Rad Power Bikes to open Vancouver showroom

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Consumer-direct e-bike brand Rad Power Bikes is growing its Canadian headquarters and opening a retail showroom in East Vancouver next month.

Sea Otter 2018: Brands return after absence; e-MTBs make their mark

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic opened Thursday with an expo that includes more than 500 booths representing nearly 900 brands and covering 165,000 square feet of space at Laguna Seca Raceway

Pivot officially launches Shuttle e-MTB in US


Spinlister shuts down as funding dries up

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spinlister, which launched as a peer-to-peer bike rental program (shorthanded as “Airbnb for bikes”) and went on to offer a dockless bike share program and bike rental and demo management software for bike shops, is shutting down CEO Marcelo Loureiro announced the shut down in a “farewell message” on the company’s website

Washington to impose tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese imports — no word yet if bikes will be included


Intense Cycles restructures, trims jobs as it adjusts to new sales model

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense has restructured its sales and marketing functions, eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs in the process, as the Southern California mountain bike brand continues to pursue its hybrid consumer-direct/IBD sales model

BionX shuts down as it searches for new owner

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX Canada, the maker of retrofit e-bike conversion kits, has entered into receivership. Grant Thornton, a business and advisory firm, has taken over management of the company and all business activity has been suspended.

Stan’s NoTubes hires Clayton Goldsmith for European OE sales and other projects

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan’s NoTubes has hired Clayton Goldsmith. Initially, Goldsmith is focusing on OE sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but he will also lead several internal projects aimed at improving product availability and reducing lead-times for European customers.

HIA Velo hires COO, opens first two European distributors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — HIA Velo, the owner and manufacturer of Allied Cycle Works, has brought on a chief operating officer, who is also a partner, and opened its first two European distributors for Allied frames and bikes. New COO Paul Jarrell is an avid cyclist and who has many years of leadership in large multinational manufacturing companies, the company said

By admin on September 12, 2017 | Safety
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Ogden, Utah, to host European trade mission

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — This community north of Salt Lake City, which is home to a growing number of bike and outdoor industry companies, is hosting a trade mission from the European Commission later this month, in an effort to attract more outdoor companies to do business in the area. Ogden is working with the EU4SportsClusters Alliance, a project co-financed by the European Commission, to bring in representatives Sept. 17-20.

By Emma on September 5, 2017 | Folding Bicycle
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