Category Archives: Bike Racing

Giant Little Rock holds grand opening

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Giant Little Rock recently celebrated its grand opening, and the Giant and Liv dealer has designs on becoming a hub for Central Arkansas\’ booming cycling community and network of renowned trails. \”It\’s fun to be part of this. We\’re really becoming a destination for cyclists,\” said Mat Seelinger co-owner of Giant Little Rock along with partners Tony Karklins and Michael Chaffin. The partners also own retailer Spokes Little Rock, which carries Cannondale, Cervélo, Felt and Electra. Seelinger and his wife, Regina, opened […]

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Ass Savers updated with saddle rail-locking feature

GOTEBORG, Sweden (BRAIN) — Ass Savers has updated its saddle mudguards with a feature that locks the minimalist guard to the saddle rails. The patent-pending \”FLIP-TIP\” mechanism flips up like the brim of a cycling cap. The company said the previous model was easy to install but was prone to come loose on certain saddle models. The FLIP-TIP solves that problem and makes the Ass Saver compatible with a wider range of saddles than previously. It also works better with \”extreme saddle positions,\” the company said. The new […]

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Factor Bikes hires experienced crew as it eyes global sales

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Factor Bikes has hired industry veterans Richard Wittenberg, Jon Kameen and Antoine Berte as the company prepares for global sales expansion. Wittenberg and his business development firm Lucidity will serve as managing director and provide U.S. logistics support. Kameen will be general manager of North America and Berte will lead the charge in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as general manager of EMEA. Factor recently became the sponsor of ProTour team AG2R La Mondiale. The U.K. company is owned by Rob Gitelis […]

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Dero offers new signage for bike parking and repair locations

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero is now offering a collection of street and trail signs to help bike riders find bike parking, repair stations and air pumps. Dero is offering four signs: Bike Parking, Bike Repair, Air and directional Arrow signs. The Bike Repair sign also provides a QR code that takes users to a map of known Dero Fixit repair stand installations in the area. The signs are made from heavy-duty, 63-millimeter-thick aluminum. They are printed with 3M outdoor digital ink designed specifically for outdoor traffic and parking […]

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Nuun launches new Performance drink mix for speciality market

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun is launching a new drink powder for extended activity, developed with exercise physiologist Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D. The new Performance mix will be sold through speciality retailers exclusively.  Nuun said Performance is the first sports drink powder that is certified to both Non-GMO Project Verified and Informed Choice – Safe for Sport standards. That ensures the product is not contaminated with anything that could trigger an anti-doping violation.  Performance is designed for activities 90 minutes or longer or high-intensity shorter actvities. It contains a […]

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Trump recognizes wounded veterans on Soldier Ride visit to the White House

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump honored a group of wounded veterans at a White House ceremony Thursday. The veterans were taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a multi-day bike ride in the D.C. area. The Soldier Ride is a tradition that began in 2008. \”This was an amazing experience for our warriors, and I am so grateful for President Donald Trump\’s kind words and encouragement,\” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington in a statement. \”For over a decade, Wounded Warrior Project has […]

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Colorado passes e-bike bill, becomes fourth state with legislation on the books

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed HB 17-1151 this week, a bill defining a three-class system for electric-assist bikes depending on their top speed and whether the electric motor assists while pedaling. The new state law requires manufacturers to label e-bikes so they are easy to identify and gives local government authority to manage e-bikes on bike paths under their jurisdiction. The bill doesn\’t affect management of eMTBs on public mountain bike and hiking trails. It\’s only applicable to the road, bike lanes and […]

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Pearl Izumi becomes exclusive cycling apparel, training apparel and cycling shoe sponsor of USA Triathlon

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is now the exclusive cycling apparel, training apparel and cycling shoe sponsor of USA Triathlon, including the USA Triathlon National Team, USA Paratriathlon National Team and Team USA. \”We are proud to announce our partnership with USA Triathlon,\” said Andrew Hammond, global brand manager for Pearl Izumi. \”We look forward to a close relationship with this dedicated group of athletes, from pros to the newly initiated.\” Pearl Izumi will outfit the elite athletes on the USA Triathlon and USA Paratriathlon National Teams […]

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Emerald Expositions files for IPO

Owner of Interbike and Outdoor Retailer wants to go public. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions Events Inc. has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, owned by the Onex private equity company, owns and operates the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows, in addition to about 50 other shows. It is the largest operator of trade shows in the U.S. and had revenue last year of $323.7 million, with $22.2 million in net income. Emerald also owns Bicycle Retailer

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