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Posted April 8, 2019
We’ve removed the phrases from the web posting.

On behalf of BRAIN I’d like to apologize for a phrase that appeared twice in a Guest Editorial published in our April 1 print issue and on our website this week. The phrase, which appeared twice in the column, was offensive and unacceptable and we regret that it survived our editing process.

Posted April 8, 2019

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Sylvain Caya has stepped down as President of HLC (formerly Hawley Lambert Cycling) to pursue other opportunities. Pat McGinnis, currently the VP commercial for the company, is becoming the new president, effective Monday, the company announced.

Posted April 8, 2019

If competition among IBD, EBD and consumer-direct channels for e-bike dominance isn’t enough, there are two more looming market forces to consider. These have the potential to not just disrupt e-bike markets, but to turn the entire Bike 3.0 business model on its head.

Posted April 5, 2019

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — While the Sea Otter Classic opens next Thursday, visitors and wannabe visitors can get a headstart on planning and drooling over new products by viewing the official Sea Otter Classic Festival Guide online today.

Posted April 5, 2019
As SRAM launches Force AXS eTap, a look at how the company made its new 12-speed wireless groups available at retail the same day they went public.
SRAM held a camp in January in Tucson to show the media the new parts — on embargo basis.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next week at Sea Otter, most consumers will get their first look at SRAM's new Force AXS eTap parts, lower priced versions of the Red AXS eTap parts launched in February. But the new parts became available this week, the same day SRAM publicly unveiled them.

Posted April 5, 2019
Ryan Atkinson

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Ryan Atkinson, co-owner and president of SmartEtailing.com, sees click-and-collect retail as the opportunity to reconnect consumers to stocking retailers.

Posted April 5, 2019
The state becomes the second to allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, and red lights like stop signs.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a bill making his state the second to allow cyclists to roll through stop signs when safe, and to treat red lights like stop signs, proceeding into intersections when safe after stopping, even if the light is still red. 

Posted April 5, 2019

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The International Cycling Union is warning that it will discipline its registered racers who participate in a June e-MTB enduro race organized by the International Motorcycling Federation. 

Posted April 4, 2019
An excerpt from Rad Power's civil complaint.

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, one of the fastest growing e-bike brands in the direct-to-consumer channel, is suing an Arizona electric vehicle company that sells e-bikes under the Bam Power Bikes brand.

Posted April 4, 2019
Too early to talk about trends, but the 2018 study validates previous findings.
Source: PeopleForBikes' 2018 US Bicycling Participation Study.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sometime next year, PeopleForBikes will release its fourth Bicycling Participation Study results and the organization's research director, Jen Boldry, will be ready to talk about trends in bicycle use in America.

Posted April 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,900 Salsa Warbird Carbon and Salsa Vaya bikes and framesets because the fork legs can break. The distributor has received reports of two breakages, one of which resulted in minor injuries to the rider.

Posted April 3, 2019

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Two U.S. street artists are suing the British folding bike brand Brompton and 11 of its retailers, charging that the brand used their copyrighted art in social media campaigns without permission or compensation.

Posted April 3, 2019
Linda Collier Mason Mugshot courtesy Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BRAIN) — A 67-year-old woman has been charged with DWI and intoxicated assault in connection with the death of local entrepreneur Tito Bradshaw, who died after being struck by a car while bicycling early Monday.

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