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Raffle of handmade custom bikes to benefit Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

GRAEAGLE, Calif.

Banshee Bikes rolls out dealer-direct program for North America

NEDERLAND, Colo.

3T goes dealer-direct in Canada with frames, bikes and wheels; LTP Sports continues with parts

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T is now distributing its frames, bikes and wheels direct to dealers in Canada from its Toronto headquarters. The company said its previous Canadian distributor, Live to Play Sports, will continue to distribute 3T parts

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.

Hayes spins off ProTaper brand, expands Road Show dealer training

Company also adds consumer-direct sales of ProTaper bars, stems and pedals. MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has spun off its ProTaper line of mountain bike components, formerly housed within the Answer brand, as its own stand-alone brand of handlebars, stems and pedals

Bike share association claims victory as Oklahoma bill dies in committee

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is claiming another victory as an Oklahoma bill that would have pre-empted local control of dockless bikeshare did not make it to the House floor last week.

Focus Bikes brings long-travel e-MTB to North America

Company said it's already sold out the first shipment. CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bikes is now selling a long-travel enduro e-bike, the SAM², in the U.S.

Boogaloo e-MTB race series expands for 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Boogaloo eMTB Race Series presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems is expanded for 2018 with more race venues and race categories.  The Series kicks off on May 12-13 at Vail Lake, a high-desert racing and camping resort near Temecula, California

Shimano sales off to a strong start in 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano said a mild economic expansion in Europe, a buoyant labor market in North America, and a moderate recovery Japan contributed to a 5.1 percent net sales increase in its bicycle division in the opening quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year. The bike division notched sales of 68 billion yen ($626 million) in the quarter. Operating income for the division increased 5.5 percent over the prior year, to 14.8 billion yen.  “In the U.S., consumer sentiment was strong, driven by the buoyant labor market, and business conditions turned firmer, mainly in the manufacturing sector,” the company said in its quarterly report Tuesday.

BMC Switzerland hires Ryan Cleek as North American marketing manager

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has hired Ryan Cleek as the North American marketing manager.