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May 19, 2021
A screenshot from Knolly's patent.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Knolly Bikes Inc. has withdrawn its suit alleging that Intense Cycles was infringing on its patent on a full suspension design.

Posted in Industry News
May 7, 2021
The cover of Van Doren's memoir, published last month.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Van Doren, who began selling Vans sneakers at a store in Anaheim, California, in 1966, died Thursday at age 90, the company announced. Vans shoes defined skate style and were the default BMX shoe from the sport's Old School days until today.

Posted in Industry News
May 6, 2021
UPDATED with more details

OLDENZAAL, Netherlands (BRAIN) — A. Dugast, a Dutch brand famous for its handmade cyclocross tubular tires, is joining the Vittoria Group, the company announced Tuesday. 

Posted in International
May 5, 2021

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Figures released Wednesday show the industry received a surge of parts from overseas in March. Monthly imports of derailleurs, pedals, saddles, and other parts were at their highest level in at least 14 months, in some cases by large margins.

Posted in Industry News
April 29, 2021

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano sales in its bike division were up 76.3% in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year; operating income in the division was up 170%.

Posted in International
April 27, 2021
CORRECTS fundraising goal to $1M.
Smith explains the system at the 2018 Eurobike. BRAIN photo.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CeramicSpeed, known for its low-friction derailleur pulleys and chains, is hoping to raise $1 million in private investment to develop its chainless, low-friction drivetrain, called Driven. CeramicSpeed has formed a new spinoff called Driven Technologies Inc. to develop the system.

Posted in Product/Tech
April 22, 2021
Empty energy gel wrappers? Worn-out sneakers or wool socks? How about an old bike helmet? There are more options to keep them out of landfills.
Bern is encouraging helmet recycling.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — On this Earth Day, April 22, bike industry brands (include BRAIN's parent company, Outside) are promoting more options to keep their products and packaging out of landfills at the end of their useful lives. Here's a rundown of some of the programs.

Posted in Industry News
April 9, 2021

Statements on recent state legislation from Arkansas-based companies Rapha and Allied and other groups.

Posted in Industry News
April 8, 2021

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Québec (BRAIN) — Just a few months after emerging from Canada's equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Louis Garneau Sports' president said his goal is to take the company public in two years. He's planning on e-bike sales providing a boost toward that goal.

Posted in Industry News
April 7, 2021
UPDATED: CEO of Arkansas-based Allied Cycle says he's disappointed in recent legislation.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tom Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, part-owner of several bike industry companies and a promoter of cycling in Arkansas, said Tuesday he supports Arkansas Gov.

Posted in Industry News

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