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Posted February 25, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has bought a batch of individual one-year memberships to IMBA and will give the memberships to consumers who buy one of its new mountain bike models this year.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 25, 2013
Snow curtails Sunday attendance
This tandem headtube from Robert Baylis Cycles was a crowd favorite.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — A record 200 exhibitors showed their wares at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend, and attendance was strong Friday and Saturday before being dampened somewhat by a strong snowstorm Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 25, 2013
From the magazine
February 2013 BRAIN cover

Editor's note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series
Posted February 25, 2013

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists plans to hold its annual open house at the company's headquarters March 9 and 10 this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 25, 2013

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Alan Nordin, former president of Fallbrook Technologies’ bicycle division, has joined Slidepad Technologies Inc. as an executive advisor.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Todson Inc. has announced the launch of its new minimum advertised price (MAP) policy across the Topeak product line.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted February 23, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—With snow shutting airports and icing up Interstates, Quality Bicycle Products expects little impact on attendance at Frostbike which opened today with various seminars. Tomorrow QBP’s Frostbike expo opens with over 130 vendors showing their newest products.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Frostbike
Posted February 22, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Bikes Belong Coalition wants more retail members and has lowered dues for dealers joining for the first time to $100. The reduced first-time retail member rate is effective starting Friday, Feb. 22, and will run through Sept. 20.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Fizik has produced 15 custom saddles in different shades of red and is auctioning 11 of them with proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief. The saddles are on display at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which kicked off Friday in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that revenues surged in 2012 largely due to bike brand acquisitions and growth in the electric bike market.

Posted in International
Posted February 22, 2013
From the magazine
February 2013 BRAIN cover

Editor's note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series
Posted February 22, 2013

LEWISVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Recumbent bike retailer Neighborhood Transportation is closing after six years in business as owner Bruce Hermann contends with health issues.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 22, 2013
From the magazine
February 2013 BRAIN cover

BLOOMINGTON, MN—It’s shortly before Christmas, and Steve Flagg is just days away from leaving Minnesota for six weeks of mountain biking in the friendlier winter climes of Sedona, Arizona—an indulgence the founder of Quality Bicycle Products might not have considered just a few years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series / Distributor news
Posted February 21, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond said he expects to begin selling bicycles again, possibly showing prototype models as early as this year's Interbike.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 21, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — John Frothingham, chief operating officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will talk about how bike companies can work together to clean up the sport at the upcoming Bicycle Leadership Conference, organizers announced this week.

Posted in North America
Posted February 21, 2013
DENVER, CO — Ethic Industries, the owner of the Alchemy Bicycle Company, is launching a bike painting service at its Denver headquarters. Chroma Fab will offer OEM painting for bike frame and fork manufacturers, as well as motorsports manufacturers.
 
Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 21, 2013
SRAM X5 fat bike crank

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is recognizing the growth in sales of fat bikes, offering new fat bike versions of its X9 and X5 cranks.

Posted in Product/Tech

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