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Posted June 7, 2011
FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists will now begin offering Gore Ride-On products to its dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's new rechargeable light line has more than doubled the light output over previous year's product offerings.

In addition to its high LED outputs, the company revealed a new entry-level series rounding out the entire line of commuter products.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 7, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems will be opening the new Santa Ynez regional training center on the central coast of California on June 27.

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The QBP Shock Treatment Center (STC) has achieved certification as an official Cane Creek authorized service center for Double Barrel rear shocks.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2011
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—GU Energy Labs, will move its corporate operations to a new facility on June 13, offering 50 percent greater square footage.

And while the new digs significantly expand the sports nutrition company’s capabilities, it doesn’t mean abandoning their Berkeley roots.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2011
BOULDER, CO—Former Veltec Sports executive Hugh Walton has taken over distribution of Vredestein Two Wheel Tires in the U.S. and Canada through Move Sport, Inc., a company founded by his wife three years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has created Whisky, a parts brand offering carbon forks, handlebars, seat posts and bottle cages. Whisky will roll out a series of unidirectional-carbon cross, mountain and road forks in late July and early August. The lineup will include disc-specific cyclocross forks.
Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 6, 2011
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Fitness and bicycle retailers alike are circling September 14-16 on their calendars in preparation to attend the 2011 Health+Fitness Business Expo (HFB), held in conjunction with the Interbike International Expo at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 6, 2011
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Tyler Meyers to head up its global OEM sales. Meyers, formerly with Shimano American, takes over the position from longtime Hayes employee Len Cabaltera, who left the company on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Long-time Hincapie Sportswear marketing director Steve Baker is leaving the company in June to pursue new opportunities personally and professionally.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson has exited the company, according to sources close to the matter. Chief marketing officer Cindy Marshall has also left the company.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Downtown Philly shops visited on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour attributed much of their success to finding the right real estate.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 5, 2011
"The process of going to court and paying that very high fine doesn't seem appropriate for bicyclists."

—Russell Reinhart, Huntington Beach Police Lt., in regards to the city offering a bike traffic school for cycling lawbreakers. Click on link to read full LA Times story.
Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired three new employees, while bolstering its manufacturing capabilities.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2011
TORRANCE, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Domahidy, co-­founder of Niner Bikes, has left the company.

Chris Sugai and Domahidy first conceived of the 29ers‐only company on their regular Wednesday evening ride and remain friends. The company was founded in 2004.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 3, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Tyler Meyers, Shimano American’s national sales manager for OEM sales, has resigned from his position.

Meyers’ last day was Tuesday. He has accepted a new position in the industry, but is bound by a confidentiality agreement against discussing the job until the move is official.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, stores in New Jersey have achieved longtime success with strong customer relationships that cross generations.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 2, 2011
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—On March 26, Soma Fabrications and its parent company The Merry Sales Co., pledged to donate 10 percent of its net sales of all Japanese made products to aid in Japan's disaster recovery.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news
Posted June 2, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will now carry Cycles Devinci models in select markets across the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 2, 2011
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Scott Wilson for the newly created eastern region field marketing position for the Bicycle Division, USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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