Unior USA launches website and online store


Engineers dive into the nitty-gritty at Cyclitech conference

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — With a sharp focus on the use of composites in bicycles and cycling accessories — from materials selection and optimization to manufacturing processes, safety testing, repair and, ultimately, recycling — the second annual Cyclitech bike technology conference drew 145 industry engineers, presenters and sponsors to Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday. Co-organized by JEC Group, a composites trade organization, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Cyclitech was held for the first time last year in Belgium, featuring speakers from several bike brands as well as the UCI, the conference’s official partner.

E-bike conference examines the future and sets priorities for growth next year

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 60 industry executives, most affiliated with the e-bike industry, took time at a conference Thursday to review its recent successes and to set new goals for 2017. But influencing legislation, building a sound research base, developing policy, securing grants, mapping routes and a dozen other goals takes money.

Sparky’s Distribution hires new reps for Subrosa and Shadow sales

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Subrosa Brand Bikes has contracted with the Dennis Lee Co

Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations stall

PeopleForBikes says Global Tariff Reductions on bicycles and components are unlikely to be enacted soon BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — International negotiations to reduce tariffs on products that help the environment — including bikes and components — have stalled. For the past two years, the United States and 16 other World Trade Organization countries have been negotiating an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) to reduce tariffs on products that help improve the environment (see related BRAIN article )

Pinarello sold to private equity firm involving LVMH


What will Trump mean for the bike biz? New BRAIN issue looks at that, along with Carolinas Dealer Tour and CycloFest coverage

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News , arriving in a subscribers’ mailboxes this week, features coverage of our most recent Dealer Tour, which visited retailers and other industry members in North and South Carolina. The new issue also includes an analysis of what the Trump election could mean to the bike industry’s Asian trade issues.

Tennessee’s The Bicycle School holds first classes this week

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle School, a new consumer and professional mechanics school in East Tennessee, is up and running, having completed its first two-day class early this week.

Electric Bike Expo will go coast-to-coast in 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The final Electric Bike Expo of 2016 opens Friday afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. But organizers are already looking ahead to 2017, when the consumer bike demo and festival will host eight events, starting in Southern California and ending in Miami

SmartEtailing hires Bryan Smith as national campaigns manager

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing has hired Bryan Smith as its national campaigns manager