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Posted April 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Power meter supplier Stages Cycling has hired former USA Cycling coach Benjamin Sharp as its power education specialist. Sharp will create content and support Stages-sponsored teams as well as dealers and coaches.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 1, 2014
Evelyn Dong

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is sponsoring the GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge, a seven-day mountain bike stage race in Mongolia. Members of the Niner-equipped Backcountry.com race team will participate in the event, held Aug. 1-7. 

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted April 1, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has extended its exclusive European distribution agreement with Shimano Europe for all EBS brands: Giro, Bell, Blackburn and Easton Cycling.

Posted in International
Posted April 1, 2014
Mary Burke Q&A, winter weather woes, Taipei show coverage, and more in latest issue.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — An interview with former Trek executive Mary Burke, who is running for governor in Wisconsin, highlights the April 1 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, which is arriving in subscribers' mailboxes this week.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 1, 2014

VAN NUYS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales were down nearly 6 percent last year, as the dynamic company wrestled with market changes across its categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 1, 2014

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — After launching this year at the seaside Terranea Resort in Southern California, Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp Winter will head inland to Westlake Village for its second edition, set for Jan. 27-30, 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted March 31, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Penn. (BRAIN) – The used bike market is a $2.4 billion business in the U.S., with 7.5 million owners, according to a new study by Gluskin Townley Group, LLC.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 31, 2014
Mike Van Abel speaks at the meeting.

MADRID (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe welcomed 11 new nation members to its ranks on March 29 at the first official General Assembly since its creation in 2012. The General Assembly was the first order of business at IMBA Europe's third annual summit, which drew 52 participants from 18 countries to bring their distinct perspectives to bear on the future of mountain biking in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 31, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant has hired former Mountain Bike Action staffer Doug Barnett as its new global road product marketing specialist.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 31, 2014

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Future PLC's cycling magazines and websites in North America and Europe will be unaffected by recent changes and layoffs at the company, a Future executive told BRAIN on Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 31, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — To better serve dealers, SRAM is extending its U.S. Dealer Service Call Center hours by two hours to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Thursday starting Monday. Friday hours for the Indianapolis-based call center will remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2014

CHANDLER, Ariz. (BRAIN) — USA BMX has launched “Read to Ride,” an initiative for young schoolchildren aimed at helping kids make up for learning loss they experience when out of school.

Posted in North America
Posted March 28, 2014
Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 650b

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a few years sitting on the sidelines as more bike brands delved into the “tweener” wheel size, Specialized has gone public that it is entering the 27.5-inch/650b market with at least two 2015 models revealed this week—with promises of more to come.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 28, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer have signed on a number of key brand participants and media for their upcoming event The Women’s Story, which will connect outdoor manufacturers with New York-area consumer journalists to test the latest women’s-specific products.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Events
Posted March 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Lifestyle brand Pure Fix Cycles has hired Mike Russell as its new sales director. Russell was most recently director of sales at Mirraco Bicycle Co., where over the course of eight years he helped build the BMX brand’s U.S. dealer base from scratch up to 1,100 retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 27, 2014
Company continues with tech clinics and Outdoor Demo tent

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Shimano is putting more emphasis on one-on-one meetings with its dealers — at its place and theirs — as it reduces its presence on the floor of this fall’s Interbike Expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted March 26, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji Bikes has been chosen by Oregon Manifest and Levi's as the manufacturing partner for The Bike Design Project, a design contest pairing high-profile design firms with U.S. bicycle craftsmen to create the "ultimate urban utility bike." Fuji will mass-produce the winning design.

Posted in North America
Posted March 26, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. is now working with Channel IQ to monitor online pricing of its products. The company will use Channel IQ to ensure vendors are honoring its minimum advertised price (MAP) policy. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 26, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) – Business is booming for Weehoo, the maker of i•GO bicycle trailers, which allow small children to help pedal or safely rest during a ride. The company recently moved its headquarters into a new facility after outgrowing its previous space in two years.

Posted in North America
Posted March 26, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Energy bar make Bonk Breaker has expanded its relationship with USA Cycling, which began last year.

Posted in North America

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