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Posted September 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — EcoSpeed, which has been making mid-drive electric bicycle motors since 2001, is in the last days of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that would enable it to ramp up production.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 29, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bikinvention 2 CC, the South African maker of Squirt wax chain lube, says it has settled the case it brought against its former U.S. distributor.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Charlie Issendorf, most recently a vice president at Champion System, has joined startup virtual training company Zwift as vice president of events for North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 29, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of Levi's GranFondo, which will be held this Saturday in Sonoma County, California, expect the event will raise more than $1 million for charity.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes have partnered to update and publish the annual Industry Directory.

Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 26, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has become the exclusive international distributor for grip brand RedMonkey Sports.

Posted in North America
Posted September 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Longtime Dahon general manager Pete Mole, who is also credited as the creator of the first muscle bike, died in mid-September days after suffering a stroke. He was 88.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2014

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — The fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit will be held here Jan. 23-25 at the Snow King Resort.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 26, 2014
Iris Bruschinski

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the appointment of a dedicated North America e-bike manager, Focus Bicycles USA plans to make Kalkhoff and Focus e-bikes more available in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 25, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now distributing G-Form protective gear.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin watches may soon have access to third-party apps, much like a smartphone or smart watch. Garmin is making open platform software available for third party developers to create apps for its products.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 25, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Paul Deem is suing the state of California and the city of Newport Beach over an accident that killed his wife in 2013.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 25, 2014
The sport of triathlon became a part of the Olympic games in Sydney, 2000. Photo- USA Triathlon.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN)—The sport of triathlon was born Sept. 25, 1974 when the first-ever swim-bike-run competition was held in San Diego's Mission Bay. To celebrate the milestone, USA Triathlon has special web and print coverage highlighting historical moments that have shaped the sport.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for 3T, distributing the Italian brand's range of road, triathlon and mountain bike components through LTP Sports' network of specialty retailers. The agreement went into effect Sept. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014
New Washoe road model will be offered consumer direct with wholesale pricing also available.
The LeMond Washoe.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond is continuing to work on a re-entry to the bike market, launching a new U.S.-made steel road bike model this fall, with plans for other models to be launched in 2015.

Posted in International
Posted September 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — The KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will hold a Dealer Day with clinics and training opportunities for retailers on Friday, Oct. 3.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Marzocchi Canada is now the official distribution center for all of Tenneco Marzocchi products throughout Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Ritte has signed Echos Communications to support the Los Angeles bike brand's PR and media relations.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014
Revolution sells Surly, Raleigh, Santa Cruz and other bike brands.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Besides gaining a better location and more space, Revolution Cycles also has also added taps to its store following a recent move. Owner Watts Dixon moved the shop about a mile down the road in May, putting it closer to a college campus.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 24, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBMX, Quality Bicycle Products' BMX division, is now distributing the Germany-based We The People brand. QBP will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for We The People bikes and parts for 2015.

Posted in International

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