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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.

Posted in North America
Posted September 2, 2015

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group has agreed to sell its snow chain business to Schneketten AG – an Austrian company in the snow chain industry, for 10 million euros ($11.2 million) in cash and up to another 10 million euros based on sales in the coming seasons.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 2, 2015

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports now has as second regional service center in the U.S. as the company begins work with Alex Nutt and MTB Tandems to provide warranty and service work on all Wren suspension products.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Ben Woodbury has joined Champion System to further develop the company's growing sales team of regional and national accounts. Woodbury spent the last three years at Paceline Products where he was instrumental in managing large sponsorship relationships with pro teams.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Voxwomen Cycling Show, which first aired on British Eurosport television, will soon be viewable in more countries via Bloomberg Television and the digital television platform, Cycling TV.

Posted in International
Posted September 1, 2015

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Malakye.com is once again planning an industry recruiting and networking event at Interbike, called The Shmooz. 

The fourth annual event is being held Thursday, Sept. 17 at the show, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted September 1, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has hired Nico Zimmerman as its general counsel. He will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the global business and its range of brands, including Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, Fabric and SUGOI.

Posted in North America Tagged People
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
Posted September 1, 2015

FOREST CITY, Iowa (BRAIN) — Two iconic brands — Winnebego and Schwinn — are teaming up for a 10-week program called “Get Out and Go” to promote cycling and the fun of recreational vehicle travel.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Several of the stars of the 1979 film "Breaking Away" will reunite at the Interbike Awards Gala during the expo this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 1, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — SwiftCarbon bikes are now being sold consumer direct in the U.S. via the company's website, swiftcarbonusa.com.

The company was founded by a South African, former pro cyclist Mark Blewett, and based in China.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jerry Stritzke, the president and CEO of REI, will be the featured speaker at an event organized by the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 1, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (BRAIN) — Brave Products LLC, makers of Brave Soldier Performance Skincare products, has hired CFEprPlus to provide public relations, marketing and business consulting services. It's the second time the two companies have worked together.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh USA is providing a fleet of bikes to Trips for Kids International for the second year in a row.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 1, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mercury Wheels has hired Mike Byrd as wheel builder and customer support tech.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2015

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

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Monique Pua Mata as its factory rep for the SoCal/Central Coast region. Mata is well known as a professional mountain biker who also participates in road and triathlon.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 31, 2015
Former Kelley Blue Book executives join used bike guide's advisory board.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ira Becker, who until recently was the president of Consumer Review — the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, has joined BicycleBlueBike.com as its president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 31, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon will welcome physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, race directors and coaches to the Medical Multisport Conference, scheduled for Nov. 5-7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
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.
Posted in North America

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