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LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At this week's consumer electronics show, CES, CAKE is showing its first e-bike, a $6,500 Class 2 e-cargo bike aimed at "working professionals."

Tagged Electric bike
Company takes Ranger Trek's owner to federal appeals court.
A version of this article was in the January edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Without objection, “trek” is a lovely word, whetherr a noun or a verb. TREK™, though, is something else entirely.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A Los Angeles judge has approved a $1.5 million settlement between the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died following an e-bike crash and the parents of the 11-year-old girl who was piloting the bike.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal / Electric bike
Lawsuit over right-front brake lever is provisionally settled.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Of the more than 600 articles posted on this site this year, one about a lawsuit against an e-bike brand garnered the most views. 

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton started a refurbished bike program Monday in the continental U.S. and Canada. Peloton Certified Refurbished Peloton Bike/Bike+ models are available online or in showrooms with delivery and setup included.

HILDEBRAN, N.C. (BRAIN) — DeFeet founder Shane Cooper fondly remembers when the brand's socks were "the currency of the trade shows" in the 1990s as industry types would trade them among themselves.

Tagged From the Magazine

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Rack brand Küat announced Thursday it will establish what it's calling an innovative direct-to-consumer sales channel in January.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Electric mobility brand Yadea will be recruiting regional distributors at the upcoming CES trade event here next month, part of an ambitious push into the U.S market.

Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences
Better data collection needed, NTSB says.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A National Transportation Safety Board study found at least 119 e-bike and e-scooter fatalities occurred between 2017 and 2021, and inadequate data collection from authorities makes identifying accidents involving micromobility devices difficult.

Tagged Electric bike

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association sent a letter to federal regulators this week asking that they make a statement regarding UL certification of e-bikes sold in the U.S.

Tagged Electric bike
UPDATED with statement from CPSC Chair calling the standards voluntary.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission urged manufacturers and importers of e-bikes and other micromobility devices to comply with relevant safety standards, including UL's 2849 standard. 

Tagged Electric bike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Importers will be able to bring in many bicycle products from China for an extra nine months without paying Section 301 tariffs that the Trump administration imposed starting in 2018.  

Tagged Tariffs
Claudia Wasko

A Q&A with Claudia Wasko, head of Bosch eBike Systems in North America.

3T collaborated with Lamborghini on a special model this month.

VERONA, Italy (BRAIN) — An Italian investment group, UTurn Investments, has made an investment in component and bike brand 3T. René Wiertz and Gérard Vroomen will remain shareholders and managers.

The company said it has sales of 20 million euros ($21.2 million) per year and an EBITA of 5 million euros. 

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

BREMBRATE, Italy (BRAIN) — A private equity investment company announced it will acquire a majority stake in Vittoria. The transaction is expected to close early next year.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes had another round of layoffs following two previous cuts this year. The direct-to-consumer brand did not say how many employees were let go.

Tagged Electric bike

KORBACH, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental Tires teamed with a digital tracking platform to develop a technology to verify the origin of responsibly sourced natural rubber at every stage of the supply chain leading to the customer.

Tagged DEI and Sustainability

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Vitus, the bike brand owned by Signa Sports United, is now available directly to U.S. consumers via a dedicated website and a Utah distribution center.

Tagged Electric bike
The GASGAS G Light Trail 3.0 model.

MURRIETA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pierer E-Bikes North America is tweaking its name and announced it is now importing a third e-bike brand — GASGAS — to the U.S. market.

The new name for the North American operations of Austria's Pierer Mobility AG is: PIERER New Mobility North America Inc.

Tagged Electric bike

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Cycling app maker Strava has let go of about 15% of its staff, multiple current and former employees have confirmed to BRAIN. The company has not made a public report or responded to BRAIN requests for comment. 


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