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Posted January 29, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Swobo Bikes has signed up Wren Sports to manage its sales as it moves to a dealer-direct model.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2015
New products to reflect currency changes with higher prices.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) —  Dorel Industries, parent of Cycling Sports Group and its stable of brands, including Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Caloi and Sugoi, expects the surge in value of the U.S. dollar to have a “significant negative effect” on its earnings through 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 29, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Those with doubts as to whether Chicago dealers could pull off a trade show in early February may need to re-think that position. Organizers have had to expand the show floor twice and have sold out their exhibition space.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 29, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) – SRAM is launching a new all-in-one merchandising system designed to help retailers better display its road and mountain bike products.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 28, 2015

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp Winter got underway Tuesday as a dozen media members met to discuss new product with 10 companies representing 12 industry brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted January 28, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Harvest Retail Marketing has made changes to its management structure to meet increased client demand. The firm is a full-service marketing company working exclusively with Trek retailers in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro ‘cross racer Tim Johnson will once again lead the Ride on Chicago, a five-day fundraising ride benefiting PeopleForBikes. He will be joined by 25 riders, including journalists, athletes and business executives, and pedal from Minneapolis to Chicago from June 2-6.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 28, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has published the first issue of 2015 of its newspaper, The Cannondale Gazette, with a new look and coverage of road, cross, triathlon, mountain, urban bikes and apparel. The Gazette will be expanded to six issues this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) – Peer-to-peer bike share company Spinlister and open-source bike registration network Bike Index have teamed up to help victims of bike theft quickly get back on two wheels.

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Events / IBD Summit / MAP
Posted January 28, 2015

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the upcoming Taipei Cycle show.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted January 27, 2015
Road bike sales continued to plummet.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members picked up $49 million in business in 2014, and shipped 201,722 more units to retailers last year compared with 2013, according to numbers compiled by The NPD Group for the BPSA.

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association honored 16 and organizations in 11 categories at its 2014 NICA Awards ceremony held Saturday at Clif Bar’s headquarters in the Bay Area. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Competition / Awards
Posted January 27, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Former time trialist and coach Colby Pearce has joined the SRM sales and marketing staff at the German power meter company’s U.S. offices in Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2015
Fat Bike Summit founders Gary Sjoquist and Scott Fitzgerald

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — Some 250 advocates, land managers, U.S. forest service representatives and industry suppliers and retailers attended the fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit here at the Snow King Resort this past weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted January 27, 2015
Updated
Howard Hawkins at the company's 50th anniversary bash.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Howard Hawkins, 82, unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2015
Interbike managing director Pat Hus was a panelist discussing trends and horizons in triathlon Monday morning. Photo Gary Newkirk.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The challenge of casting a wider net to continue to grow the sport of triathlon emerged as a key theme at Triathlon Business International's third annual North American Annual Conference held in Los Angeles this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 26, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — With the number of MAP policies from industry suppliers rising steadily, SmartEtailing is creating a way for retailers to keep track of the various policies and pricing changes online.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 26, 2015
Tony Karklins
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, which acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles in September, has hired industry veteran Tony Karklins as general manager of the BST Bikes division, which houses both Ellsworth and the new Synergy Nano component brand.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 26, 2015
Palmer's 1996 bike, with Magura brakes.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Former pro racer Shaun Palmer, who signed a deal with Intense last summer to represent the brand and help manage its junior developmental race team, is signing up more sponsors.
Posted in North America Tagged Competition

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