Evelyn Stevens to attempt Women's UCI Hour Record

By Stephen Frothingham

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — American Olympian Evelyn Stevens will be attempt to break the world hour record later this month at the newly covered Olympic Training Center velodrome in Colorado Springs. Stevens will attempt to break the record of 46.882 km set Jan. 22 in Australia by Bridie O’Donnell.

Stevens, who races for the Boels-Dolmans team, had medaled at the UCI Road World Championships five times. She has received considerable mainstream media attention …read more

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Ogden Fat Bike Summit registration opens

By Stephen Frothingham

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced that the registration link for the Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit is now open. The event is Friday, Feb.26. Registration is at visitogden.com/fat-bike-summit.

The Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit will be aimed primarily at public land managers, Nordic ski associations, chambers of commerce, and other city or county agencies interested in learning more about fat bike access issues, demographics, and grooming techniques.

“I’d like to …read more

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E-Thirteen sponsors downhill star Aaron Gwin and YT Mob team

By Stephen Frothingham

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen is now sponsoring American pro downhill racer Aaron Gwin and the YT Mob team, which is title-sponsored by YT Industries, a Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand. The team also includes young Spanish star Angel Suarez.

The team is expected to use the LG1 Race Carbon cranks and chainguard and LG1 Race Carbon Wheelset.

“I’m stoked to be furthering my already great relationship with E-Tthirteen; I’ve relied on their chainguides …read more

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Burley hires Groundswell PR for digital and media relations

By Stephen Frothingham

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has hired Groundswell PR to oversee its digital influencer and media relations in the cycling, parenting, outdoor and active lifestyle categories.

“We are so excited to be partnering with Groundswell PR,” said Burley sales manager Allison Coughlin. “With their proven track record and extensive experience in the active lifestyle and outdoor industries, we couldn’t have picked a better team to help share our story.”

Groundswell PR, based in Charleston, South …read more

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QBP hires Oris Intel MAP monitoring service

By Stephen Frothingham

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

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Mayo and Boldry join PeopleForBikes staff

By Stephen Frothingham

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

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Bike Cage Etiquette

By JustAnotherCyclist

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

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Court upholds Stan's rim patent

By Stephen Frothingham

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

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VeloPress releases new edition of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

By Stephen Frothingham

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

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Morning Links: Close encounter with a sidewalk cyclist, football players ride among us, and some bikes used for evil

By bikinginla My wife got hit by a bike rider yesterday. We were walking back from brunch on a Sunset Blvd sidewalk, when we heard a bike bell from behind. I quickly moved off to the side with our dog. But before my wife could figure out …read more

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