BIELLA, Italy (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012 —Vittoria Cycling Shoes has bolstered its in-house engineering and design team as it prepares to launch its first helmet and eyewear lines at this year’s fall trade shows.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles unveiled its 2013 performance line during a media day at its headquarters on Monday, emphasizing expansion of its mountain lineup and a more targeted 26-inch approach.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo broadened its commitment to electronic shifting on Monday with the release of its 11-speed Athena EPS groupset, a lower cost, higher weight version of the Record and Super Record electronic gruppos introduced last November.
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN)—Pinarello’s top retailers got their first look at the Dogma XC carbon 29er at the brand’s introduction of its 2013 product line in Treviso, Italy on Saturday.
BESANÇON, France (BRAIN) — BMC and Look have each used the Tour de France to introduce new road bikes. Both offer increased integration, improved aerodynamics and accommodation for electric drivetrains.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) Thursday July 5 2012 1:39 PM MT—SRAM is introducing a new urban trekking group in Europe with some features borrowed from its high-end road offerings.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Monday JULY 2—SRAM on Monday released some more details of its XX1 mountain bike drivetrain, which uses a single chainring combined with an 11-speed 10- to 42-tooth cassette.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Wednesday June 27 2012 9:39 AM MT—Big Cat Human Powered Vehicles is working with the Consumer Products Safety Commission to recall about 170 Catbike recumbent bikes.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012 3:00 PM MT—Trek Bicycle on Tuesday announced a refreshment to its road bike line, with an updated top-of-the-line Madone model and a more complete line of Domane bikes, featuring the company's de-coupler comfort feature.
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) Tuesday June 26 2012 11:03 AM MT—The venerable Italian road brand Pinarello is re-entering the mountain bike market with the new Dogma XC 9.9, a carbon fiber hardtail frame.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies is recalling certain models of its Tricruiser, an electric-powered adult tricycle. The company said the rear axle may break causing the rear wheel to detach. The Tricruiser was marketed under the IZIP and eZip brands.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Giro dug back into the archives when developing the Air Attack aero road helmet, basing its newest innovation on the cutting-edge 1988 helmet of the same name, worn by such athletes as Chris Boardman and a young Lance Armstrong.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design is branching out from its cross-country and racing roots with a new line of cockpit components designed for longer-travel trail bikes.
Editor's note: The following article first appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
MONTEREY, CA—The last eight months have been a trying and uncertain time for Matt Bracken, Jim Hale and Jay Seiter.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday June 5 2012 8:01 AM MT—Ergon is looking to develop an initial dealer base of 200 to 300 retailers for its new Phorm line of saddles and grips, which recently became available in the U.S.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Friday May 25 2012 9:40 AM MT—SRAM is releasing a few photos and details of an upcoming 11x1 mountain bike drivetrain, which the company said it will unveil more thoroughly in July.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 9:55 AM MT—Campagmolo has quickly brought its EPS electronic shifting technology on to time trial and triathlon bikes with a selection of new parts introduced this week.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday May 23 2012 2:47 PM MT—Fox Racing Shox will be offering new electronic features on its suspension products, available in September.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Tuesday May 22 2012 7:35 PM MT—Trek Bicycle informed dealers in a letter this month that it will discontinue its cruiser line for model year 2013 and reallocate resources into stronger performing segments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)-Ridley Bicycle is recalling about 105 carbon fiber threadless stems because they can crack or break. So far the company has received one report of a stem breaking in use, resulting in minor injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.