Mountain Bikes

BRAIN Dealer Tour: Is Palisade the next big MTB destination?

PALISADE, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN’s Dealer Tour braved rain and even a bit of snow pedaling about 20 miles from Grand Junction to the small town of Palisade on Thursday, visiting the town’s Rapid Creek Cycles & Sports. While Palisade is best known now for its wineries and its peaches, the town could become one of the major mountain biking destinations in a few years, if the owners of Rapid Creek have any say in it.  The store is owned by  Scott Winans and  Rondo  Buecheler. Buecheler was the founder of Over The Edge Sports in Fruita, Colorado, (where the Dealer Tour visited Wednesday) where he helped build the trails and biking community that made Fruita one of the most popular mountain bike destinations in the country. In Palisade, he has similar plans.

Giant Bicycles Canada to open new store in Whistler

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycles Canada has announced the opening of its newest retail store, Giant Whistler, located in Whistler, B.C. The new store will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 19, the same day Whistler Bike Park opens for the season.

Bicycling magazine announces its Editors’ Choice Award winners

EMMAUS, Pa.

The ‘Otter breaks records in 27th year, as e-MTB’s are the hot demo

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Final attendance numbers were still being tallied Monday, but early numbers pointed to a record year for the Sea Otter Classic, which ended Sunday.

Kids’ bikes at Sea Otter: from first-time pedalers to high-zoot rippers

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kids’ bike companies are flooding the Sea Otter expo this year, and most of them are clustered around the skills area for young riders. These are not full-line bike brands that offer kids’ bikes as an afterthought.

Marin launches new mountain bike with Naild suspension design

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has released a new mountain bike at the Sea Otter Classic using a suspension design from Naild, a company formed by industry veteran Darrell Voss.  The Marin Wolf Ridge has 160 mm of travel and the company said the design allows it to be an everyday ride in all conditions

Supplier bike shipments fall 15 percent over first quarter

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers selling e-bikes saw an increase in business over the first quarter as shipments grew 88 percent, but that is about the only good news in Q1.

Race Face and Easton offer new crank-spindle power meter, introduce new components at Sea Otter

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Race Face and Easton are both getting into the power meter market with a $600 spindle-based system that is compatible with cranks from both brands. The two brands, owned by Fox Factory, also are introducing a variety of new components this week at the Sea Otter Classic here: Race Face is launching a new parts group, Next R, which slots in between its Next SL group (intended for cross-country/enduro) and its SixC group (intended for downhill use)

Interbike’s OutDoor Demo to feature eMTB Shootout in partnership with Hi-Torque Publications

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has added a new feature at OutDoor Demo, where retailers will have the opportunity to test and review electric mountain bikes from participating brands, with the results being published in Hi-Torque Publications’ Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines

Interbike’s OutDoor Demo to feature eMTB Shootout in partnership with Hi-Torque Publications

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has added a new feature at OutDoor Demo, where retailers will have the opportunity to test and review electric mountain bikes from participating brands, with the results being published in Hi-Torque Publications’ Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines. A limited number of brands that exhibit at ODD will have the opportunity to participate in “The Shootout on E-Mountain,” which will be held in a sectioned-off satellite area at ODD