U.S. dealer count declines, while average shop revenue climbs, study finds

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The number of U.S. independent bicycle retailers declined 2.6 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the National Bicycle Dealers Association

Wahoo releases new GPS computer, the ELEMNT Bolt, designed to be more aerodynamic


Wahoo releases new GPS computer, the ELEMNT Bolt, designed to be more aerodynamic

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released its second GPS bike computer model, the ELEMNT Bolt.  The $249 Bolt shares many of the same features as the original ELEMNT and has an aerodynamic shape. The company says that wind tunnel testing shows that the Bolt, when attached to its handlebar mount, saves 12 seconds over a 40km time trial, compared to a competitive GPS unit.

Colorado study finds familiarity breeds acceptance of e-bikes on trails

Jefferson County rangers to discuss e-bike study at a forum in Golden on Wednesday. GOLDEN, Colo.

NBDA hires Gluskin Townley to conduct 2016 Specialty Channel Study

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired The Gluskin Townley Group to conduct the 2016 edition of the association’s annual Specialty Channel Retailer Research Study. The 2016 study will be published at the end of the first quarter of 2017

E-bike conference examines the future and sets priorities for growth next year

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 60 industry executives, most affiliated with the e-bike industry, took time at a conference Thursday to review its recent successes and to set new goals for 2017. But influencing legislation, building a sound research base, developing policy, securing grants, mapping routes and a dozen other goals takes money.

Minkow seeking participants in large cycling health study

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dr. Roger Minkow, who helped developed Specialized Body Geometry saddles and other products, is launching what he says could be the largest scientific study of cyclists’ health ever conducted

Bike shop visits down sharply, report says

Gluskin Townley report finds shop visits have declined 17 percent since 2012. ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.

California e-bike legislation headed to Gov. Brown’s desk; industry ponders electric mountain bikes

IMBA to present findings of eMTB study this week. LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) —?The BPSA is on the verge of notching a significant victory in its campaign to modernize e-bike legislation across the country. The California Legislature a few days ago approved a measure that creates three classifications of e-bikes — separating pedal-assist bikes, or pedelecs, from throttle bikes, while legalizing “speed pedelecs” that can go up to 28 mph under motor assist

PeopleForBikes: Much of what we thought we knew about women and bikes was wrong

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says new analysis of its research into American bicycling shows that many assumptions about women and bikes are wrong. The study of women and bicycling used data from PFP’s participation study , released earlier this year.? A total of 16,193 completed interviews were collected from adults 18 and older who reported on a total of 8,858 children ages 3 to 17.