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Posted September 19, 2017
Altum is Parlee’s stock bike line.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Parlee started out as a custom framebuilder, then added Asian-sourced stock sizes. But when the company added complete bike builds to its offerings, it hit a hot spot for dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 19, 2017

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — Riders have their own opinions of e-mountain bikes, but Interbike is giving them a chance to gauge the wisdom of the crowd.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted September 19, 2017
New program will direct money straight to local IMBA chapters.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is launching a new program at Interbike called the Dig In Campaign. It's a grant program that puts money raised through national efforts into the coffers of local IMBA chapters who have actionable trail projects.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2017
The Shootout on E-Mountain on Monday.

A calendar of events for Tuesday and Wednesday at the OutDoor Demo and Interbike Expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Qarv Imports is now distributing the Spanish mountain bike brand Mondraker.

Qarv will offer Mondraker's downhill, enduro, trail, cross-country, and e-mountain bikes to select brick-and-mortar shops starting in November.

Posted in International
Posted September 18, 2017

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Imagine Interbike being the least expensive and best way to meet up with your dealer base and reach out to new dealers.

Imagine year after year making good contacts at the show, writing pre-orders and finding people interested in what you have on offer.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released its first-ever Annual Report, an eight-page print piece to be distributed to all Interbike exhibitors and at the BPSA booth at the show (#L8).

Posted in North America
Posted September 18, 2017

BOULDER CITY, Nevada (BRAIN) — Visitors to Interbike's OutDoor Demo, which opens Monday, will be able to rely on on-course hydration from Infinit Nutrition, which has been named the official nutrition partner of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 15, 2017
UPDATED: Trek calls suit "groundless."

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A company that claims to own the rights for the late comedian Chris Farley's intellectual property has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Trek Bicycles in a California court, claiming that Trek's Farley fat bike models capitalize on the name without permission.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has hired industry veteran Michael Cushionbury as its communications manager.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — A long-running personal injury lawsuit can proceed after Giant Manufacturing failed to convince the Illinois State Appellate Court that it should be cut loose from the suit because, the Taiwanese company said, it essentially had no ties to the sale of Giant bicycles in Illinois.

Posted in International
Posted September 15, 2017

STOCKTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Williams Cycling, maker of high end cycling wheels and components, is moving away from its all-online model and is now distributing directly to retailers as well.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2017

PERTH, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeBookings.com, an Australian company that offers a software package for bike service department management and communication, is now available in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 15, 2017
Brian Payne will suggest ways retailers nationwide can support similar trails.
Brian Payne

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike's opening Industry Breakfast next Wednesday will feature a keynote address by Brian Payne, the founder of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the president and CEO of the $725-million Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Interbike
Posted September 15, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hiroshi Yamazaki has joined ACT Lab and recently established ACT's newest sales and research office in Osaka, Japan.

Posted in International
Posted September 14, 2017

DENKENDORF, Germany (BRAIN) — After years of limited availability in North America, the German gearbox brand Pinion is targeting U.S. and Canadian sales with the opening of an office in Denver in conjunction with Gates Corporation.

Posted in North America
Posted September 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Mechanics who attend the new three-day technical workshops being offered by the pro mechanics association this fall and winter can count on receiving education from seven brands, in addition to a session on e-bikes and several devoted to business development and profitability.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 14, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has completed a $9 million round of funding. The investment round was led by Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group with participation from Ridgeline Ventures, an existing investor in TPC.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 14, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project North America has launched a new website for its authorized dealers. The site is intended for dealers to find and learn about Rudy's sunglass, prescription, helmet, goggle and sports products and technologies.

Posted in North America
Posted September 14, 2017

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply has hired industry veteran Joe Hall as its new Ohio sales representative. Hall was most recently the North American sales manager for Kenda USA. Previous to Kenda he also worked as a service manager, salesmen, and mechanic for bike shops in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Posted in North America

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