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Posted September 17, 2014
Hires consulting group led by industry veteran.

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Sparky’s Distribution is working with newly formed consulting firm G3 Development Group to grow its global BMX business. Sparky’s owns Subrosa, The Shadow Conspiracy and the Rant brands of BMX bikes and parts, and distributes Bone Deth, Banned and Mutiny BMX brands.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2014

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has made two key staffing changes, promoting Travis Erwin to the newly created role of European general manager and hiring Lori Barrett as U.S. national sales manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted September 16, 2014
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LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods, Campagnolo and BH Bikes are each reporting bike thefts coming out of last week's Interbike show here.

Gita, the U.S. importer of Pinarello, said someone swiped a new Pinarello Dogma F8 from its display at Interbike's OutDoor Demo.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 15, 2014

BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Brett Cleaver, formerly of Ritte Cycles, has joined Brooklyn-based Sommerville Sports Cyclewear to represent the company in South California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 15, 2014
The Parachute is said to be the lightest ASTM full face on the market.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson, Inc. is now importing helmets from the Italian brand MET.

MET, based in the Italian Alps, was founded in 1987 but this is the first time the brand has been sold in the U.S. Todson founder Neal Todrys said MET is one of the top three brands in Europe.

Posted in International
Posted September 15, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA will use Channel IQ’s services to manage its unilateral minimum advertised price (UMAP) policy across online channels and to monitor unauthorized listings on third-party websites.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing bike-specific custom insoles from currexSole. 

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS  (BRAIN) — Tony DuPont awoke last week at his Las Vegas hotel to find his bike, built around his latest prototype transmission, gone from the back of his truck. He reported the theft to the Las Vegas police but it has not yet been recovered.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 12, 2014
Planet Bike, Club Ride, Assos, Lazer and Stan's among the award-winning retail suppliers.
University Bikes of Boulder, Colorado, receives the Retailer of the Year award from presenters Ray Keener and Dan Mann.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Comedian Alonzo Bodden hosted the first annual Interbike Awards ceremony, held Thursday night at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here. Bodden was assisted by various industry celebrities in present

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Lauf's carbon leaf spring forks get a lot of European coverage, but the company is at Interbike telling dealers they have been shipping forks to American bike shops since May.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication hopes to take its BikeLife Cities concept to at least 10 more cities next year, and is at Interbike to talk up the print and digital marketing project.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Interbike
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been named the Canadian distributor for U.K.-based Boardman Bikes, with delivery of 2015 product beginning this month. The announcement coincides with Interbike, where Boardman is displaying the 2015 lineup (Booth 26178).

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — A host of industry companies have rallied in support of the 14th annual Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour—an eight-day ride down California's scenic Highway One or, as it's better known, Pacific Coast Highway.

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Bob Haro is working with KHS Bicycle to produce his new BMX line, called IKONIX.

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014
Updated

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — After a nearly 15-year hiatus from the bike industry, framebuilder Chris Chance is resurrecting his namesake brand, Fat Chance Bicycles. Chance, one of the pioneers of mountain bikes, founded Fat City Cycles in 1982 in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 11, 2014
MTB pioneer’s book recounts sport’s formative years.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) —  Best known for chronicling the early days of mountain biking as publisher of the sport’s first periodical, Charlie Kelly is legitimately one of the handful of Founding Fathers of the sport, along with his better-known California friends Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey and Gary Fisher. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Retailers might be drawn to the Abus booth at Interbike this week by its new bright green Hyban urban helmet. With an integrated light in the back, multiple vents and optional rain cover, it's one of 14 helmets the German lock maker is working to bring to the U.S. market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Swedish brand POC continues to expand its cycling product line, with dozens of new clothing, helmet and eyewear products for road and mountain bikers being shown this week at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 10, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Bill Quinn, the longtime publisher of Bicycle Business Journal, has died. He was 102. Quinn's career spanned more than 80 years of publishing. He was still writing and taped an audio interview of his early years in newspapering just two months ago.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yakima's newest CEO finds himself eyeballing every car rack he sees on the road and quickly admits he has a lot to learn about the sports rack industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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