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SANTA FE, N.M.(BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International has begun shipping orders from its second distribution facility, located in Reno-Sparks, Nevada.

Tagged Distributor news

ZWOLLE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) – Dutch wheel manufacturer Fast Forward Wheels has brought on Tacx Germany as a distribution partner to serve the German market. Tacx will stock the complete range of Fast Forward Wheels’ road, mountain and cyclocross wheels, which are built by hand in The Netherlands.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) – Mavic has announced reduced MAP for most of its 2017 road and mountain wheels and its wheel tire systems. The change, which went into effect on May 1, was spurred by Euro to U.S. dollar exchange rates and the company’s focus on improved market positioning. 

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bosch has launched a new trail riding feature for its Performance Line CX. This new feature, called eMTB mode, will automatically change between assistance modes depending on pedal pressure to optimize support on different types of terrain.

Tagged Electric bike

SALT LAKE CITY — Rotor America has hired Joe Hanrahan as its inside sales lead. Hanrahan will work out of the company’s North American headquarters in Salt Lake City.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Beeline Bikes has added Ted King as a brand ambassador. King spent ten years as a pro road cyclist and has a resume that includes Grand Tours, World Championships races and seven personal victories.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) – Starting today, San Francisco-based bag maker Timbuk2 will host a series of nationwide events the company hopes will inspire urban adventures in Chicago, New York, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Venice, California.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods has posted its sales and earnings for the first quarter of 2017, which ended April 29.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) – Southwest Composite Works Inc., a full-service, carbon fiber engineering and manufacturing company, has announced it will expand its business to provide sustainable, U.S.-based mold-making and tooling solutions for the cycling and outdoor recreation industries.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Felt Bicycles has announced that it has hired Juan Diaz as sales representative for select counties in Southern California, from Orange in the south to San Luis Obispo in the north, along with the states of Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

Greg Ford is promoted to national sales manager.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Bikes USA/Easy Motion USA has appointed a new president, Caryle Walker, and a new national sales manager for the company's e-bike division, Greg Ford.

Tagged Electric bike

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tern has delivered the first batch of its Vektron electric folding bikes to Kickstarter backers in the United States. The bikes are being delivered to Kickstarter backers via Tern's U.S. dealer network. The dealers are also handling after-sales support and customer service for the bikes.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division, which launched in 2013, has hired industry veteran Jim Miller as director of national sales for the Pioneer Cycle Sports Division.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is the new sponsor of Whistler Mountain Bike Park, in Whistler, British Columbia and will supply frames for all bikes including rental, retail, and programs at the park. 

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead is implementing a new sales policy for 2017.

"We hope this new policy clarifies and defines for you a clear advertised pricing and sales strategy for our brands in the multi-channel and global marketplace of today," FSA stated.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — First-quarter revenue at Giant Manufacturing, the world's largest producer of bikes, continues a downward trend pointing to what could be another tough year for the industry.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycle Corp. is now selling its Masi-branded bikes online through its Masibikes.com site, with delivery via the nearest local Masi dealer if available.

Tagged Omnichannel

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Gore Bike Wear has hired recently retired pro cyclists Fabian Cancellara as a new brand ambassador.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — A velodrome being built here this year is scheduled to host the USA Cycling Madison National Championships event this October and in 2018.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel's Cycling Sports Group, the division that includes Cannondale, GT and Fabric, has expanded its retailer training program to Europe, the U.K. and Australia.

CSG also is adding more training modules to the program, which is called Cycling Prophet.

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