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Posted June 6, 2017

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Quad Lock, an Australian based brand, has announced J&B Importers as a distribution partner for their smartphone cycling mounts in the U.S.

J&B will provide nationwide sales and support for Quad Lock from its 11 fulfillment centers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 5, 2017

MONTARGIS, France (BRAIN) — After more than three years in development, Hutchinson Tires has launched its ElevenStorm compound, which the company is now using for its Fusion 5 tubeless-ready Galactik race, Performance and All Season road models.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 5, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — An article that popped up on a Chinese website that covers venture capital investment caused a stir last week. It reported that Ofo, a Chinese bike sharing company, was looking to purchase Giant Manufacturing.

Posted in International
Posted June 5, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Canadian sporting goods distributor Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. has acquired British Columbia-based cycling distributor NRG Enterprises.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 5, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Following the opening of BTI's new distribution center in Reno, Nevada, on May 1, the company is now debuting a revamped version of its suspension and disc brake repair center at the facility.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2017

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Starting this month J&B Importers is distributing the complete Maxima Racing Oils Bike line from all 11 of its distribution centers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 5, 2017

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — The first Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show closed its doors Sunday after three days, claiming 30,000 visitors and more than 4,000 registered athletes.

Posted in International
Posted June 2, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with its sister trade show, RFID Journal LIVE!, to offer the bike industry a seminar on RFID technology at this year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 2, 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Leaders of two of the largest bike brands are speaking out publicly about President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Posted in International
Posted June 2, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman, the owner of the Ironman triathlon brand and related holdings, has acquired Competitor Group Holdings, Inc., which owns the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and media titles including VeloNews, Women's Running, Triathlete, and Competitor. CGI also owns the Race IT event registration service.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2017
Doppelt Fund grants are designed to fill financial gaps.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has awarded over $100,000 in grants through its Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, which supports small, regional projects that are vital to trail systems but often fall through the cracks of traditional funding streams.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 2, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has appointed Jason Brown as the director of North America sales for Sugoi and Dennis Kim as the director of marketing for Sugoi. Both will report to Ian Domaas, Sugoi's vice president and general manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Perry Kramer, whose initials are immortalized in SE Bike's PK Ripper BMX model, is returning to the brand, which is now owned by ASI.

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Mike Mercuri and Jeff Shupe — two of SRAM's six co-founders — are transitioning into new roles at the component brand. Both are celebrating 30 years with the brand this year.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stock market has been on the upswing in the last year, but many publicly traded companies in the bike business have had a tougher time as sluggish sales and excess inventory took a toll.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 31, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct-to-consumer electric bike company, has joined Velofix's bike delivery program, Velofix Direct. Consumers now have the option of having their new e-bike assembled, tuned, and delivered by a Velofix mobile service provider, where available.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service / Electric bike
Posted May 31, 2017

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group, a retail sales and management training firm specializing in bike, outdoor, running, ski, flyfishing and photography, is providing its GEAR bike training online. The company has teamed up with Myagi, an online training website.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 31, 2017
Photo from Crested Butte's 401 Trail by Trent Bona.

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association is using a mobile app to promote its vast trail network and encourage mountain bikers to try out all 750 miles of trails in the area.

Posted in North America
Posted May 31, 2017
Updated with services information.

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Sean Weide, a longtime press officer and communications manager for pro road racing teams, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was 49.

Posted in North America
Posted May 30, 2017
New exhibitors include Campy, Zipp and Pivot.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has decided to pull out of next month's Bike PressCamp, saying it's too busy to participate this year. 

Organizers of the PressCamp noted that several new brands — including Campagnolo, Zipp and Pivot — have recently decided to attend the event, however.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp

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