IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 10:23 AM MT—Shimano's 2013 Direct Mount rear derailleur option won't hit retail sales floors until early this fall, but the company already is responding to criticism from consumers who are concerned about a design offering an alternative to a
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 10:00 AM MT—Quality Bicycle Products is recalling about 1,100 Salsa Minimalist racks because the mounting straps can break.
VERONA, Italy (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 8:32 AM MT—Two teams will debut Vision's new time trial group at the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, the company announced.
The company did not say when the group will be available to consumers or give pricing information.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 8:15 AM MT—Specialized is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 600 Tektro brake levers used on some of the company's aero/time trial bikes and sold in the aftermarket.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 12:01 PM MT—Fox is serious about tempting suspension mechanics to take its new Fox/UBI Master Tech Class.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 10:36 AM MT—When it comes to sports nutritionals, you can almost hear Allen Lim put quote marks around the phrase every time he utters it.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 9:10 AM MT—Building on its Anthem X dual-suspension 29er, Giant on Monday introduced a range of three new carbon fiber 29ers.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 2:35 PM MT—Three bike manufacturers and SR Suntour are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 17,000 bikes because the SR Suntour suspension forks can fail.
REHOBOTH, MA (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 11:04 AM MT—Police here say the apparent failure of a recalled Cervelo fork may have contributed to a fatal bike accident Monday.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 2:48 PM MT— Public Bikes is recalling some bike models because of a faulty pedal.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 11:29 AM MT— Todson Inc. is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 2 2012 11:00 AM MT—Santa Cruz Bicycles has deepened its commitment to the 29er market, releasing details over the weekend about its new long-travel aluminum Tallboy LT and carbon fiber Tallboy LTc.
KORTRIJK, Belgium (BRAIN) Friday March 30 2012 10:06 AM MT—Trek Bicycle on Friday released details of its new Domane road bike, which members of the RadioShack-Nissan team have been racing on for several weeks.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Thursday March 29 2012 10:47 AM MT—Specialized is entering the e-bike market — at least in Europe — with a sleek high-end model called the Turbo, with a top speed of 45 kph (28 mph).
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Thursday March 29 2012 9:10 AM MT—SRAM on Thursday publicly released details of its 10-speed GripShift mountain bike shifters, which will be available the end of next month.
BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN) Monday March 26 2012 9:24 AM MT—German manufacturer Magura has revamped its suspension fork range with new 26-inch, 29er and 650b models, new internals, fork-end protection caps and a new thru-axle design.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Rapha is introducing a new high-end road cycling shoe that features yak leather uppers, an Easton carbon sole and Giro lasts and insoles.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 3:04 PM MT—Shimano has hired Shuji Sakai as product training coordinator for its dealer-only website, s-tec.shimano.com.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
By Matt Wiebe