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Posted July 31, 2017
World Champion Wout Van Aert won the 2016 CrossVegas

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration opens for the UCI Elite, USA Cycling, Wheelers & Dealers, and a new e-bike category at the Las Vegas event.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted July 31, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The bike shipping service BikeFlights has adopted a new bike shipping box made of Coroplast instead of cardboard. The company said the new box has the same internal suspension design of the box it introduced last summer, but is more water resistant, stronger and more durable.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 31, 2017

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry's Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association's board of directors.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 31, 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has reached a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and will join the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice buying program starting in August.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 31, 2017

PADUA, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian saddle brand Astute has announced that Ciclista-America will be its distributor in the U.S. for the 2018 season. The brand has been distributed in the U.S. by MC2 until recently.

Astute said it is "widely expanding" its presence in the U.S. market next year. 

Posted in International
Posted July 28, 2017

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — West Virginia's Big Bear Lake Camplands was the scene for the Dirt Fest West Virginia mountain bike festival earlier this month. The event attracted more than 900 riders from 20 states and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Retail trade and other business groups, along with PeopleForBikes, are claiming victory following an announcement that congressional leaders will not include a border adjustment tax as part of tax reform legislation.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association said it enthusiastically endorses new legislation that would update processes and policies on national public lands to improve outdoor recreation.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2017

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports' cycling business, done through its Mavic and Enve brands, was down 12 percent in local currencies in the first half of the year, and down 18 percent in the company's second quarter, the company is reporting.  But Enve sales were up in the half.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 27, 2017

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reached a distribution agreement for the new Pirelli PZero Velo tire range, covering both Canada and the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 26, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has hired Salt Lake City-based SOAR Communications to lead its public relations in the United States, supporting PR around the brand's lineup of new electric mountain bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2017

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Swanson is joining the Hayes Bicycle Group as its director of product management at its global headquarters here.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 26, 2017

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it has managed to remove all of its products from online marketplaces including Amazon.com, Jet.com, and Walmart.com.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted July 26, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has established a new U.S. office in this city's East Central neighborhood.

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2017

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is reporting that its bike-related sales were down 2.7 percent in the company's first half, which ended June 30. Operating income in the segment was down 11.5 percent.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2017
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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you are only reading BRAIN online, you aren’t getting the full story.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 25, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has hired Travis Erwin as its VP of sales. Erwin was previously the director of global sales for Reynolds Cycling and at TPC he will focus on developing programs for industry partners.

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2017

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN) — MIPS, the maker of a system intended to reduce brain injury from rotational impacts, has hired three long-time helmet industry executives.

Posted in International
Posted July 24, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN)
 —Endurance House, a 14-store retail chain, is now working with Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes. Bike2020 provides a marketplace for bikes that are then picked up at brick-and-mortar locations. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 24, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is bracing for its biggest edition of its annual RiderFest, which kicks off Saturday in South Grand Rapids.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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