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Australia’s FE Sports promotes Darren Harper to national sales manager

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — FE Sports has appointed Darren Harper as its national sales manager. FE Sports is one of the largest wholesale distributors of bike products in Australia and New Zealand.

Mavic announces reduced MAP, brings mountain bike apparel back to the U.S.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) – Mavic has announced reduced MAP for most of its 2017 road and mountain wheels and its wheel tire systems.

Carbon bike repair service, Broken Carbon, expands and offers wholesale pricing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Broken Carbon, which repairs and refinishes carbon bike frames, has expanded its staff, hiring composites expert Cameron Frazer as its lead repair technician. “Cameron has extensive knowledge with composites backed by undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Auckland

Bay Area retailer launches mobile e-bike repair service

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Motostrano, an e-bike retailer with two stores in the greater Bay Area, has launched a pilot mobile e-bike repair and service program. The service allows e-bike owners to have their e-bike serviced at their home or office. Sending an email, phone call or text, customers can arrange repair and tune-up appointments.  The mobile repair service is also being offered to e-bike manufacturers who are selling direct to customers or don’t have a strong dealer network in the area

Bay Area retailer launches mobile e-bike repair service

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Motostrano, an e-bike retailer with two stores in the greater Bay Area, has launched a pilot mobile e-bike repair and service program. The service allows e-bike owners to have their e-bike serviced at their home or office.

Bike Shop SEO launches e-commerce reporting service for online retailers

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike Shop SEO has a new e-commerce reporting service that the company said reduces time building sales and marketing reports, and attributes sales to proper marketing channels. The service unifies website usage and online sales data, with popular analytics tools from Google and others in a dashboard that allows a retailer to see their website’s health and make marketing decisions in real time.

Diamondback launches new consumer direct program, ReadyRide

The Accell brand is promising easy consumer assembly, aggressive pricing and custom options. KENT, Wash

Canyon postpones US market launch to third quarter

SAUSALITO, Calif.

New Android-powered road and MTBs from LeEco coming in 2017

With the Consumer Electronics Show happening right now in Las Vegas we’re getting details about all manner of new tech and gadgets slated for release in the coming year.

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On the heels of Speed-X announcing its next smart bike, the Unicorn, Chinese tech heavyweight LeEco has just announced a Smart Road Bike and MTB, which join a commuter bike that’s already available in Asia.

LeEco’s Smart Road Bike frame is made from Toray T700 carbon

The bikes are tech heavy to say the least and are built around the brand’s Android-powered ‘Bike OS”. It utilises a four-inch touchscreen that the company says will display turn-by-turn directions based on riding routes from HERE Maps, connects to a cellular network, will play music and allow for walkie-talkie communication with other nearby compatible LeEco smart bikes and will function as a cycling computer too.

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The bikes will also feature onboard GPS and GLONASS capabilities as well as a compass, accelerometer, barometer, light level sensor, speed and cadence sensors as well as ANT+ connectivity for third part heart rate and power sensors. There are built-in automatic lights on the front and sides, and a horn and security alarm, which according to LeEco automatically alerts the owner if the alarm is activated and tracks its location through an accompanying mobile app.

This is all powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery and LeEco says all the electronics carry an IP54 water resistance rating.

Smart Road Bike

Smart Mountain Bike

Superbike

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Online consumers can choose to pick up Eddy Merckx bikes at local dealer or Velofix

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Online consumers who buy an Eddy Merckx bike through the company’s new e-commerce site can choose whether to pick up the bike at a Merckx dealership or have it delivered by a Velofix van, if there is one in their area, the company said.  Velofix announced Monday that Eddy Merckx Cycles had joined its Velofix Direct program , which provides assembly and delivery for several other brands.  EMC clarified Friday that consumers can also opt to pick up bikes at local dealerships.