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Posted November 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — "very, very soon" a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Brooklyn-based Champion System (U.S.) has agreed to unite and control business from the former Champion System (Canada). The brand is now being called Champion System North America, effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2015
The Groove Subaru team bike.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Two Denver brands, Domahidy Designs and Pactimo, are teaming up to offer race teams and other groups a program to get custom matching bikes and clothing.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian sock maker SAKO7 has signed Moore Large Distribution UK to carry the full range of SAKO7 apparel and accessories, with stock set to be available later this month.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2015

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Velowürks has signed an agreement for J&B Importers Inc. to distribute the brand's Prime floor pump to IBDs throughout the U.S. market.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles is now distributing directly to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada. The high-end bike brand previously was sold primarily consumer direct with a handful of dealers, including a company store in Toronto.

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host four regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events. 

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Alex Wassmann will be departing SRAM, effective Nov. 30. Wassmann spent more than 20 years at SRAM in a range of roles through two separate stints. Most recently he directed SRAM's sports marketing partnerships in triathlon, road and cyclocross.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 9, 2015
16 female industry execs meet to discuss the transportation bill and trade issues.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes conducted another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week, when 16 female bike industry executives met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill, trade issues and more.

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A year after taking over leadership of Orbea USA, Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar has been promoted to global sales manager for the Spanish brand.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security Inc. is implementing a new minimum advertised price policy. Abus first implemented its MAP policy in 2011 and strengthened it in 2014. The company said the update provides easier to understand advertised pricing and stronger enforcement policies.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted November 9, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Nick Larsen to global head of parts and accessories for Cycling Sports Group. In the role, Larsen will oversee all aspects of the business from product design and development to distribution and sales. Larsen was previously creative director for P&A.

Posted in International
Posted November 6, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Bryan Mason as domestic sales manager, supporting U.S. dealers as well as inside and independent reps.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has introduced a new program designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for the Subaru Sea Otter Classic, which will be held April 14-17, 2016.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 6, 2015
Tim Blumenthal of PeopleForBikes and Chris Speyer of Accell North America were the keynote speakers Thursday morning

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Posted November 5, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports third quarter revenue was flat at $266.5 million, but was up about 9 percent after removing the effect of currency exchange fluctuations — an increase that Dorel Industries credited to its IBD sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply has acquired New Jersey's Action Bicycle USA.

As of Feb. 1, 2016, both locations will operate as Cyclone Bicycle Supply.

Action has been in operation since 1988, while Cyclone opened its doors in 2003.

Posted in North America
Posted November 5, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has named Sergio Iglesias creative director. In his new role, Iglesias will be in charge of Rotor´s brand identity, its visual presence in the marketplace, and the brand´s long-term creative direction.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 5, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ironman CEO Andrew Messick and USAT president Barry Siff will be among the keynote speakers for its 6th annual triathlon trade conference, being held Jan. 24-26 in Marina del Rey, California.

Posted in North America

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