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NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.

Posted in North America
12 hours 26 min ago

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.

Posted in North America
13 hours 46 min ago

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  ShowersPass has added SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now service to its website. The brand said the program supports dealers by providing an option for consumers to locally buy through their website, with the end goal of increasing traffic in brick-and-mortar locations.

Posted in North America
1 day 6 hours ago

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano American has slashed wholesale and retail pricing across its range of higher-end components and groups, from SLX all the way up to Di2 both road and mountain. The changes are component-specific and vary depending on the part.

Posted in North America
1 day 10 hours ago

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch Communications has added Doug Barnett to its Southern California-based team.

Barnett joins the agency as an account executive for Dispatch's bicycle industry clients including Bell Helmets, Dainese, Giant Bicycles, Liv, Michelin and Shimano.

Posted in North America
1 day 12 hours ago

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is proposing that dealers, distributors and manufacturers get together to form a "Twenty Group" — a group that meets regularly to share information and best practices with the goal of improving each member's business and raise the bar for the

Posted in Retail News
1 day 13 hours ago
But the company is forecasting a decline for 2016.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's net sales were up nearly 14 percent in 2015, to 378 billion yen ($3.3 billion). Operating income also increased, by nearly 30 percent, to 85.1 billion yen.

Posted in International
1 day 14 hours ago

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced the hiring of Robert Vander Veur as its vice president of sales and development. He joined the company Feb. 8.

Posted in North America
2 days 3 hours ago
Company says it's focusing on innovation, marketing and supply chain as it reduces its global workforce by 3 percent.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced that it has made substantial organizational changes as it tightens up its structure to better serve riders and retailers.

Posted in North America
2 days 5 hours ago

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Sean Burkey as its new account executive for Ohio and northern Kentucky. Burkey moves to Giant after several years as a Raleigh sales representative.

Posted in North America
2 days 9 hours ago

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau says it can turn around custom kit orders in four weeks this spring. The company said the 4-week turnaround applies to all orders placed in the U.S.

Posted in North America
2 days 12 hours ago

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Santa Fe-based distributor BTI is rolling out faster delivery incentives to dealers in most U.S. states.

Posted in North America

New Product

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp is bringing its NSW (Nest Speed Weaponry) technology to its 404 wheelsets, creating a premium model that retails for $3,100 a pair.

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