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Posted May 17, 2019

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

Posted May 17, 2019

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.

Posted May 17, 2019

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop operators Velofix has closed a financing round with MacKinnon, Bennett & Company's MKB Partners Fund LP, a growth equity fund focused on clean energy, transportation, and smart cities.

Posted May 16, 2019
The port of Shanghai, China. Wiki Commons photo.

Spoiler: Well over $1 billion worth of bike stuff at Customs value — at least half of all bike-related imports.

Posted May 16, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tariff news is piling up on the industry. To help you (and us) keep track, we've prepared this timeline of the major battles in this trade world war.

Posted May 16, 2019
European hubs could become subject to a new U.S. tariff.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While the U.S. trade war with China is getting the most attention, the U.S. is also engaged with a dispute with the European Union. On Thursday, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association was scheduled to testify against new tariffs on bike products from the EU.

Posted May 16, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and trade officials, urging them to finish trade negotiations with China and lift recently imposed and proposed tariffs on Chinese imports. 

Posted May 16, 2019

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (BRAIN) — Green Mountain Power, which provides electricity to much of Vermont, is offering a $200 rebate to its customers who buy e-bikes, e-cargo bikes or installed e-bike conversion kits at participating bike shops. 

Posted May 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Steven Fairchild, who has worked for the Fuji brand for a total of 27 years, is leaving the company. The veteran product manager said Wednesday was his last day with Advanced Sports, Inc., Fuji's owner. He said he would announce a new position soon.

Posted May 15, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Company has classically shifted focus with its latest creation. 

Posted May 15, 2019
Industry veteran Blair Clark talks to Kristin Carpenter about the brand's future.
Blair Clark in earlier times.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — There are a lot of potential friction points when selling a bike online, not the least of which is a segment of independent retailers that are none too happy about the strategy.

Posted May 14, 2019

James Stanfill is the president of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association and the founder of A Better Bike Biz.

There is a saying that I like to remind people about from time to time; it goes exactly like this: "Your lack of planning is not my emergency."

Posted May 13, 2019

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions has appointed Sally Shankland to the position of president and CEO.

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