Posted June 25, 2015

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports SA has purchased Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH from BMC Group Holding AG, which acquired the German bike brand in 2008. Since that time, Bergamont’s sales have doubled, Scott stated in a release.

Posted in International
Posted June 24, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s slate of meetings with exhibitors at PressCamp was electrifying, literally. The number of e-bike brands showing their wares doubled compared with last year, from three to seven.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted June 24, 2015
Bradley is a former senior editor for Wired and Outside magazines.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — John Bradley has been named editor-in-chief of the Velo brand, effective immediately, Competitor Group Inc. president Josh Furlow announced Wednesday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted June 24, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — After announcing a new MAP policy and online sales restrictions in April, Strider Sports Intl. on June 1 ceased selling to more than 2,500 independent dealers and six national distributors that hadn’t signed on. But as of Monday, June 22, five of the distributors and 800 U.S. retailers returned their agreements and resumed sales, SSI stated.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted June 24, 2015
Forks were sold on $300-$400 bikes from Cannondale, Diamondback, GT, Schwinn, Giant, INA International, Scott and Trek.
The recall involves several fork models, including the M3010.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America is working with U.S. and Canadian authorities to recall more than 100,000 of its suspension forks due to concerns that the bolt attaching the upper part of the fork to the lower part can break or separate, causing the front wheel to come off bicycles.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country.

Grant recipients this round include:

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 24, 2015
Suppliers invited to participate in industrywide group to address recall.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association this week sent a letter to its members informing them about efforts underway with the U.S.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 24, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — PressCamp’s seventh summer edition and 10th overall event kicked off Tuesday under sunny skies.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted June 23, 2015
Company claims the full package saves 5 minutes over 40km.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has announced a major update to its Venge aero road bike model and is offering a package of aerodynamic products — including the bike, skinsuit, helmet and shoes — that it claims will save a rider 5 minutes over a 40km ride.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 22, 2015
The Swiss brand now has five shops-within-a-shop in North America.
The opening at West Point Cycles

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos ProShops are popping up all over.

The Swiss clothing brand has worked with retailers to open three new shops-within-a-shop in North America in recent weeks.

There are now 23 ProShops around the world, with seven more planned for this year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 22, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has given its public-facing website a new look along with some additional features.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news