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Abbey delivering saddle position measurement tool

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools is now shipping its Fit Kit, a saddle position measuring system it first showed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year.  The system includes three magnetic “bullets” that fit into various bottom bracket spindle types and hold the end of a standard measuring tape. The bullets allow a saddle height measurement to be taken easily from the center of the bottom bracket.

New supplement for endurance athletes contains plant-based betalains

MOMENCE, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sur PhytoPerformance has launched of its first product, AltRed, a phytonutrient supplement that the company said uses a newly discovered technology to garner the athletic performance and recovery benefits of betalain phytonutrients. The betalains in AltRed comes from the pigment found in beets, which Sur isolates from the plant matrix in a patented process.

Industry design veterans team up on new mountain bike brand

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades. But soon after meeting up again for the first time in years (”Thanks, LinkedIn,” said Clark), the pair decided they had some ideas for a new mountain bike brand that they needed to act upon.

Interbike sells out its e-bike test track spots

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch. The show also announced an agreement that extends its partnership with the Electric Bike Association as the official development partner of The Circuit at Interbike.

BRAIN and USA Cycling survey bike retailers about youth cycling programs

Survey respondents eligible for prize drawing. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo

BRAIN seeks retailers to join State of Retail panel for upcoming year

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2017-2018 State of Retail panel.

Accell Group to appoint Ton Anbeek as its next CEO and chairman

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V.’s Supervisory Board intends to appoint Ton Anbeek as the company’s next CEO and board chairman.

DRAFT: LA Meetup planned for July 20 in Burbank

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ next beer, bikes and biz gettogether is planned for next Thursday in Burbank, California.  The DRAFT: LA Meetup is the latest stop in the group’s nationwide series intended to bring together bike industry entrepreneurs

Retailers face bike tax burden in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in Oregon. State lawmakers recently signed and passed a transportation bill that requires that retailers collect a $15 flat fee on the sale of bicycles with 26-inch wheels that retail for more than $200.

Echos Communications hires Fornes as senior account manager

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Echos Communications has hired bicycle industry veteran Brian Fornes as senior account manager for the bike division.