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Posted April 30, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Vittoria has received an award for its successful commercial use of the new carbon material, graphene.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted April 30, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association this week released its 2015 participation report that ranked sports activities by number of participants. Road bicycling ranked 7th on the survey's top 10 list with 20.4 million core participants in 2014.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike on Thursday opened registration for all attendees including retailers, distributors, media and others. Hotel room blocks are now open as well, with lodging options available through Interbike's official travel partner, Travel Planners.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 29, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's overall revenues were flat in the first quarter, but its fitness division — which includes its cycling-related products — grew by 31 percent, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 29, 2015
Consumer-direct brand signing up IBDs to assemble, service and repair bikes.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — YT Industries is looking for shops to assemble, repair and provide regular maintenance for its line of mountain bikes in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 29, 2015
Stores will have access to paint and component options via the Italian manufacturer's new B2B site.

DUEVILLE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is changing up its distribution plan for the U.S. market. Instead of using a distributor, the manufacturer will ship straight to dealers from Italy, taking orders through its business-to-business website.

Posted in North America
Posted April 29, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — South African sock brand Sako 7 is relocating from Cape Town to Ontario, Canada, and will now be distributed by Peter Appleton's SB Sports Inc.

Previously the brand was distributed by Defeet, which remains the brand's manufacturer.

Posted in International
Posted April 28, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 28, 2015
Ohio retailer Century Cycles and Raleigh are major sponsors.

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — The eighth annual Bike to School Challenge, in the Cleveland suburbs, will return May 4-22.

The program involves more than 5,000 middle school, high school and elementary school students in the communities of Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

HINESBURG, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Vermont cycling community is mourning Richard Tom, a prominent cyclist and former bike shop employee who died Sunday after being hit by a car.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Ritchey components and frames are now available to Canadian dealers through QBP Canada. Previously, Ritchey was distributed by Live to Play in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted April 27, 2015
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German bike brand Bulls Bikes has officially opened up its U.S. consumer direct business. The company announced last month that it was coming into the U.S. market with a consumer-direct program.
Posted in Retail News
Posted April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation has announced several changes and additions to their sales representatives and inside sales staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A groundbreaking e-bike measure backed by an industry lobbying effort gets its first hearing Monday in the California legislature. The hearing comes after the sponsor of a competing bill, supported by Pedego Electric Bikes, agreed to drop his bill in favor of the other measure.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 27, 2015

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian e-bike  system manufacturer BionX International has a new OE relationship with bike maker Devinci

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 27, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Raleigh UK LTD will be Salsa Cycles' exclusive distributor to United Kingdom bike shops effective May 1.

Posted in International
Posted April 27, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has elevated Steve Hays from a territory management position to the newly created logistics management role. Hays has been with the helmet and protective gear company since 2012, and has spent the past 15 months managing the California territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 24, 2015

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has expanded its outside sales force with the hiring of William P. "Pat" Mahoney for the state of Ohio.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 24, 2015
Chris Chance with a new Yo Eddy. Photo: www.nickkova.com.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fat Chance is now taking its first Web orders for its 2015 model Yo Eddy frames, to be delivered after the company fulfills orders from its Kickstarter.com campaign.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 24, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Products from cargo bike brand Yuba Bicycles are now available through The Bike Cooperative.

The Bike Co-op's 340 retail member earn rebates on their purchases from its supplier partners, which includes Yuba, effective immediately. 

Posted in North America

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