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Posted January 18, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Funkier Bike Apparel to U.S. IBDs.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Matthew Feier as its sales rep for Western Colorado, a territory the company described as "left of the Rockies."

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Matthew Smith to national sales manager.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 18, 2016

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it is streamlining  its distribution by eliminating two of its distributors. The company said it is retaining seven other distributors and said it expects product availability to improve at the remaining distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP / Distributor news
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro says it expects a 16 percent increase in revenue for 2015. However, weak sales of its newest model, the Hero4 Session contributed to a decision to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 105 employees. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced the recipients of its most recent cycle of Community Grants, with eight awards totaling $51,750.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport has reached an agreement with Aqua Lung that allows Aqua Lung to continue marketing Michael Phelps Xpresso swimwear. De Soto will stop using the Espresso name on its wetsuits after selling off its remaining stock.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, in collaboration with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, has announced a new scholarship program that will bring three women from the bike industry to this spring's Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2016
Former pro David Veilleux is named R&D and road brand manager.
Christophe Riopel-Benoit, Mikhaël Simard, David Veilleux

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci has named former pro road racer David Veilleux as  its new  R&D/road brand manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2016
BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — As announced last year, DT Swiss is changing its ownership structure as longstanding CEO and chairman Marco Zingg has sold his shares to his two business partners.
Posted in International
Posted January 13, 2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is conducting its second annual Industry Confidence Survey, which the trade group said will serve as "a barometer to multisport industry sentiment on key issues ranging from perspectives on retail prices to the general outlook for growth of triathlon in the U.S."
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 13, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has appointed Denise Landy as its national account manager and Mark Niemiec as community marketing manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2016

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r maker Paceline Products has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all its dealers and distributors in North America, which took effect Jan. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 13, 2016

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Current and former Cannondale employees were gathered outside the Marriott Hotel at the IBD Summit swapping stories about Steve Gooch, a longtime friend and mentor to many. Gooch was found dead Sunday after what might have been a fall while hiking a favorite trail in Virginia.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 12, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Bollé has promoted Greg Kottenstette to North American sales manager for outdoor & specialty business. Kottenstette has worked in various capacities for the brand for 31 years, most recently as national accounts manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) —  Vittoria is proud to announce it has tapped legendary freeride and trials mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky as a brand ambassador.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 12, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregonian is reporting that The Clymb, a daily deal online retailer, was quietly sold to the owner of a similar business, LeftLane Sports, in September.
Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 12, 2016

(BRAIN) — Serial Kickstarter Brian Davis is starting a crowdfunding campaign Tuesday to produce a new neck gaitor/bandana design for winter cycling and other activities.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has a new distributor within Australia: Lusty Industries Pty Ltd. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition recently elected three new members to serve on its national board of directors.

Posted in North America

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