CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and has joined the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice program. Osprey products will available at QBP.com starting in February.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing DHDwear apparel to U.S. IBDs.
DHDwear is based in Orange County, California, and sells cycling-themed apparel, including T-shirts, with sales in more than 30 countries.
ST. LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Raymond Lanctôt Ltd., a sporting goods distributor, has launched a new bike division that will focus on the Canadian distribution of brands including Benno Bikes, Melon Helmets and Suomy Helmets.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle is the new exclusive distributor of Cinelli USA bikes and frames, which were previously distributed by BTI.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has promoted Simon McNair to president. George Eubanks, who had served in that role since 2011, is leaving the company. McNair was most recently North American sales director at Highway Two.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has acquired global aftermarket distribution rights for Promax from California-based The Cycle Group. QBP will be responsible for global aftermarket distribution, sales and marketing and will assist with product development of Promax products.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert announced the winners of its third annual Vendor Awards at Interbike last week.
RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German component brand Syntace has named Cycle Monkey its U.S. service partner, distributor, and brand manager.
Syntace joins Cycle Monkey's other German brands Rohloff, Tout Terrain, Cinq5, and Schlumpf.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers will now serve as a full-line CatEye distributor.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert has expanded its product offering with the addition of five brands: Bern, Basil, Brooks, Kuat and Renthal.
SINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has opened a new logistics operation, Multisped GmbH, in Singen, Germany, and has started a dealer-direct sales of its complete bikes and frames in Europe.
CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing Infinit Nutrition's retail products, incliding its all-in-one isotonic drink mixes.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products said it’s filling four key sales positions. The distributor said it’s an investment in specialty retail, with more dedicated resources to accommodate its Dealer’s Choice program and to help dealers thrive.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle has signed as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Exposure Lights, designed and manufactured in the U.K. by Ultimate Sports Engineering.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing has opened a new office in the Netherlands for warehousing, sales and distribution of its line of bottom brackets, derailleur hangers, shop tools and other service parts to distributors throughout continental Europe.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Classified Nutrition products.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has added Catlike to its list of distributed brands. VINA will distribute Catlike helmets, shoes and glasses exclusively across the U.S.
Previously, Catlike was distributed by Hawley-Lambert.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Canadian bike brand Opus Bicycles has signed a multi-year agreement with Vittoria Industries North America making VINA its exclusive distributor for the U.S. market.
CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Lock brand Kryptonite is expanding into lights with a new line of USB-rechargeable front and rear models that will be available to U.S. independent bike dealers exclusively through Hawley.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus has reduced its U.S. distributor list from four to two, saying it is expanding its relationship with QBP and Highway Two while ending business with J&B and Hawley at year's end.