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Published May 2, 2012

PLUS: Supporters break ground for Cleveland velodrome ... Saris announces bike corral contest ... ENVE cuts exclusive deal on Zyvex material ... Cycles Brixton to distribute Proviz in U.S. ... Pat Casey joins Team Haro ... Specialized partners with Colorado's Trestle Bike Park

BTI adds seatpost service

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:02 AM MT—New Mexico distributor BTI is now providing non-warranty service for the Kind Shock adjustable seatposts through its Factory Service Center.

The repair service is available exclusively to bike shops. It restores full functionality to posts with worn out seals and actuators.

Kind Shock's U.S. office in Foothill Ranch, California, offers direct customer service and warranty repair.
BTI also services RockShox Reverb posts as well as forks and shocks from RockShox, Marzocchi, Manitou, White Brothers, DT-Swiss, Magura and Cane Creek.

Supporters break ground for Cleveland velodrome

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:35 AM MT—A Cleveland nonprofit has hired a contractor to build a new velodrome on leased land in the city's Slavic Village neighborhood. The track is set to open June 16.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday and steel for the track frame is expected to arrive next week. V-Worldwide is building the 166-meter track.

The nonprofit, Fast Track Cycling, raised $300,000 for the project, including a $50,000 grant from The Cleveland Foundation.

Fast Track is seeking volunteers during May and early June to help with landscaping, painting, track assembly and track programming.

V-Worldwide built and operates the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills, Michgan. More recently, V-Worldwide built the track for the Chicago Velo Campus, a track identical to the one that will be built in Cleveland.

Saris announces bike corral contest

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 10:24 AM MT—Saris Cycling Group is hosting a bike corral contest in which one community will receive a free Saris Bike Corral for its business district.

“Many communities are seeing increases of bike riding for commuting and transportation purposes of upwards of 70 percent," said Saris parking product manager Sarah Reiter. "Providing adequate, high-quality bike parking to support this level of ridership is critical to making the bike a mainstream transportation and lifestyle choice."

A bike corral provides bike parking for 10 bikes in the space of one on-street car parking spot. Saris will give one Bike Corral to the community that shows the best need, location or use of the Bike Corral. For more information visit

ENVE Composites cuts exclusive deal on Zyvex material

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:47 AM MT—ENVE Composites has reached an exclusive agreement with Zyvex Technologies to use nano-enhanced carbon
fiber in ENVE’s downhill rims and wheelsets.

ENVE rims using the new fibers began shipping earlier this year.

Zyvex's fiber technology is said to provide an advantage in toughness. Last year top pro Steve Peat raced on the same pair of ENVE DH wheels throughout the entire season.

ENVE has an exclusive license for its use in cycling applications.

Zyvex Technologies is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Cycles Brixton to distribute Proviz high-visibility clothing in U.S.

Cycles Brixton International is the new U.S. distributor for Proviz, a maker of high-visibility clothing and accessories, including light-emmitting clothing.

Britain-based Proviz makes helmets, jackets, rucksacks, rucksack covers and other cycling products that contain its light-emitting technology.

Proviz continues to be distributed in the U.K. by Moore Large & Co.

Pat Casey joins Team Haro

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:42 AM MT—Haro Bicycles has added young freestyler Pat Casey to its team for 2012, the team announced Wednesday.

“The idea of adding an individual like Pat to our team has been floating around for some time,” said Joe Hawk, Haro’s COO. “A lot of attention has been paid to building and maintaining the right balance of talent and chemistry for Team Haro in the recent years and Pat was chosen because he has the ability to contribute to our efforts on both levels."

Casey turned pro in 2010 and earned the Ballpark Rookie of the Year honors during the Dew Action Sports Tour in 2011.

Specialized partners with Colorado's Trestle Bike Park

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 10:20 AM MT—Specialized will be the official bike partner of the Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park Resort next season, the companies announced this week.

Trestle claims to be the fastest-growing mountain bike park in North America.

“Our partnership with Specialized is the start of something great. Their vision of a world-class bike park program is in lock step with ours – to provide the highest-quality possible equipment, trails, events and programs to our guests. When all those components come together, the experience is unbeatable,” said Bob Holme, Winter Park Resort's terrain park, bike park and youth marketing manager,

The Trestle fleet will include 100 Specialized Status II bikes equipped with Marzocchi suspension, a fleet of 28 Demo 8 downhill bikes, plus the Specialized cross-country test center with 20 Stumpjumpers and Epics.

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