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Posted January 13, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Rotor America has hired a new dealer technical support team member, Aaron Peet.

Peet previously worked as a demo driver for Specialized before building a demo program at Industry 9 Wheels.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Haywire Heart is a new book from VeloPress, co-authored by Chris Case, John Mandrola, MD, and Lennard Zinn. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is the new title sponsor of the IMBA National Enduro Series.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2017

LONDON (BRAIN) — Immediate Media Co., the owner of BikeRadar.com, Cycling Plus magazine and about 75 other consumer media titles, has been acquired by Hubert Burda Media, a Munich, Germany-based technology and media company.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 13, 2017
Online sales up 12.6 percent.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation said Friday that the most recent holiday retail sales were up 4 percent, with "non-store" sales up 12.6 percent to $122.9 billion.

The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 12, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced the 2017 class of participants in its mentoring program. The organization made the announcement to coincide with National Mentoring Month.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has announced a new Retail Partner Program, enabling brick-and-mortar retailers to add a mobile component to their business with Beeline's full support infrastructure.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted January 12, 2017
Company says it 'will not tolerate' public charges of thievery.
Art from Velocite's Taiwan patent.

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Pinarello has responded to public claims that its newest road frame, introduced this week, infringes on patents owned by Velocite related to a concave downtube, intended to smooth airflow over waterbottles.

Posted in International
Posted January 11, 2017

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brandee Lepak was recently voted chair of the National Bicycle Dealers Association Board.

Lepak, owner of Global Bikes in Gilbert, Arizona, takes over the role from Chris Kegel, who resigned following his recent cancer diagnosis. Lepak joined the board in 2013.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 11, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has hired cycling and snow sports veteran Mallory Burda to head its North American marketing efforts. Burda joined the Swedish brand on January 9 and will focus her efforts on POC's growing snow and bike categories.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2017

LEVIS, Quebec, and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has added Andrew Pajak and Patrick Turgeon to its product management team.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Joseph Hagin, a member of the Fox Factory Holding Corp. board of directors, is stepping down from the board on Jan. 12 to accept an appointment as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2017

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Brett Lindstrom, who has been involved with Lake Cycling for several years, has joined Magura USA as the Lake Cycling Shoes' brand manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2017

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Hoss Active Sport is now handling OEM and distributor sales in the U.S. for Sapim spokes and Sapim's rim brand, Ryde. 

Posted in International
Posted January 10, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes for pickup at local bike shops, has expanded its sales rep team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted January 10, 2017
Dutch conglomerate expands e-bike brand mix.
Adam Vollmer and the Faraday Porteur at the Interbike 2014 show

ALMERE, The Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, owner of several bike brands including Cervélo, Gazelle, Focus and Santa Cruz, has acquired lifestyle e-bike company Faraday Bicycles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 9, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has appointed outdoor industry veteran Sally McCoy to its board of directors, effective Jan. 6.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 9, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Liv Vancouver, the women’s brand’s first store in Canada, is set to open this Thursday, with a grand opening celebration planned for Feb. 17.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 9, 2017

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products and has joined the distributor’s Dealer’s Choice program. Osprey products will available at QBP.com starting in February.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 9, 2017
The winners.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The 16 recipients of the 2017 Women's Bicycle Mechanics Scholarship have been announced by the program's organizers: QBP and co-title sponsors SRAM, Park Tool, Michelin and UBI.

Posted in North America

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