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Posted July 13, 2016

PALM DESERT, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sid Dunofsky, a longtime bicycle industry executive and mergers and acquisition consultant, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the sole bike plate supplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This clarifies a story previously posted on July 11.  

Posted in North America
Posted July 13, 2016
A production line at the Poland factory.

BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — DT Swiss AG has added a new building at its facility in Poland to increase production capacity and after-sales service.

Posted in International
Posted July 12, 2016

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has joined forces with The Bike Cooperative. Borah is the co-op's first apparel brand that produces its entire product line in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

KINGSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited, Inc. has promoted Jeff Cavicchi from national sales manager to director of global operations. Cavicchi, an industry veteran, joined Bern about a year ago.

With Cavicchi's promotion, Bern has hired Ronnie Tambourine as its new national sales manager. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — This fall's KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will leave Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, for the first time. This year's festival, the eighth annual, will be held at  Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016
Component company to end distribution through BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM is reducing its U.S. distributor count from nine to five, cutting off BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — EDCO USA has acquired the Faster cycling performance center, which includes a low-speed wind tunnel and bike fit studio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 8, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs hires four new staff members in recent months. The new hires are Gina Lopez, a demand planne; Amanda Basham, Colorado field representative; Danielle White, New England sales representative; and John Palabrica, Pacific Northwest sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted July 8, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, parent company of the Shred Optics and Slytech Protection brands, has restructured its management team.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2016

SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group, the owner of the Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVo brands, has restructured its commercial department, appointing M. Patrick Ménard as Chief Commercial Officer, and Marie-Joël Bossé as Commercial Coordinator.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2016

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has launched a new European division in Barcelona, Spain, that will house inventory and service supporting the majority of the continent. The Southern California-based mountain bike brand will continue to work with distributors in select European territories.

Posted in International
Posted July 7, 2016

COVINGTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., the parent company of Duro Tire & Wheel, has appointed Katrina Huang to president of its North American subsidiary and Luke Musselman as director of business development, with a focus on the global bicycle market.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 6, 2016

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports, LLC has appointed Llevant Carbon Fatbikes as its New Zealand distributor and authorized service center. Llevant is also using Wren's suspension forks on its fat bikes.

Posted in International
Posted July 6, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Forsberg has joined Ibis Cycles as COO. Forsberg, most recently of Specialized, has more than 23 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including stints with Santa Cruz Bicycles and Bontrager Cycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Aventuron, an Illinois-based distributor, will now handle sales of Orange Bikes as the U.K. brand returns to the North American market. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2016

CAPITOLA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Velocity Commuting Solutions is selling Stromer and A2B e-bikes to corporate employees through mobile showrooms, employee test ride programs and fleet sales to corporations. The company also is offering to match employer purchase incentives up to $200 per bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted July 5, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran Alan Rowland as its Northern California sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted July 5, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has joined The Bike Cooperative as the newest supplier partner of the retailer co-op. Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of all Tifosi-branded eyewear, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America

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