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
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM released details Thursday of its new Type 2 mountain bike rear derailleurs, which feature a bearing clutch to reduce chainslap and chaindrop and allow easy wheel removal.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN) Mar 13, 15:34 MT—Scott Montgomery is entering the third phase in his bike industry career, and he feels he has once again entered the sport's main current.
NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Canadian company Louis Garneau is adding one more product category to its offerings with the introduction of an energy gel line. It will follow it up with an electrolyte sports drink and more nutritional offerings, according to a press release.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—TRP and Formula are each showing early versions of hydraulic disc brake road bike levers with integrated Shimano Di2 shifting.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling is introducing a wheel demo rebate program, Ride2Decide, exclusively in the U.S. market effective Friday, March 9. The move is an extension of the high-end wheel maker’s U.S. dealer-direct distribution model launched in September.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012—Not only shop employees, but Ikon Cycles’ owner Adrian Moore, Beth Annon-Lovering, the owner of B&L Bike Shop and her daughter Christy, and no doubt other shop owners, visited the North American Handmade Bicycle Show during its 9 to 11 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 2 2012 05:18 PM MT—Curtis Odom, the man and the brand, focuses on custom, vintage-looking, highly polished hubs.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 2 2012 04:23 PM MT— Cycle Designs co-owner Wade Barocsi purchased the tubing business of Protube last December and is relaunching the business under Acel brand name.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 07:51 MT— SRAM employees on Wednesday delivered some of the company's first new-generation Red road groups to builders eager to put the parts on bikes for the upcoming North American Handmade Bicycle Show here.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Mar 1—VeloPress is offering two new book titles that will be available for retailers this month.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29, 15:33 MT—Are you ready for an 11-speed internal-gear road bike with electric shifting and disc brakes?
OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) Feb 27, 01:51 MT— Nearly half the riders in this year’s grand tours will be wearing clothes made by Nalini and Moa Sport in Italy, and replica clothing is available in the U.S. through importer Albabici.
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:18 MT—FSA technicians will start hand-building a small number of Vision wheels at the company’s Seattle-area North American headquarters this spring with the eventual goal of assembling all the brand’s aftermarket wheelsets in-house.