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Posted June 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer, and Oval Concepts,  is taking more than 100 of its distributors and U.S. sales representatives to China for its 2014 International Sales Meeting beginning Monday.

Posted in International
Posted June 12, 2014
New reader survey is online.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is conducting a reader survey to better understand what is important to our readership.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is hosting a training program for electric bicycle technicians July 14-15 at its headquarters in St. Paul. The program, developed by the Light Electric Vehicle Association, is designed to give bike shop mechanics the information they need to service electric bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events
Posted June 11, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action sport clothing brand Fox Head, Inc. has appointed Michael Millenacker as its general manager for the U.S., the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 11, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle worked with Penske Racing Shocks and Fox Factory on a new patent-pending suspension feature called RE:aktiv that the company will debut on a new Fuel EX 27.5 mountain bike model.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 11, 2014
News reports say retailer Paul Dragan is in critical but stable condition after shooting.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver bike retailer Paul Dragan is in the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to news reports, after being shot Tuesday at a Starbucks across the street from one of his stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 11, 2014
The Grace Easy model.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Grace Electric Bikes are now available in the U.S. thanks to a new distribution agreement with Grace Bikes USA.

Posted in International
Posted June 11, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert has added PowerBar products to its inventory. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Vanilla Workshop has hired Patrick Gillham as  production manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs’ distribution operations will move from Colorado to Utah’s Wasatch Front next year, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 2,000 road bikes in the U.S. — 2014 Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 models — because of concerns over possible steerer tube breakages.

The company has received one report of a broken steerer. The incident did not result in injury.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Torch Apparel launched a bike helmet with integrated LED lights on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com two years ago. With pre-orders from Kickstarter supporters now filled, the company is looking to the dealer market for its future.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2014
The two frames being raffled.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Carbon fiber frame repair business Ruckus Composites will be raffling some leftover repaired frames to benefit charities.

The company said it often has a "dead pile" of broken frames that are dropped off and never picked up by their owners. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 10, 2014

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, the owner of CamelBak and other brands, has signed an agreement for a revolving credit facility totaling $400 million and a term loan of $325 million.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Timothy Johnson and James Yao have each joined Giant Bicycle USA as retail services executives. The pair will work on the Giant Retail Partnership program with the brand's retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Representatives from the bike industry and the advocacy group PeopleForBikes are proposing the U.S. tariffs on imported bikes be reduced or eliminated because bikes have a positive effect on the environment. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2014
Bedford (left) and Gaulzetti with their frames.

GREENFIELD CENTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilders Craig Gaulzetti and Kelly Bedford are merging production to turn out Gaulzetti Cicli- and K Bedford-branded frames.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2014

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Australian athletic apparel brand 2XU recently celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Orange County. The company, known for its compression apparel and accessories, has also appointed its first president of 2XU USA.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 6, 2014
LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — QBP is now stocking Speedsleev's products at its U.S. warehouses. QBP is the young brand's second U.S. distributor, joining BTI, which has carried the brand since early this year.
 
Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as president. Bates is the former CEO of Skype, which Microsoft acquired in 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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