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Posted March 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has expanded options for its wooden countertop displays and is offering retailers a seasonal margin boost on the sets with its “Spruce Up for Spring” program.

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Posted February 24, 2015
An industry veteran says the industry needs to come together to meet the needs and wants of consumers.
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Posted February 24, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI now has Ghost bikes available at its stores and its website.

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Posted February 18, 2015

MIAMI (BRAIN) – Two Wheel Picker bike shop in Miami has moved into a larger location with better visibility. The new location is 20 percent larger than the old one.

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Posted February 12, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness of St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the recipient of BRAIN's Retail Remodel Project. The inaugural project will illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop.

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Posted February 6, 2015
Updated with arrest details
Balestrini and Ridenour. Morgan Hill Police photos.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — An employee at the Bicycle Outfitters store here was a key player in the quick recovery of two rare road bikes stolen from the Specialized headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif., early this week.

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Posted February 3, 2015
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features articles about the increased number of motorsports brands entering the bike market, a look at proposed e-bike legislation and the second part of our series on the cycling media — including a look at an alleged “pay-for-play” scandal at a major cycling website.
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Posted January 29, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) – SRAM is launching a new all-in-one merchandising system designed to help retailers better display its road and mountain bike products.

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Posted January 21, 2015

NEWTON, Mass. (BRAIN) – Landry's Bicycles has purchased the assets of longtime Boston-area retailer International Bicycle Centers following the closure of IBC's two stores in early January.

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Posted January 16, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Triathlon Business International and Slowtwitch.com have announced the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S. for 2014. Compiled by Slowtwitch.com publisher Dan Empfield, the top 50 was determined by consumer and supplier votes. 

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Posted January 14, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — More than 800 women applied for the Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship launched by Quality Bicycle Products and 10 were selected to attend UBI's Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop in Ashland, Ore., this spring.

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Posted January 14, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a nearly full-day vacation, BicycleRetailer.com came back online Wednesday morning. A hardware problem at the site's hosting service apparently caused the outage. 

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Posted January 14, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny’s — the Austin, Texas, destination store co-owned by Lance Armstrong — is expanding to a second location to be housed in the new Clearfork Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center in

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Posted January 8, 2015
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has released a list of stores that joined the retailer-owned co-op in the second half of 2014.
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Posted January 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — California retailer Mike's Bikes has secured a "multi-million dollar" credit facility through Business Capital, a commercial finance and debt restructuring firm.

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Posted January 5, 2015
January 1 issue also contains the 2015 Industry Directory, the Sales Training Guide and a look at the Quebec cycling industry.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's been 12 months since Shimano American overhauled its U.S. distribution, cutting its roster of U.S. distributors and emphasizing its own dealer direct sales.

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Posted December 31, 2014
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.
Casual cyclists sometimes feel intimidated in bike shops because they don't understand the equipment, the complexity or even the people working there.
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Posted December 31, 2014
Mystery no more.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The untimely death of aero wheel innovator Steve Hed resulted in the most read article on BicycleRetailer.com in 2014. That story, published Nov. 26, shocked and saddened industry members and consumers alike.
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Posted December 29, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is accepting Supplier Scorecards from its members through the end of the day Wednesday, Dec. 31.

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Posted December 24, 2014
This excerpt and photos are used with permission from Bike Mechanic.
An excerpt from a new book from VeloPress, by Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash with photography by Taz Darling.
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