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Posted September 14, 2018
‘Powered by Beeline’ is offered for a monthly fee to any dealer (no Beeline van required). Think of it as OpenTable for bike shops, the company says.
How scheduling will be displayed on a retailer's website.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a play to make it more affordable for bike shops to expand into mobile service and repair and to help them fulfill online purchases, Accell North America is making the software previously used by its Beeline franchisees available to any brick-and-mortar dealer.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service / Interbike
Posted September 13, 2018
Allite's parent, UWHK Ltd., also owns Huffy Bicycles and recently built a factory in China to manufacture the alloys, which are said to be light, recyclable and less expensive than carbon.
Allite's new Super Magnesium is lightweight, recyclable and less expensive than carbon.

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Allite Inc., a new materials sciences company that manufactures metal alloys, has announced that its proprietary Super Magnesium alloy is now available to the cycling industry.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 13, 2018
Settlement includes $125,000 to be spent to improve cycling safety in Philadelphia in the name of Emily Fredricks.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The family of 24-year-old Emily Fredricks, who died after being struck by a privately owned trash truck as she biked to work last November, has announced a $6.1 million settlement agreement with the truck's owner, Gold Medal Environmental. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 12, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Mark Peterman, a veteran of Cycling Sports Group and GT Bicycle, has launched a new company in Taiwan that will provide airless tire inserts that replace innertubes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 12, 2018

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, the owner of Mavic, Enve and other brands, has told its shareholders that Anta Sports Products has made a bid to buy Amer.

Posted in International
Posted September 12, 2018
Don DiConstanzo

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In May, more than a month before the Trump administration proposed a 25 percent tariff on China-made e-bikes, Pedego co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo went to Vietnam to look for factories to make e-bikes.

Posted in International Tagged Trade/tariffs / Electric bike
Posted September 12, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CyclingTips has promoted Caley Fretz to the position of editor-in-chief as Neal Rogers, who previously held the position, becomes the media company's editor at large.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 12, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Andrew Pemberton, a former publisher of VeloNews and executive at Panache Cyclewear, has returned to publishing as the CEO of Pocket Outdoor Media, the holding company that publishes VeloNews, Triathlete, Women's Running, Competitor, and VeloPress books.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 11, 2018
Updated with comments from suppliers Serfas, J&B, Defeet and Industry Nine.
City Bicycle Co.’s Southport location was due to open this week. Photo: Matt Jones.

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tuesday was supposed to be the grand opening for Matt Jones' second store, which is in this community near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Instead, Jones spent the day boarding up the new location of City Bicycle Co. ahead of Thursday's expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 11, 2018

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dana DeLaRosa, a Giant Bicycles account executive who had worked for the company since August 2007, passed away on Aug, 25 at his home in Housatonic, Massachusetts, after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 58 years old.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 11, 2018
Greg Webber of Jamis

The BRAIN staff asked executives at Huffy, Jamis, QBP, Light & Motion, and WTB how they are dealing with current and proposed tariffs.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs

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