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REI and Scott bicycles part ways

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI will stop selling Scott bicycles as soon as its current stock is depleted, the companies announced Wednesday. In what was described as a mutual and amicable decision, the retail co-op said its 10-year relationship with Scott Sports will end with the 2015 model year.

Consumer-direct brand YT Industries setting up US service centers

Consumer-direct brand signing up IBDs to assemble, service and repair bikes. RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — YT Industries is looking for shops to assemble, repair and provide regular maintenance for its line of mountain bikes in the U.S.

Bulls Bikes USA opens website for consumer-direct sales

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German bike brand??Bulls Bikes has officially opened up its U.S.

Haibike appoints Ken Miner director of US sales, launches global marketing campaign

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike plans to show a new Yamaha motor-driven collection of e-bikes at next week’s Sea Otter Classic, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the Accell brand’s introduction to the U.S

Bosch expands to Canada with service partner Live to Play Sports

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems has expanded into Canada through a partnership with Live to Play Sports that will introduce the German company’s Performance Line e-bike drive system to the market. LTP Sports will serve as Bosch’s local service partner, responsible for operating a technical hot line for dealers, delivering spare parts, handling warranty claims and conducting clinics throughout Canada to train retailers on the drive system and Bosch’s plug-and-play diagnostic service tool

Focus Cayo Disc 3.0

The original Cayo earned Focus a reputation for being able to put together a great carbon race bike at a very reasonable price. From that the German firm has continued developing with the range topping Izalco Max, one of the finest lightweight pro level machines around, and with the Izalco Ergoride, an excellent endurance-biased ride

So the Cayo sits somewhere in between. It’s certainly not an endurance bike – the geometry figures spell that out straight away. Indeed, with its low 165mm head tube (on our large test bike) aggressive parallel 73.5 angles, short 995mm wheelbase and mid-to-long reach (400mm) it’s as aggressive as any full-on racer.

  • Highs: Lightweight chassis wrapped up with an aggressive ride position
  • Lows: Deserves faster tyres and quieter disc rotors
  • Buy If: You want a disc road bike built for racers that’s as state of the art as it gets

The big difference is that it has discs, and not just discs added to the frame – this machine was conceived with them. It also, still unusually, features both front and rear mountain bike style thru-axles. The claimed advantage of this design is an increase in stiffness from the solid oversized connection at the dropouts and perfect brake alignment every time – rotor rub is something that we roadies just wouldn’t stand for.

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The RAT thru-axle combines stiffness and security with the speed of a standard quick release

We all know that discs can’t yet be raced in the peloton, but reports coming out of Focus-sponsored AG2R are that the team have chosen to ride the Cayo Disc over the winter in preference to their usual Izalco Max. If pro racers are opting for it, why wouldn’t you?

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Focus Cayo Disc 3.0

The original Cayo earned Focus a reputation for being able to put together a great carbon race bike at a very reasonable price. From that the German firm has continued developing with the range topping Izalco Max, one of the finest lightweight pro level machines around, and with the Izalco Ergoride, an excellent endurance-biased ride

So the Cayo sits somewhere in between. It’s certainly not an endurance bike – the geometry figures spell that out straight away. Indeed, with its low 165mm head tube (on our large test bike) aggressive parallel 73.5 angles, short 995mm wheelbase and mid-to-long reach (400mm) it’s as aggressive as any full-on racer.

  • Highs: Lightweight chassis wrapped up with an aggressive ride position
  • Lows: Deserves faster tyres and quieter disc rotors
  • Buy If: You want a disc road bike built for racers that’s as state of the art as it gets

The big difference is that it has discs, and not just discs added to the frame – this machine was conceived with them. It also, still unusually, features both front and rear mountain bike style thru-axles. The claimed advantage of this design is an increase in stiffness from the solid oversized connection at the dropouts and perfect brake alignment every time – rotor rub is something that we roadies just wouldn’t stand for.

ADVERTISEMENT
advertisement

The RAT thru-axle combines stiffness and security with the speed of a standard quick release

We all know that discs can’t yet be raced in the peloton, but reports coming out of Focus-sponsored AG2R are that the team have chosen to ride the Cayo Disc over the winter in preference to their usual Izalco Max. If pro racers are opting for it, why wouldn’t you?

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

German brand, Bulls Bikes, launches in US, hires OutsidePR

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German bike brand Bulls is coming into the U.S. market this spring, launching to consumers at next month’s Sea Otter Classic.

Accell hits record annual sales world wide, but a decline in North America

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — As a whole, Accell Group N.V.

YT Industries launches consumer-direct sales in North America, Oceania

FORCHHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — German consumer-direct mountain bike brand YT Industries has expanded sales to the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Freeride star Cameron Zink, who also owns grip brand Sensus, and his brother Howie will oversee YT’s distribution in the U.S.