Follow Bicycle Retailer

News

Posted September 5, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition has selected Marilyn Price, director and founder of Trips for Kids, and Jennifer Pagels, human resources director at Trek Bicycles, as the recipients of its Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted September 5, 2014

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Winter 2015 PressCamp say ten media titles are confirmed and nearly three quarters of the brand participation slots are now accounted for. 

The event will be held Jan. 27-30 in Westlake Village, Calif.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted September 4, 2014
Standard 29 mountain frameset

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Twin Six will is getting into the bike business, with four new frames it will debut next week at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 4, 2014

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Auto cleaner brand Armor All is introducing a line of bicycle cleaners and lubricants in a deal with Iowa-based importer Cycle Force Group.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 4, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert, parent company of U.S. distributor Hawley USA and Canadian distributor Lambert, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Simcoe Bicycles, a city bike manufacturer based in Toronto.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 4, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — A fixture in the Southern California bike retail scene for more than two decades, Sean Flynn announced this week that he has sold his two stores to Specialized. Flynn opened the original Surf City Cyclery location as a Specialized concept store in Huntington Beach in 2006.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 3, 2014
The inventors of the Lycra short offer an offroad bib with beefy fabric and removable hip pads.
Assos' first mountain bike bibs, the T.Rally Short.

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — When Assos — the inventor of the Lycra bike short and long-time supplier of high-end roadie apparel — decided to come out with its first mountain bike line, baggy shorts were not really part of the plan.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 3, 2014
Photo from Orbea's recall page.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Orbea is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 715 Avant bikes and framesets, because of concerns over cracking forks. The relevant forks were for use with disc brakes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 3, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride has hired New Zealander Daniel Carruthers to provide consulting services for distribution and marketing in the Asia-Pacific markets.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted September 3, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Scott Rittschof is joining Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, as senior vice president and general manager. Bob Burbank, who started at the company as the global general manager of Cannondale in 2010, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, Dorel said.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, a design and composites manufacturer, has acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles and will be manufacturing Ellsworth carbon frames in its San Diego facility.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Hawley USA is the new exclusive distributor of OGIO Endurance Collection products to the IBD channel, Hawley announced Wednesday.

The agreement began Sept. 1 and Hawley wil display OGIO products in its booth at next week's Interbike show.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. — Bicycling Magazine published its biennial ranking of the 50 most cycling-friendly cities in the United States in its October issue, which hit newsstands Sept. 2. And New York City was named the Best Bike City by the magazine’s editors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Media/Publishing
Posted September 3, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has hired Chris Holmes as the company's new brand director. Holmes will be responsible for establishing and coordinating all of Marin's marketing activities.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 2, 2014

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — California-based manufacturer Pure Fix Cycles announced this week that is has opened a corporate office in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — ­­Ridley Bikes has partnered with Belgium's LRM and Taiwan­-based Ideal Bicycle Corporation, one of the country's largest bicycle manufacturers.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2014
Updates to clarify how spokes are replaced.
The spokes on each side of the wheel, along with their hub ring, can be replaced.

Editor's note: This story was originally published Aug. 27. This version is updated to clarify how the E100 spokes are replaced in case of damage. We also added a photo of the spoke ring and the new rim shape.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2014
Espresso maker sets Italian booth on fire, baggy bibs for roadies, Lightweight's concept commuter and more.
A fire forced Gipiemme and Plastotex to relocate their displays.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — 2014 may be the Year of the Return of the Concept Bike, at least at the Eurobike show. In addition to the BMC concept bike we wrote about earlier this week, on Tuesday we took a look at a full-suspension, extensively "connected" concept road from Canyon.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2014
The Canyon MRSC on display at Eurobike last week.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — BMC’s Impec concept bike wasn’t the only theoretical display bike on show at Eurobike. Canyon Bicycle, which is not distributed in the U.S. currently, showed a wild idea for a totally wired (and wireless) high performance full suspension road bike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jesse Porter, a former executive at Specialized, has joined Felt Bicycles as its director of sales for the Western region. Also joining the company is Mark Hodge as controller and chief financial officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People

Pages