MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has built wheels by hand since the Miami-based distributor was founded in 1971. In the early days, current vice president Ben Joannou Jr. and a friend would spend Saturdays building up wheels.

Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / Distributor news

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, 3T has announced the recall of 2012 and 2013 Cervélo P5 bicycles fitted with 3T Aduro aerobars.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano on Monday announced it was entering the action camera market with the new CM-1000 Sport Camera, a $299 camera that will be available in May.

The CM-1000 is the first product from Shimano's Lifestyle Gear Division that targets the fishing and cycling markets.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Shimano will soon sell a wireless device that connects its electronic Di2 groups to a bike computer.

Boardman’s new SLS endurance road platform

PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highlights from our final day of visits with suppliers at Winter PressCamp. Look for additional coverage in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer:

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OXNARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nalini's Shark road shoe is part of the Italian brand's full line of road, mountain bike, multi-sport, spinning and casual shoes. The full line is made in Italy.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Boating retailer West Marine is recalling about 4,600 folding bikes sold in its stores and on it's website. The bike frames can break during use, the retailer said.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Soleus, a sports watch and GPS device brand, is now offering a fitness tracking wristband. Soleus introduced a GPS bike computer last year. 

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Bicycle electronics maker Sigma Sport has released its new Sigma Move fitness app for free download at the iTunes App Store.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic is now offering its inRide Watt Meter and Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap separately.

The items were previously available only as a package. But Jason Overman, Kinetic's North American sales manager, said many potential customers already owned a heart rate strap. 

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — MapMyFitness apps can now sync their data with MyFitnessPal, a web- and app-based program that tracks diet, exercise and weight changes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Launched via Kickstarter and distributed by Southern California-based Torcano Industries, the Orp is the first bicycle light to integrate a dual-tone horn, emitting 76 or 96 decibels of sound to alert cars, pedestrians, runners and other cyclists.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — LeMond is now offering an optioanal wireless power meter attachment for its LeMond Revolution stationary trainers.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is now making clothes hangers out of scrap rims that did not meet its quality control standards.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Racing Weight Cookbook is the third title in VeloPress' Racing Weight series. The book includes more than 100 recipes intended to help athletes hit their ideal weight without compromising performance.

CAMPBELL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kinesiology tape brand Rocktape has released Rock Sauce, topical lotion for isolated muscle pain and joint soreness.

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tour of Flanders: The Inside Story is a new book about the Flemish spring classic by Les Woodland.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo has updated its venerable P2 triathlon bike.

The new P2 has a wider range of fit options and features Cervélo's new P-Series geometry, which has sizes ranging from 45cm (which has 650c wheels) and 48 to 61 (700c wheels).

A SRAM Red disc caliper

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is promising to have its new hydraulic brakes ready to go back on consumers' bikes sometime during the second half of April.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Schwinn unveiled its new CycleNav Smart Bike Navigator at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show here last week.


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