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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Sage Titanium Bicycles has announced the appointment of Sean Kneale as its U.S. sales manager.

The Portland-based company offers U.S.-manufactured titanium road, cyclocross and gravel bicycles. The brand's owner and designer is David Rosen. 

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DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday ahead of a planned acquisition by a Colorado investor group.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America plans to hold its annual fundraising ride this Saturday, Dec. 2, to benefit Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A Colorado-based investor group has agreed to purchase Niner Bikes.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that Vista Outdoor has no investment in MIPS. 

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler, a peer-to-peer app for bike mechanics, is now offering a program for bike brands needing assembly and deliveries.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift is now offering retailers wholesale prices on membership cards, suggesting that brick-and-mortar retailers can bundle indoor training products and make it easier for new users to get started with the online cycling program. 

Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Jackie Mautner teaching a class at Portland's Community Cycling Center.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Supply has awarded Portland framebuilder Jackie Mautner its first Women Build Bikes grant, which consists of a $1,200 credit toward framebuilding materials from the supplier.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) —  Bikerumor.com has added Christophe Noel to its editorial team. He comes from five years as senior editor at the Overland Journal and Expedition Portal, where he covered the overland offroad, motorcycle, and bikepacking market for print and online.

Tagged Media/Publishing / People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC has appointed Rob Wood as chief revenue officer. Wood will be responsible for sales across Pocket's brands, which include VeloNews, Triathlete, Women's Running and Competitor.com.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports is returning to Mol, Belgium, for the 2017 UCI Masters CX World Championships Dec. 1-2.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has posted its sales and earnings for the third quarter of 2017, which ended Oct. 28. The company's net income for the quarter was $36.9 million or 35 cents per share, exceeding expectations of 22 to 30 cents per share.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

RIMSTING, Germany (BRAIN) — Maloja, a German mountain sports apparel brand, is increasing its sales presence in North America and will display at this winter's Outdoor Retailer Winter + Snow Show in Denver as it eyes expansion in North America.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeExchange has appointed Mark Watkin as its new global CEO.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Iowa Bicycle Expo — which is held the same day as the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party — expect 5,000 consumers to attend the Jan. 27 event, held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (BRAIN) — The Dubai International Bicycle Exhibition tends to fall beneath the industry's radar screen, but the expo enters its third year on Jan. 12-13, 2018. While it's primarily a consumer event, it also attracts retailers and distributors from throughout the Middle East.

REDLANDS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Five Ten has reached a new Canadian distribution agreement with Live to Play Sports. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia-based Live to Play will have exclusive distribution of all Five Ten bike and climbing products in Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has added a new category of products: Zeitbooks. The distributor is now carrying some classic cycling-related books, including "The Rules" by the Velominati, "World of Mountain Biking" by Hans Rey, and "The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture" by Brooks England.

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Accell will be looking to rebuild the Diamondback brand in the IBD channel.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell Group is enacting a major restructuring of its North American operations after the business's sales through the sporting goods channel collapsed when it failed to win a contract to supply bikes to Dick's Sporting Goods.

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Nora Goldman and Momentum Sales to represent the distributor in the mid-Atlantic region. This territory covers Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.

Tagged Sales Reps / People

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