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Posted July 26, 2018

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is recalling about 10,000 Bontrager Lin Pro flat pedal because the pedal spindles can break.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Trek has received five reports from consumers of broken spindles. No injuries have been reported.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 26, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has named Jeff Pierce director of elite athletics, road and track — overseeing road and track cycling programs from the development level through the USAC National Team.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted July 26, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Velo Cult, the Portland retailer and popular gathering place for the local cycling community, is closing to focus on online sales of its own branded products and soft goods.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 26, 2018

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles has hired Kristi Jackson as the director of marketing. Jackson will lead all marketing initiatives at Yeti.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted July 26, 2018

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, owner of Enve and Mavic, reported Thursday that sales in its cycling division were down 13 percent in the first half of 2018, to 60 million euros ($70 million). In the second quarter, sales in the division were down 11 percent. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2018

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brendan Gecik, formerly North American sales manager at Highway Two, has launched his own venture called DemoWorx, a multibrand bicycle and equipment demo management company based in California.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 24, 2018

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group will offer two free product category sales report to retailers attending Interbike.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Interbike
Posted July 24, 2018

QUÉBEC (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau crashed during a group ride on Saturday and wound up in the hospital with a concussion and punctured lung. The 59-year-old is a former Canadian national team member on the road and track. 

Garneau was released from Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus on Sunday morning.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 23, 2018
Brooks was among the bike brands at the OR show. Photo: Gary Newkirk.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opened Monday to crowded halls, but suppliers and retailers were worried about the impact of Trump administration tariffs and rising freight costs in the U.S. market.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 23, 2018

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuesday evening's DRAFT Meetup event here is being produced by PeopleForBikes and Felt Bicycles. 

The event will include three sets of speakers:

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 23, 2018

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — As the last step in the merging of operations of the two companies, Hawley-Lambert has rebranded and is now known as HLC, an acronym for Hawley-Lambert Cycling.

The distributor has launched a new website at HLC.bike as well as a new logo.

Posted in Industry News

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