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Posted January 3, 2019
The Eminent Haste frame.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike brand Eminent Cycles, sold largely consumer direct on the internet, is looking to expand its hybrid sales model and will attend this month's CABDA West show to meet with prospective dealers.

Posted January 2, 2019

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Daniel Ellis Hanebrink died Saturday due to natural causes, his family announced.

Hanebrink was an innovator in BMX, downhill mountain and fat tire bikes, among other areas. 

Posted January 1, 2019

DENVER (BRAIN) — In the latest Shift Up podcast, host Arleigh Greenwald is joined by Elorie Slater from Sports Garage Cycling in Boulder, Colorado. You can play the podcast from the article page or you can subscribe via most podcast apps or Spotify.

Posted January 1, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM co-founder and longtime CEO Stan Day is transitioning to a new role as chairman of the company's board of directors as Ken Lousberg takes over as CEO. The change, announced to SRAM staff this fall, became effective Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Posted December 28, 2018

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — 2018 started out with news of Niner Bikes' bankruptcy, which ended with the company being acquired by Huffy Bicycle's owner.

Posted December 27, 2018
Year-to-date figures through November show a 4 percent increase in dollars and a 9 percent decrease in units.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While year to date figure are mixed, wholesale bike sales dipped in November, down 14 percent over the same month last year in dollars and down 26 percent in units.

Posted December 25, 2018

DENVER (BRAIN) — In the latest Shift Up podcast, host Arleigh Greenwald takes her regular quarterly look at the State of the Industry. This time, she is joined by BRAIN's editor, Steve Frothingham. You can play the podcast from the article page or you can subscribe via most podcast apps or Spotify.

Posted December 23, 2018

BEIJING (BRAIN) — Ofo, the world's largest and best known dockless bike share operator, is struggling financially, in part due to demands for deposit refunds from customers in markets where Ofo has stopped operating.

Posted December 23, 2018

VASHON, Wash. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Ivan Wurster, Jr., whose products helped create the current indoor cycling boom, has died at age 86 at his home here.

Posted December 21, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved Advanced Sports Enterprises' motion to cancel its licensing and manufacturing contracts with Ideal Bike Corporation, a Taiwan-based manufacturer that has been a backer and manufacturer for ASE and its ASI division.

Posted December 21, 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — After eight years catering to women cyclists, Pedal Chic owner Robin Bylenga will close her brick-and-mortar store in downtown Greenville on Dec. 30 and will shift her focus to online.

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