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Posted December 16, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has appointed broadcast media executive Jonas Sjögren to become its new CEO, starting Feb. 1.

Posted in International
Posted December 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Bicycle Retailer wants to know what you think about electric bikes and how much they factor into your business. Love 'em? Hate 'em? Think they're the bright shining future of the bike industry — or its death knell?

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 15, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has recently added four new staffers in retail support roles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held their biannual meeting here on Wednesday and welcomed two new members while approving seven new recipients of the organization's Community Grant program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted Fred Dreier to editor-in-chief of VeloNews, effective immediately. Dreier replaces John Bradley, who announced last week that he was stepping down as editor of VeloNews and as CGI's senior vice president of media.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 14, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is recalling some Bontrager Flare RT and Bontrager Ion 700 RT lights because the lights can turn off without warning when paired with a remote transmitter. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 14, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has announced two new international distributors: Champion Cycle in Thailand and LevelSportKoncept in the Czech Republic. Both comapnies have exclusive distribution agreements in their markets.  

Posted in International
Posted December 14, 2016
Founder Troy Lee retains a stake and a design role as new CEO is named.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spanos Barber Jesse & Co., a private investment firm, has made an undisclosed investment in Troy Lee Designs.

Posted in North America
Posted December 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cosmic Sports GmbH will now handle the distribution of Nutcase Helmets in Germany and Austria. Cosmic Sports, established in 1997, also distributes Crankbrothers, Lizard Skins, Salsa, Ritchey, Garmin, SixSixOne, Chris King and other brands.

Posted in International
Posted December 14, 2016
New location in Minneapolis is owned by Craig and Ann Paulson.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes' 92nd store has opened on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

The store is owned by Craig and Ann Paulson and is now offering Pedego bikes rentals and sales with a full menu of tours debuting soon. They plan a grand opening celebration for March.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association e-bike committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi of Raleigh Electric, approved a budget this week to create 10 two-minute training videos to help e-bike retail staff better serve this emerging market.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 14, 2016

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has announced its decision to end UWC's distribution of the Bianchi brand in Thailand.

"Bianchi and UWC market strategies and visions have evolved since they began to work together over 10 years ago and it is the right moment to end their cooperation," Bianchi said.

Posted in International
Posted December 13, 2016

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired The Gluskin Townley Group to conduct the 2016 edition of the association's annual Specialty Channel Retailer Research Study. The 2016 study will be published at the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 13, 2016
Nirve bikes now available online with delivery through IBDs.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles, the owner of Nirve Bicycles, has announced a new online sales program for the brand called All-Access. The Nirve line will now be available direct to consumers online with final delivery and fulfillment taking place at a local bicycle shop of the buyer's choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted December 13, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has joined The Bike Cooperative as the newest supplier partner of the retailer co-op.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2016
The companies worked together on the Las Vegas bike-share program.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Transit Systems and BCycle have agreed to a strategic alliance to offer bike share operations and equipment. Trek Bicycle — BCycle's owner — has made an equity investment in Bicycle Transit Systems as part of the alliance.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 13, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic has announced dealer-direct pricing with better margins and quick delivery from its European warehouse. The reduced pricing is available on the full trainer line, including the new Rock and Roll | Smart Control.

Posted in International
Posted December 12, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Bradley is leaving Competitor Group Inc., where he is editor in chief of VeloNews and senior vice president of media for all CGI's titles. He is leaving to join a tech start-up.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 12, 2016

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has reached a three-year agreement to sponsor and supply the BMC Racing Team, as well as BMC Development Team and the BMC MTB Racing Team, for all training and racing apparel needs.

Posted in International
Posted December 12, 2016

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports is becoming one of a handful of bike brands with its name as part of a World Tour team title.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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