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Posted April 4, 2018
BRAIN's Lynette Carpiet joins retailers Tom Henry and Ken Woody Smith on the podcast, available Wednesday.
The BRAIN survey results are in the April 1 issue.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The majority of IBD sales still take place inside the four walls of a brick-and-mortar store, and many retailers don't believe that will change dramatically over the next few years, according to a survey conducted by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 16, 2018

PARK CITY, Utah (POC) — POC is working with Locally to add a retail locator tool to POC's e-commerce website starting April 15. The feature will show POC's ski and bike product dealers as well as real-time availability of products.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 26, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool announced it has surpassed 100,000 subscribers to its YouTube channel, where viewers can learn how to tweak, adjust and fix their bikes from Calvin Jones, the company’s director of education and master mechanic.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 21, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift is now offering retailers wholesale prices on membership cards, suggesting that brick-and-mortar retailers can bundle indoor training products and make it easier for new users to get started with the online cycling program. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted November 3, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association and the National Retail Federation — along with the attorneys general from 35 states and the District of Columbia — have signed on to support South Dakota’s efforts to overturn a key ruling that exempts online retailers from collecting state sales taxes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 19, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN)—The message to retailers is simple: Embrace changes in the marketplace, especially consumer fixation with e-commerce, or your business could be in jeopardy.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted January 26, 2017
A screenshot of the Velotooler iOS app.

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, a web-based program that matches up consumers with independent bike mechanics, is getting off the ground with a trial run in New England, where about 80 transactions have been completed this month. The company now offers its mechanics a group insurance program.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted January 4, 2017
Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC's website.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet / Mobile service
Posted November 22, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Cycling blog RedKitePrayer.com has begun soliciting voluntary reader subscriptions. The site also continues to accept advertising in what publisher Patrick Brady called an "NPR-style" model. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted October 26, 2016
What U.S. shoppers see when they search for SRAM on ChainReaction.com.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. visitors to European-based e-commerce sites like Wiggle and Chain Reaction have seen something new when they searched for SRAM products in recent months: nothing.

Posted in International Tagged MAP / Web/Internet
Posted May 25, 2016
Investment firm provides capital for expansion.
The Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany.

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — German consumer-direct bike brand Canyon said it has partnered with TSG Consumer Partners to expand into the U.S. market. TSG, an investment firm with offices in San Francisco and New York, gains a minority stake in Canyon and will provide the additional capital needed to set up U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet
Posted May 25, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Recumbent tricycle manufacturer TerraTrike has launched a new website to help trike owners connect with other riders in their local communities.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 11, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nearly 500 U.S. bike shops have signed up with BikeExchange, a service launched in Australia in 2007 that creates an online marketplace for bicycle products and ties into sales through bike shops.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 6, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Experts from some major non-bike brands will speak about e-commerce, brand advocacy and other topics at the upcoming Whistler Bike 2016 conference, being held May 29-June 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 4, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BikeRadar has hired Russell Eich as a technical writer. Eich joins BikeRadar from SmartEtailing, where he was a web content and production editor for more than a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted April 29, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Wide Angle Podium, launched in April, is a podcast network featuring several popular cycling podcasts, including Crosshairs Radio, The Slow Ride Podcast, and the newly launched Myerson Line podcast, featuring recently retired pro cyclist Adam Myerson.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted March 9, 2016
Consumers can pick up at qualified dealers, who are now allowed to sell bikes over $1,000 on their own websites.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh USA told its dealers Tuesday that it would begin selling bicycles online to consumers who would then pick them up at a participating Raleigh dealer. Raleigh dealers will also be able to sell bikes valued at more than $1,000 at retail on their own websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel

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