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Posted January 31, 2024
The decision will cut 100 to 150 jobs.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group plans to combine its two manufacturing facilities here and move a portion of production to other European sites, leading to a workforce reduction of 100 to 150 jobs.

Posted January 31, 2024
Win Allen.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our January magazine edition, we introduce our 2024 State of Retail panelists and their shops, representing a variety of bicycle businesses in nine U.S. states.

Posted January 25, 2024

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI is laying off 357 employees as the cooperative braces for a challenging year. CEO Eric Artz told employees the news on Thursday.

Posted January 25, 2024
Joe Graney

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Joe Graney will step down as Santa Cruz Bicycles' CEO to spend more time with his family, a Santa Cruz spokesperson said. 

Posted January 25, 2024

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling two e-bike models because the wiring harness that manages the lithium-ion battery charging was improperly assembled and can overheat and catch fire.

Posted January 24, 2024

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo has moved from its traditional fall dates to spring, but organizers said it will remain a meeting place for handmade builders as well as cycling enthusiasts.

Posted January 23, 2024

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Brands looking to add some Swiss precision to their bike products are looking to 9T Labs, a 5-year-old continuous fiber composite manufacturer. The brand might be a common sight on some high-end bikes and parts from major brands in the coming seasons.

Posted January 23, 2024
Rendering of the Miami Ramona's restaurant.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The high-end brick-and-mortar and online retail giant R&A Cycles, in business since 1976, is opening its third location. And like its second location, which launched in the California Bay Area just as the pandemic began, store #3 is a long way from the R&A’s origins in Brooklyn. It’s in Coral Gables, near Miami.

Posted January 18, 2024
Schwalbe's factory in Vietnam.

REICHSHOF, Germany (BRAIN) — Schwalbe, which historically has split tire and tube production between its factories in Indonesia and Vietnam, says it is focusing on Vietnam exclusively at least for the time being. 

Posted January 17, 2024

KORTRIJK, Belgium (BRAIN) — At the Velofollies trade fair here this week, Belgian Cycling Factory is relaunching the Eddy Merckx bicycle line, which has been off the market for several years. 

Posted January 17, 2024
Steve Gluckman

(BRAIN) — Tern has added Steve Gluckman and Shirley Chen to its senior management teams.

Posted January 16, 2024
Photo courtesy Scott Sports

SEOUL, Korea (BRAIN) — South Korean apparel brand Youngone Corp., which acquired a majority share in Scott Sports in 2015, has loaned its subsidiary 150 million Swiss francs ($176 million).

Posted January 16, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The MADE handmade bike show, which held its first show last year in Portland, will add a second this June in Australia. The Made Australia show will be June 28-29 at the Darebin International Sports Centre in Thornbury, Victoria, near Melbourne.

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