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That looks like a fast bike. Astute judges at the 2013 show in Denver consider the best in show award.

EATONTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which has not been held since 2019 because of the pandemic, is postponing its planned 2022 show due to lack of interest from exhibitors. The organizer says the show will be back for 2023. 

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Whoop sponsors several top pro cycling teams and athletes.

(BRAIN) — Fitness wearable maker Whoop and e-bike brand Rad Power each had layoffs this week.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group reported a year-over-year 2.6% net sales increase, saying global supply chain challenges, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and raw material price increases continue to affect its operations.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS' second-quarter net sales increased 45% year-over-year with the Sport category driven by snow helmet demand and less by bike helmets.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

DENVER (BRAIN) — The first national e-bike trade show announced Wednesday that the National Bicycle Dealers Association and PeopleForBikes will partner with the event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / The Big Gear Show

(BRAIN) — GT Bicycles announced Tuesday that Jason Schiers has been named managing director. Schiers will oversee the brand's strategy and future vision.

2023 show will be mid-June in Frankfurt.
We're not in Friedrichshafen anymore.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Organizers claimed success for the first Eurobike to be held in Frankfurt, which wrapped up Sunday.

Tagged Eurobike

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Some 29 years after selling his bicycle company to Trek and going to work for the Wisconsin brand, Gary Fisher has now been separated from the company since March. At Eurobike, Fisher said he's enjoying being an independent entity again.

Surrounded by restrictive USFS lands, a North Carolina trail system welcomes e-bikes.
The Fire Mountain Trail network celebrated its fifth year in June.

CHEROKEE, N.C. (BRAIN) — E-bike access on non-motorized trails might be a controversial topic for many land managers, but not to Jeremy Hyatt. As secretary of operations for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Hyatt has the authority to allow e-MTB access on the Fire Mountain Trail system. Hyatt spearheaded building the system on Cherokee land that's surrounded by more-restrictive National Forest land.

Tagged Electric bike / From the Magazine

Super lightweight. Ten-minute charge time. Double the range. Less likely to burn down your store. If I could promise you all that in an e-bike battery, how quickly would you be putting in an order?

Tagged Electric bike / From the Magazine
Jeff Pierce takes the reins as Chris Carmichael becomes CTS chairman.
Jeff Pierce.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Pierce will succeed Chris Carmichael as Carmichael Training Systems CEO. Carmichael, who founded the company in 2000, will remain as chairman and chief endurance officer.

Hearing from The Bigs on several topics.

Since our first Big BRAIN 10 survey last March, two bicycle brands (Pon and Specialized) have entered the list to replace three IBDs purchased by suppliers (Mike’s Bikes by Pon, Mike Olson’s San Diego and Portland stores by Trek, and David’s World Cycle by Trek).

Tagged From the Magazine
David and John Siegrist.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Siegrist, one of the best-known custom frame builders of the 1990s mountain bike boom and beyond, has joined his son, David, to launch a new frame building business called Sanitas. Sanitas is building custom frames in steel and titanium for consumers and on an OE basis for several boutique brands.

Tagged From the Magazine

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bikes opened its new U.S. headquarters here and will offer a free overnight stay with the purchase of a bike. Celebrating the move from Denver, Alchemy teamed with Origin Hotel Red Rocks and other local businesses to create the buyer experience called DARE: Golden Package.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Brooklyn Bicycle Co. announced at Eurobike Wednesday that Ikandomore ApS, a Danish distribution company, will distribute Brooklyn bikes and accessories to independent bike shops across Europe. At Eurobike, Ikandomore is offering Brooklyn bikes for pre-order for spring 2023 shipment.

Tagged Distributor news / Eurobike
Linda Coburn.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our July magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are the most — and least — effective things you’ve done to engage with customers and keep them riding?

Tagged State of Retail / From the Magazine

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton Interactive said Tuesday that it will cease all owned manufacturing operations and expand its relationship with Taiwan's Rexon Industrial Corp.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes acquired Terrene Tires from Krueger Outdoor Inc.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments
Alberto Nicoli, Bianca Bernardi, and Giovanni Caporali.

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Helmet manufacturer Limar SRL formed a division to serve the U.S. market, with the first new helmets ready for distribution in the coming weeks.

Tagged Distributor news / Eurobike

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — Taiwan exported nearly $2 billion worth of bikes, e-bikes and bike components in the first four months this year, up 28% from the same period last year.

Tagged Eurobike


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