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May 14, 2014
COCHRANE, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio, a retailer known for its trademark dispute with Specialized last year, is now the Canadian distributor of Pacenti Cycle Design products.
 
Posted in North America
May 14, 2014
Ribbon cutting at the Shinola leather factory.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Bike, watch and leather goods brand Shinola has opened a leather factory in Detroit and is now making watch straps.

The factory will expand to make small leather goods and eventually handbags, the company said.

Posted in North America
May 13, 2014
Bult action-cam helmet at Interbike 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Most retailers are unfamiliar with the Southern California company C-Preme, but its patent-pending technology that integrates a video camera inside a helmet could add some zest to future helmet sales. That’s the strategic thinking behind BRG Sports’ acquisition Tuesday of the 4-year-old helmet company, Terry Lee, chairman and CEO of BRG Sports, told BRAIN in an interview late Tuesday.

Posted in North America
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May 13, 2014

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI is planning a fourth and possibly a fifth "satellite" World Cycling Center, to be built somewhere in Central or South America in the next few years.

Posted in International
May 13, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s sales hit $742.2 million (75.7 billion yen) over the first quarter, compared to $620.5 million (63.3 billion yen) over the same period last year. Sales in its bike division hit $598.6 million (61.1 billion yen), an increase of 19 percent. 

Posted in International
May 13, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (May 12, 2014) – SDG Components has launched a new website at sdgcomponents.com.

Posted in North America
May 13, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Osprey Packs to its supplier network, meaning the co-op's members will now earn rebates on their purchases of Osprey products. 

Posted in Retail News
May 13, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is joining dozens of other U.S. trade associations in urging a quick settlement of talks between the West Coast shipping industry and the Longshore and Warehouse union.

The union's contract expires June 30.

Posted in North America
May 13, 2014
The CX1 and CX2 levers feature Retroshift-style mechanical shifting combined with TRX hydraulic brakes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclocross brand Retroshift has rebranded as Gevenalle and is expanding its line of components, including new hydraulic shift levers and cassette adapters designed for use in mud and dirt. The new name is derived from a pair of Dutch words and translates to “Give All.”

Posted in Product/Tech
May 13, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Sports, has launched a dealer B2B site.

Posted in North America

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