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DENVER (BRAIN) — Books are not the only resource you can borrow from the Denver Public Library. All branches now have bicycle repair kits available for on-site use.

KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg (BRAIN) — Giant Electric Vehicles has asked the General Court of the European Union for an anullment of the 24.6% anti-dumping duties it imposed on the company's China-made e-bikes in January.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has promoted Jenn Dice to chief operating officer. Dice previously was the organization's Business Network vice president.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Tour director Christian Prudhomme tours a Conti' factory.

KORBACH, Germany (BRAIN) — By the time the Tour de France begins next month, Continental will offer a limited number of road bike tires made in Germany of rubber derived from dandelion plants grown in the country.

BEIJING (BRAIN) — China is considering restricting the export of rare-earth magnets in response to the trade war with the U.S. A restriction could throw a big wrench into the e-bike market, because the magnets are a critical part of all e-bike motors and China controls much of the world's supply.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rapha on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million foundation that will support cycling development programs. Simon Mottram, the founder and CEO of the British brand, said neither the foundation or the company's recently published Rapha Roadmap are intended to drive sales of Rapha product.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

The Scottish trials rider's latest video, Danny Daycare, has garnered 3.7 million views since it launched May 19. The company that makes the one-wheeled child trailer in the video is seeing increased web traffic and more inquiries from dealers and consumers.

Separately, Allied to launch new model at Dirty Kanza and unveil new IBD program this week.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — HIA Velo, LLC, the parent of Allied Cycle Works, laid off about 15 workers this month as managers adjusted staff levels to demand for its U.S.-made carbon bikes. The workers let go were from a variety of departments but mostly from production.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Allied Cycle Works is launching a new U.S.-made bike model this week at the Dirty Kanza, where several athletes will race on the new machine. The company also is unveiling a new IBD program as it seeks to emphasize dealer sales over consumer-direct sales.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco Bicycles has joined the ever-popular click-and-collect revolution.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — For Paul Component Engineering, the decision was easy.

Turtles over plastic.

The company known for U.S. hand-crafted bicycle components made in an old Texaco warehouse is going as green as a turtle.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Citi Bike pedal bikes now will be available through the ride-sharing Lyft app. Previously, Lyft bike-sharing users needed a Citi Bike account to locate and rent.

Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Mobile bike apps
The Bold Unplugged Volume 2 frame.

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has announced "a strategic collaboration" with Bold Cycles, a Swiss brand founded in 2015 known for its innovative carbon full suspension frames, which feature fully enclosed rear shocks.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS has acquired the Canadian helmet technology brand Fluid Inside and its related patent rights. MIPS said the acquisition builds its product offerings with technology that addresses both linear and rotational motions.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
At 27.5 pounds, The One's three models have raised more than $770,000 through Indiegogo.
The One weighs 27.5 pounds and folds in seconds.

ZURICH (BRAIN) — United City Bikes saw the need for a lightweight folding e-bike in the ever-growing electric urban universe, but the response to its solution, The One, even caught the company by surprise.

Tagged Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a dismal first quarter, the U.S. industry turned a corner in April according to new wholesale bike sale figures released by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association on Tuesday.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing registered first quarter sales of NT$14.69 billion ($467 million), up 5.2% compared to 2018's first quarter.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. distributor for cycling shoe company Sidi resumed operations Monday after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a section of its warehouse four days earlier.

Tagged Distributor news

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components announced several U.S. leadership team moves in a communication to retailers Thursday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — After experimenting with July dates last year, organizers of the Eurobike show have set their 2020 show for Sept. 2-5, roughly the same time slot as this year's show.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

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