AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) —?Canadian e-bike electric propulsion system manufacturer?BionX International has named Casey Anderson as its new sales manager for North America and emerging markets. Anderson has 15 years of experience in the cycling industry, starting in retail sales and through several positions at BionX including technical representative and global training manager
CANBERRA, Australia (BRAIN) — Australia-based?Today’s Plan is expanding into the U.S. and Canada with its customized training plans and analytics that it offers for specific bike events.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) —?Olympic Supply Company is now distributing Reid Cycles, which offers bikes starting at $279.99 retail, including urban, commuter and fat bikes.
LONGMONT, Colo.?(BRAIN) — Global Fat Bike Day, Saturday, Dec. 5, is being marked with events, demos and product introductions from Estonia to Vermont, Australia to Colorado. According to Fat-Bike.com , the day was designated by some British fat bike enthusiasts several years ago.
GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports SA has formed two joint ventures with Sheppard Industries to distribute Scott products in Australia and New Zealand. Sheppard Industries claims to tbe largest wholesaler of bikes and bike-related products in both countries. Scott Sports and John Struthers, the owner of Sheppard Industries, have entered into an agreement to establish two new jointly owned companies to be called Sheppard Cycles Australia, and Sheppard Cycles New Zealand
SACRAMENTO, Calif.?(BRAIN) — Organizers say they have registered exhibitors from more countries than ever for next year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which will be held here Feb. 26-28. For the first time, exhibitors from Russia and Lithuania are expected to attend the show, along with bike makers from North America, the U.K., Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Australia, and Japan.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees
As Australiaâ€™s key custom bike show, the FYXO Melburn Custom Bike Show was a showcase of Australian boutique builders and brands. In this third and final part to the show, we look at some wildly large wheels from Fikas, speak to a former Boeing engineer turned cycling carbon wizard â€“ and look at an early brand concept that adopts musical theory for ride quality design.
Based in Queanbeyan, just outside of Canberra, Australia, Luke Laffan creates Fikas Bikes. Building bikes isnâ€™t a full-time gig for Laffan, but rather is something he does between other jobs as a metal fabricator â€“ such as the display mounts heâ€™s creating for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Thirty-six inch wheels! Why? We’re not sure
At the show, Laffan was displaying a front-suspendion 36in wheeled titanium mountain bike. Built for a local customer that arrived at his door on a penny-farthing, this bike is certainly different.
The 130mm linkage front fork is a fully custom item fashioned from machined alloy plate, titanium axles and a RockShox XX Monarch rear shock.
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RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — SwiftCarbon, a China-based bike brand founded by former South African pro cyclist Mark Blewett, will soon begin distribution in the U.S
SUBIACO, Australia (BRAIN) — Cycliq has signed new agreements with key U.S. distributors for its Fly6 and upcoming Fly12 cycling high-definition camera and light accessories, including Downeast Bicycle Sales, Hans Johnsen Company, J&B Importers, KHS Bicycles, Seattle Bike Supply, Trek and Wilson Bicycle Sales. The Fly6 HD camera and 30-lumen LED taillight records what happens behind the rider in real time