Best Ideas Contest gets thumbs-up from IBD Summit attendees

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — It was billed as the Best Ideas Contest.

BTI to open second warehouse in Reno

New DC will extend overnight ground shipping to seven Western states. SANTA FE, N.M

Why was Huffy’s CEO at the IBD Summit?

TEMPE, Ariz.

Greg Siple, co-founder of Adventure Cycling, retires

MISSOULA, Mt. (BRAIN) — Greg Siple, Adventure Cycling Association’s co-founder and art director of 40 years, will retire on Jan. 29

Industry vet relocates and expands cargo bike shop

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — When industry veteran Tim Staton purchased his first cargo bike, a Larry vs. Harry Bullitt, a few years ago, he had no idea his career path was about to change.

Industry vet relocates and expands cargo bike shop


Shimano grows S-PHYRE line with high-end apparel

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Following the introduction of high-end road and mountain bike shoes under the S-PHYRE brand last fall , Shimano is expanding the collection with performance cycling apparel including a racing skin suit, short-sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves and socks. WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo will race in S-PHYRE custom clothing and footwear this year. The company says the new apparel was designed using proprietary knowledge gained from Shimano’s acquisition of and studies with hundreds of pro riders with the goal to maximize power transmission

Texas triathlon retailer offers franchises

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Playtri, an endurance sports retailer, coaching service and event producer, is opening triathlon store franchise opportunities this year. The company plans to focus on selling franchises in Texas and surrounding states at first.  Playtri was founded in 2000 as an endurance coaching company.  In 2004, Paytri added event production and in 2011 the company opened its first triathlon retail store.   The company now as five stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.   “The Playtri system enables hard working people to achieve success running their own business based on Playtri’s 15 years of experience in the industry and a tried and true tested model.  There are also opportunities for struggling bike shops to convert to a Playtri franchise and take advantage of the strong multisport industry,” the company said

Specialized launches new Roval wheels at Tour Down Under

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — At the Tour Down Under this week, Specialized is launching a new range of Roval wheels, being used by the Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors teams.

Brompton releases limited edition NYC folding bike

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle has unveiled its New York City Edition bike, designed in collaboration with VESPERTINE NYC, a safety wear brand.