The Bike Co-op adds Pro Patch

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) —?The Bike Cooperative has named Pro Patch its custom accessories provider. The co-op’s member retailers will earn rebates on all of their Pro Patch purchases effective immediately.

ENVE shipping climbing tubular wheel with improved brake track

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE is now shipping its SES 2.2 wheels, designed as lightweight climbing wheels for tubular tires. The wheels were developed with?aerodynamicist Simon Smart and have the shallowest profile of any wheel developed in the collaboration.

New England Mountain Bike Association chapter in Maine awarded $50k LL Bean grant

FREEPORT, Maine (BRAIN) —The Carrabassett Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association has received a $50,000 grant from LL Bean’s Charitable Giving for Conservation and Outdoor Recreation. The grant will be matched by the Town of Carrabassett Valley to provide funding for the continued development of a mountain bike trail network in the Carrabassett Region.

Eliel enters cycle clothing market aided by its own California factory

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A startup cycling clothing company is benefitting from its own California-based factory, which produces custom and inline items for its Eliel road bike clothing and Wattie Ink triathlon clothing. The company was founded by Derek Wiback and Ryan Cady.

Pinkbike and NICA announce ‘media partnership’

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —??The National Interscholastic Cycling Association and Pinkbike have announced their media partnership for the 2015 and 2016 season. Pinkbike will provide NICA with advertising and promotional space, fundraising support, content and race coverage, and more

Marzocchi’s parent, Tenneco, to shut down suspension business

UPDATED LAKE FOREST, Ill. (BRAIN) – Tenneco plans to discontinue its Marzocchi motor bike fork suspension and its mountain bike business, and will liquidate its Marzocchi operations, the company announced in a press release issued Wednesday.? ? But representatives from the U.S

Bianchi offering mountain bikes in the US again

HAYWARD, Calif.?(BRAIN) — After an approximately four-year hiatus, Bianchi USA is once again offering mountain bikes here.? The Italian company stopped offering mountain bikes in the U.S. in 2010 as it focused on its ‘cross, road, track and city bike categories.?Bianchi has always offered mountain bikes in Italy and began selling them to retailers in Mexico again last year. “We were confident that our road bike business was on a healthy track, so it was the perfect time for us to expand into the mountain bike category in the USA,” said Jim Stevenson, Bianchi USA’s vice president of sales and marketing

Raleigh sponsors NBDA’s ‘America’s Best Bike Shops’ program

KENT, Wash.

Mobile shop franchiser Beeline Bikes gets $2.6M in funding from

Mobile repair and retail service looks to expand via franchise business. SAN CARLOS, Calif.

Alchemy works with Dave Earle and Sotto Group on new mountain bike offerings

DENVER (BRAIN) — High end framebuilder Alchemy Bicycles is expanding beyond its road and ‘cross offerings with a carbon hardtail mountain bike that it is now shipping, and plans to expand its mountain bike offerings in part by working with David Earle’s Sotto Group.