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Posted May 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — OnGuard will be featured on National Geographic Channel's hit new series, “Showdown of the Unbeatables,” airing Friday at 10 p.m Eastern time.

Posted in North America
Posted May 22, 2014
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro Peloton Cyclery, a longstanding shop in Boulder, Colo., is closing its doors. The shop put up a sign Monday announcing the closure. In business since 1998, Pro Peloton offered professional fitting, bike rentals and custom-built bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 21, 2014

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Any city set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and hemmed in by two rivers is bound to be an outdoor recreation mecca — even only if by proxy.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 21, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM’s replacement hydraulic brakes began to ship to dealers globally last week, and the company hopes to complete shipments of the redesigned MY15 road hydraulic brakes next week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 21, 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN)  — Hawley has hired four new sales reps in territories across the U.S. Matthew McClendon takes on the region of East Ohio, West Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 21, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Torcano Industries has hired two new outside reps for Southern California — Dennis Barrett and Sean Kneale of Evolution Sports Marketing.

Barrett will cover Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, while Kneale will cover Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 21, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics has announced several new hires and staff promotions as the summer season approaches.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) — Adam Eldridge, the framebuilder behind custom steel road and cyclocross label Stanridge Speed Cycles, has launched a new U.S.-built stock bike line under the Wraith Fabrication brand.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2014

DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — The valley south of Salt Lake City is simultaneously one of the fastest changing regions of Utah  and one where the old ways stubbornly persist. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 20, 2014
Steve Meineke departs to lead Keen.
L to R: Meineke, Mike Simmons from Bicycle Warehouse, and Speyer.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, currently serving as COO of Accell North America (ANA), has been promoted to CEO, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group is holding a two-day course for store owners, managers and trainers June 12-13 in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jackson Lynch has joined Pure Fix Cycles in the newly created position of director of marketing and brand strategy.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera giant GoPro Inc. filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, providing a financial picture of its operations as it prepares to go public. In its filing, GoPro said it hopes to raise $100 million with its public offering.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2014
Maja Włoszczowska (left) and Jolanda Neff of the Liv Pro XC Women’s Team show off the new Liv logo with their 2014 racing kits.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is rebranding its dedicated women’s line, formerly known as Liv/Giant. Starting with model year 2015, Giant’s women’s-specific line of bikes, apparel and gear will be simply Liv. The company sent a letter to U.S. dealers Friday announcing the change.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2014
Robert Priest

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Robert Priest, director of OE sales and dealer marketing for SRAM Europe, will leave the company in early June. In an announcement about his departure, SRAM said Priest made the decision to leave to focus on treatment for a declining kidney condition.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — BRAIN's second Dealer Tour of 2014 gets underway Tuesday as BRAIN editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops around Utah's capital.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third and final winner of the Bell Built grant program for 2014 is the Richmond Regional Ride Center in Richmond, Virginia. The project accumulated 13,896 votes over the last two weeks on Bell’s Facebook page.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 19, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 on Friday celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Chicago, the fourth U.S. location for the bag and accessories brand and first east of the Mississippi.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 19, 2014
The factory is shut down for now.

AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Last week’s riots near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, so badly damaged Bor Yueh, which manufactures bike racks for Tubus and RackTime, that it is shut down for now, said Ortlieb USA president Jeff Scully.

Posted in International
Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual CycloFemme rides held May 11 to mark Women's Global Cycling Day were held in 303 communities worldwide, the organization announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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