BRAIN Staff

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November 21, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works is the latest brand to join The Bike Cooperative' list of supplier partners. Effective immediately, member retailers of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on direct and distributor purchases of all PDW products.

Posted in North America
November 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE, Australia (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is now distributed exclusively by Lusty Industries Pty Ltd in Australia. Lusty has been the brand's non-exclusive distributor since January, along with Bikesportz Imports.

Posted in International
November 18, 2016

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired Layne Rigney as its new president. Rigney was most recently president of CamelBak, where he worked for 11 years.

Posted in North America
Osprey also hires a new VP of finance and appoints a new board chairman.
November 18, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has been named the sole U.S. distributor for Bopworx, the maker of reusable bike protection products for shipping and auto rack use.

Posted in North America
November 18, 2016



BALTIMORE, Md. (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer Alex Obriecht has announced that Race Pace Bicycles will expand with two new stores set to open in early 2017.

Posted in Retail News
November 18, 2016

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released a major software update for its ELEMNT GPS bike computer. The free update adds turn-by-turn navigation features to the device, making use of the LEDs on the unit's sides to signal upcoming turns.

Posted in New Products
November 17, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift, the maker of an online cycling platform, has raised an additional $27 million in venture capital funding, according to CrunchBase.com.

Posted in International
Among the new investors are a Korean bike maker and the co-founder of PayPal.
November 17, 2016

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — Genesis Bicycles plans to close on Black Friday, Nov. 25, just as it did last year. This year the store's staff has decided to donate their pay for that day to The Children's Home of Easton. 

Posted in Retail News
November 17, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is now offering a premium edition of its Mallet enduro pedal. The Mallet E 11 features titanium wings and dual-chamfered edges.

Posted in New Products
November 17, 2016
A rider in the elliptical changing room.

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has chosen London's posh Regent Street shopping district as the site of its first international concept store. The brand also operates a store near its headquarters in Lugano. 

Posted in Retail News

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