Mountain Bikes

Sea Otter 2018: Brands return after absence; e-MTBs make their mark

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic opened Thursday with an expo that includes more than 500 booths representing nearly 900 brands and covering 165,000 square feet of space at Laguna Seca Raceway

ANA adds Haibike to its omnichannel program with launch of e-commerce site in US

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has added its Haibike e-bike brand to its omnichannel program with the launch of an e-commerce site for the brand

Marin and Hawley-Lambert form sales partnership

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S. Hawley-Lambert sale reps are now representing the Marin brand, while Marin will continue to stock bicycles at its warehouses in Southern California and New Jersey, maintain some of its regional sales reps, and continue to handle fulfillment, credit programs, warranty and other functions

First quarter wholesale bike sales up 2.4% thanks to e-bikes and gravel bikes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The U.S

Sea Otter 2018: Kids’ bike brands move young riders up the age spectrum

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca.

By Emma on April 17, 2018 | Mountain Bikes, Safety
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Rotor America adds Joel Sehloff as West Coast tech rep

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Rotor America has increased its IBD technical support with the hire of Joel Sehloff as West Coast tech rep. Sehloff wrenched at Wisconsin and Utah-area bike shops and raced road and mountain bikes before coming to Rotor America.

Myagi offers free bike retail staff training video series

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Myagi, which hosts video training programs for several industry suppliers and organizations, also has available 10 free bicycle retailer staff training videos. The videos cover how to sell tires, helmets and other products. The videos were produced in the U.K.

Shimano or Shimona? Knock-offs spotted on bikes brought to shops for service and assembly

Mechanics say Shinano, Shimona and SunRun components are showing up on bikes bought online. SAN ANTONIO (BRAIN) — Mechanics across the country are reporting that bikes brought in for service or assembly are coming spec’d with knock-off components. Often, customers bring the bikes in new in the box and mechanics are having trouble setting them up to work properly.

Princeton Sports closing one location after selling building

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — Princeton Sports, a third-generation ski and bike retailer that dates to 1936, is closing one of its two locations after selling the real estate. The retailer began a liquidation sale at its 17,000-square foot Columbia, Maryland, store on Thursday.

Some Australian e-bike sales get a sharp surprise with a new 5% tariff

CANBERRA, Australia (BRAIN) — The notification that specific e-bike imports into Australia must pay a 5 percent surcharge took the nation’s bicycle industry by surprise. And no wonder