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2018 Sea Otter Classic and BLC

Just some of our coverage from Monterey. Package Articles:? Pivot officially launches Shuttle e-MTB in US BPSA, PeopleForBikes to examine ties as issues grow more complex BLC speaker: Industry needs leadership to reverse decline in ridership GÜP introduces tire sealant/inflator can at Sea Otter City governments struggle as bike sharing upsets traditional transportation models Frog launches USA Cycling co-branded youth bikes Cane Creek to debut eeWings titanium crankset at Sea Otter New sock brand, Mint, supports NICA with each sale

Marin and Hawley-Lambert form sales partnership

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S. Hawley-Lambert sale reps are now representing the Marin brand, while Marin will continue to stock bicycles at its warehouses in Southern California and New Jersey, maintain some of its regional sales reps, and continue to handle fulfillment, credit programs, warranty and other functions

New Interbike podcast looks at used bike market and bike trade-in programs

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Interbike podcast looks at how some IBDs are taking a new look at the used bike market, whether they buy and sell used bikes or take them as trade-ins toward new bike sales.  Guests on the fifth episode of “Interbike — The Podcast” include Steve Frothingham, the web editor for Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, who has written extensively about the used bike market in recent years (including a new article in the April 15 issue of BRAIN)

PeopleForBikes and the 20 Collective join forces on new app and website to get more people riding more often

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If the bike industry has a $1 million question, it is this: How do we get more people riding?

First quarter wholesale bike sales up 2.4% thanks to e-bikes and gravel bikes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The U.S

MRP hires Rob Aguero as manager of sales and business development

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mountain Racing Products has hired industry veteran Rob Aguero to its sales team.

Goodyear launches premium bicycle tire line

CARSON, Calif. (BRAIN) —In its 120 years of existence, Goodyear has manufactured tires for everything from Henry Ford’s Model T to Formula 1 racecars and NASA’s Mars rover.

Latest Interbike podcast looks at BRAIN’s e-commerce survey

BRAIN's Lynette Carpiet joins retailers Tom Henry and Ken Woody Smith on the podcast, available Wednesday. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif

DC-area shop Takoma Bicycle remodels with 3 Dots Design

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Bruce Sawtelle recently completed a full remodel of his D.C.-area store, Takoma Bicycle, with retail design firm 3 Dots Design. Key changes to the store included replacing old slatwall with new fixtures, updating the shop logo, new colors and graphics, overhauling the apparel section, clearly segmenting and signing all product categories, and moving the service area and cash wrap.

Bike-related products not included in Trump’s new China tariff list

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Industry importers can breathe a sigh of relief: there are no bike-related product categories among the 1,300 types of Chinese products the Trump administration named Tuesday  to receive an extra 25 percent tariff.