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Posted September 11, 2012

AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — Santini U.S. is continuing to expand its sales force with new reps covering Pennsylvania, Florida and Southern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 11, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has selected the Top 100 and Gold Star retailers for 2012 and has invited this elite group to a special reception in their honor t

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN Top 100
Posted September 11, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN) — Bikerumor.com says its traffic continues to grow each month this year and its monthly pageview total topped 3 million in August.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 11, 2012

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Diadora will launch its bike, clothes and accessories line in the U.S. at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas next week.

The line is being introduced by Golden Viking Sports, a division of Canada-based INA International and the licensee of the Diadora brand in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 11, 2012

SOLANA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Newcomer WD-40 BIKE, the bike product subsidiary of WD-40 Company, is using cyclocross racing to gets its name established among cyclists this year. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 11, 2012

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles has signed a new Italian distributor, Releven SRL, which took over distribution for the U.S. brand on September 1. Releven replaces DSB.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 10, 2012

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Scott Oliver, former director of North American sales for bike at Easton-Bell Sports, is no longer with the company. His last day was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 10, 2012
Josh Patterson

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Josh Patterson, the former editor of Dirt Rag magazine, is joining Future Plc.'s Bike Radar U.S. team as a technical writer.


Patterson will officially start with BikeRadar on Monday, Sept. 17,  the first day of OutDoor Demo for Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted September 10, 2012
Bay Area agency adds Bell and Blackburn as clients

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Former ProTour mechanic and Velo magazine tech editor Nick Legan is joining the Dispach communications agency.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted September 10, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group is producing a webinar on Wednesday that will discuss trends in the U.S. speciality bike market.

Posted in North America
Posted September 10, 2012
Ray Keener

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Ray Keener will become executive director as well as marketing director of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, the organization announced Monday.

Keener will now fill both positions as outgoing executive director Maureen Waddington assists with the transition.

Posted in North America
Posted September 10, 2012

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN)—Most of Sky Yaeger's career in design and product development has required long and frequent flights to Taiwan, but her latest gig should keep her much closer to home.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Split Pivot, Inc., the suspension company founded by Dave Weagle, is suing Trek Bicycle for patent infringement involving a rear suspension design.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — When the Planet Bike Cup kicks off the biggest cyclocross series in the country in a few weeks, Trek Bicycle will have a major presence in the fast-growing sport for the first time.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America will distribute Selle Italia in the U.S. and Canada, the companies announced this week.

Vittoria Industries will handle all distribution, customer service, warehousing and marketing for North America starting October 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 7, 2012
Former Specialized and Trek manager joins Bluetooth communications brand

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Cardo, the maker of Bluetooth communications systems for cyclists, has hired Mike Abrams as its Eastern territory manager, and Brenda Lyons as a Western sales rep.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 6, 2012

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) — Gary Sjoquist, the director of QBP's advocacy program, has been elected to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is in Crested Butte. He will be officially inducted into the Hall at a ceremony during the Interbike show in Las Vegas later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards / Interbike
Posted September 6, 2012

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN) — Electric bike maker Currie Technologies is working with folding bike maker Dahon to introduce, you guessed it, an electric folding bike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 5, 2012
Action Outdoor & Bike organizers plan four shows for 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the first Action Outdoor & Bike Expo say their first show was a success and they are planning a series of four shows for 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 5, 2012

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta is introducing a line of stock frames, allowing dealers to put stock Serottas on their salesfloors or make them available for special order much more quickly than the company's custom frames.

Posted in North America

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