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Posted April 19, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired John Pentecost to help lead its International Sales team. Pentecost was a co-founder of Evil Bikes and E-Thirteen Components, and he's since served in senior sales and marketing roles at Race Face and Yeti. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 19, 2018
Photo courtesy team BMC.

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Andreas "Andy" Rihs, the owner of the BMC bike company and its pro race team, died Wednesday at age 75, according to the brand. Reports say Rihs was suffering from cancer. 

Posted in International Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 18, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike Tyson is Robert Stevenson’s favorite philosopher. Or so he says. But why? It was Tyson who said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 18, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Interbike podcast looks at how some IBDs are taking a new look at the used bike market, whether they buy and sell used bikes or take them as trade-ins toward new bike sales. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 18, 2018

CASELLA d'ASOLO, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Italia srl, the parent company to Sella Italia, Sportourer and Net saddles, has hired SpinCycle LLC to handle OEM sales in North America. SpinCycle is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and headed up by industry veteran Kendall Young.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 18, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If the bike industry has a $1 million question, it is this: How do we get more people riding? How to stop ridership decline and reverse the trend out of the red and into the black is a giant problem that requires a solution of equally epic proportions.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 17, 2018

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (BRAIN) — The United States Forest Service has approved e-bike usage in the Mammoth Bike Park, making it one of the first bike parks on USFS land to allow e-bikes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 17, 2018

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — A celebration of life service will be held this Friday for Eli Eipper, a bike industry veteran who died April 7 after being struck by an alleged drunken driver on March 18.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 17, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall.

Posted in Industry News Tagged IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted April 17, 2018
2018 Wholesale Bike Sell-in by Category

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry saw a slight uptick in wholesale sell-in in the first quarter, driven by increases in sales of e-bikes, gravel bikes, and BMX. The dollar value of the bikes sold in to retailers in the first quarter was $229 million, up 2.4 percent from the same period last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 17, 2018
The Woom 2 14-inch-wheel model sells for $339.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The big news in kids' bikes at this year's Sea Otter Classic is a host of new bikes with 26- and 27.5-inch wheels that allow kids beginning to outgrow their 24-inch bikes to have a slight step up in size but still keep kid geometry, kid-size components and kid-friendly light weight.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 17, 2018

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Leah Flickinger has left Bicycling magazine, where she had been editor in chief since last April, following a long career with Rodale.

On social media, Flickinger said her last day at the title, now owned by Hearst, was Friday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 16, 2018

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications has promoted Mountain Bike Action's Joe Mackey to managing editor. Mackey previously was assistant editor.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 16, 2018

LEVIS, Quebec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired three new sales representatives covering territories in the Eastern United States.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted April 16, 2018
The Amer Sports brand also announces new positions for Pantone, Nielson, and Points.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — ENVE has announced that Jeremy Venz will move into the position of managing director. He has served as the company's COO since July 2017.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People

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