NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity has hired Sean "Griz" McClendon as the brand's North American sales and grass-roots team manager.
McClendon has background as a professional rider and headed the bike division for Maxima Lubricants before resigning from that company at the end of July.
VENICE, Italy (BRAIN) — Shred Optics and Slytech Protection have announced a new Italian distributor for the mountain bike market, DSB Bonandrini.
SINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has opened a new logistics operation, Multisped GmbH, in Singen, Germany, and has started a dealer-direct sales of its complete bikes and frames in Europe.
ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN) — NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc. has hired Anne Guethoff as its new director of marketing.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co. has opened a new concept store, State Rideshop. The full-service bike, skateboard and repair shop is located in the company's hometown of Tempe, Arizona, outside of Phoenix.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Michael Golinski, the founder of Spot Brand and former general manager of Planet X USA, to head up Pivot's international operations.
CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing Infinit Nutrition's retail products, incliding its all-in-one isotonic drink mixes.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic has released the next generation of its Kinetic Fit training app.
The new app features professionally designed training plans, hundreds of customized workouts, video streaming and accurate real-time data.
BARCELONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Intense Europe SL, a subsidiary of Intense Cycles USA, has begun serving the German and Austria markets directly from its European headquarters.
FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc., has promoted Jessica Klodnicki and Greg Shapleigh to new roles within its Outdoor Products segment.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile bike repair franchiser Velofix has hired Ward Grootjans, a former Canyon Bicycles executive who will focus on Velofix's global growth.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America held a grand opening party over the weekend to celebrate the opening of its first dedicated Raleigh brand store in the nation. The store on Main Street in Santa Monica isn’t new for Accell North America. But it was formerly an Izip e-bike concept store.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donna Carpenter, the CEO of Burton Snowboards, will be the featured speaker at the Camber Outdoors' Thought-Leadership Keynote at Interbike.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has agreed to a two-year extension of its sponsorship of the long-running Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team. As in previous years, Cannondale will also support the program's development team.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The dealers association and suppliers association are working with The NPD Group (formerly Leisure Trends) to offer a free market data program to specialty retailers.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A group of industry veterans is setting up a high-volume carbon bike factory in Little Rock, using equipment purchased from Montréal's Guru Cycles, which went bankrupt last year.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet is working with organizers of the Outerbike demo events to provide bicycle trade-up services to event participants.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced changes to its sales staff with the addition of industry veterans Art Ornelas and Bob Gagen.
Ornelas' territory reaches from San Luis Obispo, California, south to the San Diego region.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert is now distributing Deity products, which will be available from the distributor in November.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says its indoor e-bike test track, called The Circuit, presented by Shimano, is now filled to capacity with exhibiting brands.