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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Importers of Chinese-made e-bikes, juvenile bikes and some other bike products will be responsible for an additional 25% tariff on those products starting June 14.

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CAMPAGNOLA CREMASCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Deda Elementi parent company Dedaindustrie S.r.l. named SpinCycle LLC the North American OEM sales agency for the component and Dedacciai tubeset company.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — E-bike brand Benno Bikes will utilize Bloom as a development and marketing center for its U.S. operations, tapping into the platform's support, logistics, and future brand development services.

Tagged Electric bike

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Registry service Bike Index released a free iOS app to make it easier for registration and for law enforcement to use. Through the app, cyclists can create an account to register one or more bicycles from anywhere in the world.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative published a Federal Register Notice on Wednesday concerning the Section 301 tariffs on China but it's still unclear whether existing bike products will continue to receive exclusions as the May 31 deadline for ending all exclusions approaches.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike
Cleveland elected officials, labor unions and leaders of the North Shore Labor Federation.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — REI union members at the SoHo store will hold a rally Thursday to demand that the co-op sign a letter of commitment to reach a contract by the end of the year.

Turns out there are a lot of details to work out when acquiring and relaunching a global bike brand. Here are some takeaways.

Kona founders Jake Heilbron and Dan Gerhard shared this letter to the industry with BRAIN readers on Monday.

(BRAIN) — The founders of Kona Bicycles have repurchased the brand they sold to private equity-backed Kent Outdoors in December 2021. 

DT Swiss photo.

OBORNIKI, Poland (BRAIN) — DT Swiss is now assembling all its forks, shocks, dropper posts and remote levers at its DT Swiss Polska Sp. facility in Poland. Previously the assembly was done at the company's facility in Taichung, Taiwan.

The legislation now goes to the Senate.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Setting Consumer Standards for Lithium-Ion Batteries Act on Wednesday that would establish a federal safety standard for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in mobility devices like e-bikes and e-scooters.

Tagged Electric bike
PeopleForBikes says the industry needs 'clarity and relief' on the proposed new tariffs
Biden on Tuesday after signing a document related to the China tariffs. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — It's unclear if the Biden administration's proposed steep increases in tariffs on Chinese EVs will affect the bike industry.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike
Former CEO Scott Maguire to lead the brand's new innovation and technology division.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has made another change at the top, naming former Pon.Bike and Canyon Bicycle chief Armin Landgraf its new CEO replacing Scott Maguire, who will lead the brand's new innovation and technology division.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Light electric vehicle vertical integration partner Bloom added Cleveland-based LAND Energy as its e-moto battery supplier.

Tagged Electric bike

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing says bike sales in China continue to be a bright spot, but inventory reductions in Europe and North America continue to dampen overall sales.

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation's first-quarter revenues dropped 19% year-over-year as the cycling and motorcycle protective brand's dealers and distributors continue to deal with excessive inventory levels.

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SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. revenue declined 11% year-over-year, but founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman said the $155 million in sales exceeded its first-quarter target.

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Larry Tetone.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our May magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What types of insurance do you carry, and have you increased coverage in the last 1 to 3 years?

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Camping reservations set an event record.
Photo courtesy of Sea Otter Classic.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Let James Ayres, Haro Bike’s director of North American sales, put the spotlight on this season’s Sea Otter Classic: “It literally blew us away. It was borderline flabbergasting,” said Ayres in an interview.

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DENVER (BRAIN) — The Colorado General Assembly has passed an expanded Right to Repair bill, but it's unclear if it will apply to e-bikes because motor vehicles are excluded.

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