Ten major bike companies join Trek, Ford and Tome on bicycle-to-vehicle technology advisory board

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Some bike and e-bike heavy hitters are joining Trek and Ford in helping create safety standards related to bicycle-to-vehicle communication.   For nearly a year,  Trek has been working with the software company Tome and Ford  on developing the so-called B2V technology, which uses artificial intelligence to evaluate and identify safety measures at specific vulnerable roadway locations.

GÜP introduces tire sealant/inflator can at Sea Otter

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GÜP Industries is launching a combination tire inflator and sealant canister at the Sea Otter Classic this week.

Dorel Sports: Revenues down but operating profits rise in Q2 and first half

Company blames sales declines at mass and fewer closeouts in IBD channel for revenue drop in second quarter. MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue was down 11 percent in its sports division, which includes its mass and IBD bike businesses, including Cannondale, Caloi, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Sugoi brands

Puello family to launch new brand with KTM Industries

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Susanne Puello, who this spring left Accell’s Winora Group — a company her grandfather founded — plans to launch two new brands in partnership with KTM Industries AG at Eurobike later this month. Puello and KTM announced Tuesday that they had formed PEXCO GmbH, “a bicycle company focusing on e-mobility.” PEXCO, which stands for ”Puello e-mobility crossover company,” will be based in Schweinfurt

Opinion: PBMA’s president has a suggestion for increased service department profits

Editor’s note: James Stanfill is president of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.  We’re rolling into peak season. Everyone wants their bicycle tuned up and ready to ride and they want it yesterday.

Niner Bikes and Push Industries collaborate on new bike/shock design


DRAFT in Monterey: Speakers pitch ideas for getting more people on bikes

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It’s called DRAFT, and PeopleForBikes had the idea for it about two years ago.

All-road and gravel bikes, 27- and 29-plus, road plus, e-bikes, shiny components – all were on show at 2017 NAHBS

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — It’s been called the epicenter of bike innovation. And as you walk the aisles of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s easy to see why

Vittoria signs Mike King as brand ambassador

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has added Mike King to its growing roster of athletes and ambassadors. “Adding an icon like Mike King to the roster allows for critical guidance and validation for our brands,” said Ken Avery, VINA’s VP of marketing and product.

Engineers dive into the nitty-gritty at Cyclitech conference

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — With a sharp focus on the use of composites in bicycles and cycling accessories — from materials selection and optimization to manufacturing processes, safety testing, repair and, ultimately, recycling — the second annual Cyclitech bike technology conference drew 145 industry engineers, presenters and sponsors to Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday. Co-organized by JEC Group, a composites trade organization, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Cyclitech was held for the first time last year in Belgium, featuring speakers from several bike brands as well as the UCI, the conference’s official partner.