Saris promotes Jon Lewis to national sales manager

By Stephen Frothingham

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

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Bianchi opens new store in Munich

By Stephen Frothingham

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

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Idaho's Hippie Tech is named Wren Sports' third service center

By Stephen Frothingham

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has reached an agreement with Hippie Tech Suspension of Garden City, Idaho, to be Wren’s third service center in the U.S.

“It’s very exciting for us to be working with Jerry (Vanderpool, Hippie Tech’s owner),” said Wren Sports founder Kevin Wren. “Jerry’s reputation for quality service is well known and we were thrilled he contacted us.”

Vanderpool said, “I’ve been hearing good things about the Wren fork and thought I …read more

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UCI to expand road disc 'trial' in 2016 season

By Stephen Frothingham

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, will allow disc brakes across all categories of pro road teams next season, including Continental, Pro Continental, WorldTeams and Women’s teams. The organization still considers the disc brake use a “trial,” however.

The UCI allowed WorldTour teams to use discs in two events of their choice in August and September this year. No major issues were reported.

Next year, “The use of disc brakes will be carefully …read more

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Avoiding stolen bikes online


Yuck. Stolen bikes… We are all familiar with some of the horror stories associated with purchasing bikes from online sales outlets like Craigslist or EBay. There are definitely some great deals to be had from these sources, but when you factor in the the risk of purchasing counterfeit frames or merchandise, the deals become less appealing. However, there is a larger issue that many of us wrestle with: the risk of buying stolen bikes. Keep reading →

Elle Anderson

By Pretty Fast


Interview with Elle by Natalie Tapias, Photography by Andy Bokanev

U.S. Women’s Pro Cyclocross is composed of a group of incredibly interesting and dynamic racers. Coming from a variety of different athletic backgrounds and from all over the country, these women compete week-in and week-out in Elite UCI races, often representing the USA in Europe, most frequently in the heartland of the sport in Belgium.

One of these racers is Elle Anderson, who’s …read more

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Morning Links: Daily News spins bike news badly, not getting it San Pedro, and a local bike ride needs your help

By bikinginla Sometimes, good news is bad news, depending on how you spin it. The LA Daily News looks at the LA city council’s re-adoption of the new Mobility Plan last week, and the promise to consider proposed amendments after the first of the year. Except they give …read more

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A brief expression of gratitude, on a day for giving thanks

By bikinginla Let me take a moment, on this day set aside for giving thanks, to express my deep gratitude for those who make this site possible. Especially our sponsors, bike attorneys Jim Pocrass of Pocrass & De Los Reyes, and Los Angeles Bicycle Attorney Josh Cohen. And to everyone who …read more

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Bike retail on a roll entering holiday season, NPD Group says

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bike sales were up 4 percent in dollars and 7 percent in dollars in the first nine months of 2015.

“Contrary to the first nine months of 2014, the cycling industry is on the plus side heading into this holiday season,” the retail tracking company said.

The company said sales of electric, transit/fitness, and mountain bikes drove the sales increase. It said accessories—which include items such as …read more

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UCI opens development center in India

By Stephen Frothingham

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, is opening a satellite World Cycling Centre in India at the New Delhi velodrome.

The India facility will be UCI’s fourth satellite center along with centers in Japan, South Korea and South Africa. The UCI operates its primary center in Switzerland.

The new India center is part of the Indira Ghandi Sports Complex, which is a legacy of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and host of the 2015 …read more

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