BRAIN Staff

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November 3, 2017
Dealer Tour editors and sponsors spin along the West Side Greenway.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — It’s been more than five years since the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited New York City, braving the Big Apple’s busy avenues and steaming July temperatures to visit more than a dozen shops.

Posted in Retail News
November 2, 2017

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of this weekend's VeloSwap consumer bike swap and expo are expecting more than 8,000 attendees and 350-plus vendors, which include individuals, retailers, suppliers, teams and other groups selling used and new gear.

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The bike swap meet and expo is now in its 28th year.
November 2, 2017

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported Thursday that third-quarter revenue in the division housing its mass-market and IBD bikes businesses plunged 18 percent due to factors including hurricanes and other extreme weather in North America, the bankruptcy filing of mass customer Toys R Us in September, and overa

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But officials say sales are rebounding in the fourth quarter following extreme weather and US retail challenges that disrupted business.
November 2, 2017
The Alchemy Arktos.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — High-end bike brand Alchemy Bicycles is now offering consumers a 30-day ride-test guarantee on its Ready to Roll bikes. Customers can return the bikes for a full refund of exchange in the first 30 days.

Posted in Industry News
November 2, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has launched sister brand Astral Cycling to manufacture traditionally laced alloy and carbon rims for consumers and wheel builders at its Oregon facility.

Posted in Product/Tech
November 2, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Unlike many of the other markets the BRAIN staff visited on our Dealer Tours, there's been no turnover among the Chicago-area retailers we visited in 2013. If you value stability and you like speaking with the same shop owner year after year, then Chicago is your market.

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Chicago's IBDs focus on the business with little drama
November 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This month IMBA is launching a new fundraising push to fund dozens of pre-approved new mountain bike trail projects around the country. The organization has identifued 68 trail and bike park projects in 31 states that will benefit from the fundraising.

Posted in Industry News
November 1, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory reported record sales of $127.4 million in the third quarter, up 16.9 percent from the same period last year. In its bicycle division, which includes sales through the Fox, Marzocchi, Race Face and Easton Cycling brands, sales were up 8.8 percent in the quarter.

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November 1, 2017

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro on Wednesday reported a 37 percent increase in third-quarter revenue to $329.8 million and net income of $14.7 million, compared with a loss of $104 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

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November 1, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA is now offering U.S. customers the option of having their bikes assembled, delivered and fit by Velofix, the mobile bike service franchiser.

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