Abus launches retail staff training website

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus’ new is available to all bike shop employees in North America. Abus Academy includes training modules under three main schools: Brand, Products and Retail

PBMA opens member registration for technical workshops

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Members of the Profesional Bicycle Mechanics Association can now register for its 2018 / 2019 PBMA Technical Workshops. The three-day workshops are planned for Philadelphia, Peachtree City, Georgia; and Phoenix.  Workshops are $375 until October 16. A price increase of $25 is applied after that date.

Planet Bike awards $24k in grants to 6 advocacy groups


Ergon launches women’s saddle line with demo series


Unior Hub Genie removes hub thru-axle end caps easily

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Designed to assist in removing thru-axle hub end caps without damaging them, Unior Bike Tools’ Hub Genie works via an expanding collet on the inside of the end cap. No longer does one have to reach for a pair of pliers and scratch the end cap or for a screwdriver to try to pry it off.

IMBA launches trail education and grant program with Walton Family Foundation

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Walton Family Foundation are partnering to present new Trail Labs educational programming and matching Trail Accelerator grants to bring more trails to communities across the U.S

Shootouts, Seminars, Happy Hours, After Hours and more: Interbike events calendar for Tuesday and Wednesday

A calendar of events for Tuesday and Wednesday at the OutDoor Demo and Interbike Expo.  Tuesday, Sept.

Abbey delivering saddle position measurement tool

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools is now shipping its Fit Kit, a saddle position measuring system it first showed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year.  The system includes three magnetic “bullets” that fit into various bottom bracket spindle types and hold the end of a standard measuring tape. The bullets allow a saddle height measurement to be taken easily from the center of the bottom bracket.

Unior offers four new European-made multi-tools

ZRE?E, Slovenia (BRAIN) —  Unior Bike Tools has introduced four models of multi-tools for cyclists. The company said the European-made multi-tools are categorized as consumer products but are made with the same quality as the brand’s professional tools.  “Unior’s multi-tools are designed and produced in Slovenia, from a selection of the best materials.

Mechanics association plans technical workshops in three cities

Three-day workshops planned for Denver, Portland and Washington, DC.-area. AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association has opened registration for three-day technical workshops to be held this fall and next spring in three cities. The organization said the workshops are being designed to bolster individual mechanics’ skills while growing their business acumen.  They will be held in Denver, Nov