Podium Imports to distribute Tailwind Nutrition in Canada

PENTICTON, British Columbia (BRAIN) —  Podium Imports has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Tailwind Endurance Nutrition.  Tailwind, based in Durango, Colorado, was developed by Jeff and Jenny Vierling from a need to find an all-day source of nutrition, hydration and electrolyte replacement that would upset the stomach. “Now that we have established Tailwind in the U.S., we can turn our attention to other markets,” said Tailwind co-founder Jenny Vierling

DreamBikes — non-profit used bike shops that provide training for teens — opens four new locations

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — DreamBikes — a non-profit organization that provides hands-on, paid job training to teens in underserved communities at its used bike shops — has expanded with four new locations

The proper order of mountain bike upgrades

If you’ve just bought your first mountain bike, or are looking to upgrade an ageing model, you should keep in mind that not all upgrades are equal. Some will give you a significant benefit for very little investment, while some expensive upgrades will yield very small returns.

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In my opinion, there’s a hierarchy of mountain bike upgrades that will give you the most bang for your buck, smiles per mile, or however else you choose to quantify your riding experience.

If you’re not quite ready to give up on your existing kit, I’ve also included a bit of advice on how to make the most of the parts you already own.


1. Fit comes first

Before diving into any mechanical upgrades, you need to make sure you have your contact points dialed. Find a comfortable saddle, along with a handlebar width and stem length that suit your riding style.

No amount of money invested anywhere else on you bike will make a difference if you don’t feel comfortable and confident.

2. Tires

3. Dropper seatpost

4. Wheels

5. Brakes

6. Suspension

7. Drivetrain

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Thule Group buys Dutch child seat brand

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) —?Thule Group has acquired the Dutch company GMG B.V., a child bike seat brand that sells in the Benlux market. GMG B.V

Cannondale joins spring discounts move

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cannondale told its U.S

Cannondale joins spring discounts move

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cannondale told its U.S

Hawley now distributing BionX retrofit e-bike systems


Reps. Blumenauer and Buchanan introduce bike share legislation in US House

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Reps.?Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, introduced the Bikeshare Transit Act on Thursday

Fox completes purchase of Marzocchi assets

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —?Fox Factory Holding Corp

Mountainsmith revives Cyclesmith brand – only in Japan