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Posted September 18, 2019

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycles will join the Global Climate Strike this Friday by closing its website and global headquarters to support youth activists involved in ending the age of fossil fuels.

Posted September 18, 2019

LONDON (BRAIN) — Science in Sport, marketer of the SiS brand of sports nutrition, reports group revenue increased 150% in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.

Posted September 18, 2019
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This week David responds to a retailer's question about payroll and occupancy costs.

Posted September 16, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailers who have opinions and want their voice to be heard, listen up: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News seeks retailers for its 2019-20 State of Retail panel.

Posted September 16, 2019

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Bollé Brands, which Vista Outdoor sold last year, has acquired the Spy Optic brand.

Spy Optic, which designs, markets and distributes sunglasses, goggles, helmets and prescription eyewear, joins Serengeti, Cébé and H2Optix within the Bollé Brands portfolio. 

Posted September 16, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — In today's world of instant communications, Brett Lang knows the value of prompt customer interaction.

Posted September 16, 2019

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Taiwanese component giant FSA has launched its first e-bike motor system, called the FSA System. 

The system includes a rear hub motor, a 250Wh battery unit, a 250Wh expansion battery, and an integrated on-bike control unit and smartphone app.

Posted September 16, 2019
Mark Satkiewicz

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mark Satkiewicz has long been a part of the outdoor and cycling community, most notably as the former CEO of Smartwool. Last month he made news again as co-founder of SBT GRVL, a new gravel event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Posted September 12, 2019

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fantic USA, the North American subsidiary of the Italian e-bike manufacturer, is opening new headquarters in Denver, Colorado. 

Posted September 12, 2019
CrankTank plans a new media event to be held in conjunction with the Dirty Kanza in 2020.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Marketing and event company CrankTank is planning a new media event to be held in conjunction with the Dirty Kanza gravel event in Emporia, Kansas, next year.

Posted September 11, 2019
Items on tariff lists 1, 2, and 3 were set to increase from 25% to 30% on Oct. 1. On Wednesday, President Trump said that increase will be delayed until Oct. 15.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that a planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, including many bike products, will be delayed 15 days.

Posted September 11, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has launched an update to its popular Transit Jacket. The updated Transit CC is the first item in the company's new "Clean Color" collection. Clean Color styles use the Bluesign approved dyes, which are certified to keep harmful chemicals out of the manufacturing process.

Posted September 11, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — With new integrations with retail POS systems, partnerships with major used bike sellers, and a new promoted social media posting option, BikeIndex.org is hoping to further reduce the scourge of bike thievery.

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