Eastern Outdoor Reps Association adds bikes to its summer shows

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association has added bicycles and bicycle products to its August 2014 trade shows.

Electra to move HQ to Encinitas

New offices are in downtown and about a third the size of its Vista facility. VISTA, Calif.

UK retailer Halfords buys Boardman Bikes

Retail chain has sold a special series of Boardman models for years. REDDITCH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The U.K

University study evaluates Green Lanes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new Portland State University  research study released Monday examines recently installed protected bike lanes (also called Green Lanes) in five of the six founding PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project cities.

Former pro road racer dies at 23

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Chase Pinkham, a domestic pro road racer who competed on the Jamis–Hagens Berman, Trek-Livestrong and Bissell teams during his career, died Monday, according to the Jamis team and news reports. is reporting that a friend of Pinkham’s family said the death was caused by an accidental overdose of painkillers. Members of the U.S

Quintana Roo adds bike rental at Ironman events

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month. The company will make its full range of bikes available at a dozen Ironman events this year, taking reservations at or a link through the individual race websites

QBP forbids sale of its brands through third-party online vendors

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands —  including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon. QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday.  “We’re enacting this policy to support our core customers, specialty bike retailers

SBS launches enhanced B2B website, wider product offerings

UPDATED KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply launched a new business-to-business website Monday that was just one part of its recent investment in service and support for its IBD network.

SRAM recalling some Red WiFli rear derailleurs

10-speed rear mechs can jam CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and authorities in other nations to recall some Red 10-speed medium-cage rear derailleurs. The company said the derailleur’s parallelogram can jam and prevent shifting.

Handsome Cycles offers parts and accessories line

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Utility bike maker Handsome Cycles is now offering a line of parts and accessories to its dealers. The parts are notable for their lack of obvious branding, the company said.