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Posted May 7, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Optical brand Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 12th consecutive quarter of revenue growth as sales ticked up 2 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2014
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Counterfeit (left) and real Squirt Lube.

DENVER (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court in Colorado has issued a temporary restraining order against the former U.S. distributor of Squirt chain lube.

Posted in International
Posted May 6, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the first time in 2014, IBDs posted growth in sales dollars and units in March.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 6, 2014

MACON, Ga. (BRAIN) — As of May 1, Thomson Bike Products is requiring retailers to have signed its minimum advertised price and online sales policies before they can order products from the company's distributors.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has promoted Ben Luster, formerly a regional sales manager, to the newly created role of brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond Inc., which owns the protective brand POC, is reporting that its first-quarter 2014 sales were up 7 percent, to $54.5 million, while gross margins were up 70 basis points to 38.4 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 5, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Stephens, the founder of the BMX brand ACS, died Friday at his home.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is extending the deadline for retailers to participate in its Supplier Scorecard program to May 16.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 5, 2014
Ketterer on Team DBR in 1992.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Keith "KK" Ketterer, who has been an inside sales rep at Giant USA for more than a dozen years, is hitting the road as a Giant account executive, the company said Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2014
Titev.

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Nikolay Titev, who will augment WTB Europe's sales staff, managing Southeastern Europe's aftermarket as well as OEM sales. Titev is based in Bulgaria.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2014

POTOMAC, Md. (BRAIN) — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is being remembered as perhaps cycling's greatest supporter in congressional history.

Oberstar died at his home in Maryland early Saturday. He was 79 and his family said the cause of death was unknown.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted May 2, 2014

SURREY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bike parking rack supplier Reliance Foundry is holding a competition for bike commuters that will award a grand prize of $5,000 in bike equipment to the commuter who can "best express how biking to work has impacted their life and/or the lives of their co-workers or employees."

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2014

CARBONDALE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brian Holcombe, the Web editor for Competitor Group Inc.'s VeloNews.com site, has joined PR agency Backbone Media.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted May 2, 2014
Raleigh Bicycle and local retailer Century Cycles support the event
Packed bike parking outside a school during last year's chalenge.

CLEVELAND (BRAIN) — The 7th annual Century Cycles' Bike to School Challenge will get underway Monday as more than 4,000 students from six schools will try to rack up even more numbers than they have in previous years.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2014
MSRP on the X1 cassette is $132 less than SRAM’s top-end XX1.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM puts 1-by-11 within reach of more mountain bikers with the new X1 group, its first such offering to hit a price point less than $1,000.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 1, 2014

WATERLOO, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Trek retailers are now selling a new disc-brake equipped version of the Trek Domane, the company's endurance road bikes. 

The Domane line features Trek's IsoSpeed feature, which isolates the seattube from the seatstays, for improved comfort.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 1, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, and subscribers now have the option to receive a dynamic digital edition of the magazine. 

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted May 1, 2014
John Quinn

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — John Quinn has been promoted to USA executive vice president at Scott Sports, as long-time executive vice president Larry Morton and winter sales and soft goods manager Shauna Unser leave the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling hopes to raise $125,000 this month for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, a plan to map and designate bike-friendly corridors across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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