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Posted October 12, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its seventh annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 22-24 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2016
Larry Pizzi will head up Raleigh Electric, based in California.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group NV plans to separate its North American e-bike business into a focused, stand-alone business called Raleigh Electric, which will be based in California and headed up by Larry Pizzi.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 11, 2016

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — Dan Sotelo, one of the most prolific innovators during the 1990s mountain bike boom, is returning to the wholesale side of the industry with a new wheel balancing system he is presenting to wheel, tire and bike makers around the world.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 11, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T products — including its new Exploro frame and Discus wheels — are now being distributed to U.S. dealers via both 3T America or Vittoria Industries North America. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 1,000 model year 2016 Venge ViAS frames because the rear wheel can come out of the dropout.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 10, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nikwax has added new sales agencies on the East Coast.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 10, 2016

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Lava Magazine once again did a count of equipment used on the bike leg of this weekend's Ironman World Championships here.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 7, 2016

REMAGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Johannes C. Schauff, a member of a noted bike industry family in Germany, died Sept. 23 at 83. The Schauff name was perhaps best known in the U.S. during the 1970s bike boom, when the company exported thousands of its 10-speed bikes to the U.S.

Posted in International
Posted October 7, 2016

ANKENY, Iowa (BRAIN) — Retired racers Lance Armstrong and Nelson Vails are among the speakers at next month's National Bicycle Tourism Conference, which is being held near St. Petersburg, Florida.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 7, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus worked with Bosch to develop an aftermarket lock for owners of e-bikes powered by the Bosch e-bike system, eliminating the need to carry separate keys.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 7, 2016
Selle Royal worked with various artists and designers on its printed TA+TOO collection.

PARIS (BRAIN) — Italian saddle maker Selle Royal is showing its newest saddle collection at the first Autonomy urban mobility expo in Paris this week. The show features everything from share cars and Uber to electric scooters and cargo, folding and electric bikes. It runs from Friday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 6, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is establishing a new Minimum Advertised Price policy, effective immediately. The company also said it’s hiring a third-party provider to manage MAP monitoring and enforcement.  

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted October 6, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Last week Boa Technology broke ground on a new 140,000-square-foot office building in Denver. The new building is in the same TAXI mixed-use community where Boa has been based for the last four years.

Posted in North America
Posted October 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos is taking its new truck and trailer display on the road this fall, attending bike events and visiting retailer across the West. The set up, called Assos Mobile, was unveiled at the CrossVegas race last month.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016
Updated with funeral mass details.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (BRAIN) — Retailer George Garner, Sr., who owned and operated several stores in California and the Chicagoland area, passed away Sunday, October 2. He was 93. Garner had a huge influence on the way retailers around the country operated their bike shops in the 20th century.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted October 5, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rubbers, which offers inner tubes with innovative packaging, is rolling out a retail program to bike parks across North America.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Foes Racing and Foes Fabrications, Inc. recently announced plans to move their production facility from their current location in Pasadena to a new larger facility in San Dimas.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has donated $100,000 to the Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, a new trailhead and welcome center near downtown Minneapolis that will give inner-city youth and adults access to mountain biking and skiing on professionally built trails.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Volagi Cycles co-founder Robert Choi remains hospitalized here following a collision with a car a week ago. Choi faces a long recovery as supporters rally to help him, his family and the company that has been his passion for at least the last six years.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Applications are now being accepted for the fourth annual QBP Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship Program.

QBP, SRAM and other sponsors are offering 16 scholarships for an all-women's class of Professional Repair and Shop Operations at UBI.

Posted in North America

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