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — Cafe Roubaix owner Dan Richter said on the store's Facebook page Tuesday that Specialized president Mike Sinyard had called him to discuss a much publicized trademark dispute between Specialized and the store.

Posted in North America
Posted December 11, 2013

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN) — Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will be among the keynote speakers at the three-day Triathlon Business International conference next month. 

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted December 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava CEO Michael Horvath is stepping down to become president and chair of the company's board on Jan. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mobile bike apps
Posted December 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sports Chalet has reported a strong start to holiday shopping season showing healthy Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales growth.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2013
Furtado (left) with Price

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of Trips for Kids, has been named an ambassador for the Juliana Bicycles brand, the women's line of mountain bikes launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles last summer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted December 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival are planning to make a bid to host a stop on the 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, they announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 11, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Sports drink mix brand has a new CEO as Mason Reay steps down from that position. The new CEO is Kevin Rutherford, who most recently was president and CEO of The Caldrea Company, best known for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 11, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Multi-sport retailer REI has announced plans to open its second store in the Last Frontier. In spring of 2014, REI will open a 30,000-square-foot store in Fairbanks.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2013
Cyclists at the grand opening party in Monrovia.

MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — Just a little over one year after Empire Bikes opened in Chino Hills, California, owner Rock Sanchez had his sights set on a second location. With a 25-year career in the bike industry, Sanchez said he knew he had to get it while the gettin’ was good.  

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 10, 2013

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Tektro USA/TRP Brakes has issued a voluntary recall notice for about 4,000 TRP Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical disc brake calipers.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 10, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is prepping to launch a new website that will go live Jan. 6. Leading up to the changeover, the distributor said it will have modified hours of operation and limited services. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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