MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.
ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Source Endurance will offer a three-day training camp for participants in next year's Belgium Waffle Ride, a San Diego-area endurance road event popular with many industry members.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding has agreed to buy "certain assets" related to Marzocchi's mountain bike suspension product line. The company did not say what assets it will buy, but indicated that it will market the Marzocchi brand worldwide and use the brand to hit new price points.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired the Vivion Group as its sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
RUTLAND, Vt. (BRAIN) — A new organization, North American Cycle Sport, says it will support grass-roots bike racing by offering lower membership and insurance costs than USA Cycling.
NEWBURG, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom clothing supplier Verge Sport is rebranding with a new logo that comes along with a new back-end order management system.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea USA, which is now in its second year since becoming solely owned and operated by its Spanish headquarters, announced Monday that it is restructuring its sales force.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike, the North American distributor of De Marchi clothing, is looking for limited partnerships with shops in the U.S. and Canada, which will include custom store-within-a-store buildouts with a minimum order.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — To coincide with the fall lighting season, CatEye America has announced an upgraded Volt series of USB-rechargeable headlights. All models in the Volt line receive substantial lumen increases, with marginal or no price increases to the models they replace.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Scott Montgomery has left Club Ride Apparel, where he has been CEO for three and a half years. Club Ride founder Mike Herlinger will take the reins as interim CEO, the company announced.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced plans to open a distribution center in the Reno, Nev., area to serve its Western U.S. dealers.
The company's fourth U.S. facility is set to begin operations on Dec. 10 of this year.
GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports S.A., has agreed to acquire the Dolomite footwear brand from Italy's Tecnica Group S.p.A, for an undisclosed amount.
TRENTON, N.J. (BRAIN) – Hutchinson Tire North America has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all dealers and distributors in North America, effective Nov. 1.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley and Lambert, which have shared ownership for about five years, are taking the next step to becoming one global team by combining the leadership teams of both companies.
HERTOGENBOSCH, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel and component manufacturer Edco Engineering has hired Clayton Goldsmith as their international sales manager.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has hired independent sales rep Dean Kuzara to cover the Pacific Northwest, including Washington state, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The city of Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share program has landed premium streaming television service Hulu LLC as the program’s sponsor, securing a five-year commitment. Hulu employs more than 500 workers in Santa Monica.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief distributed 220 bicycles to students in Eritrea on Tuesday in collaboration Team Africa Rising, the National Eritrean Cycling Federation, the Eritrean Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Education and the UNDP.