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Posted June 8, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working as a mechanic in the U.S. and internationally, Ben Chournos has opened Shiftworks, a service and repair shop here.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group is recalling about 1,240 GT mountain bikes because the handlebars can crack.

GT sold about 1,000 of the bikes in the U.S. and 240 in Canada. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 7, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components has re-branded and re-launched its line of elliptical chainrings for 1x drivetrains for mountain bike, cyclocross and gravel bike use.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 7, 2017

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian helmet brand Kask will open a dedicated Cycling Division office in Melbourne, Australia, in October to serve the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Posted in International
Posted June 7, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA now has 20 employees, with the hiring of new staff in the operations, sales and IT departments.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / People
Posted June 7, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike retailers in Oregon are being urged to contact state lawmakers over a proposed 3 to 5 percent tax on new bikes retailing for more than $500. The tax proposal is part of statewide transportation funding package.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 7, 2017

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association has appointed Kevin Bezanson of Cleve's Source for Sports and Greg Miller of Universal Athletic to its board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term that started June 1, following the association's annual conference and summit in May.

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — With more than 1,000 responses already received, a university researcher is asking the industry to promote an online survey on how consumers use e-bikes. June 23 is the last day to take the survey.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted June 6, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology Inc. has named longtime footwear industry executive Shawn Neville its new CEO.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2017

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Rodale Inc. has launched Bicycling in the Netherlands in a partnership with WPG Media.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Stages Indoor Cycling has acquired VismoX, a group cycling software platform developed by Virtual Cycling AS of Norway.

Stages has been the global distributor for VismoX and the acquisition is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has promoted Michael White to senior marketing and communications manager.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2017

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Quad Lock, an Australian based brand, has announced J&B Importers as a distribution partner for their smartphone cycling mounts in the U.S.

J&B will provide nationwide sales and support for Quad Lock from its 11 fulfillment centers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 5, 2017

MONTARGIS, France (BRAIN) — After more than three years in development, Hutchinson Tires has launched its ElevenStorm compound, which the company is now using for its Fusion 5 tubeless-ready Galactik race, Performance and All Season road models.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 5, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — An article that popped up on a Chinese website that covers venture capital investment caused a stir last week. It reported that Ofo, a Chinese bike sharing company, was looking to purchase Giant Manufacturing.

Posted in International
Posted June 5, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Canadian sporting goods distributor Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. has acquired British Columbia-based cycling distributor NRG Enterprises.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 5, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Following the opening of BTI's new distribution center in Reno, Nevada, on May 1, the company is now debuting a revamped version of its suspension and disc brake repair center at the facility.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2017

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Starting this month J&B Importers is distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from all 11 of its distribution centers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 5, 2017

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — The first Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show closed its doors Sunday after three days, claiming 30,000 visitors and more than 4,000 registered athletes.

Posted in International
Posted June 2, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show, RFID Journal LIVE!, to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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