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Posted March 17, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has opened a sales office in Temecula, Calif. The company said the new office was a "logical and planned next step in our further globalization efforts."

Posted in North America
Posted March 17, 2015

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (BRAIN) — Life Time Fitness, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a deal valued at more than $4 billion. Other key investors include LNK Partners and Bahram Akradi, Life Time's chairman, president and CEO.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted March 17, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although Taipei Cycle has been displaced by Taichung Bike Week as the premier OE spec show, the March expo remains an important event for international distributors to get a jump on next-model-year aftermarket product — and exhibit space is once again sold out.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 17, 2015
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Components’ facilities near Taichung surround a peaceful expanse of green grass, open spaces and awesome dirt jumps — a welcome oasis in this industrialized region.
Posted in International Tagged Company Profile / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2015
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2015
Strong U.S. dollar cuts into profits from overseas markets.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike business continued to rebound through the final quarter of 2014 for Dorel Industries, the Canadian parent of Cannondale Sports Group and Pacific Cycle, which includes the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Guru Fit and Sugoi brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 16, 2015
Pat Cunnane (left) and David Menahem.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has bought Phat Cycles, the California-based beach cruiser brand. The purchase also includes the Sterling bicycles brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 16, 2015
Marc Martinez

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Giant USA has expanded its inside sales team with the hiring of Marc Martinez.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted March 16, 2015
Outerbike visitors enjoyed prime bike testing weather for three days.

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Katri Annast came to Moab's Outerbike with a mission: find the perfect replacement for her 2007 Intense Spider, which is showing its age.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 16, 2015

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft North America has hired DS Specialty Sports to represent the brand in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2015

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group has promoted Sean McNally director of sales and marketing.  Going into his tenth year with Hayes, McNally has worked with Hayes operations in Asia, in addition to establishing and growing operations in Europe.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 16, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features profiles of 41 influential members of the U.S. industry who are age 35 or under.  

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Peer-to-peer global bike share provider Spinlister has launched a decentralized bike share model at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, that takes place from March 13-22.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted March 13, 2015

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick, a U.S. producer of athletic compression socks, is now having its products distributed by Quality Bike Products.

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Doc's Skincare for Athletes products.

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has added two new independent representatives to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted March 12, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media and cycling industry veteran Jasen Thorpe, has joined the board of directors of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Competition
Posted March 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship has added parts and distribution company BikeSmart to its growing list of suppliers. 

BikeSmart is a distributor of BikeSmart-branded parts & accessories, Creme Cycles and Pure green bicycle lubricants and solvents.

Posted in North America

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