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Posted March 17, 2014

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Start-up Canadian bike brand No. 22 Bicycle Company has hired four former employees of Saratoga Frameworks, which closed last week, and plans to open a production facility in upstate New York.

Posted in North America
Posted March 17, 2014
The Argonaut Di2 Roadbike.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The 10th edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show wrapped Sunday with the naming of the Best of Show bike and the location of next year's show: Louisville, Ky. 

NAHBS founder and president Don Walker, a Louisville native, said next year's show will be "huge."

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 14, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is recalling about 1,300 Stromer ST1 women's and men's e-bikes, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum, because the fork can break during use. The company has received one report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 14, 2014
The Fuji Saratoga model.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International says it contacted the operator of Saratoga Frameworks last year to object to its use of the Saratoga trademark.

Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2014
The activity feed on the new app.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has made a major update to its mobile app, making it more social and combining its running and cycling apps into one app.

The app is now available in 11 languages, with the addition of Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Traditional Chinese.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted March 14, 2014
Fred Boykin (center) was recognized for his commitment to bicycle advocacy.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — When retailer Fred Boykin attended the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's annual Blinkie awards ceremony last month, he did not expect to receive an award—let alone have one named for him.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) – Registered attendees at next month's IBD Summit in Monterey, Calif., will receive VIP cards for September's Interbike Expo. The cards will allow access to several benefits, including exclusive access to two new VIP lounges at the Las Vegas show.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic / IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted March 14, 2014

SHERIDAN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Denver-area triathlon retailer KompetitiveEdge has new ownership.

Former store manager Ryan Stedeford is taking full ownership of the store as of April 1 from previous owner Rob Runyon. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2014
Storm Cycles' co-owners Juan Patterson (left) and Todd Henneman (right).

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — With a combination of nearly 500 miles of single track and an extensive network of rural paved and gravel roads, the snow sports mecca of Park City, Utah, has also become a popular cycling destination.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 13, 2014

SARATOGA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Saratoga Frameworks, a custom and contract frame maker that operated out of the former Serotta factory in upstate New York, has closed.

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Bob Stapleton, the former owner and manager of the Highroad pro cycling team, has purchased the intellectual property of the Mad Fiber Wheel company in a bankruptcy auction for $31,000, according to court filings.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — K-Edge—maker of aluminum chain catchers and mounts for cycling computers and cameras—has lowered its pricing as much as 20 percent at retail.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 12, 2014
Fast growing Florida manufacturer consults with former Serotta CEO
Bill Watkins (left) with Catrike GM Mark Egeland in Catrike's factory.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike, a fast growing manufacturer of high performance recumbent tricycles, is consulting with former Serotta CEO Bill Watkins as the company contemplates its growth strategy.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2014
Bill Holland (second from left) and staff.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Holland Cycles has moved its headquarters into a 1,800 square-foot showroom in San Diego to showcase its custom bicycles. The showroom features a state-of-the-art fit center, a bike display area and a service and build area that has quadrupled the company's previous capabilities.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2014
John Cheever (center) Jeff Shupe (L) and F.K. Day (R)

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — John Cheever, an engineering leader at SRAM since soon after the company's founding, has died at age 50 after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has named Asli Bisiklet as its distributor in Turkey. 

Posted in International
Posted March 12, 2014
Event owner and Velo and Triathlete magazine publisher names new CEO, CFO and CMO

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted March 12, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System is setting up a custom cycling and triathlon clothing ordering system through Performance Bicycle's website.

Champion System will facilitate the design, ordering and delivery process through PerformanceBike.com.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A March 10 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to build biking or hiking trails on abandoned railroad corridors. But a Rails To Trail Conservancy spokesman said the effect on recreational path development will be limited.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak's sales for 2013 were $139.9 million, a decrease of $17.7 million compared to its sales of $157.6 million in 2012. Sales of hydration systems fell $17.2 million, and sales of gloves fell $5.5 million, while the company's bottle and accessories sales increased $4.8 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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