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Posted November 15, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes has launched a new online selling program that the company said will protect its current dealers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 15, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike, was recently named show director of the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show (SLTS). Emerald Expositions owns and operates SLTS, as well as Interbike, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 80 trade shows, conferences and summits.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2016
Cargo brand works with ShipEarly to deliver bikes through Yuba dealers.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes, maker of cargo bikes, is working with ShipEarly to deliver online bike sales through its network of dealers. Bikes purchased online now can be shipped to a Yuba dealer chosen by the consumer for build and pickup. It can be the closest or preferred shop the consumer selects.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 15, 2016
Company looking to omni-channel sales to compensate for reduced specialty retailer sales.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Sales of performance e-bikes continue to drive sales increases for Accell Group, the parent company of Raleigh, Diamondback, Haibike and other bike brands.

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 15, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — This week 11 women technicians will attend Trek's first ever Women's Expert Technician Course, offered at the company's Trek Certified Service facility here.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle is the new exclusive distributor of Cinelli USA bikes and frames, which were previously distributed by BTI.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 14, 2016
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KUNSHAN, China (BRAIN) — Jeffrey Winterkorn, SRAM’s vice president of global manufacturing, told employees at the company’s Kunshan factory Monday that closing the plant was a “difficult decision.” 

Posted in International
Posted November 14, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division is now shipping products introduced at Interbike this fall, including the SGY-PM9100 Series Dual Leg Power Meter, which is compatible with Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 cranks, and the SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit, which adds Pioneer's dual leg power meter to existi

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 14, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The global slump in bicycle sales, especially in the U.S. and China, has taken a toll on Giant's first three quarters of 2016 with overall revenue down 6.5 percent.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 14, 2016

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Eyewear and protective brands Shred and Slytech are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year and will complete a move from New Hampshire to Park City, Utah, this month.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler — a new online platform that will connect freelance bike mechanics with cyclists who need service — is the first title sponsor for the CCB Velotooler Continental Team, a developmental road team that has UCI Continental registration for the 2017 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Mobile bike apps / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 11, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Advocate Cycles is offering a specially-painted, limited edition Hayduke frame to be sold as a fundraiser for IMBA.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 11, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — "Overcoming Our Brutal Truths" is the theme of next year's Bicycle Leadership Conference here. Registration opened this week for the April 18-20 conference.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is devoting its next Industry Webinar to an examination of what the recent election means to bike infrastructure.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — George Eubanks has been appointed the CEO of the San Francisco-based Public bike brand. Eubanks succeeds founder Rob Forbes, who is stepping aside from his CEO role and will remain active as chairman of the board of Public.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 11, 2016

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Eliel, which began as a custom clothing supplier to teams and clubs, has now launched a wholesale custom clothing program for retailers who want to stock custom gear. The company said it is offering keystone pricing on custom gear in small runs to keep styles fresh in the stores.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles, a bike brand based here, is surveying its current and potential IBD customers about their wants and needs in the current market conditions. The company has posted a web survey on its site and inviting all retailers to chime in anonymously. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2016

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Early exhibitor registration is now open for the first Sea Otter Europe in Girona, which is planned for June 2-4 next year.

Posted in International Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While it remains to be seen what impact the presidential election will have on the industry long term, many local counties and states were given the green light to move ahead with funding for new bike facilities.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2016
Global sales decline for the quarter and year to date.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear maker Leatt Corporation is seeing strong growth in the U.S. market this year, with sales up 33 percent in the third quarter and 19 percent for the year to date. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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