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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Trek releases new Domane SLR with Pro Endurance geometry, and unveils Degenkolb’s custom painted bike

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has unveiled a custom paint scheme that highlights the personality and talents of Trek-Segafredo star, John Degenkolb. The company has also announced a new model, the Domane SLR Race Shop Limited Disc, which features the company’s Pro Endurance geometry, which has a longer, lower position than Trek’s Endurance geometry.  Degenkolb will race his custom Domane SLR throughout the Spring Classics, the German’s specialty

Susanne Puello leaves Accell’s Winora Group, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’

SENNFELD, Germany (BRAIN) — Susanne Puello, a long-time managing director of the Winora Group, is leaving the company, citing “Irreconcilable differences regarding the new reorganization activities (’refined strategy’) of the Dutch Accell Group.” Accell Group is the parent of Winora, which manages the Haibike, Sinus, and E. Wiener Bike Parts brands.

Volata launches second ’smart bike’ model, to be delivered by Velofix

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Volata Cycles, which received boatloads of media attention last year with the launch of its Model 1 smart bike, is launching a second model, the Model 1c, which will be delivered to U.S. consumers by Velofix mobile repair operations, where available