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Posted May 21, 2013
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Troy had a garage full of bikes, 20 years’ experience wrenching, a daughter getting braces soon—and an itch to try a lightweight carbon 29er hardtail. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / Web/Internet
Posted April 25, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps / Competition
Posted April 17, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic is the latest to add SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now feature to its website. The feature allows consumers to see where they can pick up specific Kinetic products locally.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike geeks and computer geeks (and one and the same) will come together next month at a "Hackfest" here, where developers will be challenged to come up with bike-themed mobile or web applications in three hours or less.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted April 4, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies announced Wednesday that it has launched an online store in partnership with Shopatron.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Web/Internet
Posted April 3, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Road cycling website Pezcyclingnews.com is close to launching a redesigned site, the third major iteration of the 11-year-old site.

Publisher Richard Pestes said the new site will go live in a matter of days or sooner.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 28, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN) — Google Shopping Express, which launched Thursday, is a local delivery service the company hopes will make it possible for shoppers to get the items they order online a few hours later, and at a low cost.  

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 27, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Most brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit from federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, industry leaders say.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 27, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / BRAIN News
Posted March 25, 2013
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry.com continues to consolidate its online bike retail sites, closing RealCyclist.com and pointing its traffic to its CompetitiveCyclist.com site.
 
Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 12, 2013

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has a new platform that helps retailers create and share social media content.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 1, 2013

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) — Cane Creek is adding a "Buy Local Now" button to its website, allowing consumers to order its products from participating nearby retailers, or simply visit the shops to buy the product. The program is coordinated by SmartEtailing.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 13, 2013
A screen shot of the Mt. Borah app

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Mt. Borah has released a new app for the iPad that allows customers to design semi-custom cycling clothing.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 17, 2013
Urban Velo on iPad

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Urban Velo, a bimonthly magazine available in print or online, is now available for iPad tablets via Apple's App Store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 11, 2013

WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is working with a new creative agency to develop a new website and hone its brand positioning.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 21, 2012

CHEYENNE, WY (BRAIN) — Outdoor gear close-out retailer Sierra Trading Post has been sold to The TJX Companies Inc. for $200 million, the companies announced Friday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 13, 2012

BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted December 12, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) —SRAM is working with SmartEtailing to add a "Buy Local Now!" button to many of the products on the component company's website. The buttons link to participating retailers and allow consumers to see which stores have the exact product they want in stock.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 11, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has released a new iPad app on the Apple iTunes store. The app is intended to help improve communications between consumers, dealers, Felt's sales force and others. The company said the app will serve as a sales floor resource for its dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 3, 2012
Specialized checks in with Engadget author

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Engadget writer Joshua Fruhlinger went to two Southern California bike shops on Black Friday, shopping for a Specialized or Yeti. After being disappointed by his experience, he wound up buying a Santa Cruz from online retailer Speedgoat.com.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet

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