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NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, the parent of Shred Optics and Slytech Protection, has hired Jeff Gilberti for the newly-created position of executive vice president of business development.

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.

Tagged Distributor news

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes has hired ORIS Intelligence to monitor online minimum advertised prices (MAP) for its line of tubeless bicycle wheels, rims, sealant and other related products.

Tagged MAP

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba. Several J&B staff members will participate in the event.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of recumbent trikes, is now distributing some hard to find tire sizes from Schwalbe.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stella Yu, the founder and general manager of Velo Saddles, and Katie Thompson, the industrial design manager at QBP, will each receive Bicycle Leadership Awards from Camber Outdoors at the Interbike show later this month. The awards are sponsored by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Tagged Awards / Interbike

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed industry veteran Tom Fowler to president of Polar USA. Fowler is a former executive with Profile, Cervélo and most recently with Recon, the smart sunglass brand acquired by Intel last year.

BOURNEMOUTH, England (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes has added to its U.K. based international sales team with the hiring of Troy Kniveton as an international account manager. Kniveton will help to support the Reid’s U.S. business as it continues to grow and will work to increase the Australian brand’s EU market share.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has promoted Nick Coughlin to marketing manager and hired Scott Spence as director of product development, quality and regulatory compliance.

Tagged People

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead has hired Oris Intel to assist with monitoring online minimum advertised price (MAP) for its products.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 1, 2016) –Boyd Cycling, a high-end carbon and alloy bicycle wheel manufacturer, has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner . Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of all Boyd Cycling wheels.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers will now serve as a full-line CatEye distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) ⎯ Shimano American will handle sales of the Lazer brand in the U.S. along with the helmet brand's longtime distributor, QBP. Shimano's sales force will begin selling Lazer products immediately.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A breakfast panel discussion at Interbike will look at the value of supporting pro cycling.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor brands Big Agnes and Honey Stinger will combine their office operations under one roof in a new, larger location in Steamboat Springs. For years, the sister brands have occupied several office spaces located throughout town.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The organizers behind the Taipei Cycle Show are quietly surveying exhibitors about whether to move the show — traditionally held in March — to either October or November next year.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mechanics interested in learning how to work for a race team or event can now apply for registration in USA Cycling's 2016 Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, which is being held Nov. 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — QBP founder and chairman Steve Flagg will be honored with the BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Interbike Awards Night on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Las Vegas.

Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards
Signs throughout the demo grounds cautioned riders about speeds.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — So how successful were Eurobike’s efforts to offer more demo riding opportunities by extending its demo to all three days of the trade show as well as its consumer festival days? It’s still a bit early to tell, but so far supplier reaction is mixed.

Tagged Eurobike
Gaspare Licata (left) and Nicolo Mannoni

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has kept sales and marketing for its Fizik, Brooks, Crankbrothers and Selle Royal brands separate in an effort to not create confusion in the market. But now the Italian company is looking to begin integrating certain functions.

Tagged Eurobike

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