ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — As Interbike prepared to open this week, POC announced four new U.S. sales reps, among 17 new reps hired since June 1. POC plans to reveal an expanded road cycling product line at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies, Inc. is rebranding its single-lever brake system as SureStop, moving away from the Slidepad branding immediately.
"SureStop has been selected to better communicate the technology's benefits to consumers and IBDs alike," the company said in a release Monday.
LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing SwissStop brake pads to its dealers in Canada.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima has announced its first distributor for its bicycle care products: BTI.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's, manufacturer of tire bead slip, is now available through Rumbleship.
"I ultimately decided to go with Rumbleship because they were concerned first and foremost about how they could best support the Uncle Dick's brand," said Rich Travis, owner of Uncle Dick's.
LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Effetto Mariposa, the company behind Giustaforza torque wrenches and Caffélatex tire sealant, moved its headquarters into a new facility in Lugano, Switzerland, from its previous location in Italy.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has hired a distributor in Norway with the newly formed Torcano Industries Norge AS.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles is branching outside of the United States and has added new distributors in the U.K. and Spain. The company also announced it will begin selling directly into Canada and Mexico with a new sales force in each country.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has rolled out a new app, ScanToCart, that enables dealers to create orders on the fly by scanning barcodes with a smartphone or tablet.
KINGSTON, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian bicycle industry lost a pioneer of the import and mass-market sales sector with the passing of George Milo on Sept. 1.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Organizers of next week's Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclocross race are allowing spectators to order tickets online prior to the event, reducing lines at the entrance.
HOUSTON (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Bike Medicine's Purple Extreme chain lubricant and Golden Degreaser. The products are now available from both the company's warehouses.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shocker Distribution is now the distributor for X-Fusion Suspension products in Germany. Shocker is the exclusive distributor of other brands in Germany including WTB, Devinci bicycles, Industry Nine, Chromag and others.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition has selected Marilyn Price, director and founder of Trips for Kids, and Jennifer Pagels, human resources director at Trek Bicycles, as the recipients of its Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Winter 2015 PressCamp say ten media titles are confirmed and nearly three quarters of the brand participation slots are now accounted for.
The event will be held Jan. 27-30 in Westlake Village, Calif.
LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert, parent company of U.S. distributor Hawley USA and Canadian distributor Lambert, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Simcoe Bicycles, a city bike manufacturer based in Toronto.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride has hired New Zealander Daniel Carruthers to provide consulting services for distribution and marketing in the Asia-Pacific markets.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Scott Rittschof is joining Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, as senior vice president and general manager. Bob Burbank, who started at the company as the global general manager of Cannondale in 2010, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, Dorel said.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, a design and composites manufacturer, has acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles and will be manufacturing Ellsworth carbon frames in its San Diego facility.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Hawley USA is the new exclusive distributor of OGIO Endurance Collection products to the IBD channel, Hawley announced Wednesday.
The agreement began Sept. 1 and Hawley wil display OGIO products in its booth at next week's Interbike show.