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LeBron James made a surprise appearance Tuesday at the Harlem YMCA.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Lyft and NBA superstar LeBron James have teamed up to offer free bike-share services to teens and young adults through the YMCA.

The Magneticdays JARVIS smart trainer.

CASTLE PINES, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado-based distributor Italian Bicycle Group N.A. is now distributing the JARVIS smart trainer from MagneticDays.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products halted shipping from its Minnesota distribution center following a fire Jan. 16 in a trash compactor connected to the building. No one was injured in the fire, but inventory and shipping materials were exposed to smoke. 

The same Last Mile challenges that are putting power into retailers' hands with D2C brands has the potential to the change dealers' relationship with their primary specialty brands, too.

"Let's expand e-bikes and e-scooters," governor says in budget address.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his budget address Tuesday.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget address on Tuesday included a broad mention of a plan to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in the state but did not explain what that legislation would look like.

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Nearly four years after acquiring it, 3T Cycling is selling the THM Carbones component brand to Schmolke Carbon, another German carbon component maker.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Retailers and brands convened Wednesday at CABDA's season opener at San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds. As we did last year, we asked retailer attendees, "What brings you to CABDA?"

Ian Boswell is a former European road pro focusing on gravel in 2020.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The racing organization hosted a gravel racing symposium in Bentonville, Arkansas, last week.

White House photo of Trump signing the agreement Wednesday.

UPDATED: WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a Phase 1 trade agreement with China and said he will reduce recently imposed tariffs on some bike products from 15% to 7.5%. Trump's tariffs on most other bike-related products remain at 25%.

Company works with MIPS and the EPS Industry Alliance to give out MIPS-equipped Nutcase helmets in exchange for recycling a non-MIPS helmet.
Nutcase's helmet recycling bin at CABDA on Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Nutcase Helmets is running a helmet recycling program at the CABDA West trade show, which runs through Thursday.

 

Andy Pruitt

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Andy Pruitt has been considered one of the leading experts globally on the biomechanics of cycling for decades. Now Pruitt, who was deeply involved in Specialized’s Body Geometry program, is moving on from the Morgan Hill, California, company.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Under new owners, Diamondback is refocusing on IBD sales and launching programs at the CABDA West expo, opening in San Diego on Wednesday.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — As trade exhibitors move in to the Del Mar Racetrack convention space Tuesday, some retailers are already taking part in CABDA West's Education Day, which includes events by Bosch and the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. 

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Spinergy FCC 32 Carbon wheel.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spinergy says increased efficiency at its factory is allowing it lower prices on its bicycle wheels.