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Interbike registration opens; show announces new exhibitors

Show organizers say they have commitments from Cannondale, Pivot Cycles, KHS and other major bike brands.

6D Helmets wins $500,000 grant as part of a program to increase safety for NFL players

BREA, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Bob Webber and Robert Reisinger launched 6D Helmets six years ago, they were betting on new technology to put them in the big leagues of helmet design. That technology has paid off as the company, along with its partner, Dynamic Research, won a prestigious $500,000 grant for its Omni-Directional Suspension technology or ODS for helmets

Retailers face bike tax burden in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in Oregon. State lawmakers recently signed and passed a transportation bill that requires that retailers collect a $15 flat fee on the sale of bicycles with 26-inch wheels that retail for more than $200.

Trek kicks off inaugural Global Women’s Summit in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Women’s Advocates from around the world, along with seven members of international media, are joining Trek at the company’s global headquarters here this week for the inaugural Global Women’s Summit.

Tern and Xtracycle complete crowdfunding on folding cargo bike, plan fulfillment through IBDs

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern and Xtracycle have succesfully completed a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $150,000 to produce a folding cargo bike. Unlike many such campaigns, which ship the product directly to the consumers who support it, Tern and Xtracycle will fulfill its orders via retailers who will receive a margin for assembling and delivering them. The Cargo Node bike was developed for city dwellers and city businesses who want to use the bikes for medium distance errands and deliveries, but who lack space to store a traditional cargo bike.? “In high-density cities, the value of cargo-bikes multiplies,” said Xtracycle founder Ross Evans

Shimano offers streamlined disc brake mounting for road bikes

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is looking to help bike manufacturers streamline the use of disc brakes on road bikes by introducing a new, more direct mounting standard. Shimano calls it Flat Mount and it seems to be inspired by the recent popularity of direct-mount rim brakes and other integration on road bikes in the name of reduced weight and a more streamlined, aerodynamic appearance. A spokesman said Shimano developed the new mount in collaboration with “s everal large OEMs …

Bay Area retailer retires; employees take over

VALLEJO, CA (BRAIN) — When Authorized Bicycle Shop owner Mike Kramer made the decision to retire, he didn’t want to sell the store to just anyone. “I went to my employees and told them it was time for me to get out,” said Kramer. “And I proposed a plan that would make it easy for them to buy the shop.” Scott Hill and Dave Kerr, each longtime Authorized employees, took the opportunity to buy the store from Kramer over the course of several years

SRAM begins urban parts production in Taiwan

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan. The new line was developed over the course of 22 months at SRAM’s facility in Schweinfurt, Germany, where the company has traditionally manufactured much of its internal gear products.

SRAM begins urban parts production in Taiwan

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan.

SRAM begins urban parts production in Taiwan

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan. The new line was developed over the course of 22 months at SRAM’s facility in Schweinfurt, Germany, where the company has traditionally manufactured much of its internal gear products. The line includes a new 8-speed internal gear hub, the SRAM G8, which is said to feature even gear spacing paired with fast, responsive shifts.