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May 9, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Sales and marketing executive Mike Ely is leaving NiteRider after 15 years with the company to lead Australian parts and accessories brand JetBlack Products’ expanded push into the U.S. market.

Posted in North America
May 9, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Reporting its first-quarter earnings Thursday, Dorel Industries singled out the delayed arrival of spring and its effect on bicycle sales as a key factor holding down sales and profit for the start of 2013.

Posted in North America
May 9, 2013
Chicago has a number of bike trails without cars such as this one that connect different neighborhoods.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Perhaps it’s the growing network of bike paths, trails and green lanes. Or Chicagoans coming to the realization that it takes longer to drive somewhere than to bike.

Posted in North America
More city dwellers are braving winter conditions and riding year-round, retailers say.
May 8, 2013

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — There is just one exhibitor spot left for this year's PressCamp, which will be held June 17-21 in Park City, Utah.

Posted in Industry News
May 8, 2013

SAALHAUSEN, Germany (BRAIN) — With its black links and gold highlights, the Connex Black Edi chain from Wippermann adds a bit of bling to fusty old drivetrains. It comes in 9- and 10-speed versions — each weighing less than 300 grams —and includes the tool-free Connex link.

Posted in New Products
May 8, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun is now working with the new public relations agency ModCraft for PR and branding strategy, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America
May 8, 2013

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Strong sales at Fox and CamelBak contributed to a healthy first quarter for parent Compass Diversified Holdings, the company reported Wednesday.

Posted in Industry News
May 8, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 975 Surly Pugsley chromoly forks. The forks are being recalled because they can bend. The company has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount.

Posted in Recalls
May 8, 2013
Father and son Ron (right) and Paul Kozy

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If there was one common thread among the four shops visited during the first day of the Chicago Dealer Tour, it’s that the retail business here is a family affair.

Posted in North America
Many of Chicagoland's shops are passed down from generation to generation.
May 7, 2013

BEACONSFIELD, Quebec (BRAIN) — Gordon Campbell-Kelly brings years of industry and retail experience to his new family-oriented shop on the Island of Montreal, Golden Sports.

Posted in Retail News

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