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Posted May 4, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — British folding bike maker Brompton and iconic U.K. music label and retailer Rough Trade have joined forces to open the Brompton Bike Café at Rough Trade NYC, a gathering place for cyclists in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 4, 2015
Alonzo Bodden will host the awards for the second time.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will hold its second annual bike industry awards gala, the Interbike Awards at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the Interbike International Expo this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted May 4, 2015
This IF Gravel Royale is one of the missing review bikes.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine editors and two high-end road bike suppliers are warning the industry to watch out for someone posing as a magazine editor and requesting test bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 1, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is recalling about 200 of Felt Deep Six and El Guapo cruiser bikes because the coaster brakes can fail. The company is replacing the driver in the bike's rear hub to remedy the situation.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 1, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — You didn't have to walk far at the Sea Otter Classic expo earlier this month to find a European bike brand selling consumer direct in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Media/Publishing / BRAIN News
Posted May 1, 2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles has promoted Butch Boucher, a 19-year veteran of the company, to president as former president Mike Sanders takes on a part-time role as controller and vice president of special projects in order to enjoy more free time.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2015

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has set up a regional Asia office in Hong Kong and hired Helen Ford as the senior executive director of WFSGI Asia.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 1, 2015
Ben's offers its own frame and bike brand, Milwaukee Bicycle Co.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Ben's Cycle has recently made several key hires and promotions.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 1, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rever, a new component brand from the owners of Jagwire, is now shipping its first product, a cable-actuated disc brake designed with the needs of U.S. cyclocross and gravel racers in mind.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 1, 2015

DETROIT (BRAIN) – Bike maker Detroit Bikes has announced plans to open its first retail location, named Detroit Bikes 1216 after its address on Griswold Street, Detroit.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 30, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Catalyst Communication is now working with 11 cities to distribute its BikeLife Cities magazine. The latest additions are San Diego County, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 30, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Onex Corporation — the parent company of Interbike and Bicycle Retailer — has agreed to sell the Tropicana Las Vegas resort to Penn National Gaming for approximately $360 million. Onex, a private equity firm, is a part owner of the resort and casino.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 30, 2015
Derek Bouchard-Hall is a former U.S. pro criterium champion and former executive at Wiggle UK.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Derek Bouchard-Hall, a former pro cyclist who most recently was an executive at the UK-based e-commerce company Wiggle, is set to become the next CEO and president of USA Cycling.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted April 30, 2015
Bike-related sales lead the way with 34 percent gain.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is on a roll, pocketing an extra $518.7 million in new business last year and adding to that $187.7 million in additional sales it earned over the first quarter ended in March.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro recorded its second-highest revenue quarter in company history in the first quarter this year, registering sales of $363 million and operating income of $22.3 million.

The company said the top five best-selling camera/camcorders in the U.S. are all GoPro models.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Vittoria has received an award for its successful commercial use of the new carbon material, graphene.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted April 30, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association this week released its 2015 participation report that ranked sports activities by number of participants. Road bicycling ranked 7th on the survey's top 10 list with 20.4 million core participants in 2014.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike on Thursday opened registration for all attendees including retailers, distributors, media and others. Hotel room blocks are now open as well, with lodging options available through Interbike's official travel partner, Travel Planners.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 29, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's overall revenues were flat in the first quarter, but its fitness division — which includes its cycling-related products — grew by 31 percent, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 29, 2015
Consumer-direct brand signing up IBDs to assemble, service and repair bikes.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — YT Industries is looking for shops to assemble, repair and provide regular maintenance for its line of mountain bikes in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News

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