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Posted February 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Andy Lightle's wife asked him what he wanted for his birthday eight years ago, he couldn't think of anything he really needed.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 12, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 12, 2016

LONDON (BRAIN) — U.K. e-commerce businesses Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycle confirmed Friday that they will merge, pending regulatory approvals. The combined businesses will have annual revenues of more than 300 million pounds ($434 million).

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a 'cross race at this October's Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted February 11, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  ShowersPass has added SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now service to its website. The brand said the program supports dealers by providing an option for consumers to locally buy through their website, with the end goal of increasing traffic in brick-and-mortar locations.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano American has slashed wholesale and retail pricing across its range of higher-end components and groups, from SLX all the way up to Di2 both road and mountain. The changes are component-specific and vary depending on the part.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch Communications has added Doug Barnett to its Southern California-based team.

Barnett joins the agency as an account executive for Dispatch's bicycle industry clients including Bell Helmets, Dainese, Giant Bicycles, Liv, Michelin and Shimano.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is proposing that dealers, distributors and manufacturers get together to form a "Twenty Group" — a group that meets regularly to share information and best practices with the goal of improving each member's business and raise the bar for the

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 10, 2016
But the company is forecasting a decline for 2016.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's net sales were up nearly 14 percent in 2015, to 378 billion yen ($3.3 billion). Operating income also increased, by nearly 30 percent, to 85.1 billion yen.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 10, 2016

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced the hiring of Robert Vander Veur as its vice president of sales and development. He joined the company Feb. 8.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2016
Company says it's focusing on innovation, marketing and supply chain as it reduces its global workforce by 3 percent.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced that it has made substantial organizational changes as it tightens up its structure to better serve riders and retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 9, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Sean Burkey as its new account executive for Ohio and northern Kentucky. Burkey moves to Giant after several years as a Raleigh sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted February 9, 2016

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau says it can turn around custom kit orders in four weeks this spring. The company said the 4-week turnaround applies to all orders placed in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Santa Fe-based distributor BTI is rolling out faster delivery incentives to dealers in most U.S. states.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 9, 2016

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has updated its Ride to Decide wheel demo ride program for 2016. Consumers will now be eligible for a $100 rebate and a free year of Reynolds' Assurance Program coverage if they buy a set of wheels after a demo.

Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced Monday that it is increasing its U.S. sales coverage with the addition of three new sales reps: Patrick Arbour, Dave Riggs and Mike Lifshotz.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Distributor news
Posted February 8, 2016

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — California-based PR and communications firm True Commnications has added a staffer in New York.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 8, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv's 2016 U.S.-based ambassador program will include a total of 125 ambassadors located across the country, 45 more than last year. The Liv Ambassador Program includes a sponsorship collaboration with SRAM.

Posted in North America

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