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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has added Ximena Florez, Jessica Kelleher and Jazmin Valera to its board of directors.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two companies that make stainless steel spokes in the U.S. are having to adjust to a 25 percent tariff on imported steel. Both brands said so far they've been able to avoid price increases.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now exclusively distributing TSG Technical Safety Gear products in the U.S. and Canada.

TSG started in 1988 in the skateboard industry and has become a popular maker of pads and helmets for BMX, mountain bikers, snowboarders and others. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Guillermo Rojas has joined USA Cycling as director of marketing and communications. Rojas has more than two decades of sports, brand and event experience, including several years working in the Olympic movement and cycling.

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LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bikepacking.com and Bunyan Velo are working together to introduce a new bi-annual print publication called The Bikepacking Journal. The journal will be more than 130 pages of stories and photography.

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Global Cycling Network has launched a new Spanish language channel, GCN en Español. The company said it is the first part of a major expansion plan of internationalisation.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SAINT-GEORGES, Québec (BRAIN) — As of last month, Procycle, the parent company of Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVox, has been renamed as Rocky Mountain. The Québec-based company also announced that it is phasing out the Miele and eVox names and will exit the hybrid market to focus mountain bikes, including e-MTBs.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taipei Cycle say the trade show's shift from spring to fall will last just one year. 

The show will be held this fall, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center. For the 2019-2021 shows, the event will move back to March.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese e-bike exports were up 34 percent in units and 55 percent in dollars through April, as the country's bicycle industry rapidly gears up to supply e-bikes to the world.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Effective Sunday, July 1, Serfas will take over sole distribution of Benno Bikes in the United States.

SUMNER, Wash. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has promoted longtime employee B. Michael Johnson to general manager of the distributor’s Pacific facility in Sumner, Washington.

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AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies Inc., the privately held developer and licenser of the patented NuVinci continuously variable planetary transmission technology, emerged from restructuring under Chapter 11 this week.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has worked with Interbike to develop an expanded Supplier Seminar Series during the show this fall. 

Tagged Interbike
By 2022, the brand plans for 90 percent of its total product line to be made from recycled, renewable or organic materials.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has announced a new "Social Purpose" statement and some ambitious goals for sustainability.

The Shimano-owned brand's new statement is: "Because we believe how we live shapes how future generations ride, we pledge to Ride More and Do More."

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has sold its Sugoi and Sombrio clothing brands to Louis Garneau Sports Inc., Dorel Industries announced Wednesday.

Dorel said it is exiting the performance apparel business to focus on bikes, parts, accessories and electric ride-ons.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Dahon said its newly restructured management team is committed to strengthening operations and continuing growth.

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LAKEWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — On July 1, the Look Cycle Group will begin direct distribution to U.S. dealers from a facility in Bradenton, Florida.

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Sidi Company is warning consumers to beware of websites masquerading as "official Sidi websites."

Tagged Web/Internet

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has hired two new field marketing and sales representatives to support its Power Assist Bicycle product line rollout and help develop its network of traditional bicycle dealers and specialty e-bike shops.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — True Communications has hired Andrew Bernstein, a former gear editor, senior marketing manager and sales account manager at Bicycling magazine.

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