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Alan Crisp.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The new Outside Interactive vice president and general manager of its Cycling Group realized early on that the gap between being a strong junior downhill racer and an elite one was a bit too wide.

Tagged Media/Publishing / BRAIN News

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — A lawsuit in Maryland federal court alleges the front fork of a Mate.Bike folding e-bike failed as plaintiff Benjamin White rode off a curb, allegedly causing White severe injuries and permanent disfigurement.

Tagged From the Magazine

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton Interactive reported a fourth-quarter net operating loss of $1.2 billion on Thursday as the indoor fitness company continues its downturn following rapid growth during the pandemic. It was the sixth consecutive quarter of reported losses.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Stateside brick-and-mortar retailers don't get the warm and fuzzies at the mention of Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, two UK-based e-commerce sites that were once notorious for selling discounted components into the U.S. market.

Tagged From the Magazine
The designer of the Lotus bike died last week from lung cancer.

(CYCLINGTIPS) — Mike Burrows died last week at age 79 after two years of unsuccessful treatment for lung cancer. He was best known as the designer of the sleek carbon fiber Lotus bike that Chris Boardman rode to the UK’s first Olympic cycling gold medal in 72 years at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton will expand the distribution of its bike, Guide, and selected accessories and apparel to Amazon's U.S. stores. Bike delivery will be available to most in the U.S.

The Antric One.

FREEHOLD, N.J. (BRAIN) — Cenntro Electric Group Limited acquired a minority interest in German e-cargo designer Antric GmbH.

Tagged Electric bike
REI Co-op  spec'd its e1.1 with a Bafang hub motor.

(BRAIN) — When Specialized announced the re-launch of its Globe brand in May as an affordable electric bike purveyor focused on car-replacing transportation, the company released only one spy photo showing an e-bike obscured by cargo baskets and cactuses. While the e-bike's frame was largely hidden, one of the bike's features clearly was visible: a rear hub motor.

Tagged Electric bike / From the Magazine
Webinar on Aug. 31 will provide key insights.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The National Bike Dealers Association released its Cost of Doing Business Report for the first time in seven years and will follow up with a webinar next week on how to better understand and utilize its data.

The longtime components company enjoys rebirth after coming close to bankruptcy.
Cane Creek hand-builds its Helm fork and rear shocks in N.C.

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — It's the kind of failure that can ruin a company, but for Cane Creek Components, its Double Barrel Inline rear shock debacle nearly 10 years ago led to a gradual reawakening of the brand. Call it a pivot point in its history.

Tagged From the Magazine

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods' second-quarter net sales declined 5% year-over-year and comparable store sales were down 5.1%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — ARG Sports Inc. will distribute Italian protective wear brand Dainese in Canada. The partnership will work to bring MAP pricing to IBD, B2C, and e-commerce clients.

Tagged Distributor news

(BRAIN) — Two China-based e-mobility manufacturers applied to the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) for new status to pay a lower anti-dumping import tariff rate to export into the United Kingdom.

Tagged Tariffs

NEWARK, N.J. (BRAIN) — Cycling industry investor Samuel Mancini, originally scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 17 after pleading guilty to one count of securities fraud, will now be sentenced on Nov. 17.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — After its planned launch was interrupted by COVID for two years, the first Cycle of Influence Summit will be held next month in this fast-growing cycling town.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Erin Gorrell.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our August magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What software do you use for your point of sales system? What do you like/dislike about it?

Tagged From the Magazine

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Who else can claim the varied and impactful career accomplishments of Lennard Zinn? Zinn Cycles has sold more than 2,000 frames and complete bikes in every conceivable size and five frame materials. He's sold more than 800,000 Zinn and the Art of ... repair books. He's been an editor and contributor to numerous publications, primarily VeloNews.

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (BRAIN) — Life Time, a fitness center operator that also owns the Sea Otter Classic, the Leadville 100, Unbound Gravel and other bike events, reports that revenues were up 50% in the first half of 2022 as its fitness facilities re-opened and events resumed after COVID-19 closures.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation second-quarter revenue increased 25% year-over-year, the 17th consecutive quarter of growth.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

DRESDEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany-based bike e-commerce retailer BIKE24 said its sales were up just 1% in the first half of its fiscal year to 128.8 million euros ($132 million) amid what the retailer called "a challenging environment." The company pointed to its expansions into the French, Spanish and Italian mark

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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