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Posted February 23, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — 3T Cycling is naming Memphis' Victory Bicycle Studio its first Customer Service and Repair Center for 3T wheels.

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Posted February 19, 2016
Ozone Bike Dept. closed after 23 years in business.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — In a space of one month, three Austin retailers will close their doors.

Weather woes, low oil prices, high real estate costs and market saturation are among factors that have put the squeeze on the city’s retail landscape.

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Posted February 18, 2016

KENNEWICK, Wash. (BRAIN) — When self-proclaimed recovering workaholic Heather Henderson left her job at Cervélo last year, she traveled the long way to her hometown in southeast Washington state.

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Posted February 17, 2016

MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Christopher Rubin’s interest in bikes started when Speedplay founder Richard Bryne moved into his childhood San Diego neighborhood.

“When Richard moved next door, he got all of us kids interested in cycling,” Rubin said. “I was the only one who stayed with it.”

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Posted February 12, 2016

LONDON (BRAIN) — U.K. e-commerce businesses Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycle confirmed Friday that they will merge, pending regulatory approvals. The combined businesses will have annual revenues of more than 300 million pounds ($434 million).

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 10, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is proposing that dealers, distributors and manufacturers get together to form a "Twenty Group" — a group that meets regularly to share information and best practices with the goal of improving each member's business and raise the bar for the

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Posted February 4, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers can apply online now to be included in the National Bicycle Dealers Association America's Best Bike Shops 2016 awards. Applications are being accepted through March 31.

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Posted February 1, 2016

WOODS CROSS, Utah (BRAIN) — Online seller Bikewagon of North Salt Lake, Utah, has been acquired by winter sports retailer L9 Sports. 

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Posted February 1, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pricey niche bikes — everything from plus-sized mountain bikes to gravel road bikes — helped power increases in dollars and units at bike shops last year, according to stats from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

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Posted January 29, 2016

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Randy and Sally Pittaluga, owners of six shops in the Phoenix market, have rebranded their Bikes Direct store in Mesa as BikeMasters Mesa. The Pittalugas have also opened a second BikeMasters location in Mesa in the former DNA Cycles store site on North Power Road.

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Posted January 28, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The planning phase of Bicycle Retailer's second Retail Remodel Project is well underway at Bike-n-Hike in Longmont.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 21, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Husband and wife team Chase and Tami Spenst recently opened The Wheelhouse, a full-service bike shop and café, in the Los Angeles Art District.

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Posted January 20, 2016
Successful selling is a transfer of enthusiasm, not a transfer of product knowledge.
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Posted January 18, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International and Slowtwitch.com have announced the Top 50 Multisport Retailers in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 13, 2016
Moto industry execs share challenges and opportunities.
Moto industry panelists (left to right) Eric Anderson, Scot Begovich, George Gatto and Robert Pandya.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Motorcycle industry experts offered a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities in their market to a crowd of 250 bike industry members attending the IBD Summit this week in Tempe, Ariz.

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 13, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — As of Jan. 1, Full Cycle Bikes, one of Boulder's oldest bike shops, has changed hands. Russ Chandler and business partners Ed Kuh and Adam Brodnicki bought the business from Kaj and Karli Gronholm, who owned it for 10 years.

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Posted January 11, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced it will offer its Service Summit again, this time for central region retailers at its Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters and distribution center.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 8, 2016
Mobile repair service signs up 20 franchises throughout the Western US.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile repair service Beeline Bikes has opened its first two franchises and has signed a total of 20 franchises to date in markets including Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona; Los Angeles; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Northern California's Napa Valley.

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Posted January 7, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Sixteen female bike mechanics received some good news this week, learning that they were recipients of the third annual Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship, a program title-sponsored by QBP, SRAM, RockShox, Park Tool and the United Bicycle Institute (UBI).

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Posted January 6, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has selected Bike-n-Hike of Longmont, Colorado, for its 2016 Retail Remodel Project.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News

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