LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed Stan Brajer as its senior VP of U.S. sales and marketing. Brajer brings more than 20 years of experience in sports, fitness and retail to Polar. Previously, Brajer he was VP of U.S. sports sales for Timex.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Surly is still betting big on the fat bike market, but has trimmed its 2017 line from five models to two — the Wednesday and the Ice Cream Truck.
Still, John Fleck, Surly's global sales manager, said a third model could be added later in the season.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Greg Herbold is retiuring from work with SRAM and RockShox after 25 years with the companies as a racer, product developer and ambassador.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now distributing bike and ski bags from the German brand EVOC.
The announcement comes less than 12 months after Lambert, Hawleys' sister company, relaunched EVOC in Canada. EVOC products will be available for ordering from Hawley in October.
MILAN (BRAIN) — Luxottica Group's first half profits fell and the company has pulled back on its forecasts for the remainder of the year.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mountain bike website PinkBike.com is holding its third annual video contest with GoPro.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has launched of a series of educational seminars designed specifically for suppliers and their staffs.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has opened registration for new exhibitors. The thirteenth edition of NAHBS will be held next year in Salt Lake City, March 10-12. Applications for new exhibitors are now being accepted.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — If there were any doubt as to QBP's commitment to the growth of the bike packing market, then its new line — the EXP Series — should dispel that thought.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Over the next five days some 300 dealers, many of them authorized Salsa dealers, will get a peek at what Quality Bicycle Products has to offer for 2017.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has promoted Nick Hage to general manager IBD U.S. and appointed Steve Reeds senior vice president operations.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is expanding its line of tools with a new ratcheting T-wrench and optional titanium torque wrench extender.