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Posted August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has appointed Saddleback Ltd. its exclusive United Kingdom distributor of its Stages power meter products. Saddleback will become the first international distributor for Stages. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 23, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 23, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has hired the Endorphin Group sales agency to represent its line of hydration products to bike, run and outdoor specialty retailers in the Rocky Mountain region.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Plans are underway to unveil a bike sharing system in Philadelphia in the fall of 2014. Mayor Michael Nutter has committed $3 million of the city’s capital budget toward bringing the system to life, and a request for proposals is anticipated this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Bikeshare
Posted August 22, 2013
Steven Breault inspects a new Serotta frame on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Serotta.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta is now accepting frame and bike orders again and has lowered its prices on frame and repair and re-finishing services, the company announced Thursday.
 
The company said it is negotiating agreements to manufacture frames for other brands.
Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2013

TALENT, OR (BRAIN) — Flywheel Bicycle Solutions in southwestern Oregon’s Rogue Valley will soon become the area’s first bike shop to serve beer and wine. Owner Ian Bagshaw plans to put in six beer taps and pour mostly local brews during regular business hours. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 22, 2013
Caloi factory to assemble bikes for Dorel’s brands for the Brazilian and other Latin American markets.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries bought a 70 percent interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and equipment and one of the largest bike brands in Latin America, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International
Posted August 21, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers who can’t make it to Las Vegas on the final day of the Interbike trade show--through Interbike's invitation program--will be able to get a snapshot of the product and happenings there during a one-hour show on Universal Sports Network.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 21, 2013

ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc. has hired Colin Esquibel as engineering product developer. He will help expand CGI’s product design, development and manufacturing capabilities.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is launching a pilot program this fall in Minnesota to introduce middle school students to mountain bike racing.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada has been named Tern's exclusive distributor in Canada, Tern announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 21, 2013
Helmet fit and positioning critical to verdict, attorney says

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has won a civil case filed by a 60-year-old cyclist who claimed that his Giro Pneumo helmet contributed to head injuries he suffered from a crash three years ago.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2013

MOSCOW, ID (BRAIN) — New retailer Rolling Hills Bikes recently opened in downtown Moscow, home of the University of Idaho. Andrew Pratt and Collin Priebe moved to Moscow from Bellingham, Wash., where they both worked for several years at Kulshan Bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 20, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel maker Mad Fiber is planning to set up wheel production in Taiwan to serve the OEM market. The company has laid off seven employees at its Seattle, Washington, facility, but is continuing to manufacture wheels there for aftermarket sales, spokesman Jasen Thorpe said.

Posted in International
Posted August 20, 2013

VALLEJO, CA (BRAIN) — When Authorized Bicycle Shop owner Mike Kramer made the decision to retire, he didn’t want to sell the store to just anyone.

“I went to my employees and told them it was time for me to get out,” said Kramer. “And I proposed a plan that would make it easy for them to buy the shop.”

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 20, 2013

SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Todd Tanner is joining wheelmaker Reynolds Cycling as a product manager, the company announced Tuesday.

Tanner, a former pro downhiller with 20 years' experience in the bike industry, reports to Reynolds general manager Jimi Paulsen.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 20, 2013
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike / Electric bike

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