HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — A fixture in the Southern California bike retail scene for more than two decades, Sean Flynn announced this week that he has sold his two stores to Specialized. Flynn opened the original Surf City Cyclery location as a Specialized concept store in Huntington Beach in 2006.
LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — When Assos — the inventor of the Lycra bike short and long-time supplier of high-end roadie apparel — decided to come out with its first mountain bike line, baggy shorts were not really part of the plan.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Orbea is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 715 Avant bikes and framesets, because of concerns over cracking forks. The relevant forks were for use with disc brakes.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride has hired New Zealander Daniel Carruthers to provide consulting services for distribution and marketing in the Asia-Pacific markets.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Scott Rittschof is joining Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, as senior vice president and general manager. Bob Burbank, who started at the company as the global general manager of Cannondale in 2010, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, Dorel said.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, a design and composites manufacturer, has acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles and will be manufacturing Ellsworth carbon frames in its San Diego facility.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Hawley USA is the new exclusive distributor of OGIO Endurance Collection products to the IBD channel, Hawley announced Wednesday.
The agreement began Sept. 1 and Hawley wil display OGIO products in its booth at next week's Interbike show.
EMMAUS, Pa. — Bicycling Magazine published its biennial ranking of the 50 most cycling-friendly cities in the United States in its October issue, which hit newsstands Sept. 2. And New York City was named the Best Bike City by the magazine’s editors.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has hired Chris Holmes as the company's new brand director. Holmes will be responsible for establishing and coordinating all of Marin's marketing activities.
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — California-based manufacturer Pure Fix Cycles announced this week that is has opened a corporate office in Europe.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ridley Bikes has partnered with Belgium's LRM and Taiwan-based Ideal Bicycle Corporation, one of the country's largest bicycle manufacturers.
Editor's note: This story was originally published Aug. 27. This version is updated to clarify how the E100 spokes are replaced in case of damage. We also added a photo of the spoke ring and the new rim shape.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — 2014 may be the Year of the Return of the Concept Bike, at least at the Eurobike show. In addition to the BMC concept bike we wrote about earlier this week, on Tuesday we took a look at a full-suspension, extensively "connected" concept road from Canyon.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — BMC’s Impec concept bike wasn’t the only theoretical display bike on show at Eurobike. Canyon Bicycle, which is not distributed in the U.S. currently, showed a wild idea for a totally wired (and wireless) high performance full suspension road bike.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jesse Porter, a former executive at Specialized, has joined Felt Bicycles as its director of sales for the Western region. Also joining the company is Mark Hodge as controller and chief financial officer.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At a press conference hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), several leading Taiwanese companies came together to launch new products on the second day of the Eurobike show.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Some say that what you see at Eurobike is coming to the U.S. market soon — maybe as soon as next month's Interbike show (like the GoPro doggy camera mount), or maybe in a matter of years (electric unicycles? Well, maybe someday).
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — After winning awards for the S5 VWD aero road bike, engineers at Cervélo didn't sit back and bask in the glory for long. "We took it as a challenge," said Heather Henderson, senior product manager at Cervélo. "We knew we could make it faster."
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Park Tool has made a change to one of its most iconic shop tools, the TS-2.2 truing stand. More precisely, the Minnesota manufacturer is offering a new version of its professional-quality truing stand in a powder-coated finish in its trademark shade of blue.