MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Distribution giant Quality Bicycle Products filed a lawsuit late last week against competitor Sinclair Imports, online retailer Bike Baron and Lance Donnell, principal of both companies, alleging unfair competition, patent and copyright infringement and civil conspiracy.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Polar is introducing a new all-in-one training computer that includes GPS and heart rate functions. Polar claims it's one of the lightest and slimmest integrated GPS training devices on the market.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — August sales at independent bicycle dealers were up 6 percent over the same month last year, marking the biggest August in at least four years, according to preliminary data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Topline RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — It was not all retailers (and media) at the Interbike OutDoor Demo on Monday.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — The 2012 Interbike Expo got underway Monday with the opening of the Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon a few miles from Las Vegas.
Nearly 100 exhibitors showed their wares and many made bikes and accessories available for tests on nearby roads and trails.
LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — The first cyclocross world championships to be held outside Europe will take place in Louisville early next year and some new industry suppliers and organizations are lining up to support the historic event.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Stages, a Boulder, Colorado-based supplier to the fitness industry, is introducing a power meter that mounts on a left crank arm and retails for hundreds less than some other power-measuring options.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Interbike is offering two mobile downloads with tools to help showgoers stay organized at next week's show.
The show's interactive app is available for iOS, Andriod and Blackberry devices. The app includes maps, exhibitor lists and calendars of seminars and other events, plus some social features with Twitter, Facebook and a Interbike "friends" feature.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Where the Trail Ends, a mountain biking movie three years in the making, will make its premiere Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.
The movie focuses on five freeriders as they seek out new riding terrain around the world, from Argentina to the Gobi Desert and beyond.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Interbike organizers are making it a bit harder for consumers to attend the show, which opens next Wednesday at the Sands Convention Center here.
LAVAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — A significant announcement relative to Guru Bicycles’ future will come at next week’s Interbike show, and several sources close to the company expect the news to be about a new owner for the Canadian custom frame and fit system manufacturer.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Diadora will launch its bike, clothes and accessories line in the U.S. at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas next week.
The line is being introduced by Golden Viking Sports, a division of Canada-based INA International and the licensee of the Diadora brand in North America.
CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) — Gary Sjoquist, the director of QBP's advocacy program, has been elected to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is in Crested Butte. He will be officially inducted into the Hall at a ceremony during the Interbike show in Las Vegas later this month.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN) — Electric bike maker Currie Technologies is working with folding bike maker Dahon to introduce, you guessed it, an electric folding bike.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN) — SpokesWomen, a professional networking group for women in the bike industry, is planning several networking events at the upcoming Interbike Expo in Las Vegas.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo organizers are reminding exhibiting companies that they don't need to wait in line in Las Vegas to register their booth staff. They can be registered now online at www.interbike.com.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Friday August 17 2012 9:30 AM MT—More than a few folks have gone to Interbike in search of a job in the bike industry over the years.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday August 13 2012 8:21 AM MT—Even though Trek does not exhibit at the Interbike Expo, Trek Bicycle CEO John Burke will deliver the keynote address at the Las Vegas trade show next month, the show's organizers announced Monday.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—It was just a matter of time.
After organizers of the Interbike Expo hired former pro downhill champion Leigh Donovan as an account executive, a downhill race during the show's annual OutDoor Demo was a no-brainer.