MADONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries has invested in Zehus, a Milan, Italy-based start up that makes the BIKE+, a rear hub that contains a motor and all associated electronics and battery to power a bike.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now distributing the Maxima Racing Oils BIKE line of chain lubricants, cleaning products, brake fluid, suspension oils and detailer.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has hired Aaron Bilsing for Magura and Bosch sales and technical support for the East Coast.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has added Mathew Wiest and Riley Thiesfeld to its engineering team.
The company said the new hires will contribute to designing the 20-30 new products Park Tool launches each year.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has added two new positions on its engineering team.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson has introduced a dealer-direct program, effective June 1, that employs independent agents throughout the U.S. to represent all of Todson’s brands — Topeak, OnGuard, Elite, MET and Velox.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired two new sales agencies for the Pacific Northwest and Southwest.
SAINT AUGUSTIN-DES DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is launching a new program that will share revenue from online sales and custom clothing sales with committed Garneau dealers in the same sales territory.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Reflecting the shifting product mix over PressCamp Winter’s three editions so far, owner ECRM has rebranded the event Bike PressCamp Road.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Rob Aguero has joined Magura USA as brand manager for Lightweight. Magura USA is the exclusive distributor of Lightweight wheels and frames in North America.
AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Ortlieb USA has updated its website, adding a “more robust” B2B portal and SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now function for connecting consumers to shops selling the brand’s waterproof bicycle bags and accessories.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek has launched a scholarship-based program to sponsor women technicians to attend the School of Certified Service at the company’s Waterloo headquarters.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced Monday that it will offer a new Marketplace opportunity at this year’s OutDoor Demo (ODD) designed to encourage on-site sales of new products and closeouts to retailers and their staffs.
LEXINGTON, South Carolina (BRAIN) — Hawley has signed on as Blackburn’s exclusive distributor for bike products in the U.S., complementing the accessories brand’s existing direct business.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired Bernie Doering from Vista Outdoor. Doering will head marketing and sales for Stages Cycling's outdoor business, a new position for the company, which sells power meter cranks for bikes as well as stationary bikes for the fitness club market.
BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italty's 3T Cycling Srl will acquire THM Carbones GmbH, a high-end carbon components brand based in Germany. The companies said the acquisition will be completed in August.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has appointed Verde Brand Communications as its public relations agency of record.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has restructured its sales force, switching from independent to factory reps in many areas of the country.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Unior Bike Tools is now the official partner of four UCI WorldTour teams: Etixx-Quick Step, Movistar, Trek– Segafredo and, now, Team Sky. Mechanics from these teams use Unior tools and are involved in the development of new and improved products.