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Posted November 11, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler — a new online platform that will connect freelance bike mechanics with cyclists who need service — is the first title sponsor for the CCB Velotooler Continental Team, a developmental road team that has UCI Continental registration for the 2017 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Mobile bike apps / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 11, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Advocate Cycles is offering a specially-painted, limited edition Hayduke frame to be sold as a fundraiser for IMBA.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 11, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — "Overcoming Our Brutal Truths" is the theme of next year's Bicycle Leadership Conference here. Registration opened this week for the April 18-20 conference.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is devoting its next Industry Webinar to an examination of what the recent election means to bike infrastructure.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — George Eubanks has been appointed the CEO of the San Francisco-based Public bike brand. Eubanks succeeds founder Rob Forbes, who is stepping aside from his CEO role and will remain active as chairman of the board of Public.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 11, 2016

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Eliel, which began as a custom clothing supplier to teams and clubs, has now launched a wholesale custom clothing program for retailers who want to stock custom gear. The company said it is offering keystone pricing on custom gear in small runs to keep styles fresh in the stores.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles, a bike brand based here, is surveying its current and potential IBD customers about their wants and needs in the current market conditions. The company has posted a web survey on its site and inviting all retailers to chime in anonymously. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Early exhibitor registration is now open for the first Sea Otter Europe in Girona, which is planned for June 2-4 next year.

Posted in International Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While it remains to be seen what impact the presidential election will have on the industry long term, many local counties and states were given the green light to move ahead with funding for new bike facilities.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2016
Global sales decline for the quarter and year to date.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear maker Leatt Corporation is seeing strong growth in the U.S. market this year, with sales up 33 percent in the third quarter and 19 percent for the year to date. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 10, 2016

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Pro cyclist Rebecca Rusch will lead a bike tour along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos next week, to raise awareness about unexploded ordnance that remain from the Vietnam War and raise funds for the safe removal of ordnance from war zones.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Jerry Huang, who retired from Jagwire after 25 years with the cable-housing manufacturer, has launched his own line of products under the Ciclovation brand.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2016

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — The Australian accessory brand Knog, which had a successful Kickstarter campaign for its Oi bike bell, ended its campaign for a new backup battery after pledge momentum stalled.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — COBI, the Germany-based brand offering a connected bike system for the aftermarket and OE markets, has hired its first U.S. sales manager, Dan Jeffris.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2016
Results bolstered by acquisitions.

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) – Vista Outdoor, parent of Camelbak, Giro, Bell, Bushnell and other brands, posted sales of $684 million for the second quarter of its fiscal 2017. That's up 24 percent from the prior-year quarter. The results included $106 million from recent acquisitions.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 10, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Hundreds of industry representatives, from local, regional and national trail advocates and ambassadors to media and CEOs, from all over the country are gathering in Bentonville, located in Arkansas' Ozark mountains, this week for three days to share stories and plan the future of mountain biking.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2016

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has promoted Simon McNair to president. George Eubanks, who had served in that role since 2011, is leaving the company. McNair was most recently North American sales director at Highway Two.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 9, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association's board of directors has elected Dave Wiens as its new chairman at the IMBA World Summit being held here this week. Previous board chairman Robert Winston served as chair for six years.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 9, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Vanhawks, a Canadian company that makes a bike with integrated safety and navigational features, is entering the U.S. IBD market. The company has recently hired a vice president of sales, Jon Kameen. The brand's first U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 9, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro is recalling its Karma drones because they can lose power suddenly during operation. The company is giving all GoPro purchasers who return their Karma a full refund.

Posted in Recalls

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