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Posted May 14, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 11:40 AM MT—Trade show producer Interbike has hired Justin Gottlieb as director of communications and public relations, effective this Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted May 14, 2012

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 11:14 AM MT—Construction is under way on Velodrome Suisse, a CHF 15 million ($16 million) track, sports hall and training center planned next door to BMC’s Swiss headquarters in Grenchen.

Posted in International
Posted May 14, 2012

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 8:29 AM MT—German component maker Syntace has added two new U.S. distributors; its U.S. agent also is now importing frames from Liteville, a mountain bike brand owned by Syntace.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 8:25 AM MT—Flying Pigeon LA is packing up its city and cargo bikes and moving down the road to a new location next to a popular café that co-owner Josef Bray-Ali sees as a better fit for his business.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2012

Bikes Belong hires new marketing manager • Scott apologizes for shortage of popular models • Dahon tightens pricing policy

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2012

ALCOBENDAS, Spain (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 1:53 AM MT—Spanish brand BH opened the doors to its first-ever concept store last week in the Rio Norte Business Park in Alcobendas just north of Madrid.

Posted in International
Posted May 11, 2012

Trek names new marketing personnel • Bianchi plans presence at Tour of California • Atlantic City trade shows join forces

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2012

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) Friday May 11 2012 10:16 AM MT—Dorel Industries’ bike division posted its best quarter ever in the first three months of 2012 as IBD sales increased in the U.S., Europe and Japan, the company said in an earnings press release issued Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 11, 2012

FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN) Friday May 11 2012 10:00 AM MT—Ben Capron, a former marketing director at Specialized Bicycle, is the new CEO of Osmo Nutrition, a sports nutrition company offering specific drink formulas for hydration, nutrition and recovery.

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2012

Bike festival to honor late retailer Hughes • People for Bikes hits milestone • 130 events planned for CycloFemme

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 11:57 AM MT—Bicycle Technologies International and SmartEtailing are launching BTI Sync, which combines BTI's catalog with SmartEtailing's product library, allowing subscribing dealers to display the results in their websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 10, 2012

What slump? Ski show sells out • Gates Carbon Drive sponsors mountain bike team • Tern sponsors London folding bike race • QBP's outdoor division offers Gibbon slackline product

Posted in North America
Posted May 10, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 10:23 AM MT—Shimano's 2013 Direct Mount rear derailleur option won't hit retail sales floors until early this fall, but the company already is responding to criticism from consumers who are concerned about a design offering an alternative to a

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 10, 2012

As middle-class incomes rise and consumerism abounds, Western brands feel out future opportunity in the fast-changing country.

By Nicole Formosa

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted May 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 10:00 AM MT—Quality Bicycle Products is recalling about 1,100 Salsa Minimalist racks because the mounting straps can break.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted May 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 9:59 AM MT—Through March this year suppliers imported 312,306 more bikes compared with the same period last year, with kids' bikes categories making big gains, according to figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 9, 2012

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 5:59 PM MT—Serotta has entered into a partnership agreement with financial services firm Bradway Capital to accelerate the handcrafted bike manufacturer’s research, design and production.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted May 9, 2012

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox’s first-quarter sales totaled $45.7 million, up 6.5 percent from $42.9 million in the same quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 9, 2012

Scott Sports partners with Vendor-link • Public Bikes to open pop-up store • VeloPress offers NA edition of Slaying the Badger • Shimano T.E.C. offers employee purchase program • Brooks offers limited edition saddle

Posted in North America
Posted May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 10:47 AM MT—Americans want to maintain or increase funding for biking and working projects, according to a new study funded by the America Bikes advocacy group.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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