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The tariffs will start at 10 percent and affect most bike goods from China — but not helmets or lights. On Jan. 1, they will increase to 25 percent.
The news came as Interbike's indoor expo prepared to open.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Monday said he had approved tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China, including about $1 billion in bicycle products.

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Mass brand makes major investments amid market disruption — and wants to bring the IBD along for the ride.
Huffy's Bill Smith

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — In its 126-year history, Huffy Bicycles has proved time and again that the ability to adapt is embedded in its DNA. From world wars and the slow death of American manufacturing to the rise of mass retailing and the current retail apocalypse, the company, which got its start when founder George Huffman purchased manufacturer Davis Sewing Machine in 189, has endured just about every market disruption of the modern era.

Merlin will make just eight of the Newsboy frames, priced at $5,000 each.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Merlin Bikes is back, and just like in the 1990s, the brand has brought a crowd-pleaser to Interbike: the Newsboy.

Weather was perfect. Bike racks were empty. Lift lines were long. Vendors were happy with dealer turnout. But consumers were lacking.

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — While the Northstar Free-Ride Festival got off to a slow start on Saturday morning with clouds, sprinkles and strong winds, by Sunday consumer traffic had gone up, and more dealers trickled in. Monday was "crazy busy" with vendors sending out dozens of demos.

GUILFORD, Vt. (BRAIN) — Neil Quinn, who founded West Hill Shop in Putney, an epicenter of the cycling community, died Thursday at age 78 after a short bout with cancer.

As a U.S. manufacturer, there are unique major challenges that we face and because of this, we support the administration's additional tariffs on Chinese bicycle racks and components.

The San Diego brand launched its latest Peter Sagan editions of its sunglasses just before the Tour de France this summer.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — This summer 100% released its latest Peter Sagan special edition sunglasses — the brand has worked with the ProTour superstar since December 2016 — just before the opening stage of the Tour de France.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the sixth consecutive year, the NBDA has conducted a program that identifies and honors the most progressive bicycle stores in North America.

KILLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Beyond merely promoting the Italian bike brand, Bianchi's new U.S. women's ambassador program is designed to get more people into the sport — and into bike shops.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Jack DeVries, a veteran Bellingham retailer and collector of all things bicycling, died Tuesday, Sept. 11. He was 83.

A onetime bicycle newspaper delivery boy, DeVries began his career in the bike industry working for Times Bicycle Shop in Bellingham in 1950 at age 16. In 1969, he opened his own shop in town, Jack’s Bicycle Center. The shop moved to its current location in 1995.

The founders, left to right: Hap Seliga, Dave Weagle and Jason Schiers

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Bicycle industry veterans Dave Weagle, Jason Schiers and Hap Seliga have launched a new company, Trust Performance. Although the company already has 15 employees and headquarters in Salt Lake City, it is not ready to announce details of its upcoming product line.

Bravo will relaunch its SixSixOne brand at Interbike.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Former Interbike show director Pat Hus has joined Bravo Sports Corp. as senior vice president of Bravo's specialty bike division. Hus will oversee Nutcase Helmets, SixSixOne and Pro-Tec bike.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced two new tool boxes that add space, convenience and tool access to help mechanics when they are traveling.

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