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Posted September 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, a design and composites manufacturer, has acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles and will be manufacturing Ellsworth carbon frames in its San Diego facility.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Hawley USA is the new exclusive distributor of OGIO Endurance Collection products to the IBD channel, Hawley announced Wednesday.

The agreement began Sept. 1 and Hawley wil display OGIO products in its booth at next week's Interbike show.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. — Bicycling Magazine published its biennial ranking of the 50 most cycling-friendly cities in the United States in its October issue, which hit newsstands Sept. 2. And New York City was named the Best Bike City by the magazine’s editors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Media/Publishing
Posted September 3, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has hired Chris Holmes as the company's new brand director. Holmes will be responsible for establishing and coordinating all of Marin's marketing activities.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 2, 2014

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — California-based manufacturer Pure Fix Cycles announced this week that is has opened a corporate office in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — ­­Ridley Bikes has partnered with Belgium's LRM and Taiwan­-based Ideal Bicycle Corporation, one of the country's largest bicycle manufacturers.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 2, 2014
Espresso maker sets Italian booth on fire, baggy bibs for roadies, Lightweight's concept commuter and more.
A fire forced Gipiemme and Plastotex to relocate their displays.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — 2014 may be the Year of the Return of the Concept Bike, at least at the Eurobike show. In addition to the BMC concept bike we wrote about earlier this week, on Tuesday we took a look at a full-suspension, extensively "connected" concept road from Canyon.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jesse Porter, a former executive at Specialized, has joined Felt Bicycles as its director of sales for the Western region. Also joining the company is Mark Hodge as controller and chief financial officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 28, 2014
Kenda's Juggernaut Pro fat bike tire.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At a press conference hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), several leading Taiwanese companies came together to launch new products on the second day of the Eurobike show.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Custom steel, titanium and ti/carbon framebuilder Seven Cycles has added Bespoke Cycles of Hamilton Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in New Zealand.

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Coming off a mild winter and beautiful spring, the German market has experienced an increase in sales and market experts expect the positive trend to continue through the remainder of the year.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Occasional rain showers and cool temperatures didn't stop  showgoers from getting on the trail for Eurobike's Demo Day on Tuesday. For the first time, Demo Day was held on show grounds, adjacent to the Messe where the Eurobike expo takes place in Friedrichshafen.  

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2014
Russ Johnson, VP, Wren Sports

PINOLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onetime Shimano American Corp. communications director Russ Johnson has been hired as vice president of Wren Sports LLC, the IBD-exclusive bike and accessory brand recently founded by industry veteran Kevin Wren.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted August 26, 2014
Alonzo Bodden

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Alonzo Bodden, winner of “Last Comic Standing,” will host the 2014 Interbike Awards gala. Bodden has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan O’Brian show, The Keenan Ivory Wayans show among other TV appearances.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists will host a webinar Thursday that will delve into data and insights on the impact of female cyclists on the bicycle business.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted August 25, 2014

SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — Shimano's Singapore subsidiary plans to open an “experiential and interactive” bicycle center called Shimano Cycling World in Singapore.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports is set to open a store at its Helsinki headquarters building on Friday, selling a broad selection of sports and lifestyle products from its portfolio of brands.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. has acquired Spanish parts and accessories supplier Comet S.L. Comet has exclusive distribution agreements with various major brands and sells bike parts and accessories to specialty retailers in Spain, France and Portugal.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 25, 2014
Ribbon cutting of Louis Garneau USA's new office, warehouse and production facility

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau has cut the ribbon to a new, larger facility in Derby, Vermont, to house production, distribution, marketing, sales and administration staff for its U.S. office, which employs nearly 100 people.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Trident Sports will be the exclusive distributor for mountain brand Deity Components in Canada.

Posted in North America

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