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Posted December 31, 2015

CALABASAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ride 2 Recovery will be involved with several road and mountain bike events in 2016 to provide its riders with a first step into the world of competitive cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted December 31, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group this year is creating consumer advocate programs for each of its brands, Saris, CycleOps and PowerTap. The program involves local bike shops, with consumer applicants to the program being asked to provide a bike shop as a reference.

Posted in North America
Posted December 30, 2015
Trek actually began online bikes sales in December.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle's announcement in August that it would soon begin online sales of bikes was the biggest story in the bike industry in 2015, generating more pageviews than any other article on BicycleRetailer.com.
Posted in North America
Posted December 30, 2015
Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. No injuries have been reported.
The Origin8 F7 model.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,600 Origin8 folding bikes because welds on the bikes' frames can break.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 30, 2015
BOULDER, COLO. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show will honor wheel innovator Steve Hed, who died last November, with a new annual award in his name.
Posted in North America Tagged Awards / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted December 29, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America's bicycle tire unit has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as the exclusive distributor for its products in the United States. Michelin has previously been offered by several U.S. distributors. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2015

OZONE PARK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor of Handy and Micah special needs cycles from Pacific Cycles of Taiwan.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is shipping its 35th annual catalog to dealers, who should be receiving it over the next two weeks.  

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has completed the restructuring of its western distribution center in Sparks, Nevada, and added additional resources.

Posted in North America
Posted December 23, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Matt Jimerson to represent Bianchi for sales in the brand's Rocky Mountain territory, which includes Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Southern Wyoming.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 22, 2015
Stages' second generation housing.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling will continue to supply power meters to the defending Tour de France champions, Team Sky, in 2016. It will be the third year that Stages has supplied the team. 

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 22, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs will offer hydration packs with two new reservoir models designed and manufacturered by Hydrapak. Osprey also will offer the reservoirs separately beginning with its Spring 2016 collection.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 22, 2015

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply Company is now distributing Reid Cycles, which offers bikes starting at $279.99 retail, including urban, commuter and fat bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 21, 2015

TALAMONA, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian helmet brand MET is auctioning two special edition MET RIVALE helmets signed by pro racers Steve Cummings and Daniel Teklehaimanot.

Posted in International
Posted December 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) —  Velocare, a new-bicycle extended warranty provider in the U.S., has hired Erik DeKold as its national sales and marketing director. DeKold is a 17-year bicycle industry veteran.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 21, 2015
Australia-based cycling site has merged with BikeExchange.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two well-known U.S. cycling journalists are joining CyclingTips.com, an Australia-based cycling website that will launch North American coverage on Jan. 1.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted December 21, 2015

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — X-Fusion Suspension has announced a new service center for Western Canada, SuspensionWerx, located in North Vancouver.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2015

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles has hired Steven Harad as its director of sales. Harad will oversee the formation of a national sales force to begin selling parts, accessories, and bicycles to IBDs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 18, 2015
Company moving more R&D resources to women's product.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha on Friday introduced the new team kit for the Canyon/SRAM women's WorldTour squad. The company said the high performance kit was designed for aerodynamic performance and said it "has given over a significant section of its R&D to the design of women's high-level racing gear."

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 17, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Health Canada to recall about 510 road bikes because the carbon fiber steerer can fail. 

Posted in Recalls

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