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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Trek and Bontrager unveil ‘groundbreaking’ helmet technology

Trek and Bontrager have unveiled a ‘groundbreaking’ helmet technology called WaveCel. It is a collapsible cellular material that lines the inside of Bontrager WaveCel helmets, and absorbs energy in multiple ways. On impact, the layers of the WaveCel material move independently and flex until the cell walls crumple and then …

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Bike shop in Hammersmith broken into

A bike shop in Hammersmith was broken into in the early hours of this morning. bike. – Pi Squared Bicycles, located on 360 King Street, said the thieves broke in at 4:09 am, ‘smashed in’ the glass of the front door and stole a Genesis Datum worth £2,000 and a …

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CeramicSpeed launches SRAM DUB compatible bottom brackets

CeramicSpeed has launched its road and off-road SRAM DUB compatible bottom bracket series. Built on a 28.99mm spindle, the series allows for a more contamination-resistant bottom bracket design and includes options for Italian threaded bottom brackets. The hand-built bearings have been specially developed for road and off-road performance, offering “extreme …

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Motion Ride to unveil latest innovation at Taipei Cycle Show

Motion Ride is to unveil its latest product under patent, the Flow Evo Coil rear shock, completing its E18/E18+ fork, at the Taipei International Cycle Show. The next edition of the show will take place from 27th to 30th March 2019, and will host over 1,050 exhibitors across 4,500 booths. …

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Delegates from outdoor industry gather at OIA Conference and AGM in Cheshire

This year’s Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) Conference and AGM at Shrigley Hall, Cheshire, saw more than 160 delegates from all aspects of the outdoor industry gather together from 13th to 14th March. It saw a range of keynote presentations and talks from the likes of Daniel Raven-Ellison (London City Park), …

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Polaris to distribute Nikwax

Nikwax has added Polaris Bikewear to its list of cycling industry distributors. Based on the edge of the Peak District, Polaris was founded 25 years ago by Roger Dillon. Andy Beach, Polaris Bikewear brand manager, said: “We’re delighted that Nikwax have recognised our experience and expertise within the cycling industry, …

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Extra UK to distribute Fast Forward Wheels

Extra UK has announced the distribution of Fast Forward Wheels (FFWD). FFWD has a full range of high-end carbon wheels for a variety of cycling disciplines, including road, track, cyclocross and triathlon. By being part of professional teams like Direct Energie (Niki Terpstra) and Arkea-Samsic (Andre Greipel, Warren Barguil), it …

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Kask Utopia wins iF Design Award

Kask’s aero Utopia helmet has won the 2019 iF Design Award in the product category. The award is the second in two years for Kask, following the Valegro’s 2018 accolade. The judging panel was reportedly impressed with the Utopia’s ‘very latest thinking around aerodynamics and ventilation’. Developed with Team Sky …

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Ekoi launches new cycle jacket with embossed finish

Ekoi has launched a new cycle jacket with an embossed finish. The brand: ‘This finish is a novelty for the brand and probably for the cycling sector, proving the company’s attention to fashion trends and minimalistic elegance when designing new products.” The embossed jacket is “ideal for the current season” …

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100% launches four new protective gear lines

100% has announced the launch of four distinct protective gear lines, for knee and elbow protection. The brand has incorporated ergonomic right and left shapes in each gear model for comfort, and has included proprietary impact absorbing gel types for protection. Each model is designed to appeal to specific protection …

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