LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — After a nearly 15-year hiatus from the bike industry, framebuilder Chris Chance is resurrecting his namesake brand, Fat Chance Bicycles. Chance, one of the pioneers of mountain bikes, founded Fat City Cycles in 1982 in Somerville, Massachusetts.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Best known for chronicling the early days of mountain biking as publisher of the sport’s first periodical, Charlie Kelly is legitimately one of the handful of Founding Fathers of the sport, along with his better-known California friends Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey and Gary Fisher.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Retailers might be drawn to the Abus booth at Interbike this week by its new bright green Hyban urban helmet. With an integrated light in the back, multiple vents and optional rain cover, it's one of 14 helmets the German lock maker is working to bring to the U.S. market.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Swedish brand POC continues to expand its cycling product line, with dozens of new clothing, helmet and eyewear products for road and mountain bikers being shown this week at Interbike.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Bill Quinn, the longtime publisher of Bicycle Business Journal, has died. He was 102. Quinn's career spanned more than 80 years of publishing. He was still writing and taped an audio interview of his early years in newspapering just two months ago.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yakima's newest CEO finds himself eyeballing every car rack he sees on the road and quickly admits he has a lot to learn about the sports rack industry.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Andy Ording, the former owner of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has made an investment in Silca, which is owned by former Zipp engineer Josh Poertner. Poertner bought the nearly century-old brand last year and moved it from Italy to Indianapolis.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The ladies of dirt will get their due at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction ceremony as cycling advocate Jenn Dice, gravity legend Leigh Donovan and retailers Lil and Kris Koski are among those to be honored Wednesday night at Interbike.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — 4iiii Innovations is bringing power training down to a new low price—starting at $400 with its Precision crank-based system introduced at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this week.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For some of those who came into the sport of mountain biking in a certain era—the second half of the 1990s—rider Shaun Palmer and bike brand Intense Cycles will always be linked. This week at OutDoor Demo, it was the '90s all over again as Palmer showed up to ride an Intense with dealers.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hank Glowiak, owner of Chuck's Bike in Morrisville, Vermont, was astride a Transition and taking a short break before dropping off the edge of Bootleg Canyon's Red Mountain.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The results are in and official for the National Bicycle Dealers Association's America's Best Bike Shops. The retail association will celebrate the nearly 300 shops that made its annual list, now in its second year, at a reception Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hawley is the new exclusive U.S. distributor of Muc-Off, a U.K.-based brand of bike care products.
Muc-Off's products include cleaners, protectants, and lubes, as well as a line of body care items.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — As Interbike prepared to open this week, POC announced four new U.S. sales reps, among 17 new reps hired since June 1. POC plans to reveal an expanded road cycling product line at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies, Inc. is rebranding its single-lever brake system as SureStop, moving away from the Slidepad branding immediately.
"SureStop has been selected to better communicate the technology's benefits to consumers and IBDs alike," the company said in a release Monday.
LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing SwissStop brake pads to its dealers in Canada.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — At Interbike, Stages Cycling will be showing three new power meter crank models, including a hybrid carbon-alloy crankset option from FSA.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is splitting off its recumbent brand from its cruisers and adult trikes, creating a new brand, Sun Seeker. The cruisers and trikes will continue to be marketed as Sun Bicycles.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima has announced its first distributor for its bicycle care products: BTI.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's, manufacturer of tire bead slip, is now available through Rumbleship.
"I ultimately decided to go with Rumbleship because they were concerned first and foremost about how they could best support the Uncle Dick's brand," said Rich Travis, owner of Uncle Dick's.