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Chinese-made bearings of many varieties will be hit with a 25 percent tariff starting July 6, increasing pressure on component makers to raise prices.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — When you buy 5,000 pounds of aluminum every day, you notice quickly when the cost per pound goes up 20 percent — or more — in a matter of months.
Dave Batka, owner of Wheels Manufacturing, is noticing.

Some see the decision as a victory for mom-and-pop store owners; but a challenge for those with small e-commerce businesses.
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that states may require online retailers to collect sales tax revenue from online consumers who live in their states.

The National Retail Federation called the decision "a major victory" for retailers.

The industry is scrambling after the Trump administration includes e-bikes on its list of proposed tariffs.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry has been drafted into the trade war between China and the U.S.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new featured area of the expo located just outside the door of the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Three companies have purchased parts of BionX Canada following a three-month search for a buyer.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailer Bruce McGrew recently opened a second Pro Cycling store on Colorado Springs' east side. Located in a high-traffic retail development, the new store serves a growing part of the city, which is home to about 450,000 residents. The shop opened its doors mid-June.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle — which has already pledged $1 million to the high school mountain bike racing league — is expanding its planned donation program.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a three-class e-bike law, similar to the industry-supported legislation enacted in nine other states.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas said it will allow its authorized dealers to sell through Amazon as long as they sell under the name registered on their dealer agreement and they follow the brand's guidelines and MAP policy.

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LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Los Angeles Police Department has announced a pilot program, part of the department's Green initiative, that includes a fleet of 20 Bulls Sentinel e-bikes. 

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — China-made bicycle GPS units are expected to see a significant price increase in the coming months due to a 25 percent tariff imposed by the Trump adminstration.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has signed Aspire Sports to take over distribution of Cannondale, GT Bicycles, Fabric and Mongoose products for the 2019 model year, ending CSG's distribution through Mali Bicycle Technology.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association plans two new e-bike training programs for retailers. 

The BPSA board approved the programs at a recent meeting here.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Lululemon, which invested in the cycling clothing brand 7mesh Industries last June, will be offering a selection of the clothes in 24 Lululemon stores and online this summer.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Gazelle Bikes has launched the CityZen T10 Speed in the U.S. The bikes features a Bosch Performance Speed mid-mount electric motor and 500Wh in-tube battery.

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