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Posted December 18, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has extended its sponsorship of the Belkin Pro Cycling team for two more years and will continue as the team’s official helmet supplier through 2015. 

Team riders wear Bell’s Gage and Javelin road helmets. 

Posted in International
Posted December 18, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Robert Baird, group president and CEO of Dorel’s recreational and leisure segment, has left the company, Dorel announced Wednesday. Peter Woods, the segment’s CFO, has been named interim president until a new president is appointed. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Paved Magazine's final issue hit newsstands Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted December 17, 2013

MARINA, CA (BRAIN) — Light & Motion leaves its longtime home on Monterey’s Cannery Row next month, moving its headquarters and manufacturing facility 10 miles north up the California coast to Marina. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2013
Wheel company lists $1.65 million in liabilities.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Divine Cycling Group International, Inc. has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for DCG Wheels, the Seattle-based maker of Mad Fiber carbon wheels. Mad Fiber has been shut down for several months; Chapter 7 generally governs the liquidation of a company's assets. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling photographer Brian Hodes has been appointed a creative ambassador for the cycling lifestyle clothing brand Après Vélo.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA — Spy Inc. has appointed its president and CEO, Michael Marckx, to the company's board of directors. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Trek in a suit filed by suspension designer Dave Weagle.

Judge William Conley ruled Friday that Trek does not infringe on Weagle's patent for the Split Pivot suspension.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2013
The Niner RLT9

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes, which introduced its first drop-bar bike this fall, will be the official bike sponsor of the 2014 Crusher in the Tushar, a tough dirt road endurance race in Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted December 16, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Stationary trainer maker Kinetic is now working with Carmichael Training Systems to offer consumers access to indoor training advice and coaching. CTS will provide indoor training tips and advice in Kinetic's newsletters and share training content online for Kinetic customers.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2013
Happy Christmas, war is over.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — The dispute seems to be concluded, quietly, over use of the “Roubaix” trademark on bicycles, which involved two U.S. bike brands and one Canadian retailer and wheel vendor.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling writer Neil Browne has joined Felt Bicycles' marketing department, where he will handle copywriting and documentation as well as marketing materials. Felt calls Browne's new position "brand journalist."

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 13, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus is ending sales of its bikes on the Internet in the U.S., the company said this week. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 13, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter brand Stages Cycling is opening an office in Kirchzarten, Germany, that will handle sales and distribution of its products within Europe. Saddleback LTD will continue to exclusively distribute Stages to dealers in the U.K. and Ireland.

Posted in International
Posted December 12, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has launched new pro deal programs for its brands to help shop employees and bike industry enthusiasts get discounts on the company's cycling, snow and power sports products.

Posted in North America
Posted December 11, 2013
Updated with Sinyard's visit to Cafe Roubaix

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — Cafe Roubaix owner Dan Richter said on the store's Facebook page Tuesday that Specialized president Mike Sinyard had called him to discuss a much publicized trademark dispute between Specialized and the store.

Posted in North America
Posted December 11, 2013

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN) — Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will be among the keynote speakers at the three-day Triathlon Business International conference next month. 

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted December 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava CEO Michael Horvath is stepping down to become president and chair of the company's board on Jan. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mobile bike apps
Posted December 11, 2013
Furtado (left) with Price

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of Trips for Kids, has been named an ambassador for the Juliana Bicycles brand, the women's line of mountain bikes launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles last summer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

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