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Posted October 24, 2017

HAIFA, Israel (BRAIN) — Everysight says it will begin shipping its long awaited Raptor AR smartglasses in February in the U.S. The company will begin taking pre-orders from U.S. consumers next month, with pricing starting at $499 for pre-orders. Regular pricing will start at $649.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 24, 2017

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano saw a slight increase in sales in its bike division through the first nine months of 2017, up 1.4 percent to 196 billion yen ($1.7 billion) over sales in the same period last year. Operating income in the division decreased nearly 5 percent over the period however.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 23, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Doug Emerson and Frank Banta called the Boulder Valley Velodrome their "field of dreams." Emerson and Banta built it, and cyclists came. Now the pair is seeking new owners who would take their dreams and make this Olympic-caliber velodrome a world-class venue.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 23, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Australia-based website CyclingTips.com has hired Caley Fretz to join its editorial team.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted October 23, 2017
Retail attendance continues to be highly regional at Interbike’s East Coast trade/consumer festival.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — On what was expected to be the peak day of Interbike's second annual Fall CycloFest trade and consumer festival, cyclists lined up at the Specialized booth all day Saturday to try out one of the Morgan Hill, California, brand's dozens of bikes available for demo at host venue the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted October 23, 2017

NELSON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor NRG Enterprises Ltd. has added CushCore, Ravemen, Melon and Julbo to its product offerings.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 23, 2017

FÜRTH, Germany (BRAIN) —Crankbrothers has announced a new exclusive distribution arrangement for the German market with Cosmic Sports GmbH.

Posted in International
Posted October 23, 2017
Former Specialized tech director will lead BMC's global digital projects.

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has hired Greg Dolder as its global director of technology. Dolder comes to BMC with extensive experience in both the tech and bicycle industries.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2017

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (BRAIN) — Foldaway Solutions LLC, the distributor of Oyama Bicycles, Uniche and BTP Bar Tape, has has hired industry veterans Barry Riemer and Ken DeCesari. Riemer joins as CFP and DeCesari is the new vice president of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Electric is partnering with the Los Angeles-based Bahati Foundation to auction a 2017 Redux IE e-bike. Proceeds will support the Foundation's philanthropic work.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Dealers rushing to see the latest from their suppliers will not have to deal with consumer crowds at the Philly Bike Expo. For this year's show, Nov. 4-5, doors will open at 8 a.m. with the first two hours of the day reserved for dealers only. Consumers will be allowed in at 10 a.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 20, 2017
E-bikes are hot topic; dates for TBW in 2018 up in the air.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung Bike Week drew some 470 exhibiting companies at five hotels in the city this week. Although the timing is late for U.S. product managers, Taiwanese vendors see it as their last chance to attract OE spec for the upcoming model year.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 20, 2017
The Boogaloo events include races and demos, sponsored by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch e-Bike Systems.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Boogaloo, a Class 1 eMTB race and demo event presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems, is heading to Southern California, following an earlier race at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — HydraPak has hired Akimbo Communications to oversee the company's media relations in North America.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2017
A Utah shop dog.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer's Dealer Tour visited Utah's capital in May of 2014. Since then, several shops we visited have added new locations, while one rebranded and another retailer remodeled and reopened three shops as Giant Partner Stores.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 20, 2017
Mariano Gon

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles has hired Mariano Gon as the brand's new global sales director and Saris Mercanti as its new marketing manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 20, 2017
Legislative meetings focused on TIGER and TAP programs.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes brought together 10 bike industry leaders for a women's executive fly-in earlier this week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 20, 2017

TAINAN, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Charles Wu, who founded KMC Group in 1977, has passed away at his home in Tainan. He died Sunday at the age of 77 surrounded by his family. A funeral date is pending.

Posted in International
Posted October 19, 2017
Read the full 2011 feature in the pdf below.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stores have closed, sold, opened, remodeled and expanded since BRAIN's Dealer Tour of the Denver area in 2011. And we've all gotten a little older.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 19, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is renovating a 20,000 square foot facility in South Asheville that will house a regional headquarters, with sales, finance, R&D, service and distribution for the company. Fox said the facility will eventually create about 47 new jobs.

Posted in North America

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