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Posted October 17, 2016
Rittschof leaving company; Schroeder, Guzik and Immel promoted.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group announced that it is appointing Henning Schroeder as global vice president product for CSG and Brian Immel to global vice president of marketing, CSG.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2016

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — ECRM will hold two Outdoor PressCamp events next year, to introduce new outdoor products to industry reporters and editors.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / PressCamp
Posted October 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Banker Supply, which opened its first urban cycling lifestyle store in 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will open a new location in Los Angeles next week. The retailer has plans to open its third location, in Chicago, later this year, and two more locations next year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is launching a nationwide series of bike industry community networking events.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems North America is expanding its retailer training program by hosting Dealer Certification Clinics in more than 50 cities from October 2016 through March 2017.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites has hired two new employees due to steady sales growth. The company, which focuses on repair of carbon fiber bikes, now has six employees. This month they filled two positions, one for marketing and one for production/repair.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors is hosting an evening networking event and panel discussion on Oct. 20 at Specialized's headquarters here.

The event will include a panel discussion titled "Many Paths to Leadership."

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2016
Testing will resume next year with rounded disc rotors.

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry said it appeciates the UCI's decision to resume testing of disc brakes in the pro peloton next year.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 13, 2016
Trade show does away with consumer day and aligns with earlier product cycle in effort to unify industry under one show.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers have announced new dates for the 2018 trade show. Eurobike will move earlier in the year, kicking off on Sunday, July 8, and it will be exclusively for trade visitors, eliminating its consumer festival days.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted October 12, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BRAIN) — Erik's Bike Shop purchased the two Kansas City, Kansas-area locations of retail chain BikeSource. The acquisitions raise Erik's store count to 26 locations throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and, soon, Kansas.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 12, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is advising bike owners with certain Float X2 shocks on their bikes to stop using the bikes; the company also is telling bike suppliers and retailers to stop selling bikes with the shocks until further instructed.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 12, 2016
2020 BMX championships awarded to Houston; Mont-Sainte-Anne to host 2019 mountain bike worlds.

DOHA, Qatar (BRAIN) — The UCI has awarded 15 world championship events in multiple disciplines to venues around the world, including the first ever UCI world championships to be held in Turkey.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 12, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Early registration has opened for the Whistler Bike conference, scheduled for May 23-26. The event focuses on digital marketing and is organized by PinkBike.com and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2016
Wabi bikes are manufactured in Taiwan and assembled in Tulsa.

TULSA, Okla. (BRAIN) — When friends Matt Gragg and Curtis Kline decided to buy a business earlier this year, they looked at options in several industries, including a brand that makes packs for wildland firefighters and a company that manufactures fire trucks.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 12, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Monday, Giant USA is launching its WebLink online sales platform along with new Giant and Liv consumer websites. Consumers will be able to order Giant bikes through the site and pick up the bike at their chosen Giant retailer.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — Speedsleeve products are now being distributed to U.K. retailers by Velobrands.

"We have been looking for a solid distributor in the U.K. since we started a few years ago and waiting until we found a group like Velobrands," said Speedsleev's Rob Allen.

Posted in International
Posted October 12, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its seventh annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 22-24 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Posted in North America
Posted October 11, 2016
Larry Pizzi will head up Raleigh Electric, based in California.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell Group NV plans to separate its North American e-bike business into a focused, stand-alone business called Raleigh Electric, which will be based in California and headed up by Larry Pizzi.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 11, 2016

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — Dan Sotelo, one of the most prolific innovators during the 1990s mountain bike boom, is returning to the wholesale side of the industry with a new wheel balancing system he is presenting to wheel, tire and bike makers around the world.

Posted in Product/Tech

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