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Posted January 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is now the official supplier of trainers to Team Sky, the team and Georgia-based supplier announced Tuesday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 21, 2014

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' Sugoi Performance Apparel has acquired the mountain bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 20, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line Technologies is sponsoring two new top-level pro cycling teams for 2014: Orica-GreenEDGE and Trek Factory Racing.

Astana Pro Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling and Team Europcar are continuing with Finish Line this season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 20, 2014
Steve Marcus

NEWTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Steve Marcus, a longtime New England sales rep for several brands and a former retailer and framebuilder, died Thursday, Jan. 16, at age 60.

Marcus had been suffering from cancer for several years, friends said. He died at home surrounded by his family.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2014

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director Don Palermini has joined Consumer Review, the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, as editorial director.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 20, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which has been off the market for nearly two years, has been sold; the new owners and management say it will begin shipping 2014 model bikes this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 17, 2014
A custom patch kit from Escapade Custom.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Escapade Custom, which provides custom logo cycling products for North American bike retailers, and other organizations, has launched a new website that its says will better serve its customers while providing faster service. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2014 parts and accessories catalog. This year's catalog has grown to 1,296 pages representing over 300 brands, and it's being shipped earlier than at any time in the company's 21-year history.

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. and FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Hawley has signed on with Catlike to be the Spanish helmet brand’s exclusive U.S. distributor.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 17, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheelmaker Rolf Prima has appointed Uncommon Communications as its public and media relations agency. Uncommon will oversee all public and media communications in addition to a product review program.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cycleurope France, a member of the Group Grimaldi of Sweden, is Dahon's new distributor in France.

Posted in International
Posted January 17, 2014
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Weehoo, the maker of  i-GO bicycle trailers, has hired SMACK! Media as its public relations agency for 2014. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has added three new staffers to its product staff: James Winchester as its Fuji lifestyle product manager, Chris Dietrich as Fuji mountain product manager, and Curt Davis as ASI-Asia director of product and engineering.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2014

GRATON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, the founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, has formed Zinger Pacific Consulting, a consulting business focused on helping start-ups and young companies. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sally Jewell, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and former CEO of REI, has won the Pioneering Women Award bestowed by The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, the group announced Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted January 16, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI has been named to Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the 17th consecutive year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 16, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is raffling off a custom titanium Caletti road bike this month, with proceeds to benefit charity.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 16, 2014

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Michael Bush has been named president of Stan's NoTubes, where he previously was director of sales and engineering.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2014
Helvie and Clark

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bicycle Garage Indy/BGI Fitness is transitioning ownership from company founder and president Randy Clark to Scott Helvie, the retailer announced. 

Helvie, 37, worked five years at BGI and also worked in manufacturing, sales and distribution for nine years. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 16, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Profile Design has brought aboard sporting goods industry veteran Jeff Tyson as marketing manager for apparel brand Bellwether. He is the first hire in Bellwether’s newly restructured marketing department.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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