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On mountain bike trails riders trying to set a KOM risk more than their own life and limb. Some fear they risk the safety of other trail users and jeopardize trail access.

Mountain bikers debate Strava’s impact on rider behavior

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Not long ago, Scot Nicol, the founder of Ibis Cycles, was pedaling through a park near his home when he saw a friend coming the other way on the trail.

Tagged BRAIN News

MARKHAM, Ontario (BRAIN) Tuesday August 14 2012 10:26 AM PST—Joyride150 Indoor Bike Park is expanding to more than 102,500 square feet this month, up from its original 90,000-square-foot size.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday August 13 2012 8:21 AM MT—Even though Trek does not exhibit at the Interbike Expo, Trek Bicycle CEO John Burke will deliver the keynote address at the Las Vegas trade show next month, the show's organizers announced Monday.

Tagged Interbike

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Keefe has joined the management team behind the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

Tagged Events / People

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)Easton-Bell Sports' sales grew slightly to $214.1 million over the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 1 percent as compared to $211.9 million over the same period last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Dorel Industries, the owner of Cannondale, Schwinn, GT and other bike brands, is reporting that unfavorable currency conditions reduced earnings in its bike division by about $2.5 million in its second quarter.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) Friday August 10 2012—Rolf Prima has hired Cameron Langham as sales manager for the wheel maker’s domestic and international sales.

Tagged People

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Terry Cooke for its USA R&D team in San Luis Obipso.

Tagged People

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) Monday August 6 2012 10:13 AM MT—The Canadian distributor Lambert has added Catlike helmets to its product portfolio.

Tagged Distributor news

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Thursday August 9 2012 9:29 AM MT— Loeka Clothing is launching a line of fully recyclable women's cycling clothing.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)Brett Lindstrom, national and international sales manager for Speedplay, has left the company “to focus on new projects and spend some time with my family,” he told BRAIN this week.

Tagged People

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)The winner of an auction of the Specialized bike used by Rebecca Rusch to win the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 is not planning to ride the bike.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship

NANJING, China (BRAIN)Asia Bike will move out on its own next year after coupling with the Asia Outdoor show for its first two years.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences

Swagman hires KB Sales for NorCal • Maxxis gives away Tuesday Tires • New York retailer hosts art show • Serfas signs international distributors

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday August 8 2012 12:08 PM MT—A rare Intense 650b mountain bike was stolen from the Brentwood Criterium in Los Angeles County on Sunday.

2012 Philly Bike Expo logo

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—
The Philly Bike Expo is back for its third edition October 27-28 at the historic 23rd Street Armory.



Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — "Think big, act small," is the buzz phrase at Alchemy Bicycle Company, a small builder that's carving out a niche in the area where high-performance racing bikes and custom, handmade craftsmanship overlap.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) Tuesday August 7 2012 2:53 PM MT—When NASA's Curiosity rover starts crawling around Mars, it will enjoy the distinct riding quality of a Tennessee-welded tubular titanium framework, courtesy of Litespeed.

TORONTO, Ontario—Organizers of the ExpoCycle 2012 show are planning two industry networking events for the first evening of September 9, the show's first trade-only day.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

Editor's note: This story was part of BRAIN’s annual compilation of industry statistics in the July 1 issue.

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