Cosmic Sports to distribute Nutcase Helmets in Germany and Austria

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cosmic Sports GmbH will now handle the distribution of Nutcase Helmets in Germany and Austria. Cosmic Sports, established in 1997, also distributes Crankbrothers, Lizard Skins, Salsa, Ritchey, Garmin, SixSixOne, Chris King and other brands.

Industry vet Steve Cuomo launches e-commerce tube business


Major employers on board for Malakye job event at Interbike

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Malakye, a career website and professional network for people and companies in the active lifestyle-driven industries, is bringing the Shmooz job event back to Interbike. The Shmooz will be on Thursday, Sept.

Crankbrothers widens stance with Mallet E LS pedals

If your heels are rubbing the finish off your crankarms or chainstays, or if you just want a wider stance on your mountain bike, then the new long-spindle version of Crankbrothers’ Mallet E pedals might be for you.

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The Mallet E LS uses a 5mm longer spindle, which spaces the Q-factor out to 57mm versus the 52mm stance offered by the standard Mallet E.


“The Mallet E LS is a direct result of feedback from our customers and pro riders,” said Kellen Trachy, Crankbrothers global marketing manager. “Though a majority prefer the standard 52mm q-factor of the Mallet E for it’s maneuverability advantages in tight singletrack, a number of riders have asked for a wider version for increased shoe clearance and stability at speed. Now riders have the option to choose the model that meets their needs.”

The Mallet E LS is available now. Retail pricing remains unchanged from the standard version at $165 / £130 / AU$260.

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Crankbrothers appoints Peter Duynslaeger as global sales director

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) —?Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director.

Crankbrothers being distributed by Lusty Industries in Australia

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.?(BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has a new distributor within Australia: Lusty Industries Pty Ltd.? Lusty Industries started distributing the brand’s pedals, wheels, tools, pumps and components on Jan. 1

POC appoints Adam Bookwalter as North American bike sales manager

SALT LAKE CITY?(BRAIN) — POC has named Adam Bookwalter the brand’s North American bike sales manager.

Crankbrothers works with its sponsored athletes to support bike-related causes


Lindarets ReMount makes dropper posts easier to use

Love your dropper post but hate the remote that it came with? The new Lindarets ReMount is an ingenious little 20g add-on that moves existing dropper post remotes into a new position that’s not only closer to your thumb but feels more natural to use, too – not unlike a trigger shifter, in fact. We’ve been using one for the past week and must admit that it’s pretty fantastic.

ReMount is similar to the little plastic computer and light mounts you’ve seen for years but with smaller 22.2mm diameters to properly fit mountain bike handlebars. Installation is similarly trivial: just remove your current dropper seatpost remote, install the ReMount below the bar, and then clamp the remote to the ReMount. The tough Delrin clamp easily opens up and snaps around the bar so you don’t have to remove any controls, and the 30mm-long extension provides generous height adjustment.


The simple (but effective) Lindarets ReMount makes existing dropper post remotes much more ergonomic

Although ideally intended for 1x drivetrains, there’s plenty of positioning flexibility to accommodate both a ReMounted dropper remote and a trigger shifter, and the ReMount clamp is even slim enough to slide underneath Shimano gear indicators.

Lindarets admits that the ReMount won’t work for all dropper post remotes. Riders using RockShox Reverb, Crankbrothers Joplin, or Gravity Dropper posts won’t stand to gain anything, for example, but seatposts that use pivoting lever-style remotes such as KS, Thomson, Giant, and Specialized should see noticeable improvements â€“ and not just in terms of ergonomics. ReMount users should also enjoy cleaner cable routing.

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HIghway Two hires Vince Marcotte as new sales rep in British Columbia

ALISO VIEJO, Calif (BRAIN) — Highway Two hired Vince Marcotte as a new sales rep in British Columbia.  “Vince is a service-oriented individual that brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for all that is bike related. With over a decade of experience in both retail and wholesale along with a detailed history of racing we are confident that Vince will add a positive dynamic to our retail partners,” the company said.