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Posted August 5, 2014
South Africa-made lube also distributed by QBP

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Squirt Lube, which is imported from South Africa by Boulder International LLC, has added J&B Importers as its second U.S. distributor, in addition to QBP.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2014
Thule is showing its new panniers at the Outdoor Retailer show.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Anyone looking for a hotel room or a car to rent in this capitol city on the flank of the Wasatch Range can forget about it.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 5, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Urban bag and gear maker Timbuk2 has brought on Tre Pluss AS to manage the brand’s distribution across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland), the U.K. and Germany.

Posted in International
Posted August 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Universal Sports Network will broadcast a one-hour program featuring the latest trends and technologies from the Interbike trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 5, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hotlines UK is the first U.K. distributor for the U.S. clothing brand Club Ride. Hotlines will feature Club Ride clothing during its Hotlines UK bike launch this week at Whittlebury Hall in London.

Posted in International
Posted August 5, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America is sponsoring the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado later this month, marking the brand's first time sponsoring the event being held near its U.S. base in Boulder. The sponsorship also marks CatEye's return to sponsorship of pro road racing events.
Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2014

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Storck's new U.S. office will be in Houston and headed up by Tony Tanner, a former senior vice president of retail for The Mann Group, a retail consultancy.

Posted in International
Posted August 5, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) —POC is now using Channel IQ's third-party MAP enforcement services. Channel IQ will police advertised retail prices for the Swedish brand's products. The company also has recently hired 13 outside sales reps in the U.S. to service bike retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2014
Brian Alexander

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has re-launched an expanded version of its Factory Service program, offering service for a variety of suspension and brake brands.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2014
The 'Denny' will be manufactured by Fuji.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Teage X Sizemore's Denny bike has been voted the winner of a design contest sponsored by Oregon Manifest and Levi's.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 4, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America's SBS will begin distributing Selle Royal products in the U.S. this month; Selle Royal products will continue to be available from QBP and Highway Two, as well.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2014

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Users of Garmin's GPS-powered cycling computers and its Garmin Connect website will soon be able to more seamlessly sync their data with third-party fitness aps and websites including Strava, MapMyFitness and Endomondo.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted August 1, 2014
Giraud working with a prototype wheel in the A2 tunnel.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2014
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Looking to accelerate its market position south of its native Canada, Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added five new U.S. sales agencies for 2015.
 
Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2014
Updated with response from PCMR

Editor's note: This article was first published on BicycleRetailer.com on Thursday. On Friday a spokesman for PCMR contacted BRAIN to tell us that he was unaware of any communications between Wrona and the PCMR. His comments have been added to the article.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 1, 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's overall sales were $1.52 billion (156.3 billion Yen) over the first six months of the year, compared to $1.3 billion (133.1 billion Yen) last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 1, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation will be taking over Canadian distribution of BMC bicycles from Outdoor Gear Canada, effective Friday, the company announced. Canadian retailers will have access to U.S. inventory and begin working with the U.S. office starting Sept.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the second round of categories and nominees for the 2014 Interbike Awards, including retailer, athlete and advocacy designations.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 31, 2014
CGI refocusing on the running business.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc., which has owned Velo magazine, VeloNews.com and VeloPress since 2008, is now interested in selling off the brands, a spokesman for the San Diego-based company said Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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