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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes has hired Clayton Goldsmith. Initially, Goldsmith is focusing on OE sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but he will also lead several internal projects aimed at improving product availability and reducing lead-times for European customers.

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Knog and its U.S. distributor, Highway Two, are now offering an employee purchase program for Knog's new PWR lights.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The CABDA Expo has begun general exhibitor registration for its annual trade show held in February.

The 2018 expo will be the fourth since the show was restarted in 2015.

Tagged CABDA

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike on Tuesday announced the return of the Supplier Seminar Series presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, consisting of several educational seminars designed specifically for suppliers and their staff.

Tagged Interbike

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — HIA Velo, the owner and manufacturer of Allied Cycle Works, has brought on a chief operating officer, who is also a partner, and opened its first two European distributors for Allied frames and bikes.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (BRAIN) — Grip and handlebar tape manufacturer Lizard Skins has completed a deal to acquire Oury Grips, which also makes grips for bicycles and powersports.

Oury has been designing and manufacturing grips since 1968, while Lizard Skins celebrates its 25th anniversary in January.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Several bike suppliers and retailers in Florida say they plan to reopen this week following the storms this weekend, although many retailers and bike industry folks were unreachable Monday due to power and telephone outages.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition products are now being distributed by Hans Johnsen Company and Downeast Bicycle Specialists. Tailwind's full line of products will now be available from both distributors.

Tagged Distributor news

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution has signed with Mike Lifshotz and Rider Rep Group to represent all its brands, including Kink BMX, Cinema BMX and Mission BMX.

LOVELAND, Colo. (BRAIN) —Suspension manufacturer Push Industries has named Uncommon Communications as its public relations agency of record. Uncommon assisted with the recent launch Push's ACS-3 hybrid coil-spring kit.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is sponsoring a scholarship for women at bike shops to attend one of the three Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association Workshops over the 2017/18 winter season.

Rep. David Price at Performance.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — In August during the Congressional recess, PeopleForBikes arranged for 19 meetings in 11 states between retailers and other members of the bike industry and Congress members and their staff. 

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN) — Steadyrack USA has hired Mark Martines as its national sales manager. Martines has more than 25 years of experience in the bike, ski and outdoor industries.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycles has hired industry veteran Joel Smith as the brand's vice president of global sales and marketing.

Specialized's new Swiss building is a former paper mill.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year Specialized will open four new facilities, in three countries, each devoted to innovation, the company said.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International will hold its 8th Annual Business Conference Jan. 26-28 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Resort in Tempe, Ariz.

Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — KHS has expanded its offering of Wheels Mfg. products and is now a full-line distributor, the company said.

LINDON, Utah (BRAIN) — Fezzari Bicycles is now offering a lifetime warranty on all frames. Previously the consumer-direct bike brand had a five-year frame warranty. 

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike's Bikes, which has 12 locations in Northern California, is acquiring Public Bikes, a San Francisco-based brand that sells city bikes and accessories online and through a limited number of brick-and-mortar stores.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Sessions include research findings, market trend discussions, legislative updates, and training opportunities.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released its full schedule of e-bike training, to be held within its Electric Theatre, epowered by Bosch, at the show beginning in two weeks.

Tagged Electric bike / Interbike

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