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Kona sent out an email recently inviting fans to visit them at the Sea Otter.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kona Bikes employees were tight-lipped Wednesday after the brand's employees set up a display at the Sea Otter Classic expo (which opens Thursday) and then began breaking it down.

Company is moving Munich Composite's manufacturing equipment to South Carolina.
Photo of Munich's European factory provided by Munich.

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (BRAIN) — Two supporters of domestic manufacturing are teaming to begin production of carbon fiber rims for the original equipment market.

(BRAIN) — Lazer says its new Verde KineticCore helmet minimizes the use of materials, is made of 70% recycled materials by weight and is recyclable.

Updated with more details following an FDNY news conference Monday afternoon.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For the first time in its campaign to help the city address escalating lithium-ion battery fires, the Fire Department of New York filed criminal charges against a Brooklyn e-bike shop owner for illegal storage and charging on Friday.

(BRAIN) — Huffy announced a partnership with Earthbound — a product design, licensing, and brand growth company — that will allow the bike brand to expand into new markets and product categories domestically and internationally.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on Monday about the risk of "serious injury and death" from Unit Pack Power lithium-ion e-bike batteries. The commission said the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly of the fire and burn hazard.

(BRAIN) — DirtySixer is conducting a crowd-funding campaign to build e-bikes with 36-inch and 32-inch wheels. The company has been selling 36-inch wheel bikes and e-bikes for several years, and teased a 32-inch prototype in 2017. Now it is bringing the 32-inch size to market with the campaign.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our April magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are your best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining qualified sales people and mechanics?

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle and Dimension stem raisers are being recalled because they can shift during use and pose a fall hazard.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, legislation supported by outdoor and bike industry groups.

The very nature of our business is changing from relationships to transactions. And the business itself needs to change to keep up.

DICKINSON, N.D. (BRAIN) — Bernice “Bernie” (Kessel) Santiago died on March 9 in the comfort of her own home surrounded by family. She was only 60 years of age.

(BRAIN) — Police were reportedly called to Scott Sports headquarters in Switzerland on Wednesday afternoon to respond to what officials said was "a dispute between managers." 

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — On the eve of the Sea Otter Classic, Cane Creek Cycling Components teased details about its Invert gravel fork that is expected to be available mid-summer.