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Posted August 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike maker Catrike plans to double the size of it Orlando production facility. Catrike will also increase its production staff, the company stated.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing, a bellwether company within the industry's manufacturing sector, reported a 7.4 percent decline in revenue to $887.9 million through the first half of the year.

Posted in International
Posted August 22, 2017
Wikimedia Commons photo by Sam Sailor.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Gary Sutton as its new head endurance track coach in its elite athletics department.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 22, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is adding two new products to its Deore XT group: a four-piston disc brake caliper and a new crankarm set designed for e-MTB use. Both will be available in December.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 22, 2017
John Oldale (right).

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran John Oldale as its new international sales & marketing manager. He will oversee Marin distributor sales in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as European marketing.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elaine M. Enick, the wife of Specialized executive vice president Bob Margevicius, died Saturday in an accident near their home in this seaside community. She was 62.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2017
Win Allen of Win's Wheels was last year's winner

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will hold the second annual Mechanics Challenge presented by Park Tool to test mechanics’ ability to complete several tasks at this year’s show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 21, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group has a new training and education arm, Cycling Prophet, which launched Selling Sessions — a new 13-video certificate series and in-person training program focused on techniques to help IBDs connect with riders and close the deal in their shops.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 18, 2017

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Don Watterson, the founder of Curbside Cycle and Fourth Floor Distribution, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 71 years old.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 18, 2017
Specialized founder Mike Sinyard and Donny Perry at the grand opening.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers "an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners."

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 18, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has Scott Schnitzspahn as the organization's vice president of elite athletics. Schnitzspahn was most recently the high performance director at the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2017

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced Dirt City Cycle Supply as their new exclusive Canadian distributor effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) —The League of American Bicyclists has recognized 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, a list that includes major banks, an NFL stadium, bike share organizations, bike retailers and manufacturers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2017
Interbike also announces racing schedule and music performances.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Major brands including Cannondale, Santa Cruz, 3T, Pivot Cycles, Campagnolo, Shimano, and SRAM have committed to attend Interbike's second edition of its Fall CycloFest, a four-day event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 17, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said it has audience growth this summer through its new digital offerings, including its FastTalk podcast, VeloNews Podcast and The VeloNews Show (video).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 17, 2017
The Coron Air helmet with SPIN.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is launching new 2018 model year bike helmets with its own SPIN technology to reduce injuries from oblique impacts.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 16, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is producing a three-day conference later this month. The organization's fourth annual conference will gather bike share companies and community officials from around the world to discuss best practices and the future of bikeshare, the group said.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 16, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book has added two new members to its business development team. Gary Thornton, based in Philadelphia, will cover the Northeast territory and Will Stoffel, based in Memphis, will cover the Southeast territory.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation says retail sales in July increased by 0.6 percent over June on a seasonally adjusted basis. The NRF said sales increased by 3.5 percent in the month year-over-year, a continuation of the growth seen in June and long-term trends.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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