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Posted February 8, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has hired the MAP monitoring service provider Oris Intel to support its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP / Distributor news
Posted February 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has added two senior staffers to its Colorado headquarters team.

Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2016

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — A federal appeals court has upheld a tubeless rim patent held by Stan's NoTubes, which has been the subject of a long legal dispute with Specialized. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is offering five paid internships this summer for female undergraduates. The internships will be offered in each of the following fields: Graphic Design, Engineering, Industrial Design, IT, and Sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 5, 2016

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi's U.S. distributor, Ciclista America, is launching a refurb service for the Italian shoe brand. Ciclista America's president, Bill Berroth, is the only Sidi Factory trained technician outside Italy, and he will be handling all the shoe refurbushing, he said.

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Larry Lewallen, who began his career at Giant in January 1988, is retiring after 28 years with the brand and more than 40 years in the bike industry.

Lewallen began with Giant soon after the brand was launched in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Dave Mirra was found dead here of an apparant suicide late Thursday, according to multiple news reports. Mirra, who was 41, was married with two children. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Veteran BMX dirt and park pro Ryan Nyquist has announced will compete as a dual-sport athlete this year, riding for both Haro BMX and Haro MTB.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 4, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association trade show gained even more traction in its second year, and the dealer group’s board is already planning a bigger show next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / CABDA
Posted February 4, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — North Carolina-based industry brands Cane Creek, Outrider USA, Grava Bike Co., DeFeet and Industry Nine will exhibit in March at the second annual Get in Gear Fest, a free consumer festival presented by the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 4, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has signed a distribution agreement with Hotlines Distribution for the U.K. market.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now distributing BionX retrofit e-bike systems. All products will be available for ordering at the beginning of March. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Distributor news
Posted February 3, 2016

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Bigolin family, which owns the Selle Italia saddle brand, now also has an interest in the Selle San Marco brand, the companies announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 3, 2016
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has appointed Josh Fonner as its director of sales. Prior to Club Ride, Fonner served as COO at ZG Collective in Aspen, Colorado, and has been the North American sales manager for POC and regional sales manager for Giant Bicycles.
Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shares of GoPro plunged in after-hours trading Wednesday after the action camera maker reported a surprising fourth-quarter loss of $11.4 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $144.9 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 3, 2016

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has joined Carmichael Training Systems' CTS Athlete Perks program, offering discounts on the carbon wheel brand's products to CTS-coached athletes. CTS and Knight will roll out the program next week.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has signed an agreement with Columbus, Ohio-based Oris Intel to use the company's Prowl software to support its North American dealers in MAP compliance.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted February 3, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic's owner, Amer Sports Corp., is reporting net sales of 783.7 milion euros ($870 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 6 percent in local currencies from its sales in the same period in 2014. Gross margins increased to 43.8 percent from 43 percent in the prior year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 2, 2016
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced that Jeff Winnick is now representing the brand in New England. Winnick has spent 30 years in the cycling industry and represents both winter and summer lines, including Rolf Prima, Dainese, Seasucker, One Way Sports and Orage.
Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has concluded its third annual sales summit, a meeting between its sales staff and representatives from 23 different J&B vendors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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