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Posted July 22, 2014

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After years spent working in bike shops and on the supplier side of the industry, Hank Ku has finally realized his dream of opening his own store. Ku's Giant Store in Rowland Heights, located 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, opened in early May.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 22, 2014
The 2015 Blackborow.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is beefing up its fat-bike lineup and upscaling its 29er offerings with new carbon iterations of its Spearfish and Horsethief models unveiled this week at Quality Bicycle Products' annual SaddleDrive dealer event at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 22, 2014
Cervélo will end sponsorship of Garmin-Smart team after 2014.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen, who left the company soon after its acquisition by the Pon Group several years ago, is heading up a new partnership between Cervélo, Rotor components and the South Africa-registered pro team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2015 season.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 22, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief donors have reached the limit of Trek Bicycle's match program this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 21, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride says its second quarter sales were up 37 percent compared to the same period last year to $718,000.

Sales for the first half of the year grew from $1.2 million last year to nearly $1.6 million this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima Bike, a new brand of bike lubricants being offered by the Maxima powersports company, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Summer Gravity Camps, located in Whistler, B.C.

Posted in North America
Posted July 18, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Former Trek executive Mary Burke, running for governor in her homestate, quickly hit back when her opponent began running a TV ad attacking Trek for its overseas manufacturing. Mary Burke’s brother, Trek president John Burke, also told a local paper that the ad should be taken down.

Posted in North America
Posted July 18, 2014
Long-time editor announces on Facebook that he's stepping down at the Hi Torque publication.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain is stepping down as editor of Hi-Torque's Mountain Bike Action magazine, he announced on his Facebook page Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 18, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Mfg. is offering race and event promoters a free selection of rear derailleur hangers to help participants get back in the race.

Posted in North America
Posted July 17, 2014

RICHMOND, Vt. (BRAIN) — Professional cyclist Ted King has teamed up with Slopeside Syrup to launch UnTapped, pure organic Vermont maple syrup in portable energy packs, on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 17, 2014
The 2014 GT Fury Team

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' GT Bicycle is recalling a total of 154 GT Fury bikes in the U.S. and Canada because the hubs can break, causing the disc brakes to fail.

Posted in Recalls

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