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Posted June 13, 2014
Meanwhile, industry vet Keith Ketterer decides to stay in inside sales

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brad Edwards and Aaron Brown have joined the Giant USA sales team as Account Executives.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 13, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — CycleOps is running a contest that encourages cyclists to record outdoor training routes that can be replicated indoors on the company's Virtual Training system.

The contest will award prizes valued at more than $10,000 for the best recorded routes, as judged by CycleOps staff.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Market research firm The Gluskin Townley Group is working with the road bike enthusiast website RedKitePrayer.com to create a new research panel called the "Voice of the Adult Cycling Enthusiast."

The panel will help researchers understand upper-end roadies.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 12, 2014

MOORABBIN, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeBox will become the exclusive distributor of all Orbea products in Australia effective July 1, providing technical support and warranty service to new and existing customers. BikeBox has imported and distributed bike parts and accessories in Australia since 2002.

Posted in International
Posted June 12, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike maker Handsome Cycles is hosting an exhibit of Greg LeMond memorabilia at its Minneapolis store front, opening Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events
Posted June 12, 2014
Longtime Sidi sales manager Matthew Ryan resigns to take retail position.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — After representing Sidi cycling products for 10 years, through a few distribution changes, Matthew Ryan has resigned as the national sales manager for Sidi's current distributor, Ciclista America, effective June 27.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 12, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers who use SmartEtailing's web services will soon have access to BicycleBlueBook's Trade-in program software, which will allow them to evaluate the value of potential bike trade-ins based on the BicycleBlueBook's database.

Posted in North America
Posted June 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer, and Oval Concepts,  is taking more than 100 of its distributors and U.S. sales representatives to China for its 2014 International Sales Meeting beginning Monday.

Posted in International
Posted June 12, 2014
New reader survey is online.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is conducting a reader survey to better understand what is important to our readership.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool is hosting a training program for electric bicycle technicians July 14-15 at its headquarters in St. Paul. The program, developed by the Light Electric Vehicle Association, is designed to give bike shop mechanics the information they need to service electric bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events
Posted June 11, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action sport clothing brand Fox Head, Inc. has appointed Michael Millenacker as its general manager for the U.S., the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 11, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle worked with Penske Racing Shocks and Fox Factory on a new patent-pending suspension feature called RE:aktiv that the company will debut on a new Fuel EX 27.5 mountain bike model.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 11, 2014
News reports say retailer Paul Dragan is in critical but stable condition after shooting.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver bike retailer Paul Dragan is in the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to news reports, after being shot Tuesday at a Starbucks across the street from one of his stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 11, 2014
The Grace Easy model.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Grace Electric Bikes are now available in the U.S. thanks to a new distribution agreement with Grace Bikes USA.

Posted in International
Posted June 11, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert has added PowerBar products to its inventory. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Vanilla Workshop has hired Patrick Gillham as  production manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs’ distribution operations will move from Colorado to Utah’s Wasatch Front next year, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 2,000 road bikes in the U.S. — 2014 Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 models — because of concerns over possible steerer tube breakages.

The company has received one report of a broken steerer. The incident did not result in injury.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Torch Apparel launched a bike helmet with integrated LED lights on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com two years ago. With pre-orders from Kickstarter supporters now filled, the company is looking to the dealer market for its future.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2014
The two frames being raffled.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Carbon fiber frame repair business Ruckus Composites will be raffling some leftover repaired frames to benefit charities.

The company said it often has a "dead pile" of broken frames that are dropped off and never picked up by their owners. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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