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Posted September 6, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—John Rangel, Specialized’s vice president and chief financial officer, has left the company. Rangel accepted a CFO position with Tria Beauty, a consumer skincare products company, according to a press released issued Aug. 30 by Tria.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 6, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

Bob Martin has worked at the Brooks saddle factory outside Birmingham, England’s once gritty industrial heart, for 52 years.

Posted in International
Posted September 6, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

NEWBURY PARK, CA—Over the years, long lead times have changed the industry’s dynamics—and those lead times show no signs of getting shorter.

Posted in North America
Posted September 6, 2011

By Marc Sani

As long as retailers effectively manage preseason orders tied to supplier dating programs, the current ordering structure for bikes—coupled with summer-season dealer events—appears to work.

Posted in North America
Posted September 6, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, CA (BRAIN)—As the bike industry trade show season started heating up, SOAR Communications has picked up several new clients.

Posted in North America
Posted September 6, 2011

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley is now distributing Halo Headbands.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 6, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—From mayors to mass merchants to minority markets, organizers of the 2012 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) are including these topics in the agenda for the April 17 - 19, 2012 conference.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 6, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is adding a little friendly competition to its OutDoor Demo event with the Strava OutDoor Demo Challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted September 5, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—As a warm up for Interbike, Leisure Trends Group is hosting an informative webinar to discuss Cycling retail sales trends.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 5, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Move Sport, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, the exclusive distributor of Vredestein Two Wheel Tires for the United States and Canada, has named Johnny Halliday a sales rep for British Columbia, Stu Lungteign for Alberta, John Hunter and associates Jeff Cook and Laura Watson for Ontario, and Jean Marc

Posted in North America
Posted September 5, 2011

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has hired publishing veteran Robert Rex as advertising manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 5, 2011

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Tom Caldwell and Marisa Klein of Great Pacific Sales are Ibex Outdoor Clothing's new West Coast sales reps covering California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

Posted in North America
Posted September 5, 2011

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN) — Pedro's president and general manager Matt Simpson has decided to leave the company in mid-September.

He announced his departure in an email to friends and colleagues.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 1, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the insulated Polar Bottle, has added several new limited edition bottles to its online store.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has launched a new brand called 45North, a brand specific to cold-weather conditions.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 1, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI) is opening a new downtown location as part of the Indy Bike Hub YMCA.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 1, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Sales reps are often the forgotten souls of the bike industry, so Interbike is considering sponsoring the formation of a non-profit sales representative association.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 1, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Smart, a rectangular booth tucked away amid much more elaborate setups in one of Eurobike’s large trade halls, was a hive of activity Thursday morning as photographers jockeyed for optimal shooting position and a television crew conducted interviews.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about the component company’s plans to go public, saying the move would lay the financial foundation for future growth, improve transparency in the industry and ensure SRAM’s existing management would steer the compa

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2011

Bicycling magazine kicked off its 50th Anniversary with a VIP event at the Classic Car Club in NYC with cycling legend Eddy Merckx. Pictured (L-R) are Bicycling editor-in-chief Peter Flax, Eddy Merckx, Bicycling SVP/publishing director Chris Lambiase and Gita Sports marketing director Sandy Nicholls.

Posted in North America

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