Follow Bicycle Retailer

News

Posted October 29, 2015

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments' Recon Jet smart sunglasses will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by FE Sports.

FE Sports will also showcase Recon Jet at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival in Queensland, Australia, this weekend.

Posted in International
Posted October 28, 2015
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shares of GoPro Inc. tumbled 17 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after the action camera maker reported third-quarter earnings that fell short of analyst expectations due largely to weak sales of its compact, lightweight HERO4 Session camera, introduced during the second quarter.
Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Next season, the Trek Factory Racing team will use training software from a Australian brand that is new to the U.S. market, called Today's Plan.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 28, 2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Spanish helmet brand Catlike has hired Sean Kneale as its North American brand manager, effective Nov. 1.

“With over 15 years of experience as an outside rep, Sean will use that knowledge to build the Catlike brand in North America,” the company said in a statement.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2015
The recall is for trailers with a plastic — not aluminum —receiver.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Burley Design is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Canadian authorities to voluntarily recall some bike child trailers where the tow bar can separate from its receiver on the trailer.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 28, 2015

DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has added Stoner Andrews, Kahl and Partners, and the Tom Kern group to its line-up of outside sales reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 28, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin reported Wednesday that revenue and margins continued to slide in the third quarter as the strong U.S. dollar undercut growth in unit sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Kate Powlison as its new road brand manager. Powlison, currently a senior marketing and communications manager at PeopleForBikes, will start at SRAM in Chicago on Nov. 2.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2015

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano says its bike and e-bike component sales have been strong globally in the first three quarters of 2015, with double-digit percentage increases in sales despite unfavorable weather in Europe and North America.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 27, 2015
Walk has been Giant's general manager for the last seven years. JT Thompson will take over as GM.
Elysa Walk.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elysa Walk is leaving Giant Bicycle, where she has worked for 11 years and been general manager for seven years, to take a position at Burton Snowboards in Vermont next month.

Walk announced the decision to Giant retailers in a letter emailed Tuesday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2015
UPDATED

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Outdoor co-op REI will not open its stores on "Black Friday," Nov. 27 this year. Instead of promoting retail consumption on the day after Thanksgiving, REI is channeling the attention the move is getting toward promoting increased outdoor activity that day.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 26, 2015
Gluskin Townley report finds shop visits have declined 17 percent since 2012.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 26, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers have fleshed out the full agenda for next year's IBD Summit, which will be held near Phoenix in January. The event's keynote speaker will be Sam Dantzler, a consultant to the motorcycle industry. Dantzler's presentation will be titled, "Discounts Suck.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted October 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear company G-Form has hired Michael DeLeon as VP of global marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group announced Monday that it has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync service.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2015
Sales grew steeply in the UK and Europe, but declined in the rest of the world in the year ending in February 2015.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle's sales for the 12 months that ended in February 2015 totaled £179 million ($276 million), up 11.5 percent from the prior period, the company announced Friday.

Posted in International
Posted October 23, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Anyone who has had to cut a tire off a rim with a knife, take heart: Bike tire makers have finally had enough too.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 22, 2015
Moots' Ti Stick cowbells
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots will donate 100 percent of proceeds from sales of its Ti Stick cowbells to mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham, who was injured in a bike accident in August and is hospitalized recovering from brain surgery.
Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 22, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has boosted its service in the Western U.S. by hiring Tim Kelley to lead its Western regional sales team from his office here. Kelley comes to QBP from K-Edge, where he was global sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Alley owner David Kahn is retiring and has closed his 10,000-square-foot store after 23 years in business. Kahn had sought a buyer but was unable to find one. Sunday was the shop's last day open.

Posted in Retail News

Pages