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Posted March 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Membership at the International Mountain Bicycling Association hit a record high of almost 42,000 in February, up 15 percent from a year earlier. With the exception of June 2015, IMBA has had 31 consecutive months of record membership, the association reported.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 2, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has redesigned its website to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted March 2, 2016
Biking and walking on the rise in large cities, the nonprofit says.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking released its biennial report on Bicycling and Walking in the U.S. Wednesday. The 198-page report compiles data from all 50 states, the 50 most-populous U.S. cities and 18 additional cities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 2, 2016

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) – Raleigh Bicycles has hired Scott Schilling as director of marketing. With a background in digital marketing, Schilling will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications for the Raleigh Bicycles brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 2, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The principals of major companies from around the world shared the stage on the opening day of the Taipei Cycle Show for the first-ever advocacy Leaders' Panel.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 2, 2016
Mountain bike exports were strongest; complete bike sales to the U.S. and Europe saw double-digit growth.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite challenging global economic conditions, the Taipei Cycle Show opened on a high note Tuesday thanks to encouraging sales figures presented by the Taiwan Bicycle Association at the show's opening ceremony.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2016

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has signed with Quebec City-based On the Edge for Canadian distribution, effective March 1. Rotor was previously distributed in the market by KHS Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — Swiss Protection brand iXS and Taiwan component maker Spank Industries have signed with QBP for additional distribution starting in March, stated The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales office for the two brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. announced agreements this week to acquire mobile video editing apps Replay and Splice. Merging Replay and Splice.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted March 1, 2016
NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has expanded its U.S. distribution by signing with Bicycle Technologies International (BTI), which will stock the rider-owned brand’s lines of handlebars, stems and pedals.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — With sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s over the weekend, organizers of the Electric Bike Expo couldn’t have asked for better weather. Or better consumer turnout.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 1, 2016
Burke speaking at Velo-city Global in Taipei on Monday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As he has done before, Trek's president, John Burke, has challenged the bike industry to support advocacy.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is celebrating its fifth anniversary at the Taipei Cycle Show this week, with the introduction of a new non-folding bike line, call Roji.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – Clear blue skies welcomed visitors from all corners of the world and the industry to the 29th Taipei Cycle Show, which opens this week in Taiwan's capital city.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 29, 2016
Suspension brand sees double-digit growth in fourth-quarter and full-year sales thanks to acquisition of RaceFace/Easton.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. posted nearly 30 percent growth in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company announced Monday. Sales for the quarter totaled $95.7 million, compared with $74.1 million for the same quarter the previous year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 29, 2016

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian shoes, saddle and accessories brand Fizik has hired Scott Ballantyne as marketing director to grow its brand presence in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 29, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Due to continued demand for products sourced from Taiwan, ACT Lab will open an independent third-party product safety and compliance testing facility in Taichung, Taiwan, in the third quarter of this year, the company announced.  

Posted in International
Posted February 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show proved the old adage: If people don't have to fight 18 inches of snow, they will come.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 28, 2016
Also, Quality expands SaddleDrive dealer event to two sessions this summer in move to Reno.
MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's new Dealer’s Choice program is an early step in building what company president Rich Tauer called the Q Ecosystem at this weekend's Frostbike open house and expo. “That's a powerful business strategy for both dealers and suppliers to thrive and survive today and into the future. It's a partnership between suppliers, QBP and dealers," he said.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news / Events / Frostbike
Posted February 26, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director. Duynslaeger will be based in Crankbrothers' headquarters in Laguna Beach.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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