GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America's bicycle tire division has started enforcing a new "Unilateral Minimum Advertised Price" (UMAP) policy that includes the prohibition of third party sales of its products.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain is recalling 17,300 bikes in the U.S and 61,000 in Canada because the front quick release can come in contact with the disc brake rotor.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbikes has hired 3 Red Bikes, owned by Ray Donovan, as its sales reps for New England.
NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles have hired Doug Hall, Michael King and Kory Pitcher as new U.S. territory sales reps, effective immediately.
BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland, Oregon-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now distributing wheels from Knight Composites, a Bend-based wheel brand launched in 2014.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has been expanding its sales and service coverage across the United States, following the company's acquisition of Accell's parts and accessories division, Seattle Bicycle Supply.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the owner of SE Bikes, said it is investigating how Costco got about 50 of its bikes, which the warehouse retailer has been selling at its stores around the country. ASI said it did not consent to selling the bikes through Costco.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling several models of road and cyclocross bikes, along with some framesets, that were spec'd with its house-brand Syncros seatposts because the posts can break. The company has received 11 reports of broken seatposts outside of the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (BRAIN) — Endura has hired MISO Partners to represent the brand in New England.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick has launched a new free shipping program that it says will help dealers maximize turns and minimize stock-outs.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Julian Coffey, the former publisher of Pinkbike and previous marketing director at Race Face, has signed on at Kali Protectives as vice president of business development.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has released a drivetrain and disc brake set specifically developed for use on electric mountain bikes.
SRAM EX1 will be available to OEMs this summer.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling 129,000 Schwinn-branded infant bike helmets, sold at Target between January, 2014 and last month.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Mark Silverman to drive sales in the New York City, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey areas.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Rico Sports Group Inc. for North American OEM sales.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Champion System is auctioning a SRAM-equipped Parlee Cycles Chebacco bike with proceeds to benefit World Bicycle Relief.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is working with K9 Outdoor Sports of Fort Erie, Ontario, in an effort to reduce its bike prices in Canada. Borealis, based in Colorado Springs, said it has seen a decline in Canadian sales in the past year because of the unfavorable currency exchange rate.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear maker Leatt Corp. said its revenue increased 20 percent in the first quarter, to $4.8 million, up from $4 million in the same period last year.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to put on a mountain bike skills camp earlier this month, where 16 Team Semper Fi riders received three days of instruction and riding with WTB/Cannondale Over Mountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest BRAIN print issue looks at first-quarter inventory levels, the national growth in cycling infrastructure, and Electra’s move into an expanded softgoods and helmets line, among other stories.