NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has just made two members of its retail network—and one new Giant bike owner—very happy.
CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Two years ago Chariot embarked on a Lean Manufacturing journey to improve the performance of its Calgary production facility. While only part way into the project, noticeable progress is being made, which is allowing Chariot to pass on some of the savings.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss' Paul Guebara will take on the marketing management responsibilities for the time being at the company.
Kenny Roberts, who left to pursue his educational goals on July 31, was responsible for DT Swiss' after-market sales and marketing management.
LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—SRAM is returning for its fourth consecutive year of sponsorship of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross.
MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson Company has added Winora Group as its exclusive distributor in Germany and Austria. Winora will also distribute Thomson in France.
BRAIN's own publisher, Marc Sani, has really taken to commuting this summer. So much so, that he's gotten a bit too fast for his own good. He was stopped by a park ranger for going too fast through Laguna Niguel Regional Park yesterday morning on his regular route.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Specialized will part ways with Colorado’s Bicycle Village when the agreement between the two companies ends next June.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After a three-year hiatus from ExpoCycle, Trek will once again be returning to OutDoor Demo Day.
Trek will once again join other bicycle manufacturers and suppliers for an exciting day on the world class trails of Ski Bromont.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—James Alberts has been named the new global marketing manager for Jagwire.
Alberts, who has a broad background in bicycle retailing and marketing, recently earned an MBA with a concentration in brand and product management from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)— Dahon has had steady growth in sales for the first half of 2009, with a 6 percent increase in unit volume and a 27 percent increase in revenues, compared with the year earlier period.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Made in USA sticker is giving exporters of kids' bikes a good year so far as shipments reached 14,606 juvenile bikes through June, an increase of 19 percent.
James Thomas from Serfas dropped by earlier this week with some new product in hand for 2010—and on his face. Isla glasses feature four interchangable lenses and an RXable clip insert. Isla retails for $50.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ridley has signed on with Norco as its new Canadian distributor. After years of successful collaboration, Ridley Bikes and Vellend Tech have mutually decided to end their partnership.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Kevin Cox and Holly Wiese have teamed up to create their own strategic retail design and visual merchandising company, 3 Dots Design.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. has launched an online publication focused on the mountain bike lifestyle at Singletrack.com.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Sales in Easton Bell Sports’ Action Segment, which includes its cycling division, fell 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2009 as OEM cycling component purchases declined due to soft demand for high-end bikes, according to Paul Harrington, president and chief executive officer of Easton Bell.
BRAIN's Robert Roman fashions himself more of a road rider than mountain. Evidence of this was on display at Aliso & Woods Canyons Regional Park on Monday night when Roman took a spill on one of Aliso's trails, banging up his knee, and knocking him out of yesterday's road ride.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue competition cycles has officially launched in the UK through its distribution partner Multisport Distribution Limited.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Cycling United Austria will distribute Zipp Speed Weaponry product in the Austrian market.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX has added Western Power Sports to its U.S./domestic distribution channel.
In an effort to make Alieanation race-specific product more available to the domestic dealer base, WPS and Alienation have joined forces to make this partnership happen.