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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.

Posted in North America
4 hours 5 min ago

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.

Posted in Retail News
4 hours 7 min ago

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. 

Posted in North America
4 hours 8 min ago
MTB Hall of Famer Zapata Espinoza takes on new role overseeing all Hi-Torque bike titles.

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.

Posted in North America
4 hours 52 min ago

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.

Posted in Studies/Reports
5 hours 11 min ago

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.

Posted in North America
6 hours 59 min ago

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.

Posted in Product/Tech
8 hours 13 min ago

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.

Posted in Product/Tech
10 hours 12 min ago

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.

Posted in Retail News
11 hours 4 min ago

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).

Posted in International
23 hours 34 min ago
Dave Koesel, Felt's senior product manager for road, with the Felt IA2

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.

Posted in Product/Tech
1 day 4 hours ago

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.

Posted in Retail News

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BioLogic's new Bike Mount WeatherCase is a bike-mountable, weatherproof smartphone case for commuting, rainy-day rides and workouts.

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