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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles has moved its distribution center from Carson, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tagged Distributor news

By Jason Norman

The steady stream of online competition has been flummoxing not only to brick-and-mortar retailers for the past several years, but to leading suppliers as well.

Tagged Web/Internet

MASER, Italy (BRAIN)—Sidi took over distribution this month in its home market of Italy with the formation of a new company-owned subsidiary, Sidi Italia.

Sidi Italia replaces a longtime distributor in that market.

Tagged Distributor news

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN)— Germany’s Canyon Bicycles will bring its consumer direct model to the U.S. with product showing up potentially as early as 2013, the company’s Stefan Gabler said. Canyon hired Gabler about six months ago as project manager for the U.S.

KHS and Marzocchi have announced the winners of the 2011 Interbike OutDoor Demo Contest.

Congratulations go to Jonathan Wade Yazzie of Bright Angel Bikes in Grand Canyon, Arizona. He test rode a KHS DH Team, filled out a survey and will receive a KHS DH300 downhill frame for his efforts.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—In an effort to create a greater, and more connected, network of cycling advocates in the United States, Trek Bicycle has partnered with People for Bikes to increase and reach and potential impact of those who will rally support for local and federal spending on bicycle infrastructure.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The QBP Shock Treatment Center (STC) has achieved certification as an official X-Fusion authorized service center for forks, rear shocks and adjustable seat posts.

Tagged Distributor news

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)— Derby Cycle announced Monday that it’s in advanced negotiations with a new strategic partner to take over all shares of the public company.

WATERLOO, Wisconsin (BRAIN)—Trek has taken over distribution of the Bontrager and Trek brands in Mexico and started selling directly to retailers in that country this month.

Trek was previously distributed by Teknobike for the past decade, and has been present in the Mexican market for 20 years.

"No, I crash too much."

—Barry Bonds, commenting on the Interbike show floor if he races bikes currently.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP will dramatically increase its inventory of Zipp products in 2012.

Tagged Distributor news

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—New York City will launch a comprehensive bike share system that will include Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn in 2012.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Schumacher, formerly Sports Authority's chief marketing officer, "has resigned from The Sports Authority," the company said in a brief statement.

Tagged People

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Verde PR & Consulting as its public relations agency of record.

Tagged People

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has added Scott Carey to its network of independent sales representatives.

Tagged People

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a brief Southern California scare, it seems the overwhelming majority of attendees were happy that Interbike stayed in Las Vegas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bell Sports has filed a lawsuit against Specialized Bicycle Components claiming that the Morgan Hill, California, company has engaged in unfair and unlawful business practices. (Click on title to download PDF of Show Daily 3).

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Try smiling, wearing a skimpy outfit and standing on your feet all day while you attempt to charm strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--“We won,” Tim Blumenthal said.

The Bikes Belong president celebrated an industry victory yesterday as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, withdrew an amendment that could have jeopardized at least $200 million in federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--The International Mountain Biking Association drew its usual standing-room-only crowd for its yearly update on dirt projects, advocacy work and future initiatives.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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