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Posted September 13, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba. Several J&B staff members will participate in the event.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of recumbent trikes, is now distributing some hard to find tire sizes from Schwalbe.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stella Yu, the founder and general manager of Velo Saddles, and Katie Thompson, the industrial design manager at QBP, will each receive Bicycle Leadership Awards from Camber Outdoors at the Interbike show later this month. The awards are sponsored by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted September 12, 2016

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed industry veteran Tom Fowler to president of Polar USA. Fowler is a former executive with Profile, Cervélo and most recently with Recon, the smart sunglass brand acquired by Intel last year.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — How time flies. The newest edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News celebrates the 25th anniversary of our founding.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 12, 2016

BOURNEMOUTH, England (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes has added to its U.K. based international sales team with the hiring of Troy Kniveton as an international account manager. Kniveton will help to support the Reid’s U.S. business as it continues to grow and will work to increase the Australian brand’s EU market share.

Posted in International
Posted September 12, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Longtime online retailer TeamEstrogen.com has announced it will close at the end of September.

Team Estrogen Inc. co-founder Susan Otcenas said a number of factors contributed to the decision, including price competition and changing consumer behaviors.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 12, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has promoted Nick Coughlin to marketing manager and hired Scott Spence as director of product development, quality and regulatory compliance.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 9, 2016

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead has hired Oris Intel to assist with monitoring online minimum advertised price (MAP) for its products.

Posted in North America
Posted September 9, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The National Bicycle Dealers Association has agreed to buy the Barnett Bicycle Institute — the 30-year-old professional mechanics school — from its founder, John Barnett.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 8, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 1, 2016) –Boyd Cycling, a high-end carbon and alloy bicycle wheel manufacturer, has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner . Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of all Boyd Cycling wheels.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers will now serve as a full-line CatEye distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 8, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) ⎯ Shimano American will handle sales of the Lazer brand in the U.S. along with the helmet brand's longtime distributor, QBP. Shimano's sales force will begin selling Lazer products immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A breakfast panel discussion at Interbike will look at the value of supporting pro cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted September 7, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is issuing a mandatory service bulletin to upgrade to its Lefty suspension forks from model years 2014-16 and some 2017 forks to equip them with its new 2Spring system.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 7, 2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor brands Big Agnes and Honey Stinger will combine their office operations under one roof in a new, larger location in Steamboat Springs. For years, the sister brands have occupied several office spaces located throughout town.

Posted in North America
Posted September 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The organizers behind the Taipei Cycle Show are quietly surveying exhibitors about whether to move the show — traditionally held in March — to either October or November next year.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted September 6, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves broke into Raleigh's new company store here early Monday, making off with six bikes. The company and police are asking the public and nearby retailers to be on the lookout for the stolen bikes, which include electric mountain bikes retailing for up to $5,000.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 2, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mechanics interested in learning how to work for a race team or event can now apply for registration in USA Cycling's 2016 Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, which is being held Nov. 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 2, 2016

BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — QBP founder and chairman Steve Flagg will be honored with the BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Interbike Awards Night on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards

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