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Posted May 8, 2022
ASI's 2BTube e-bike controller

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Several companies that offer electronic controllers — the component that tells an e-bike motor how to behave based on various inputs — say they can help bike brands offer customers a tailored experience that separates them from the pack.

Posted May 6, 2022
Bike-related sales notch 8th consecutive record quarter

DULUTH, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory’s CEO says the mountain bike industry will return to something like normal in the fourth quarter this year and he expects Fox’s bike-product sales to return to a more traditional growth rate following several years of very high growth.

Posted May 6, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has issued a Stop Use and Inspect Notice for their CCP-22, CCP-44 and CWP-7 crank pullers due to an out-of-spec nut may cause damage to cranks during removal.

Posted May 6, 2022
A safer, more powerful battery is 'the light at the end of the tunnel' for the e-bike market.
Samsung SDI R&D Center.

SEOUL (BRAIN) — Samsung SDI is accelerating solid-state battery development and said it will produce them early next year. The company said the technology will be a safer and more powerful alternative to the lithium-ion battery that's at the forefront of the e-bike and micromobility industry.

Posted May 6, 2022

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Registration and recovery nonprofit Bike Index surpassed 800,000 registrants and recovered more than 10,500 stolen bikes as of Friday.

Entering its ninth year, Bike Index, with a staff of five and a volunteer ambassador program, has recovered bikes worth an estimated $18.3 million.

Posted May 6, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has recalled some 2022 Heckler 9 E-MTBs because the latch securing the battery pack can fail, allowing it to dislodge from the frame and creating a fire hazard.

Posted May 5, 2022

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. has sold off its apparel brand, Pearl Izumi, to United Sports Brands, the parent of Nathan, Cutters, and Shock Doctor, among other brands. 

Pearl Izumi will join Nathan, which offers running accessories and apparel, in USB's new outdoor division.

Posted May 5, 2022

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. first-quarter revenue was up 6% year-over-year with the company's profitability being credited to adopting a more direct-to-consumer subscription-oriented business model.

Posted May 5, 2022

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — The Cyclery Bike Shop and Athlos Performance Apparel collaborated on a jersey design to help the families of two California cyclists killed by an impaired driver last month in Utah.

Brothers Matthew and Adam Bullard were killed on April 9 in Washington City while completing an event.

Posted May 5, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — InGoodTaste, a creative consultancy with industry clients, announced it will support woman's abortion rights by reimbursing employees for travel and supplemental medical costs above insurance coverage if they live in an area that eventually could restrict their choice.

Posted May 5, 2022
Kristen Pokky rides a Pedego Stretch to keep her active while battling a muscular disease.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Don DiCostanzo has heard the stories. The 14-year-old with bone cancer regenerated leg movement riding an e-bike after having surgery. A woman who began e-biking to recover from a heart transplant. Another battling a muscular disease now is able to maintain mobility with the help of an e-bike.

Posted May 5, 2022
Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak will be part of a new Outdoor Products company based in Bozeman, Montana.

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. will separate its shooting sports and ammunition brands from outdoor sports brands — including Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CamelBak and QuietKat — by splitting into two distinct publicly-traded companies.

Posted May 4, 2022
Velo Premiere to handle IBD sales.
TIME's new ADHX fast-gravel bike will be available this month.

For the first time since the brand was acquired from Groupe Rossignol, it will have complete bikes, a new gravel model and a supply of frames available in the U.S.

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