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Posted July 24, 2014
The special team edition Arione.

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN)  — The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and Fizik are auctioning some custom team-color saddles to benefit the United Healthcare Children's Project.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike's annual industry party will pay homage to the Canadian bike world this year. 

The Oh Canada Industry Party is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 9, the day before Interbike's indoor show opens at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted July 24, 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has added three new sales reps, bringing its outside sales team to a total of 28.

The new reps are Matt Long for greater Miami and East Florida; Rob Sherlock in Texas; and Doug Hagstrom for Northern New England.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding-bike maker Dahon has introduced the Dahon Explorers program, designed to spotlight cyclists who live by bike and to inspire others to incorporate a bike into their everyday lifestyle.

Posted in International
Posted July 24, 2014
David Zimberoff

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM president Stan Day announced the expansion of SRAM’s senior management. David Zimberoff is taking on a dedicated role as vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 24, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (BRAIN) — Veteran custom framebuilder Tom Teesdale died Monday of a heart attack while riding in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, RAGBRAI, the event has announced. Teesdale was 62.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has promoted its long-time factory sales rep Aaron Walker to the new position of product merchandising manager. The company also has hired new sales reps in the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and announced that communications manager Zack Vestal is leaving the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — ­­One of Portland's long ­established and largest shops will close its doors on July 31. Bike N ­Hike staff is in the process of liquidating inventory and preparing to disperse all leftover bike, parts, accessories and fixtures among its three remaining Portland metro ­area stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 23, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles said Wednesday that Axis Sports Group has taken over management of the Southwest market for the fast-growing mountain bike brand. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2014
MTB Hall of Famer Zapata Espinoza takes on new role overseeing all Hi-Torque bike titles.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Jim “Mac” McIlvain’s announcement last week that he was stepping down as editor of Mountain Bike Action magazine, publisher Hi-Torque Publications has promoted MBA assistant editor Mike Wirth to the editor’s chair at the title.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sales of outdoor products picked up steam last month as outdoor footwear, apparel and hardgoods sales increased 6.8 percent to $1.18 billion in the five-week fiscal month of June, according to a report released by the Outdoor Industry Association.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications has made four hires recently.

The new hires include Lars-Erik Johnson as account manager, Whitney Coombs as key account coordinator, Chris Primavera as account coordinator and Jenn Neubert as operations coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 23, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic's road tubeless wheels have been added to Schwalbe's list of rims approved for use with its tubeless road tires.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 23, 2014

COMO, Italy (BRAIN) — Michelin and Northwave have worked together to create a new sole for Northwave mountain bike shoes, borrowing technology from Michelin's radial tires.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 23, 2014

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a chain of franchised retail stores that serve triathletes, runners and other endurance athletes, is now constructing two new stores in Orlando, Florida. Endurance House has five locations that are open and five more in the works, including the two in Orlando.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now working with the South African distributor Omnico, which will exclusively sell and distribute Stages Cycling products within Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana).

Posted in International
Posted July 22, 2014
Dave Koesel, Felt's senior product manager for road, with the Felt IA2

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Lebowsk-e, a 2015 model-year fat bike sporting a Bosch motor first peeked at OutDoor Demo last year, is guaranteed to grab dealers’ attention at Eurobike and Interbike 2014.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 22, 2014

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After years spent working in bike shops and on the supplier side of the industry, Hank Ku has finally realized his dream of opening his own store. Ku's Giant Store in Rowland Heights, located 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, opened in early May.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 22, 2014
The 2015 Blackborow.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is beefing up its fat-bike lineup and upscaling its 29er offerings with new carbon iterations of its Spearfish and Horsethief models unveiled this week at Quality Bicycle Products' annual SaddleDrive dealer event at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 22, 2014
Cervélo will end sponsorship of Garmin-Smart team after 2014.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen, who left the company soon after its acquisition by the Pon Group several years ago, is heading up a new partnership between Cervélo, Rotor components and the South Africa-registered pro team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2015 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition

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