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Posted August 26, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Michael Golinski, the founder of Spot Brand and former general manager of Planet X USA, to head up Pivot's international operations.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 26, 2016

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing Infinit Nutrition's retail products, incliding its all-in-one isotonic drink mixes. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 25, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Intense Europe SL, a subsidiary of Intense Cycles USA, has begun serving the German and Austria markets directly from its European headquarters.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2016

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc., has promoted Jessica Klodnicki and Greg Shapleigh to new roles within its Outdoor Products segment.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donna Carpenter, the CEO of Burton Snowboards, will be the featured speaker at the Camber Outdoors' Thought-Leadership Keynote at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 24, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has agreed to a two-year extension of its sponsorship of the long-running Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team. As in previous years, Cannondale will also support the program's development team.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The dealers association and suppliers association are working with The NPD Group (formerly Leisure Trends) to offer a free market data program to specialty retailers.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 23, 2016
Former Specialized and Orbea managers and others set up factory in Little Rock.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A group of industry veterans is setting up a high-volume carbon bike factory in Little Rock, using equipment purchased from Montréal's Guru Cycles, which went bankrupt last year.

Posted in North America
Posted August 23, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet is working with organizers of the Outerbike demo events to provide bicycle trade-up services to event participants.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced changes to its sales staff with the addition of industry veterans Art Ornelas and Bob Gagen.

Ornelas' territory reaches from San Luis Obispo, California, south to the San Diego region.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 22, 2016

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert is now distributing Deity products, which will be available from the distributor in November.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says its indoor e-bike test track, called The Circuit, presented by Shimano, is now filled to capacity with exhibiting brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted August 22, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The overall series winners from last season's  Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will be on the start line at World Cup CrossVegas in Las Vegas on Sept. 21.

Wout Van Aert and Sanne Cant, each from Belgium, are confirmed for CrossVegas, which kicks off this season's World Cup.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted August 22, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike maker Catrike has made Inc. Magazine's annual list of the the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

The company, founded in 2000, said it has recorded 58 percent growth in the last three years.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 22, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM veterans Sander Rigney and Ron Ritzler have each joined the company's senior management team in vice president roles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 19, 2016

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has relocated its North American headquarters to a new facility more than double the size of its previous home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa and TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman has reached an agreement to buy the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa, marking Ironman’s biggest step into the mountain biking market as it aims to grow the race format across the globe.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 18, 2016

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.  

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / People
Posted August 18, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets and Blackburn is adding three people to product and marketing. The new hires will assist with the introduction of several new products and carry forward consumer marketing programs such as Bell Built, Joy Ride and Blackburn Ranger programs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 18, 2016
Company recommits to its core business in bike.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — After more than 13 years supplying apparel and footwear for runners, Pearl Izumi will exit the business and focus completely on its core cycling business, the company said. “This is a tough decision, but it’s time to recommit to our core,” said Mike O’Connor, president of Pearl Izumi.

Posted in North America

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