SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The North American Hand Built Bicycle Showhas appointed Echos Communications as its agency of record for the 2017 show. NAHBS also retained SJE Productions for show management, client/sponsorship relations and strategic direction.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter sent to retailers Monday, Shimano American announced that it is raising its wholesale prices between 9 and 14 percent on parts produced primarily at its Japanese factories.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Efficient Velo Tools has updated its pricing so that some of its tools now have the same price for wholesale or consumer customers. The company also has announced updates to its bearing press tool.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports, LLC has appointed Cranknuts as its European fork distributor and service center.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says momentum is increasing for its new fall trade event in North Carolina, the Fall CycloFest. The event organizer announced Friday that Trek Bicycle is among the major brands committed to display at CycloFest.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America's bicycle tire division has started enforcing a new "Unilateral Minimum Advertised Price" (UMAP) policy that includes the prohibition of third party sales of its products.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbikes has hired 3 Red Bikes, owned by Ray Donovan, as its sales reps for New England.
NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles have hired Doug Hall, Michael King and Kory Pitcher as new U.S. territory sales reps, effective immediately.
BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland, Oregon-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now distributing wheels from Knight Composites, a Bend-based wheel brand launched in 2014.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has been expanding its sales and service coverage across the United States, following the company's acquisition of Accell's parts and accessories division, Seattle Bicycle Supply.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the owner of SE Bikes, said it is investigating how Costco got about 50 of its bikes, which the warehouse retailer has been selling at its stores around the country. ASI said it did not consent to selling the bikes through Costco.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (BRAIN) — Endura has hired MISO Partners to represent the brand in New England.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick has launched a new free shipping program that it says will help dealers maximize turns and minimize stock-outs.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Julian Coffey, the former publisher of Pinkbike and previous marketing director at Race Face, has signed on at Kali Protectives as vice president of business development.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Mark Silverman to drive sales in the New York City, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey areas.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Rico Sports Group Inc. for North American OEM sales.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Champion System is auctioning a SRAM-equipped Parlee Cycles Chebacco bike with proceeds to benefit World Bicycle Relief.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is working with K9 Outdoor Sports of Fort Erie, Ontario, in an effort to reduce its bike prices in Canada. Borealis, based in Colorado Springs, said it has seen a decline in Canadian sales in the past year because of the unfavorable currency exchange rate.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear maker Leatt Corp. said its revenue increased 20 percent in the first quarter, to $4.8 million, up from $4 million in the same period last year.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to put on a mountain bike skills camp earlier this month, where 16 Team Semper Fi riders received three days of instruction and riding with WTB/Cannondale Over Mountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler.