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Posted August 19, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox has expanded its Baxter, Minnesota, service facility to handle mountain bike products along with powersports, which the company said will improve service lead times across the U.S. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Jessica Klodnicki, the executive vice president and general manager of Bell Helmets and Blackburn accessories, will be the keynote speaker at The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition annual awards presentation held during Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted August 19, 2014

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the third year, Malakye.com is hosting a career fair and networking event, called The Shmooz, at the Interbike Expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 19, 2014

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Compression-wear maker Skins has hired a new sales director, David I.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 18, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — AscentCRM, a relationship marketing software and services company, has hired Larry Pedigo to lead the architecture, design, and implementation of enterprise-level CRM solutions for AscentCRM's client roster of outdoor brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 18, 2014
One of Abbey's cassette remover wrenches.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Portland, Oregon-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now stocking tools from Abbey Bike Tools, which are mde in Bend, Oregon.

Posted in North America
Posted August 18, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is celebrating the retirement of German pro Jens Voigt with special events and products during this week's USA Pro Challenge stage race, which starts Monday in Aspen, Colorado. The USAPC will be the last professional race in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted August 18, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has hired Echos Communcations for media relations, communications and public relations in North America.

Posted in North America
Posted August 18, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of a criterium and a cyclocross  held in Las Vegas during the Interbike Expo are now offering prizes to the top men and women who compete in both events.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted August 18, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shop employees looking to get their competitive juices flowing at Interbike's OutDoor Demo will have some new opportunities to win prizes this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is now distributing two new bike lines to U.S. retailers. The lines are Viva Bikes, from Denmark, and Strida Folding Bicycles, from Taiwan.

Posted in International
Posted August 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Do electric mountain bikes belong on the trails? As IMBA plans to discuss the question at next week's World Summit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the August 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a look.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted August 15, 2014

LUCCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Former world champion Mario Cipollini was hospitalized after being hit by a car while training near his home here, the U.S. distributor of his bike brand, Cipollini USA, announced Friday.

Posted in International
Posted August 14, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon industry organization Triathlon Business International has launched a blog called TBIntelligencer that will explore current topics and raise discussion points within the multisport industry.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2014
The Niner ROS 9 Plus IMBA LTD Edition.

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner is releasing its first 29er-plus bike model, the ROS 9 Plus, a steel hardtail that accepts 29x3-inch tires and can be set up with gears or singlespeed. In coordination with the model launch, the company is auctioning a special edition of the new bike to benefit IMBA.

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2014
The $1,800 Esatto DDL is the top model in Kona's new Endurance Road line.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycle is skipping this month's Eurobike tradeshow for the first time in nearly 20 years, instead holding 2015 model year product introductions for its U.S. dealers in Washington last month and for its European dealers with three events there in August.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 13, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — FirstBank, a sponsor of this month's USA Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado, is unveiling two novel ways to connect with the race and its fans.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted August 12, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has launched a revamped business-to-business website for North American dealers for 2014. The company has been testing the updated site with a select group of dealers since last fall and it is now available to all current VINA dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has created an electric bicycle committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi, president of Accell North America's Currie Technologies.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted August 12, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has brought aboard NorCal Sports Group to represent the mountain bike brand in Northern California and the Reno, Nevada, area.

Posted in North America

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