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David Wang joins ASE as vice president of purchasing

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has added industry veteran David Wang to its executive team as vice president of purchasing. The position is new to ASE and entails working with the product groups and merchant teams at Advanced Sports International, Performance Bicycle, and Nashbar to manage current purchasing processes and procedures

Garmin acquires cycling aerodynamics company, Alphamantis Technologies

OLATHE, Kan.

Bicycle Blue Book’s trade-in program expands into Performance and other major retailers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book’s program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell.  About 1,200 bike shops in the U.S. are now using the program, said Ira Becker, the president of Bicycle Blue Book

Stages Cycling now shipping GPS head unit and training software

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now shipping Stages Dash and Stages Link — a GPS bike head unit and a cloud-based training software system, respectively

Bosch’s new ‘eMTB Mode’ automatically switches between assistance modes

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bosch has launched a new trail riding feature for its Performance Line CX. This new feature, called eMTB mode, will automatically change between assistance modes depending on pedal pressure to optimize support on different types of terrain

Guru Cycles founder and managers launch new titanium bike brand and carbon repair business

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Three former Guru Cycles employees, including Tony Giannascoli, the founder of Guru, have launched a new titanium bike brand called T-LAB and a carbon frame repair business, called Cycle Fx.

Marin launches new mountain bike with Naild suspension design

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has released a new mountain bike at the Sea Otter Classic using a suspension design from Naild, a company formed by industry veteran Darrell Voss.  The Marin Wolf Ridge has 160 mm of travel and the company said the design allows it to be an everyday ride in all conditions

Polar announces new M460 bike computer with advanced power meter compatibility and Smart Coaching

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) — Polar’s newest GPS bike computer features advanced power meter compatibilty and power metrics, as well as smart coaching and Strava Live Segments. The M460 features an black, fiber-like surface texture with improved button grip.  “Polar’s experience working with professional athletes and coaches helps us develop the necessary technology to make Polar M460 a reliable tool for athletes during various stages of their training sessions,” said Marco Suvilaakso, chief strategy officer of Polar.

Cannondale releases new Jekyll and Trigger mountain bike models

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is introducing entirely new versions of its high performance, long-travel mountain bike models – Jekyll and Trigger. The Jekyll is for enduro racers, while Trigger is for aggressive all-mountain riders

Wren announces new French distributor and new OE spec for fat-bike fork

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has announced a new distributor in France and increased OE spec for its fat-bike suspension fork. Ultimate Cycle Distribution has been named Wren’s exclusive distributor for France.