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January 23, 2024

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Brands looking to add some Swiss precision to their bike products are looking to 9T Labs, a 5-year-old continuous fiber composite manufacturer. The brand might be a common sight on some high-end bikes and parts from major brands in the coming seasons.

Posted in International
January 23, 2024
Rendering of the Miami Ramona's restaurant.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The high-end brick-and-mortar and online retail giant R&A Cycles, in business since 1976, is opening its third location. And like its second location, which launched in the California Bay Area just as the pandemic began, store #3 is a long way from the R&A’s origins in Brooklyn. It’s in Coral Gables, near Miami.

Posted in Retail News
January 16, 2024
Photo courtesy Scott Sports

SEOUL, Korea (BRAIN) — South Korean apparel brand Youngone Corp., which acquired a majority share in Scott Sports in 2015, has loaned its subsidiary 150 million Swiss francs ($176 million).

Posted in International
January 11, 2024
Image from the Fischer Auction Co. online listing.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Almost three years after the brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Eminent Cycles' remaining frames, bikes and parts are being auctioned this month. 

Posted in Industry News
January 10, 2024
Haro is showing its new Saguaro line at CABDA West (Photo courtesy of Haro)

ONTARIO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since its inaugural California show in 2019, CABDA West has almost always seemed to be buffeted by winter storms that hampered retail attendance. This year appears to be the exception, show organizer Jim Kersten told BRAIN on Tuesday.

Posted in Retail News
January 10, 2024

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said during her State of the State address Tuesday that she will propose a state-wide ban on the sale of uncertified lithium-ion batteries.

Posted in Industry News
January 9, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has filed a lawsuit against Coqui Cyclery for unpaid inventory, while a customer is suing the same shop saying the retailer took payment for a bike assembly that was never completed.

Posted in Retail News
December 12, 2023

ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel (BRAIN) — Joe's No Flats, a common sight at European and Asian trade shows for years, will be available to U.S. retailers again starting this month.

Posted in Industry News
December 12, 2023

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — United Wheels is moving its Niner Bikes business from Colorado to its company headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio. United Wheels, which also owns Huffy, VAAST, Batch and Buzz Bicycles, bought Niner out of bankruptcy in 2018.

Posted in Industry News
December 7, 2023
Shimano's Malaysia headquarters.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano says it is investigating after a news report that a supplier to its factory in Malaysia has operated under conditions that are “akin to modern slavery.”

Posted in International

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