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Posted January 28, 2014

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — As Twitter.com lit up with chatter on doping and comments from the presentation by U.S. Anti-Doping chief executive Travis Tygart at the Triathlon Business International conference Monday, Lance Armstrong chimed in.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition / Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 28, 2014
'The pace won't slow down,' Amazon.com exec tells panel.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The challenge of doing business in a rapidly changing retail environment was the central topic of the State of Multisport Retail panel at the Triathlon Business International North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 28, 2014

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Bicycle electronics maker Sigma Sport has released its new Sigma Move fitness app for free download at the iTunes App Store.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 28, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Accessories brand Serfas has completed its move from Orange County, Calif., to a larger headquarters and warehouse facility in Phoenix.

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Phoenix-area retailer Rick Marquis held a grand opening celebration this past weekend for his new Giant Scottsdale store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 27, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic is now offering its inRide Watt Meter and Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap separately.

The items were previously available only as a package. But Jason Overman, Kinetic's North American sales manager, said many potential customers already owned a heart rate strap. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 27, 2014
New WFSGI president Frank A. Dassler

MUNICH (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has elected Frank A. Dassler as its new president. Dassler is the general counsel of the Adidas Group and a descendent of Adidas and Puma founders Adolf and Rudolf Dassler; his father, Armin Dassler, served as WFSGI's president from 1986-1989.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — MapMyFitness apps can now sync their data with MyFitnessPal, a web- and app-based program that tracks diet, exercise and weight changes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 27, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continuing the push to grow its retailer base, Intense Cycles has brought aboard two new outside sales reps: Alex Clark in Colorado and New Mexico and Shane Johnson in Utah and Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The issue also includes news about Specialized's Rider Experience program, the death of toolmaker Paul Morningstar and more.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 27, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — POC has named Josh Fonner as its  new U.S. bike sales manager. Fonner has a long history in the industry, working most recently as Western retail services manager and Eastern sales manager for Giant Bicycles. POC is entering the road cycling market this year with its AVIP product line.

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2014

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) – The trade association Triathlon Business International and triathlon site Slowtwitch.com have named the top 50 multi-sport retailers in the U.S. They released the list Sunday as the two-day Triathlon Business International annual conference got under way here. 

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 27, 2014
QBP's Bobby Dahlberg

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mike Van Abel, IMBA's executive director, told more than 110 participants at the annual Fat Bike Summit that it's time to develop rules to guide the use of fat bikes on public land and private property.

Posted in North America
Posted January 24, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has appointed Chris Lupo to the newly created position of global sponsorship director for triathlon.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 24, 2014
Vanessa Buccello (front) and Annie Byrne

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — It was the tagline for the women’s cycling Meetup group she was starting just over a year ago that inspired Vanessa Buccella to open a bike shop. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Open Streets Project, a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the The Street Plans Collaborative, will hold a summit in Los Angeles in early April to foster new open streets initiatives and expand existing ones.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Industry marketing and PR veteran Suzette Ayotte has joined the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as development director.

Ayotte was Fizik North America's marketing chief for 13 years and has consulted with several other well-known brands in the cycling world.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — By the end of the year Kent hopes to make 75,000 bikes in a new South Carolina factory. And by the end of 2016, 500,000 bikes should be rolling off Kent’s assembly line, according to Kent CEO Arnold Kamler.

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2014
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MONTREAL (BRAIN) – Dorel Industries announced that it’s restructuring operations at its recreational/leisure segment. Dorel will close its assembly and testing facility in Bedford, Penn.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 23, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike

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