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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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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.

Mystery no more.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The untimely death of aero wheel innovator Steve Hed resulted in the most read article on in 2014. That story, published Nov. 26, shocked and saddened industry members and consumers alike.

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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.

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.

Retailers can apply online now to be considered

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is launching a project designed to illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop. Similar to popular home renovation and restaurant remodel TV shows, the Retail Remodel Project will document a hands-on redesign of a bicycle retailer.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Former retailer and longtime framebuilder Bill Davidson has announced his partnership with Maxwell Kullaway of 333fab to open Davidson-Kullaway Custom Bicycles early next spring.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Discounts ran deeper and sales started earlier than ever this year, but the holiday shopping season appears to be off to a slow start.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — From Austin, Texas, to Taichung, Taiwan, the newest issue of Bicycle Retailer takes a look at the cycling industry from several perspectives.

Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — One of BikeStreet’s former stores recently reopened with a new name: FreeHub Bicycles.

Bob Parlee (L), Efraim Grinberg of Movado, and F.K. Day of WBR.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Signature Cycles' owner Paul Levine recently collaborated with the Movado Group, the parent company of luxury watch brand Movado, to host a fundraising event to benefit World Bicycle Relief.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle will kick off its Black Friday sales this Wednesday, and then will close all its stores — as well as its distribution center and contact center — for Thanksgiving. The stores will re-open as usual on Friday at 9 a.m.

VICTOR, Idaho (BRAIN) –Jannine and Scott Fitzgerald, owners of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles in Idaho’s Teton Valley, have launched a children’s book focused on cycling.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Detroit-based watch, leather goods and bicycle company Shinola opened its newest retail store in Los Angeles last week. The 1,100-square-foot shop is in the heart of the city's Silver Lake neighborhood, and is Shinola's seventh brick-and-mortar retail outlet.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA employees will support World Bicycle Relief's Buffalo Bike program by buying one Buffalo Bike for the organization for each new bike Jenson sells on Cyber Monday, Dec. 1. The pledge will match the first 50 bikes sold that day.

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PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Discovery, a San Diego-area retailer with two locations, is running a promotion with Phat Cycles, a fat-tire beach cruiser brand.

 Bike Masters Ahwatukee has approximately 1,750 square feet of retail space.

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Randy and Sally Pittaluga have opened their fifth bike shop in the Phoenix area, Bike Masters Ahwatukee, a Giant Partner Store. The Pittalugas, co-owners of the Bike Masters and Bikes Direct store brands, worked with the Giant Retail Services team in the design of their newest location.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries has opened a new brand retail store in Minneapolis, raising the number of Chrome HUB locations to seven.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — This winter Shimano American is offering intensive, hands-on two-day training sesssion for shop technical staff at the company's office here.

David’s World Cycle is now up to 12 stores … and counting.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN)—A recent purchase of four bike shops in a one-month period has brought the store count at David’s World Cycle to 12. The greater Orlando-area retailer also has its sights on a fifth acquisition, with a deal set to close in November.


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