Posted January 25, 2024

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling two e-bike models because the wiring harness that manages the lithium-ion battery charging was improperly assembled and can overheat and catch fire.

Posted January 24, 2024

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo has moved from its traditional fall dates to spring, but organizers said it will remain a meeting place for handmade builders as well as cycling enthusiasts.

Posted January 23, 2024

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Brands looking to add some Swiss precision to their bike products are looking to 9T Labs, a 5-year-old continuous fiber composite manufacturer. The brand might be a common sight on some high-end bikes and parts from major brands in the coming seasons.

Posted January 23, 2024
Rendering of the Miami Ramona's restaurant.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The high-end brick-and-mortar and online retail giant R&A Cycles, in business since 1976, is opening its third location. And like its second location, which launched in the California Bay Area just as the pandemic began, store #3 is a long way from the R&A’s origins in Brooklyn. It’s in Coral Gables, near Miami.

Posted January 18, 2024
Schwalbe's factory in Vietnam.

REICHSHOF, Germany (BRAIN) — Schwalbe, which historically has split tire and tube production between its factories in Indonesia and Vietnam, says it is focusing on Vietnam exclusively at least for the time being. 

Posted January 17, 2024

KORTRIJK, Belgium (BRAIN) — At the Velofollies trade fair here this week, Belgian Cycling Factory is relaunching the Eddy Merckx bicycle line, which has been off the market for several years. 

Posted January 17, 2024
Steve Gluckman

(BRAIN) — Tern has added Steve Gluckman and Shirley Chen to its senior management teams.

Posted January 16, 2024
Photo courtesy Scott Sports

SEOUL, Korea (BRAIN) — South Korean apparel brand Youngone Corp., which acquired a majority share in Scott Sports in 2015, has loaned its subsidiary 150 million Swiss francs ($176 million).

Posted January 16, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The MADE handmade bike show, which held its first show last year in Portland, will add a second this June in Australia. The Made Australia show will be June 28-29 at the Darebin International Sports Centre in Thornbury, Victoria, near Melbourne.

Posted January 11, 2024

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Retrospec is recalling its Scout kids' bike helmets because they don't comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's coverage, positional stability, and labeling requirements and can fail to protect.

Posted January 11, 2024
Image from the Fischer Auction Co. online listing.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Almost three years after the brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Eminent Cycles' remaining frames, bikes and parts are being auctioned this month. 

Posted January 10, 2024
Haro is showing its new Saguaro line at CABDA West (Photo courtesy of Haro)

ONTARIO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since its inaugural California show in 2019, CABDA West has almost always seemed to be buffeted by winter storms that hampered retail attendance. This year appears to be the exception, show organizer Jim Kersten told BRAIN on Tuesday.

Posted January 10, 2024

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said during her State of the State address Tuesday that she will propose a state-wide ban on the sale of uncertified lithium-ion batteries.