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Posted February 28, 2016
Also, Quality expands SaddleDrive dealer event to two sessions this summer in move to Reno.

MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's new Dealer’s Choice program is an early step in building what company president Rich Tauer called the Q Ecosystem at this weekend's Frostbike open house and expo. “That's a powerful business strategy for both dealers and suppliers to thrive and survive today and into the future. It's a partnership between suppliers, QBP and dealers," he said.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / Events / Frostbike
Posted February 26, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director. Duynslaeger will be based in Crankbrothers' headquarters in Laguna Beach.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 26, 2016
NAHBS exhibitors setting up this week. Courtesy photo.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 12th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show opened Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The show has more than 150 exhibitors and organizers expect attendance to exceed the record set the last time the show was in Sacramento, in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 26, 2016
Global revenues were up 9% last year thanks to e-bikes; profits up 33 percent.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is reporting that its global profits and revenues were up significantly in 2015, largely thanks to e-bike sales in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 26, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is leading an immersive study tour in Copenhagen, Denmark, from June 6-11.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 26, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Lezyne is hosting some of its international distributors at its Taichung, Taiwan manufacturing facility this week prior to next week's Taipei Cycle Show, where the brand's YEAR 10 line-up will be presented.

Posted in International
Posted February 25, 2016

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Dave Koesel, the former road brand manager for Felt Bicycles, has been hired by 3T as general manager of its new U.S. operations.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 25, 2016
Vista — which owns CamelBak and Bolle — buys the owner of Bell, Giro and Blackburn.

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. has agreed to buy BRG Sports, Inc.'s Action Sports division, which includes Bell, Giro, C-Preme and Blackburn.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 24, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The QBP Fund — Quality Bicycle Products’ $1 million charitable trust benefiting bicycle advocacy, projects and organizations — has earmarked $50,000 for programs in Nevada and other states where QBP has operations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 24, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has chosen Backbone Media as its U.S. public relations agency of record.

Haibike was established in Germany in 1995, and has been distributed in the U.S. since 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 24, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Nelson Vails, the only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, will preside over five screenings of a new film about his life, "Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story," at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is working with Philadelphia bike advocates to support a "community bike build" this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Joan Hanscom has joined USA Cycling as its new director of event services. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 23, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Josh Hon, the founder and team captain of Tern Bicycles, will deliver a talk on "Accelerating the Goal of Sustainable Transportation in Asia" at the Velo-city Global 2016 conference, behind this weekend and early next week in Taipei.  Hon's presentation will be next Tuesday. 

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 23, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Tom Roth and Framed Bikes have agreed to part ways, Roth announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Wilbur has left CatEye America after 12 years with the company. "The timing was right for separation, as I understand the challenges midsize, dealer-direct models face when it comes to their marketing needs," Wilbur said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 22, 2016
Baylis to be remembered at NAHBS this weekend.

LA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brian Baylis, one of the giants of U.S. custom steel framemaking, died Saturday at age 63 of complications from pneumonia. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Zen Bicycle Fabrication has discontinued operations and is in the process of vacating its premises. The company is working to find production capacity at other builders for its current customers, but it will not be getting back into production framebuilding itself.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports Corp., the owner of Mavic and several other outdoor brands, has bought Utah's Enve Composites for $50 million. 

Enve makes carbon rims, wheels and components and has annual sales of about $30 million.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 22, 2016
20Collective says a 'Got Milk" for cycling could boost participation — and sales at all levels of the industry.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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