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Posted August 17, 2017
Interbike also announces racing schedule and music performances.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Major brands including Cannondale, Santa Cruz, 3T, Pivot Cycles, Campagnolo, Shimano, and SRAM have committed to attend Interbike's second edition of its Fall CycloFest, a four-day event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 17, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said it has audience growth this summer through its new digital offerings, including its FastTalk podcast, VeloNews Podcast and The VeloNews Show (video).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 17, 2017
The Coron Air helmet with SPIN.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is launching new 2018 model year bike helmets with its own SPIN technology to reduce injuries from oblique impacts.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 16, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is producing a three-day conference later this month. The organization's fourth annual conference will gather bike share companies and community officials from around the world to discuss best practices and the future of bikeshare, the group said.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 16, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book has added two new members to its business development team. Gary Thornton, based in Philadelphia, will cover the Northeast territory and Will Stoffel, based in Memphis, will cover the Southeast territory.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation says retail sales in July increased by 0.6 percent over June on a seasonally adjusted basis. The NRF said sales increased by 3.5 percent in the month year-over-year, a continuation of the growth seen in June and long-term trends.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 16, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend's consumer test fest in Portland because Monday's total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 16, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States.

The Germany-based company began taking orders for road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes on canyon.com. The first orders were processed Tuesday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 15, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has suspended production of its Cielo frames, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 15, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has extended the submission deadline for new products to be featured in the three editions of the Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the expo.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted August 15, 2017

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée is now distributing the Italian brand of saddles San Marco throughout Canada. Canadian retailers will be able to start placing orders for products in this new range during the 2018 booking period with the first deliveries to stores beginning in winter 2018.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Otto DesignWorks' Ottolock is now available to retailers through J&B Importers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017
Webster.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Webster, who was most recently with The North Face, will focus on helping Specialized retailers "elevate store performance and integrate operations" with the company.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new area on the show floor that will feature short presentations running all day on various topics related to small-business operations, merchandising, training and more.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises is now using Myagi to help train retail sales associates about its brands and product. ASE's brands include Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, Oval Concepts, Phat and Tuesday Cycles.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Drew Medlock is joining Moots Cycles as its president, company owner Brent Whittington announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2017

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shimano American and Sampson Sports provided a custom road bike for a program that is expected to raise at least $9,000 for the Children's Hospital in Denver.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2017

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective products manufacturer Leatt Corporation announces on Friday that its first half sales totaled $9.3 million, up from $8.5 million in the first half last year. In the half, the company registered net income of $101,000.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2017

ONIGO DI PEDEROBBA, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian shoe brand Northwave is beginning direct distribution in North America, ending sales through Hawley-Lambert.

Beginning next month, the brand will begin sales to U.S. dealers via its sales reps and its new Shop.Northwave.com B2B site.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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