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Posted June 22, 2015

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (BRAIN) — London-based performance apparel brand Le Col has established a U.S. subsidiary and is selling its high-end men's and women's clothing online as well as through select retailers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 22, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) – The final Profitability Project meeting facilitated by the Mann Group took place last week in Calgary. The National Bicycle Dealers Association will take over the administration of its retail program going forward.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 19, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports will offer five 27.5-plus mountain bikes in the U.S. this year, adopting a 30mm wide rim and 2.8-inch wide tires to create what the company says is the best compromise between fat-tire handling, weight and rolling resistance.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 19, 2015
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments has added support for ANT+ wireless power meters to its Recon Jet smart sunglasses.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 19, 2015
Vittoria-sponsored State 9 rider Andy Gould is shown, center.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has announced a new Shop-Team program that offers sponsorship to local teams throughout the U.S. The program will allow local teams and clubs to make reduced-price group orders for Vittoria, 3T and Selle Italia products through their local retailer.

Posted in North America
Posted June 18, 2015
Owner Sammy Radi opens dedicated Giant and Liv Store
l to r: Wylie Pfalzgraf, Sammy Radi, and Ferdie Franada

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer Sammy Radi, who owns Sammy's Bikes in St. Charles, Ill., has opened Giant Fox Valley, a store dedicated solely to the Giant and Liv brands. The 2,400 square-foot shop is located across the street from Sammy's Bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 18, 2015

DETROIT (BRAIN) — The watch, leather goods and bicycle company, Shinola, has teamed up with musician and Detroit native, Jack White, to purchase the building that currently houses its flagship retail store in Motor City's Cass Corridor.

Posted in North America
Posted June 18, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After 14 years on Chicago's Kingsbury Street, SRAM LLC has moved its global headquarters to the revitalized West Loop neighborhood. The company moved into its new facility at 1000 West Fulton Market Street on June 1.


Posted in North America
Posted June 18, 2015
Product, Retailer and Supplier nominees selected

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announce the first round of categories and nominees for the second annual Interbike Awards (IB Awards), including product, retailer and supplier designations.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted June 17, 2015
The CF10 in red.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Colnago America is working with U.S. and Canadian consumer safety groups to recall about 434 road bikes and framesets because the front brakes can detach from the fork during use.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 17, 2015

COSTA DI MEZZATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Limar Helmets SRL has announced its 2015 minimum advertised pricing agreement for all of its North American retailers, including dealers who purchase Limar Helmets from its U.S. distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted June 17, 2015

BOULDER, Colo (BRAIN) — Next year's edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show will return to Sacramento, Calif., where the show was last held in 2012.

The show's 12th edition will be Feb. 26-28 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Posted in Industry News Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted June 17, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association's longtime executive director Fred Clements will be stepping down in the next few months to take a project director's role within the organization. The organization announced it has begun a search for a new executive director.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 17, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intel Corp. has acquired Recon Instruments, the maker of the Recon Jet smart sport sunglass.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 17, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports — a Denver-based company that develops and markets Clement tires, licensing the trademark from Pirelli — is looking to rebuild the historic brand in its original home, Europe.

Posted in International
Posted June 17, 2015
The Lady Luck chromoly model retails for $450.

OKLAHOMA CITY (BRAIN) — National BMX Hall of Famer Mat Hoffman has founded Hoffman Distribution, which will begin shipping Hoffman Bikes products to dealers by Friday, June 19.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2015

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycle has announced the addition of new staff in its product, sales and communications departments.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2015
House version would exempt larger businesses than the Senate bill, at least at first.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A bipartisan group of legislators in the U.S. House introduced a bill Monday that would create a system for states to collect sales tax from Internet sales by sellers outside their state.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is partnering with Extra Energy Services North America to create a purpose-built indoor test track at this fall's show.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Velo Orange, an online retailer and wholesaler, is now carrying the French-made Rustines line of rubber products.

Posted in North America

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