Industry veteran Blair Clark to lead Canyon US; German brand sets up California office

Canyon staffs up as it preps for U.S. entry KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles GmbH has made several key hires in the U.S. as it prepares to begin selling direct to consumers in late summer

Weak sales in China, US market take toll on 2016 revenues at Giant

Sales down 5.5 percent last year. TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Revenue at Giant Manufacturing, the world’s largest maker of bicycles, slumped last year driven down by weak sales in China and lower sales in the U.S. as high inventory levels and heavy discounting took its toll.

Weak sales in China, US market take toll on 2016 revenues at Giant

Sales down 5.5 percent last year.

Bay Area retailer launches mobile e-bike repair service

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Motostrano, an e-bike retailer with two stores in the greater Bay Area, has launched a pilot mobile e-bike repair and service program. The service allows e-bike owners to have their e-bike serviced at their home or office.

Bay Area retailer launches mobile e-bike repair service

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Motostrano, an e-bike retailer with two stores in the greater Bay Area, has launched a pilot mobile e-bike repair and service program. The service allows e-bike owners to have their e-bike serviced at their home or office. Sending an email, phone call or text, customers can arrange repair and tune-up appointments.  The mobile repair service is also being offered to e-bike manufacturers who are selling direct to customers or don’t have a strong dealer network in the area

Look Cycle recalls about 800 stems

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Look Cycle is recalling about 800 Look Cycle Aerostems sold separately or as original equipment on some road bikes from model year 2014 through 2017. The carbon fiber stems have stainless steel clamps that can corrode and break, according to the U.S

Dutch Cargo Bike takes over distribution of Tern in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Dutch Cargo Bike, an Australian distributor of cargo and urban bikes —  has taken over all responsibility for distributing Tern bicycle in Australia, effective this month.

Retailers join NBDA on congressional visits

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A handful of retailers joined NBDA and PeopleForBikes executives to visit a dozen congressional office here last week. The group talked to policy makers about the impact of the bike industry and about the NBDA’s priorities. “Our industry has a great story to tell about jobs, technology, and our connection to small business, the contributions we make to tax revenues and the ways we help strengthen America’s economy,” said Todd Grant, the NBDA’s president, in a statement this week.

Adidas Sport Eyewear names Echos Communications as its North American PR agency

Adidas also announces new lifestyle/technical sunglass, the Horizor. SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Echos Communications has announced that it will serve as the North American public relations agency of record for Adidas Sport Eyewear. “Everything we do is rooted in active, outdoor lifestyle and the focus of Adidas Sport Eyewear on ski, run, bike and performance lifestyle aligns perfectly with Echos as an agency,” said Echos’ founder and managing director, Rob Reedy.

RacerMate to offer replacement parts membership program for CompuTrainer

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — RacerMate Inc., which announced this month that it would stop making its CompuTrainer stationary trainers, is establishing a membership program to ensure that current trainer owners will be able to get replacement parts “virtually indefinitely.” For a $100 three-year membership, owners will be able to buy replacement parts online for 50 percent off the standard retail price.