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Posted July 29, 2010
SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN)—Fulcrum Wheels srl is establishing a North American branch and has hired Ty Daugherty to head it as general manager. Daugherty will manage OE and aftermarket sales of the Fulcrum brand in the U.S. and Canada going forward.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2010
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—If DealerCamp, which kicks off tonight with a 6 p.m. reception, is half-way successful, Chance Regina, Blue Competition Cycles’ sales and marketing manager, promises to be back next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 28, 2010
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The United States Senate has passed the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010, better known as the miscellaneous tariff bill, or MTB (H.R. 4380).

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2010
Enter to Win Spank Industries “Pimp my Bike” Event at Kokanee Crankworx 2010.

Spank Industries welcomes all spectators attending this year’s Kokanee Crankworx at Whistler Mountain, BC, Canada, to submit an application to win the complete Tweet Tweet upgrade kit shown here.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2010
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct and Uvex have partnered with Orange Sport Supply, Inc. to distribute the Uvex bicycle helmet and eyewear lines to the Canadian Market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 28, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival Presented by Interbike will return to historic Roger Williams Park on Oct. 8-10, 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 27, 2010
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh played up its long and storied brand heritage at its inaugural dealer event yesterday. More than 60 dealers attended the company’s product launch and symposium at the Suncadia resort in the Cascades, east of its Seattle headquarters.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 27, 2010
It was an event 36 years in the making, so it was no surprise that Specialized Bicycle Components popped a few bottles of bubbly Monday to celebrate Alberto Contador’s win at the 2010 Tour de France—the first ever in the company’s history.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2010
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—In spite of an unseasonably cold and wet January and February, Shimano’s sales increased by $164.4 million to $1.2 billion through June, beating its own forecast.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 26, 2010
Congratulation to James and Vivian Keller on the birth of their first child, a son, Weston James. Weston was welcomed by his family on Thursday, July 15. James has been working for Sigma USA for eight years, most recently as the U.S. sales manager.
Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has partnered with the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) to provide new electric bicycle features at OutDoor Demo, September 20-21, 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2010
HALF MOON BAY, CA—Dirty Dog MTB has partnered with Gravity Junkie Promotions for public relations and marketing support.

Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2010
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—The largest player in the OEM saddle market is now turning its attention to the aftermarket.

Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2010
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—While some concerns over show dates, thin crowds and bad weather swirled through exhibitor booths at the Bike Expo show last week, most agreed that it is worth having a presence at the second-year trade and consumer show in Munich.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 23, 2010
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group said net profit increased 9 percent through the first half of 2010 while turnover was up 3 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 23, 2010
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC Swiss Cycling Technology has teamed with CFEprPlus to increase the exposure and sales of their mountain bike product line.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2010
LYNDON STATION, WI (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jay Townley has seen the future of the U.S. bike business—and it involves retailers collaborating more closely with suppliers, for the benefit of both.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2010
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Peter Flax has been named editor-in-chief of Bicycling and editorial director of Mountain Bike. He took over today.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 22, 2010
RENO, NV (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has signed on for another three year term with ITS Logistics to provide warehousing, fulfillment, real time inventory, transaction control and logistic services.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2010
OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Canadian government has introduced a bill designed to beef up Canada's consumer product safety laws. The proposed legislation establishes new regulatory measures for suppliers to report incidents and defects related to health and safety.

Posted in North America

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