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Posted December 11, 2014
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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is launching a project designed to illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop. Similar to popular home renovation and restaurant remodel TV shows, the Retail Remodel Project will document a hands-on redesign of a bicycle retailer.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2014
(l to r): Katie Macarelli, Mike Guinta, and Eric Hockman.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports has added three new employees at its headquarters here.

The company, in business since 2004, provides bicycle maintenance, measurement and storage products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 11, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Former retailer and longtime framebuilder Bill Davidson has announced his partnership with Maxwell Kullaway of 333fab to open Davidson-Kullaway Custom Bicycles early next spring.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 11, 2014

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Reed Business BV, owner of Bike Europe, plans to sell off the European trade magazine along with 16 other business-to-business magazines and brands to Dutch publishing house B+B Vakmedianet.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted December 10, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc., the U.S. office for the French brand, is moving its headquarters from Massachusetts to Utah next year. The brand will join the other Utah-based operations of its parent company, Amer Sports.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Zoic Clothing has added three independent reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 9, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Steve Johnson, president and CEO of USA Cycling, announced Tuesday that he will step down from his post next October following the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, which will be held in Richmond, Virginia. Johnson has been with USAC for more than 15 years.  

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted December 9, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America is hosting its seventh annual holiday toy drive and fun bike ride this Saturday, Dec. 13. The event benefits Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Posted in North America
Posted December 8, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv has announced two additions to its global team. Amy Stanfield has been hired as Liv global senior marketing manager, while Janette Sherman has been promoted to global communications manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, says its saw a nearly 5 percent increase in total revenue in 2014 versus the prior year.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 8, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line is looking for a great photo of a dirty bike, to use on the packaging for its Super Bike Wash.

"After eight years, the current photograph is out of date and an upgrade is in order, said Hank Krause, the president of Finish Line.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Jim Anderson, a long-time bike industry sales rep and the SoCal territory manager for Accell North America, died on Dec. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a survey of retail stores to find out how shops are attracting and retaining female customers.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 5, 2014
Chris Tutton

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp., the parent of the Fox suspension brand, has purchased Race Face Performance and Easton Cycling, the companies announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 5, 2014

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX is supplying the kick for a concept electric kick scooter produced by Mini, a brand of BMW.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 4, 2014

WOBURN, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack has announced that Bicycle Technologies International will distribute its chainrings, hubs and other components in the U.S. starting in January 2015.

Posted in International
Posted December 4, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — QBP's Salsa Cycles is recalling about 2,500 aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. 

According to Salsa, the fork steerers can bend or break.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 4, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is accepting nominations for best-of races in six event categories, as well as the top five triathlon highlights of 2014 for its Triathletes Choice awards. The winners will be honored at the 2015 Triathlon Business International conference, to be held Jan.

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2014

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers at Taichung Bike Week are moving the dates for next year's meetings into October, approximately two weeks earlier than this year's event held during the first week of November. The new dates, Oct 20-23, 2015, were announced on the TBW website. 

Posted in North America Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted December 4, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (Calif.) — Scott Sharples has joined Bell Helmets as its new marketing manager for its bicycle business. Sharples has more than 25 years of industry experience. A former World Cup downhill racer, he most recently was product manager for Felt Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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