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Posted October 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling some BMX cranksets and complete bikes that were spec’d with the cranksets because the crank spindles can break.

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Posted October 29, 2015

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments' Recon Jet smart sunglasses will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by FE Sports.

FE Sports will also showcase Recon Jet at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival in Queensland, Australia, this weekend.

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Posted October 22, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has boosted its service in the Western U.S. by hiring Tim Kelley to lead its Western regional sales team from his office here. Kelley comes to QBP from K-Edge, where he was global sales and marketing manager.

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Posted October 21, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — QBP welcomed retailers and suppliers to its first-ever Biketoberfest event this week. Some 175 retailers and about 30 brands convened in Lancaster, located an hour and a half west of Philadelphia.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Distributor news
Posted October 21, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced today the addition of Dissent Labs to its product portfolio. The Whister, British Columbia, brand offers compression socks aimed at mountain bikers.

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Posted October 20, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced plans to open a distribution center in the Reno, Nev., area to serve its Western U.S. dealers.

The company's fourth U.S. facility is set to begin operations on Dec. 10 of this year.

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Posted October 15, 2015
Steve Hawley (right) passes a handlebar to Sylvain Caya.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley and Lambert, which have shared ownership for about five years, are taking the next step to becoming one global team by combining the leadership teams of both companies.

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Posted October 13, 2015

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has entered into a distribution agreement with J&B Importers to service the IBD market in the U.S.

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Posted October 13, 2015
Bombtrack's Beyond model

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles will handle distribution of Bombtrack Bicycle Company in the U.S. Bombtrack is part of WeMakeThings Co. of Cologne, Germany, which also owns the BMX brand WeThePeople.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
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.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
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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