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Posted December 29, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America's bicycle tire unit has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as the exclusive distributor for its products in the United States. Michelin has previously been offered by several U.S. distributors. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2015

OZONE PARK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor of Handy and Micah special needs cycles from Pacific Cycles of Taiwan.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is shipping its 35th annual catalog to dealers, who should be receiving it over the next two weeks.  

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has completed the restructuring of its western distribution center in Sparks, Nevada, and added additional resources.

Posted in North America
Posted December 23, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Matt Jimerson to represent Bianchi for sales in the brand's Rocky Mountain territory, which includes Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Southern Wyoming.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 22, 2015
Stages' second generation housing.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling will continue to supply power meters to the defending Tour de France champions, Team Sky, in 2016. It will be the third year that Stages has supplied the team. 

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 21, 2015

TALAMONA, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian helmet brand MET is auctioning two special edition MET RIVALE helmets signed by pro racers Steve Cummings and Daniel Teklehaimanot.

Posted in International
Posted December 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) —  Velocare, a new-bicycle extended warranty provider in the U.S., has hired Erik DeKold as its national sales and marketing director. DeKold is a 17-year bicycle industry veteran.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 21, 2015
Australia-based cycling site has merged with BikeExchange.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two well-known U.S. cycling journalists are joining CyclingTips.com, an Australia-based cycling website that will launch North American coverage on Jan. 1.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted December 21, 2015

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — X-Fusion Suspension has announced a new service center for Western Canada, SuspensionWerx, located in North Vancouver.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2015

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles has hired Steven Harad as its director of sales. Harad will oversee the formation of a national sales force to begin selling parts, accessories, and bicycles to IBDs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has announced the lineup of speakers and panels that will address the needs and issues race directors face at the 6th annual TBI conference.

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted December 17, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — TK Rep Group will be representing Marin Mountain Bikes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii and portions of Northern and Central California, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 16, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Guru Cycles sent a letter to dealers this week announcing that the company is going through restructuring.

Guru's Ted Matthews and VP of sales Robert Pinazza declined to comment on the letter or the restructuring on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with the National Bicycle Dealers Association on the agenda and topics to be discussed at January’s IBD Summit. The two groups are looking to build on what was started at the previous Summit and the creation of The Manifesto for Change.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is expanding its product offering with the addition of Club Ride apparel, Bern helmets and KS suspension and seatposts, which will become available for ordering at the beginning of 2016.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Bikes has partnered with the Road 2 Recovery Foundation to help raise funds for sponsored freerider Paul Basagoitia, who suffered a spinal injury while competing at the Red Bull Rampage in October.

Posted in North America
Posted December 15, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Wetsuit and swimwear brand Blueseventy has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Germany’s CJH-Sales to grow sales in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

Posted in International
Posted December 15, 2015

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired protective gear company Pro-Tec from Dye Precision, Inc., adding it to its portfolio of action sports brands, which include SixSixOne and ONE Industries. The purchase price was undisclosed. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 15, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has signed a new distribution partnership with Kempter Marketing, Inc. (KMI), which becomes the exclusive distributor of the brand in Canada starting Dec. 14, taking over from Passion Sports.

Posted in North America

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