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Fred Clements: Are bikes the black hole of IBD profitability?

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

Bianchi unveils new time trial/tri frame at the Tour

BERGERAC, France (BRAIN) — At the Tour de France’s penultimate stage Saturday, Bianchi unveiled a new time trial/triathlon frameset that uses the company’s Countervail vibration canceling technology. The Aquila CV was raced by Team Belkin’s Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam.

Bike design competition ends; prototypes unveiled

Voting to pick winning bike for production begins. PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project concluded on Friday with each team from participating cities — Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — unveiling its idea of the ultimate utility bike during reveal parties and events in each city

PeopleForBikes extends agreement with IMBA, will sponsor World Summit

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is expanding its support of IMBA, including becoming a top-level sponsor of the IMBA World Summit, to be held next month in Colorado.

Pivot’s redesigned Mach 4 Carbon is brand’s lightest full-suspension frame ever

TEMPE, Az. (BRAIN) — Pivot has updated its long-standing Mach 4 Carbon mountain bike with 27.5-inch wheels, a new geometry, longer travel and a lightened frame that includes integration for Shimano’s XTR Di2 electronic drivetrain. The new Mach 4 Carbon is the fourth generation of one of the brand’s most popular models.

Accell: Good weather in Europe, sales of e-bikes prop overall profits

Company blames revenue dip in North America on severe winter and decline in overall market. HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. reported overall revenue gains for the first six months of the year.

Registration opening soon for CrossVegas Wheelers & Dealers race

Liv supporting a separate women's industry race this year. LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration will open Aug

Standards group honors bike helmet advocate Randy Swart

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (BRAIN) — A committee of the standards-making organization ASTM is honoring Randy Swart, the director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute with an Award of Merit and the title of fellow.

Dahon recruiting brand ambassadors for ‘Explorers’ program

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding-bike maker Dahon has introduced the Dahon Explorers program, designed to spotlight cyclists who live by bike and to inspire others to incorporate a bike into their everyday lifestyle. Dahon will host an open call for Explorer submissions.

Axis Sports Group reps Intense Cycles for Southwest

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles said Wednesday that Axis Sports Group has taken over management of the Southwest market for the fast-growing mountain bike brand.  Based in northern San Diego County, Axis represents a portfolio of high-profile brands including GoPro, BRG Sports, CamelBak, Cervelo, Focus, Enve and Tifosi