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Posted January 11, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle has agreed to pay bankrupt Advanced Sports Enterprises $700,000 for rights to the Roubaix bicycle trademark in the U.S.

Posted January 10, 2019

TORONTO (BRAIN) — The e-bike brand Elby is relaunching as Elby Mobility following a private investment. The company has expanded its partnership with the new owners of BionX International, the manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket e-bike drivetrains.

Posted January 9, 2019
Specialized and Trek file objections; court lets ASE "abandon" some inventory but suppliers work to recover the products.
ASE's IP assets are being marketed by Hilco Streambank.

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — ASE's assets, including real estate and its bike brands, are being sold in an effort to satisfy creditors owed at least $100 million. Meanwhile, 40 Performance stores are set to close this month.

Posted January 9, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Has your company been negatively affected by the 25 percent tariff increase on e-bikes and e-bike motors imported from China? If so, PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association invite you to submit comments to the U.S.

Posted January 9, 2019

SHANGHAI (BRAIN) — Multiple Asian news sites are reporting that bike share giant Ofo has dissolved its overseas business unit, retreating from operating in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore and France.

Posted January 8, 2019

While progressive geometry like slacker head angles, steeper seat tube angles, longer toptubes and shorter stems has made modern mountain bikes more comfortable and confidence-inspiring to ride, fitting riders to these frames isn't as straightforward as it used to be.

Posted January 8, 2019

(BRAIN) — "How hard can it be to run a trade show?" Jim Kersten asked himself after hosting Chicago-area retailers at Interbike social events

Posted January 7, 2019
Models will be sold under the Univega and Van Dessel brands.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Panasonic is working with Kent International to launch three models of e-bikes that will be sold under Kent's Univega USA and Van Dessel brands. All the bikes will be powered by Panasonic batteries and motors and all models are being designed and assembled in the U.S.

Posted January 7, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has named Rob DeMartini as its president and chief executive officer. DeMartini joins the organization from New Balance Athletics Inc., where he spent the past 12 years as president and CEO. He will begin his new position in February.

Posted January 4, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic founder Bill Shook has launched a new mechanical design consulting business, Bill Shook Engineering LLC, serving clients both inside and outside the bike industry.

Posted January 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Close to two years after suspending its print edition and moving exclusively online, Bicycle Times’ website is winding down, with content migrating over to the website and print magazine of fellow Rotating Mass Media title Dirt Rag.

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