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Posted December 6, 2018
Lennard Zinn and Taylor and Davis Phinney featured in new round of videos
Taylor and Davis Phinney aboard e-bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BPSA has completed shooting a second round of videos designed to inform and inspire bike shop employees to sell e-bikes. Leveraging the organization's location here, the new videos feature bike celebrities Taylor and Davis Phinney and Lennard Zinn.

Posted December 6, 2018
 Simmons in his store's repair corner. Photo: Jo Beckendorff

BERLIN (BRAIN) — When Shaun Paul Simmons first came to Germany, in 1997, it wasn't because of bicycles. "I came to Berlin for a girl and will now go back home for a girl," the American said with a laugh.

Posted December 6, 2018

HAAR, Germany (BRAIN) — The last of BionX Canada's operating subsidiaries, BionX GmbH, has announced it will close its offices near Munich on Dec. 10 after more than 10 years in business there and an unsuccessful effort to find a buyer.

Posted December 5, 2018

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (BRAIN) — Dakine, an outdoor sports lifestyle brand that offers bike clothes and bags, has been acquired by Marquee Brands LLC, a brand management company that owns the Bruno Magli and Body Glove brands, among others.

Posted December 5, 2018
Show also announces that Outdoor Retailer Magazine will produce its Show Daily.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Outdoor Retailer said that all three of its shows in 2019 will be three days long. OR's Summer Market in June and Winter Market in November will be shortened from the original four-day plans. January's Snow Show remains three days as scheduled.

Posted December 4, 2018
Bankruptcy court also rules on customer return policies.

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ruled that a liquidator company may not promote sales at some Performance Bicycle locations as "Store Closing," "Going Out of Business," "Liquidation Sale," "Bankruptcy Sale" or similarly themed sale events.

Posted December 4, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based manufacturer Ideal Bicycle Corp. has told the bankruptcy court here that it opposes Advanced Sports Enterprises' request to be released from its manufacturing and licensing agreements with Ideal.

Posted December 4, 2018

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Bloomberg is reporting that Chip Wilson, the founder of yoga apparel brand Lululemon Athletica Inc., is set to join the investor group that is trying to buys Amer Sports, which owns Mavic, Enve and other brands. 

Posted December 3, 2018

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cycle Monkey on Monday announced a new partnership with Nicolai Bicycles to bring the German mountain bike brand’s line of handmade custom and standard-size aluminum framesets to the U.S. market — selling consumer direct and also offering sales to interested dealers.

Posted December 3, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Germany-based bicycle trade and industry journalist Jo Beckendorff is retiring from frontline duty at KB Media Ltd., publisher of the Eurobike and Taipei Show Dailies, at the end of this year.

Posted December 3, 2018
ASE said the sales don't mean all stores will close.

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — The company hired last month to run liquidation sales at 40 Performance Bicycle stores has expanded those sales to the chain's 62 remaining stores.

Performance's parent company, Advanced Sports Enterprises, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 16.

Posted December 2, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a truce in the ongoing trade war this weekend. Trump agreed to delay implementing a 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods — including at least $1 billion in bike-related products — that had been set to take effect Jan. 1.

Posted November 30, 2018

BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Nearly 290 retailers from 47 states and seven countries have signed up to take part in the second annual Bike Shop Day, an event launched last year by Brooklyn retailer 718 Cyclery.

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