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Posted September 3, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano’s popular Interbike tech seminars are getting an extreme makeover for 2013. Record participation in 2012 spurred the company into streamlining the format to allow technicians to cover more topics and participants to get more hands-on training.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted September 3, 2013

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Bike Medicine has expanded its network of distributors, signing on with J&B Importers to carry its lubricant, degreaser and bike cleaning products, which are now available from J&B’s 11 warehouses throughout the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 3, 2013

STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont. He was 67.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 2, 2013
Chancellor Merkel's visit provides major boost.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) Final numbers have been tallied for the four-day Eurobike trade show, and according to organizers, the show once again surpassed previous attendance records.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — If you want your own private label cyclocross or fat bike, Zen just made it a whole lot easier.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 2, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI has appointed retail veteran Jerry Stritzke as its new president and CEO, replacing Sally Jewell, who left the company in April when she was confirmed as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group recently released results from its Retail POS Survey conducted in August. Representatives from multiple sporting goods industries took the survey, with 237 IBDs participating—the most of any industry. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 29, 2013
Co-founder Bergur Benediktsson, left, in the courtyard Thursday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Stepping out of the exhibit halls in the courtyards at the Messe Friedrichshafen — the massive expo center that hosts the Eurobike show — you take some risks.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Continental’s compact e-bike motor integrates into the frame around the bottom bracket.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental has unveiled a new e-bike drive system, developed in partnership with Benchmark Drives, that drive specialty division ContiTech Power Transmission Group says is smaller, more powerful and lighter than other systems currently available.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
The Trail RS helmet

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Swiss gravity brand iXS is at Eurobike showing off its innovative line of protective gear, helmets and apparel for trail riding and enduro and downhill racing—all of which it will showcase next month at Interbike as iXS enters the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Angela Merkel at the show Wednesday. Eurobike photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address at Eurobike yesterday, highlighting the important role of bicycles as part of the transportation system and as an economic driver.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 29, 2013
Bosch-powered bikes could soon make their debut in the U.S.
The Tramount

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It’s not just grandmas anymore.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 28, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For 2014, it’s no mere rebadge job at Rotor.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2013
And the winners are…
The Factor Vis Vires road bike was a gold medal winner

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Messe Friedrichshafen recognized 61 products with Eurobike Awards at the end of the show yesterday. Ten of those recipients took home a gold. This year the competition drew a record high number of entries with 496 products from 30 different countries.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Awards / Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Joe Breeze embraces the latest mountain biking trends—enduro racing and 27.5-inch wheels—while at the same time evoking the sport’s roots in introducing the new Breezer Repack all-mountain rig.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 28, 2013
The company says the system will drive dealer accessory sales

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Almost a year and a half since Shimano acquired Dutch company BikeFitting.com, the components giant gave a peek at its upcoming fitting system at Eurobike. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike

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