HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has promoted its long-time factory sales rep Aaron Walker to the new position of product merchandising manager. The company also has hired new sales reps in the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and announced that communications manager Zack Vestal is leaving the company.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — One of Portland's long established and largest shops will close its doors on July 31. Bike N Hike staff is in the process of liquidating inventory and preparing to disperse all leftover bike, parts, accessories and fixtures among its three remaining Portland metro area stores.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles said Wednesday that Axis Sports Group has taken over management of the Southwest market for the fast-growing mountain bike brand.
VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Jim “Mac” McIlvain’s announcement last week that he was stepping down as editor of Mountain Bike Action magazine, publisher Hi-Torque Publications has promoted MBA assistant editor Mike Wirth to the editor’s chair at the title.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sales of outdoor products picked up steam last month as outdoor footwear, apparel and hardgoods sales increased 6.8 percent to $1.18 billion in the five-week fiscal month of June, according to a report released by the Outdoor Industry Association.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications has made four hires recently.
The new hires include Lars-Erik Johnson as account manager, Whitney Coombs as key account coordinator, Chris Primavera as account coordinator and Jenn Neubert as operations coordinator.
TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic's road tubeless wheels have been added to Schwalbe's list of rims approved for use with its tubeless road tires.
COMO, Italy (BRAIN) — Michelin and Northwave have worked together to create a new sole for Northwave mountain bike shoes, borrowing technology from Michelin's radial tires.
MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a chain of franchised retail stores that serve triathletes, runners and other endurance athletes, is now constructing two new stores in Orlando, Florida. Endurance House has five locations that are open and five more in the works, including the two in Orlando.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now working with the South African distributor Omnico, which will exclusively sell and distribute Stages Cycling products within Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana).
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Lebowsk-e, a 2015 model-year fat bike sporting a Bosch motor first peeked at OutDoor Demo last year, is guaranteed to grab dealers’ attention at Eurobike and Interbike 2014.
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After years spent working in bike shops and on the supplier side of the industry, Hank Ku has finally realized his dream of opening his own store. Ku's Giant Store in Rowland Heights, located 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, opened in early May.