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Posted August 8, 2016

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Lock brand Kryptonite is expanding into lights with a new line of USB-rechargeable front and rear models that will be available to U.S. independent bike dealers exclusively through Hawley.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 8, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — At Trek’s annual dealer event, held last week, the company pledged to donate a dollar from every Bontrager mountain bike tire sold to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and the company challenged retailers to match its contribution.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 8, 2016

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff Archer, a North Carolina retailer and operator of the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology, will be inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at an event Oct. 1 at the Hall here.

Posted in North America
Posted August 8, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International has donated $2,000 in proceeds from cycling events held this spring to benefit the Grand Unified Trail System, or GUTS plan.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 5, 2016

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Euroline Inc., which has been the U.S. importer of Swiss-made Motorex industrial lubricants for 20 years, has now also been named the exclusive importer for the Motorex bike line.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2016
NAC's new RICOH printer is 22 feet long.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles has added seven new employees, in its sales, art, and marketing departments, the company announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted August 5, 2016
Component maker says it wants to avoid market confusion with Gravity Dropper brand.

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA announced it will stop using its Gravity mountain bike brand for its adjustable-height seatposts to prevent confusion with rival brand Gravity Dropper.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 5, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mat Brown, the former North American sales manager for Marzocchi USA, has joined Kali Protectives as territory manager for California.

Brown will be responsible for improving and developing the California market, working with Kali's outside sales reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 5, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Science in Sport, a nearly 25-year-old British sports nutrition brand, is making a push into the U.S. market this season. The brand is endorsed by the Tour de France-winning Team Sky and recently became the official sports nutrition supplier to USA Cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2016

DEER VALLEY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scott Sports hosted nearly 200 of its top U.S. dealers at an event here last week, showing off its 2017 model bikes and accessories. 

For the first time at the annual event, members of the motocross media joined to attend a global unveiling of Scott's new Prospect goggle.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2016

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mountain bike apparel brand Sombrio has introduced a lifetime guarantee on its clothing. The guarantee covers apparel items against manufacturer's defects including tears or rips at seams and faulty stitching, zippers, Velcro or snaps.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 4, 2016
Company points to lower IBD sales in North America and reduced margins from discounting for revenue losses.

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Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 4, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus has reduced its U.S. distributor list from four to two, saying it is expanding its relationship with QBP and Highway Two while ending business with J&B and Hawley at year's end.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 3, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has worked with Quality Bicycle Products for more than eight years as its distribution partner. Now both companies are working to expand Burley's sales in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 3, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has rebranded itself as Camber Outdoors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 3, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Fox Factory Holding Corp. saw sales increase 5.3 percent to $102.3 million in its second quarter, compared to $97.2 million in the same period last fiscal year. Gross margin increased 90 basis points to 31.6 percent over last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 3, 2016
Cannondale, Accell, QBP, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation are among the nominees.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the final round of nominees for the 2016 Interbike Awards, including nominees in the athlete, advocacy and supplier categories.

The award winners will be announced at the IB Awards Gala at Interbike next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards
Posted August 3, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released a software update for its ELEMNT GPS bike computer that includes a live Strava segment feature. Several other GPS computer makers have similar features and Wahoo has promised the update for a while.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted August 2, 2016
At Eurobike, the company will show products to fit cargo bikes, cruisers and Pinion gearboxes.
Gates' new composite sprocket.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates is targeting the high-volume European urban bike and e-bike market with an expanded product line it will introduce at Eurobike at the end of this month. The company also will show new products for use with Pinion gearboxes and Rohloff hubs.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch, a marketing agency that represents several major bike brands, is broadening its approach with a new focus on data-driven marketing.

Posted in North America

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