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The top BRAIN web stories of 2018: bankruptcies, show cancellations and tariffs

Published December 28, 2018

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — 2018 started out with news of Niner Bikes' bankruptcy, which ended with the company being acquired by Huffy Bicycle's owner. The year ended with news of the bankruptcy of Advanced Sports Enterprises, parent of Performance Bicycle and ASI — how that story will end is still uncertain, with an asset sale planned for early January.


Those stories were among the most-read articles of the year. Other big topics were the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration and the cancellation of the 2019 Interbike show. Here's the list of the top 15 stories of the year and the day they were each published:

  1. ASE files for Chapter 11 Nov. 15
  2. Emerald cancels 2019 Interbike Dec. 6
  3. Trump administration approves tariffs Sept. 17
  4. Rise of the 'Shreddy 29er' Nov. 21 
  5. Chain Reaction to stop selling Shimano in US and Canada Dec. 19
  6. Specialized recalls 6,000 road bikes Feb. 15 
  7. Homemade e-bike project catches fire, destroys home Oct. 9 
  8. BionX shuts down, searches for new owner March 2
  9. Tariffs force Light and Motion to go offshore Sept. 24 
  10. Harley-Davidson growth plan to include e-bikes July 31 
  11. American Classic closes factory, selling IP Jan. 5 
  12. Niner sold, now has same owner as Huffy March 9
  13. Vista to sell firearm and sports brands May 1 
  14. Park Tool sues Real World Cycling over tool color Sept. 6 
  15. Kentucky man convicted of selling counterfeit helmets June 11 

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