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Posted March 25, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Implementing a succession plan that has been in the works for years, SmartEtailing founders Barry Brenner and Mark Graff announced their retirement this week. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 25, 2016

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike maker Devinci Cycles is planning a bigger push into the California market. The company recently signed on a sales agency in San Diego that will provide six reps to cover the territory.

Posted in North America
Posted March 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now supplying the official power meter and indoor bikes to USA Cycling. The agreement covers USAC's developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 23, 2016
The Tectal is new for 2016.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The Sweden-based snowsports and bike brand POC has moved its North American offices from Salt Lake City to Park City following its sale last year to Investcorp.

Posted in International
Posted March 23, 2016
CSG still owns trademark name. Karklins planning domestic carbon frame business.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tony Karklins, along with a few other investment partners, has acquired the tooling, machinery and intellectual property from Montreal-based Guru Cycles and plans to set up a composite/carbon factory in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted March 23, 2016

WATHAM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Miso Partners, an outside sales and marketing agency in New England, is growing with the addition of two new partners. Miso represents leading brands including Felt Bicycles, Cycles Devinci, Race Face, Küat and Bonk Breaker.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has hired Kyle Wagenschutz to serve as the organization's director of local innovation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 22, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —  BMX and mountain bike racing legend Mike King has joined Felt Bicycles as a brand ambassador. King has won more than 20 championships and is a member of the BMX Hall of Fame and the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 22, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — This year's Primal Colorado Bike Expo will be expanded as it moves to a new outdoor venue at Sports Authority Field on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 22, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has added a new independent representative in the Pacific Northwest to its sales team.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 21, 2016

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Yeti Cycles has hired Janette Sherman to serve as its marketing manager. The company said Sherman's role includes ensuring the overall Yeti brand experience is seamless, consistent and high caliber through all channels.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — New kids’ brand Guardian Bikes has signed up new independent reps earlier this year as it looks to grow the number of bike shops that carry its line of kids’ bikes equipped with SureStop brakes. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles officially filed an appeal of a jury's decision to award a Florida retailer $3.25 million over allegations of fraud.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson Inc. has hired Rick Dyer to be its new national sales manager for the IBD channel. Dyer will be joining Todson after 19 years at Vittoria Industries North America (formerly BikeMine), where he was the national sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 21, 2016

WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Steve Pucci, a well-known face in New England bike shops and at road races for decades, is retiring from a career that has included owning a retail store, co-owning a distributor, and serving as a sales rep and sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 21, 2016
The nutrition brand will offers special formulas for adult swimmers.

CINNCINNATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition and U.S. Masters Swimming have announced an agreement that includes the creation of a custom line of sports drinks formulated specifically to meet the needs of masters swimmers.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — PinkBike.com is holding a raffle for a Trek Fuel EX9 to support the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 21, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Custom clothing apparel manufacturer Champion System continues to move into new sports categories. The brand has bee designated as the official apparel brand of the newly established Professional Rugby Organization, a pro rugby league in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bigtruck, a lifestyle brand best known for its trucker-style caps, has selected True Communications as its media relations and marketing agency.

True will help Bigtruck with PR, social media and marketing services.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — The second edition of Todd & Ned's Durango Dirt Fondo will be a two-day event, with a singletrack mountain bike ride on Saturday, Sept. 17, followed by a gravel road ride on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Posted in North America

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