MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives will soon ship its Tava road helmet, which it first showed at last summer’s Press Camp. The Tava is designed as a lightweight and aerodynamic road helmet with innovative protective features. The company said the helmet is more aerodynamic than its competitors while also reducing impact and rotational forces on the brain.
Instead of the MIPS system being adopted by many bike helmet makers, Kali …read more
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing gloves from the Swiss brand Hirzl.
Hirzl is one of the few brands in the world that is exclusively focused on making high performance cycling gloves. It offers gloves for all seasons, for road. mountain bike, commuter and other applications. Some models feature the brand’s exclusive GRIPPP technology, which is said to improve breathability in hot and wet environments, increase the longevity and abrasion …read more
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The December 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, containing our coverage of the recent Taichung Bike Week and our BRAIN Dealer Tour of Los Angeles, among other features.
BRAIN had two editors at TBW, which is developing as the key show for bike brand product managers who are looking to complete the spec’ on upcoming model year bikes. As …read more
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bikes vs Cars, a new documentary film, opens Friday in several theaters, with openings in more cities planned for later in the month.
The film advocates for bike-friendly cities in the 21st century. Backers are hoping the film connects the cycling community and people who are interested in progressive urban planning, as well as general audiences.
The film highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle. Director Fredrik Gertten explores …read more
By bikinginla Apparently tired of telling kids to get off his lawn, a curmudgeonly SaMo writer complains about a whopping four — yes, four — Main Street parking spaces that are being converted into parklets, which will evidently prevent anyone from parking anywhere in the neighborhood ever again; he …read more
DENVER (BRAIN) —Conation Collective is a new company offering stylish and functional cycling clothes. The company is based in Colorado and sources fabrics from France, Italy, and Australia, then completes the design, printing, and production in the USA.aunching a brand new apparel line for the 2015 holiday season.
The company was founded by Matt Hayes, who has worked in retail and wholesale positions in the bike industry, including a stint at Haro …read more
NORWALK, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Fairdale Weekender Drop bike sits at the top of the brand’s 2016 Weekender line. The Drop is a 10-speed road bike with a wide gear range thanks to its 11-40 tooth rear cassette.
The parts kit includes SRAM’s Apex shifter lever and the SRAM X7 Type 2 rear derailleur. Avid BB7 road disc brakes paired with Fairdale Linear cables (by Odyssey) provide stopping powerm while 42mm wide …read more
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Retailers are pushing Kent International for products bridging the gap between mass market and specialty retail, and the company has hired Craig Hoyt to head up product development for this program.
“We talked about a few different directions on how to elevate our current business and Craig was real passionate about bringing his knowledge to our team,” said Scott Kamler, Kent International president.
“We have the license for Goodyear on bicycle tires …read more
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has promoted Jon Lewis to national sales manager. Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, Lewis will lead a team of sales managers located throughout the United States.
Lewis spent the past six months as Saris’ East Coast sales manager and the eight years prior as the Northeast U.S. regional sales manager for Saris Cycling Group.
Lewis began his career working at an independent bicycle dealer in Boston. Saris …read more
TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has opened a new company store in the heart of Munich, Germany. The new 200 square-meter (2,200 square feet) store opened Nov. 25 in the Eataly Schrannenhalle, an Italian food market.
The new store offers the complete Bianchi range of bicycles, including road, mountain bike, city/trekking, e-bikes, accessories and clothing. The store offers retail service, mechanical assistance and a Bianchi bike fitting system powered by Shimano.
“I’m glad …read more