EAST LONDON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Blaze Laserlight, a headlight that shines a green laser image of a bike on the lane in front of the rider, is now available in the U.S. through a New Jersey distribution center.
CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — BikeLugs.com is exactly like it sounds: a one-stop shop for framebuilders looking for lugs, tubing and other framebuilding supplies. Kirk Pacenti, the company's owner, announced last year that he was closing down the company, but another party expressed interest in buying it.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bicycle dollar sales grew 6 percent in the 12 months ended in August, driven in large part by growth in sales of electric, hybrid and mountain bicycles.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — You can configure the car of your dreams online, changing interior and exterior color, engine spec and other options and see how your wishes affect the bottom line.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Servicing hydraulic brakes is a pain in numerous ways. Not only does each manufacturer have a slightly different bleed kit, but hose ends are specific to different brands.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.
ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Source Endurance will offer a three-day training camp for participants in next year's Belgium Waffle Ride, a San Diego-area endurance road event popular with many industry members.
LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Surly announced two new products — a new front rack that comes in two versions, and a 26 x 2.5-inch touring tire — at the QBP Biketoberfest dealer event, being held here this week.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding has agreed to buy "certain assets" related to Marzocchi's mountain bike suspension product line. The company did not say what assets it will buy, but indicated that it will market the Marzocchi brand worldwide and use the brand to hit new price points.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired the Vivion Group as its sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
RUTLAND, Vt. (BRAIN) — A new organization, North American Cycle Sport, says it will support grass-roots bike racing by offering lower membership and insurance costs than USA Cycling.
NEWBURG, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom clothing supplier Verge Sport is rebranding with a new logo that comes along with a new back-end order management system.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea USA, which is now in its second year since becoming solely owned and operated by its Spanish headquarters, announced Monday that it is restructuring its sales force.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike, the North American distributor of De Marchi clothing, is looking for limited partnerships with shops in the U.S. and Canada, which will include custom store-within-a-store buildouts with a minimum order.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — To coincide with the fall lighting season, CatEye America has announced an upgraded Volt series of USB-rechargeable headlights. All models in the Volt line receive substantial lumen increases, with marginal or no price increases to the models they replace.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Scott Montgomery has left Club Ride Apparel, where he has been CEO for three and a half years. Club Ride founder Mike Herlinger will take the reins as interim CEO, the company announced.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced plans to open a distribution center in the Reno, Nev., area to serve its Western U.S. dealers.
The company's fourth U.S. facility is set to begin operations on Dec. 10 of this year.