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Posted March 4, 2015

CASTLE PINES, Colo. (BRAIN) — Italian Bicycle Group NA, a bicycle import and wholesale distributor of Italian cycling products in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., has expanded its brand portfolio is offering IBDs up to 20 percent off wholesale pricing on all preseason orders.

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have published a new report exploring the topic of equity in national bike advocacy efforts. The report is titled “Building Equity. Race, Ethnicity, Class and Protected Bike Lanes: an Idea Book for Fairer Cities.”

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 4, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added Mercedes Ross from Merchandising Werxs as an adjunct professor for the March session of its Mann University retail education program.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — With a goal of improving efficiency and providing better customer service, Kinetic has expanded its warehouse capacity in the U.S. and moved its European base from the Netherlands to Austria.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 4, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) —Maxima Racing Oil has signed an exclusive agreement with Live to Play Sport to handle distribution of the Maxima Bike line throughout Canada. Canadian IBDs and suspension service centers will now have access to the entire Maxima Bike product line.

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2015

RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Light and accessories brand Knog is launching an online film competition and festival that will award $15,000 worth of prizes to winning filmmakers who chronicle their nighttime adventures.

Posted in International
Posted March 4, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has plucked Robb Wolf from its independent sales rep force and named him North American bike sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2015
Port slowdown has little effect on fiscal-year earnings but is expected to have an adverse impact in early 2015.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s sales rose 12.5 percent last year to $306.7 million despite a 1 percent decline in mountain bike product sales as the company’s first-quarter acquisition of aftermarket suspension distributor Sport Truck contributed to a 39 percent surge in sales of powered vehicle products for the full year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 4, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cycling tech blog Bikerumor.com has added three new writers from diverse backgrounds, spreading its geographical reach in the process.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted March 3, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The 2015 Dealer Tour of Atlanta got underway Tuesday as BRAIN editors, tour sponsors and guests visited four bike shops and one running retailer  in Atlanta and Decatur, Ga.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted March 3, 2015

ELKTON, Md. (BRAIN) — Gore Bike Wear has signed Hawley LLC as its U.S. distribution partner. The brand’s products will also continue to be available to retailers direct from Gore.

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic already had plenty to celebrate as its 25th edition approaches in April. Now the annual Monterey festival is also reveling in surging numbers for exhibitor sales (up 45 percent), athlete registration (up 17 percent) and camping reservations (up 23 percent).

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has hired industry veteran Karl Wiedemann as the company's new director of marketing and communications. Wiedemann was most recently the communications and sponsorship manager for Thule.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 2, 2015
#braindealertour hits rainy Atlanta.
ASI director of marketing Kaitlyn Phillips with one of the Fuji bikes provided for the Dealer Tour riders

ATLANTA (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors hit the road Tuesday for the first Dealer Tour of the year in Atlanta.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted March 2, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Six years since its introduction at the Taipei Cycle Show, the distinctive Gocycle e-bike is available for distribution in the United States. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has expanded options for its wooden countertop displays and is offering retailers a seasonal margin boost on the sets with its “Spruce Up for Spring” program.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 2, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News includes coverage of efforts to control international pricing, a landmark new study on cycling participation commissioned by PeopleForBikes, and a feature on bike retailers setting up shop in mixed-use “hub” environments.

Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted March 2, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based cycling commentary, PR and production company Cyclevox has introduced an online women’s cycling video channel: Voxwomen.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted March 2, 2015

NORTHVALE, N.J.— Building on the success of its popular Bicycle Test Ride Experience program on the East Coast, Jamis Bicycles is broadening its reach by taking the program west of the Mississippi.

Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has revised its unilateral minimum advertised price policy. The new policy, effective March 9, includes updated 2015 MAP sale windows, a revision to the enforcement paragraph and a current "Premium Products: price list.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP

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