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NSGA records one-year decline in youth team sports participation

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Interbike releases details of its public Free-Ride Festival at Northstar

Events will include bike demos, enduro races, e-bike race and kids’ activities. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Northstar California Resort have released details of the new consumer bike festival that will precede the Interbike trade show in the Reno-Tahoe area this September.

Memphis bike share system planned for spring 2018 launch

New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system. MEMPHIS, Tenn

Memphis bike share system planned for spring 2018 launch

New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — A 600-bike bike share system is planned for Memphis, where Explore Bike Share, a local non-profit, has announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle.

Pon Holdings makes offer to buy Accell Group

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Accell Group announced Tuesday that it had received a takeover offer from Pon Holdings for 845 million euros ($895 million). Accell owns Raleigh, Diamondback, Haibike, Ghost, Winora, Lapierre and other brands. Pon owns Cervélo, Focus, Santa Cruz, Batavus, Sparta, Koga  and Gazelle, the largest Dutch bike brand

J&B to distribute Box Components for BMX and mountain bike

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components’ BMX and mountain bike components, including its new Box One drivetrain, are now available nationwide from J&B. Box sales director Gregorio de Haro said, “we are very happy to have J&B as a distributor.

Showers Pass hires Jeremy Rider as new national sales manager

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has hired Jeremy Rider as its new national sales manager in June. Rider has had a long career in the outdoor industry, most recently as the national sales manager at Zoic.

Wholesale bikes sales down 6 percent through May; inventory up 19 percent

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down 5.7 percent in 2016 through May, according to the most recent report from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association

Interbike plans cyclocross race at its fall North Carolina event

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) —?Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a ‘cross race at this October’s Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina. The race is expected to have one of the largest purses for a cyclocross (CX) event on the East Coast, and also will include an Industry Cup category for members of the bike industry.? “NCCX has a reputation of putting on first-class cyclocross events in North Carolina, including a high-profile UCI-sanctioned event in Hendersonville,” said Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike.

The Pole Evolink 140 is the longest bike you’ve never heard of

Seb Stott is one of our main testers when it comes to mountain bike kit. He’s a rapid Scot with a preference for 29in wheels and bikes with an extra long wheelbase.You can imagine his excitement then, when what is easily the longest 29er bike to ever enter our workshop arrives with his name on the box.

This size large bike, the largest size Finnish firm Pole provides, gets a whole 51.7in (1314mm) of space between its axles, that just exceeds the 51.6in (1310mm) figure that we measured as the wheelbase of the largest size Nicolai/Mojo Geometron – a bike that is famed for its radical geometry sheet.

Related: How long can you go? Jon Woodhouse’s extreme geometry hardtail

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So, we’ve got the longness that ‘s so often talked about, but do we have the lowness and the slackness? The answer is yes. With a 64.5-degree head angle, the 150/140mm Pole is amongst the slackest of bikes out there and at the same time its compact front triangle allows for heaps of standover clearance.

Suspension is an obvious talking point, and the Pole is pretty interesting here too. Its rear end consists of two linkage arms, the lower of which is placed concentrically around the bottom bracket of the frame. Pole claims that its design offers no nasty pedal kickback at your feet with a rear end that stays active yet firm while pedalling.

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