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Posted March 6, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has hired Chris Sword as president. He replaces Mike O'Connor, who served as president of the Shimano-owned company before retiring in December 2016.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 6, 2017

ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The Italian distributor Larm is now carrying FFWD's product line. 

Posted in International
Posted March 3, 2017

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — A documentary about Rebecca Rusch's 1,200-mile attempt to ride the historic Ho Chi Minh trail through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia will premiere in the athlete's hometown of Sun Valley this month.

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution and Cinema BMX have recently hired Harley Haskett as the new creative director for both brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2017

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show said they have more than 200 brands confirmed for the festival's Expo area.

Posted in International Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 3, 2017

ST-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Québec (BRAIN) — Canadian mountain biker Geoff Kabush is planning a year of chasing race adventures around the globe on a new one-man sponsorship program with title sponsors Scott Sports and Maxxis.

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2017

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports LLC has promoted two employees: Jeff Nitta and Katie Macarelli. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dave Cullinan, a former world champion downhill racer who has been Troy Lee Design's national sales manager, is joining Rokform as its new vice president of business development.

Posted in North America
Posted March 3, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has named two new company-direct territory managers in California.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted March 2, 2017

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Chuck Wurster, the vice president of RacerMate Inc., announced Thursday that the company was ending production of its CompuTrainer smart trainer. Wurster said RacerMate will continue to manufacture its Velotron ergometer, which is used in research settings.

Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2017
This issue's question: What do you do to improve operations and profitability in your store?

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — State of Retail is one of the most consistently read departments in Bicycle Retailer's print magazine. In each issue 10 retailers weigh in on topics that affect their business, the industry and their communities. BRAIN is now publishing a version of the column online, allowing readers to respond in our comments section.

Posted in Retail News Tagged State of Retail / BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted March 2, 2017
A Bell Joy Ride in Knoxville last year.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — For its second year, Bell is expanding its Bell Joy Ride program from eight to 12 markets. The program's mission is to get more women mountain biking, more often.

The expansion means the addition of six new ambassadors and four new regions.

Posted in North America
Posted March 2, 2017
A Fatback Skookum.

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has announced a new distributor in France and increased OE spec for its fat-bike suspension fork.

Ultimate Cycle Distribution has been named Wren's exclusive distributor for France.

Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2017
An image from one of SRAM's patents involved in its suit against Fox.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Fox Factory and SRAM are battling in courts in Illinois and California over several patent infringement suits involving the companies' brands. Fox Factory told investors Wednesday that the litigation cost the company $2.75 million last year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2017

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired Jonathan Reese as its new director of global marketing. He joins Reynolds from outside the cycling industry, having spent the last five years as senior director of digital marketing at ADP.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 1, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. is reporting a 16.6 percent increase in revenue in its fourth quarter, capping a nearly 10 percent increase in sales for the company's full fiscal year, which ended Dec. 30, 2016.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 1, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has elected three new board members, including Roger Gierhart, a vice president at Trek Bicycle Corp.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has expanded Buck Up for Bikes, a grassroots advocacy fundraising program, to include two new beneficiary organizations: Trips for Kids and Little Bellas. Additionally, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the Amy D. Foundation return as beneficiaries for 2017.

Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will be on hand at this month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Utah to help assemble bikes before the show and to meet with the show attendees during the March 10-12 event.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 1, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — FSA has hired Mark Vandermolen at its headquarters in Taiwan to work in Asia product strategy and planning as well as marketing and sales for the region.

Posted in International Tagged People

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