MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The North Face debuted its new line of mountain bike clothing and accessories at Sea Otter last week, a sign of the popular outdoor apparel company’s commitment to expand into the bike market.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The overwhelming consensus among Sea Otter exhibitors is that business has been good in their respective first quarters, but that rising raw material and shipping costs could have an impact for future earnings.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—We need to abandon our fear of the Internet and embrace the opportunity to service our customers online. That was the message yesterday morning from a panel assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths of the online business model.
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DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, creators of the Boa Lacing System, has changed its patented technology name from “Boa Lacing System” to “Boa Closure System.” This shift follows recent expansion into non-footwear applications, including the medical and helmet categories.
MINNETONKA, MN (BRAIN)—With the latest opening of its store in Minnetonka, Erik’s Bike Shop now operates 17 stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The newest is just shy of 7,000 square feet and carries a wider selection of triathlon parts and accessories including deep-rim wheels, wetsuits and goggles.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—A world population about to reach 7 billion people opens up new opportunities for business in global markets, according to Jay Townley of the Gluskin Townley Group.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer presented its annual BRAINy awards last night during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
The BRAINys are designed to recognize industry achievement and excellence.
“Those of you who are bike retailers or bike parts distributors, you are business people; it’s not just recreation, it’s not just sport, it’s business.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply will now distribute Tufo Tires.
Tufo, based out of the Czech Republic, is known for its tubular tires and Cyclone will have a variety of them fully stocked at more than competitive prices.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Renthal's product line is now available in the United States through QBP and SBS.
The ever increasing range currently features two models of handlebar in six bend shapes, three models of chainring, a stem and grips. Plenty more is due to be released over the coming months.
CUPERTINO, CA (BRAIN)—Former president and CEO of Kestrel Bicycles, Kevin Kenney, has been hired as senior composites engineer at Apple.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.
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MONTEREY, CA—The Sea Otter Classic, which starts today, is looking to attract more women and dealers for the 2011 edition.
While Sea Otter has done a much better job over the last couple of years at introducing more women’s specific activities, this is the first year it’s been formalized.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—This year’s Bicycle Leadership Conference, which officially kicked off yesterday, expects roughly 210 attendees at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa through tomorrow.
Last year the BLC had 190 attendees. The hotel’s capacity is 220 people.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—BMC executives are making a major push into the mountain bike market with a new model 2012 carbon fiber frame, the first for its Trail Fox series mountain bikes. And they chose an ideal location to show them off.
AUGUSTA, Maine (BRAIN)—A bill recently introduced in Maine aims to impose a 2 percent surcharge on new bike sales.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has hired Alex Baxter as its chief digital officer. Baxter will spearhead CGI’s online media operation, reporting directly to CEO Peter Englehart.