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Posted October 6, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — The sun is shining and waters are receding in South Carolina, but the bicycle industry  — along with hundreds of other businesses — took a hit as floodwaters ravaged parts of Columbia and Charleston as well as other sections of the state.

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Posted October 1, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  QBP and several co-sponsors are expanding a scholarship program that helps send women bike mechanics to an all-women's class in professional repair and shop operations at UBI. This year the program will provide 16 scholarships.

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Posted September 25, 2015

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing products from Dissent Labs, a Whistler, British Columbia-based maker of compression socks for biking and skiing.

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Posted September 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — QBP has announced it will offer a first-ever Service Summit for East Coast retailers at its new distribution center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Posted September 16, 2015
Bruce Fina named brand's director of North American sales
Unior's Master Wheelbulding Kit.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycles has announced that it is the first North American distributor of Unior Tools, which are made in Slovenia. The agreement was first announced at Trek World last month.

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Posted September 16, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Austrailian brand Knog has announced that Zeitbike will be its exclusive lock distributor in the U.S.

Knog had announced earlier in the year that Highway Two has taken over its light distribution.

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Posted September 15, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — QBP is adding to its stable of bike brands, adding a new mountain bike line called Heller when Interbike opens on Wednesday.

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Posted September 8, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new distributor Zeitbike has added De Marchi to its line of brands.

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Posted September 7, 2015
BMX brand is returning after legal woes. New distributor promises IBD-friendly policies.

RALEIGH, N.C. (BRAIN) — After about a year off the market, the long-standing BMX brand Eastern Bikes is coming back.

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Posted September 2, 2015
Lightweight Meilenstein carbon wheel

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has reached a deal with Lightweight to distribute the German brand's high-end carbon wheels throughout North America starting Oct. 1.

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Posted September 1, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Andrew York as sales representative for the New York area.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Distributor news
Posted September 1, 2015

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Milwaukee's Olympic Supply Company is now distributing Funkier's cold-weather clothing line.

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Posted August 31, 2015
Matt Moore at CrossVegas

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Matt Moore, QBP's general counsel, who was injured in a car-bike collision in March, will fire the starter's pistol for this year's industry race at CrossVegas.

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Posted August 28, 2015

SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — RedWhite Apparel, a Singapore cycling clothing brand that specializes in gear for ultra-long distance rides, has appointed new distributors in South Korea and Japan. 

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Posted August 27, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles, which was purchased by Pon Holdings earlier this summer, has taken over its distribution in the Germany and Austria markets, the company announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Distributor news
Posted August 26, 2015

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) – Torcano Industries is now the exclusive distributor of Pillow Pets Tricksters helmets.

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Posted August 25, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trek’s decision to begin online bike sales is covered in depth in the latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

The new issue, dated Sept. 1, is arriving in mailboxes now and is being distributed at this week’s Eurobike show in Germany.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Distributor news / Omnichannel
Posted August 21, 2015
Company veteran Rich Tauer takes the reins as Q’s founder focuses on strategy and product innovation.
Flagg (left) and Tauer.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — After 34 years as president of Quality Bicycle Products, Steve Flagg is stepping aside and has named Rich Tauer to take his place. Tauer, currently the company’s vice president, takes on his new role Oct. 1.

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Posted August 19, 2015

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles will work with distributor Shock Therapy to serve the German and Austrian bike markets beginning Sept. 1.

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Posted August 18, 2015

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cascade Velo is now distributing products from the Taiwan-based engineering and manufacturing company Fouriers.

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