BRAIN Staff

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August 27, 2018

SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike advocates and land managers on Sunday will celebrate the reopening of one of the region's most popular mountain biking and hiking trails, the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail through the Arroyo Seco canyon.

Posted in Industry News
August 27, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has scheduled a second webinar to update the industry on the Trump administration's proposed and enacted tariffs on bicycle products, including the e-bike tariff that took effect last week. 

The webinar is Thursday at 9 a.m. PT. 

Posted in Industry News
August 27, 2018

CORK, Ireland (BRAIN) — Aqua Blue Sport, a UCI Pro Continental team, will shut down at the end of this season, the team announced Monday. The team was notable because it launched with an unusual business plan, relying on a team-owned "multi-retailer online marketplace" site for part of its funding. The squad also stood out for its choice of single-chainring 3T road bikes, marking the first time a 1x group was used regularly in top level road racing.

Posted in Industry News
August 27, 2018
Dave Watson.

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (BRAIN) — Dave "Crazy Dave" Watson, a cycling team founder, race official and mail order purveyor of European cycling gear, died Aug. 18 at age 82. 

Posted in Industry News
August 24, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has launched an online survey. The nonprofit says findings will help guide its advocacy work. IMBA worked with the SRAM Cycling Fund and Ohio University researchers on the national survey, which is open until Sept. 20.

Posted in Studies/Reports
August 24, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike said it will add $1,000 to the existing purse for the overall winner of the 2018 Mechanics Challenge presented by Park Tool.

Posted in Retail News
August 24, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — A nonprofit here is proposing to build several sections of singletrack trails adjacent to paved sidewalks, to allow children and beginner mountain bikers a taste of trail riding.

Posted in Industry News
August 23, 2018

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN) — Bombtrack's new Hook ADV bike model was inspired by 1990s-era cross-country mountain bikes, but with gravel bike handling, a 40-millimeter travel suspension fork and a dropper post. 

The company said it will offer the Hook ADV in limited quantities this fall. 

Posted in New Products
August 23, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Echos Communications has hired Caitlin Giddings, a former staff writer and associate editor for Bicycling magazine, to manage copywriting for the company's cycling clients. Giddings also previously worked at Runner's World magazine.

Posted in Industry News
August 23, 2018

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos new UMA GT Half Tights are lightweight, highly breathable summer tighs to provide more protection against the sun on hot days and as an option for chilly summer morning rides.

Posted in New Products

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