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Posted July 7, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has unveiled a new aero road helmet. The Star Pro features "Active-Aero" technology, allowing riders to regulate airflow, temperature and aero efficiency on the fly with a simple slider mechanism that opens or closes its vents, the company says.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 7, 2014
The Fuji Transonic.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji released its new aero road bike at a press event in England prior to the start of the Tour de France, where it is being raced in some stages by the NetApp-Endura team.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 4, 2014
$350 kicks weigh just 175 grams.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design on Friday announced its new Empire SLX road shoe, which will go on sale this fall for $350.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 3, 2014

TORONTO (BRAIN) — A very distant corporate relationship between Interbike, BRAIN and Gates CarbonDrive has been severed.

Posted in North America
Posted July 3, 2014
It's not over for the LUG.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — LiveUpdateGuy.com will offer live interactive text coverage of the Tour de France for the third year.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted July 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The Industrial Designers Society of America has awarded an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) to the Timbuk2 Mission Cycling Raider Pack, a commuter backpack developed by Timbuk2 in collaboration with San Francisco's Mission Cycling Club.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — When the Tour de France kicks off this weekend, the Trek Factory Racing Team will be promoting the U.S. bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 3, 2014
The new Spot Cream SS.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has some early July news to announce. The Golden, Colorado, bike company has hired a new, veteran bike designer, added three regional sales reps and added a new titanium mountain bike frame model.

Posted in North America
Posted July 3, 2014

ROCK HILL, S.C. (BRAIN) — Formula USA has outgrown its former location and has moved into larger digs. The company also has new phone numbers; the old numbers will be forwarded for the next 90 days.

The new location address is:

Posted in North America
Posted July 2, 2014

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Volagi Cycles has launched a new business to business website that allows retailers to configure a bike's specs before ordering it. The site also includes a fit guide to ensure proper frame size.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 2, 2014
Rob Vermillion

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Start-up brand communications agency ModCraft has hired Rob Vermillion. Vermillion will manage client accounts, implement strategic brand activation, lead clients' elite athlete and influencer portfolio and facilitate social media platforms.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A contract between dockworkers and West Coast port owners expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, but both sides agreed to continue normal operations at 29 West Coast ports.

Posted in North America
Posted July 2, 2014
John Ker will be inducted in the Industry category.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The BMX Hall of Fame will induct five individuals at a ceremony planned for Saturday, Sept. 27 under the Olympic Flame at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted July 2, 2014

LA CAÑADA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The owner of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores has agreed to buy the California-based retail chain Sport Chalet, creating one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the U.S., with more than 150 stores and $800 million in total sales last year. EMS and Sport Chalet each sells bikes and bike accessories at some of their locations.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted July 1, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is continuing to work with the legendary auto racing company, McLaren, working with the company to develop a limited edition $20,000 S-Works McLaren Tarmac bike.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 1, 2014
The Emonda SLR 10.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has unveiled what it claims is the world's lightest production road bike, the Émonda, which weighs 10.25 pounds and will retail for $15,749.99 in its most expensive configuration. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 1, 2014

ROANOKE, Va. (BRAIN) — Starlight Custom Cycling Apparel has hired Scottie Weiss to work with graphic design, media, and product development.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 1, 2014

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — For mid-summer cyclocross fans, Reynolds is offering free Hutchinson 'cross tubulars and a Reynolds hat with July orders of its 2014 Reynolds Assault SLG Tubular disc brake or rim brake wheels

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) —  BH Bikes USA has made several additions to its sales team as the U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish company transitions from its former distribution model.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014 BRAIN cover.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The July 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has landed in mailboxes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine

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