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Posted January 17, 2023
A photo of a Princeton Carbon Wheelworks wheel from the SRAM complaint.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — The judge in a patent dispute between SRAM and Princeton Carbon Works is promising "a proverbial battle of experts."

Posted January 17, 2023

Meet BRAIN's 2023 State of Retail Panel, representing nine shops with 223 combined years in business.

Posted January 16, 2023

Things are tough for retailers, tough for suppliers, and as usual, sales reps are getting caught in the middle.

Posted January 12, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products released two reports detailing external diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts under its 2022 Accountability Report and DEI Strategic Plan.

Posted January 12, 2023

LYONS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Reeb Cycles said it has seen sales grow 65% since it launched its steel SST trail bike in September. The privately held company did not release other sales figures.

Posted January 12, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Joe Biden signed the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act into law on Dec. 29 as part of the year-end omnibus federal spending legislation.

Posted January 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components bought the award-winning office building here previously owned by Pearl Izumi, for $14.9 million.

The company said Thursday that it would use the space for an innovation center.

Posted January 11, 2023

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced Wednesday that it is laying off 8% of its workforce in what the company called a “transformation.” The layoffs are across the company globally, including at company-owned retail stores in the U.S. and overseas.

Posted January 11, 2023

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes announced it will sponsor a national e-bike safety program with its North American retailers offering free instruction.

Posted January 10, 2023

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes' new DB-E model has a U.S.-made steel frame, VEER belt drive and a Zehus hub motor with integrated battery. The bike weighs just 32 pounds, the company says.

Posted January 10, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Emerald, the parent of the Outdoor Retailer shows, has acquired the consumer event company Lodestone Events. Lodestone is the producer of the Overland Expo consumer shows and is producing Outdoor Adventure X, Emerald's first outdoor consumer event.

Posted January 10, 2023

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Component brand White Industries has purchased the wheel brands Rolf Prima and Astral Cycling.

Posted January 6, 2023
In 2020, the CPSC conducted a recall of the Cannondale Canvas NEO, which comes in Class 1 and Class 3 versions.

(BRAIN) — Do Class 3 e-bikes fall into a black hole of product categories, neither bicycles nor motorcycles, able to charge about the landscape unplugged and unregulated, with no government safety oversight?

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