BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has hired the MAP monitoring service provider Oris Intel to support its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies.
Besides maintaining MAP policies for each of its 19 brands, QBP also prohibits sales of any of those brands on third party marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Rakuten, and Jet.com. QBP’s president, Rich Tauer, said, “Oris Intel is an exciting new company bringing the next level of scope and innovation …read more
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has hired two senior staffers at its Colorado headquarters team.
Wendy Mayo, formerly with Clif Bar & Company, is PFB’s new director of marketing & communications. Dr. Jennifer Boldry, founder of the Breakaway Research Group, has been named PFB’s first full-time director of research.
Mayo worked for eight years at Clif Bar in Emeryville, California, where she led the digital marketing team. Mayo helped establish Clif’s Two-Mile Challenge, which inspired thousands …read more
Bike cage etiquette can be a tricky thing. Those of us lucky enough to work in a building that provides a locking bike cage (but not lucky enough to work in a building that lets you take your bike indoors) have some definite advantages. However, there are two particular scenarios where the balance between being nice to your fellow cyclists and conscious of everyone’s stuff can be at odds.
Scenario 1: Holding the door open
They …read more
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — A federal appeals court has upheld a tubeless rim patent held by Stan’s NoTubes, which has been the subject of a long legal dispute with Specialized.
The Federal Circuit decision upholds a previous ruling by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that had declared Stan’s NoTubes’ U.S. Patent Number 7,334,846 to be valid.
“We are pleased to have reached a positive conclusion regarding our rim design patent. …read more
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The fifth edition of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance includes step-by-step instructions for servicing vintage components as well as the newest shifting, braking, cyclocross, forks, and bottom bracket systems. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. A preview is available at velopress.com/zinn.
VeloPress says Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling guide to bicycle …read more
Blogs are a funny, fickle mistress. You produce content. You struggle to maintain the balance between journalistic/artistic integrity and SEO so that people can find you. You throw out terms like “journalistic/artistic integrity” as if you actually had them. You try to be funny. You try to speak to your readers.
But at the end of the day there really is no predicting which of your works will catch on and which …read more
By bikinginla There’s something seriously wrong when a woman can’t even walk her bike across a street without getting killed by an underage drunk driver. That’s exactly what happened in Manhattan Beach last night, according to the Daily Breeze. Thirty-one year old Manhattan Beach resident Amory Borgens was crossing on …read more
By bikinginla There’s one sure way to make a difference on our streets. Run for your neighborhood council. LA’s neighborhood councils are where decisions are made on whether or not to support bike lanes, road diets and other bike-friendly improvements and livability issues. And they can have …read more