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Posted February 25, 2013
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February 2013 BRAIN cover

Editor's note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted February 22, 2013
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February 2013 BRAIN cover

Editor's note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted February 22, 2013
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February 2013 BRAIN cover

BLOOMINGTON, MN—It’s shortly before Christmas, and Steve Flagg is just days away from leaving Minnesota for six weeks of mountain biking in the friendlier winter climes of Sedona, Arizona—an indulgence the founder of Quality Bicycle Products might not have considered just a few years ago.

Posted February 4, 2013
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KENT, WA — Sub-900-gram carbon frames built with Campagnolo’s Super Record group are rare, but what gets the double-take and holds it is the Diamondback logo on the downtube.

Posted January 28, 2013
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The following article is the first in a four-part series on industry succession planning. It appeared in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted January 25, 2013
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OLNEY, IL (BRAIN) —Magura picked up so much new disc brake spec for 2013 it topped up the diesel in two Sprinter vans sending them out to support dealer clinics around the country.

Posted January 24, 2013
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From the January issue of BRAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — While the industry’s three prominent advocacy groups decided to continue to work independently last August, the merger talks forced each to evaluate funding and internal resources. The failed unification brought to light a need to refocus priorities, said Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong.

Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

POSTFACH, Germany (BRAIN) — Disc brakes on road bikes? Not so fast, says Germany’s brake specialist, Magura.

Magura has launched a study logging how a number of test riders use disc brakes over miles of European roads before deciding whether the technology is an option for the company.

Posted November 29, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The Grinch stole Argentina’s bike market this year, but the industry hopes the spirit of Christmas softens the government’s stance and import laws are softened in time for the holidays, the traditional start of the Argentine bike season.

Posted November 29, 2012

HOFHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — Benchmark Drives develops e-bike drivetrains and lightweight, low-maintenance belt-drive systems that hold a lot of appeal. But the high belt tension of current designs stresses bearings and makes it difficult to read drivetrain tension, an integral part of efficient e-bike drivetrains.

Posted October 2, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
Ortlieb 550 travelset

It was after completing a 2,300-mile bicycle tour from Oregon to Texas in 1980 that Wayne Borroughs began dreaming of opening up a bike shop to help perpetuate his love of bicycle travel. Borroughs worked at a shop in Fort Collins, Colorado, for seven years before opening up his own store, which he ran for another seven. But neither experience truly scratched his itch for touring bikes.

Posted October 2, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
The Spy Screw

CARSLBAD, CA—Outside the entrance of Spy Optic, the wetsuits and towels slung over the railing along the handicap-accessible ramp are the first sign that this is a company where the employees live what they’re selling. The commuter bikes racked up inside the lobby are the second.

Posted October 1, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
A drawing of Park' Tool's new building

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — After 15 years in its current location, Park Tool is moving to larger digs. The Minnesota bike tool maker recently broke ground on a new factory and warehouse that it will build up over the fall and have up and running by January.

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