BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist John Wilcockson is leaving Velo magazine for the Move Press title Peloton. Patrick O'Grady, a part-time web editor and cartoonist for Velo and VeloNews.com, also has left the organization.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has bought the components and accessories brand Syncros from Ritchey Design, Scott and Ritchey announced Tuesday.
Scott said the brand, most recently known for its downhill mountain biking products, will be expanded into the road and cross-country markets.
LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing's new website is now configured for both consumer-direct and IBD sales.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' offices are closed Monday in observation of the New Year. News coverage will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Our entire staff wishes you a safe and healthy start to 2012.
By Nicole Formosa
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Uncertainty over economic stability in Europe has Taiwanese manufacturers in wait-and-see mode as 2012 orders dip from suppliers in its most important export market.
More electronics, 11-speed coming to road, while SRAM stays true to mechanical
By Matt Wiebe and Nicole Formosa
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Top-end road bikes for model year 2013 will be spiffed up by new drivetrain innovations working their way through the product pipeline.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
By Toby Hill
Hermes Sport staffs up as product line grows • Still time to register for Park tech summit • Houston launches bike share program • Bike expo planned for Georgia
Mike Sinyard's letter to retailers this week regarding Amazon's Price Check App is escalating an industry-wide conversation and examination of the interaction between brick-and-mortar stores and the many alternate retailing channe
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cateye USA president Thomas Prehn went on an Amazon buying spree of sorts last spring and summer. He has an office full of receipts and packages to prove it.
"I was probably Amazon's best Cateye customer," Prehn said Thursday.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!).
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—China is playing an increasingly important role for Merida as the Taiwan manufacturer reported significant rises in units sold and revenue generated in the country during the first 11 months of the year.
BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—When All Spoked Up partner Matt Knowles first saw the building that would house his new bike shop, he knew right away his business had found a home.
WOODLAND HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery is looking to help customers stick to their New Year’s riding resolutions—and sell a few extra bikes in the process.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)— Specialized president Mike Sinyard is warning the company’s retailers to beware of Amazon.com’s incursions into the bike market.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Collins Cycle Shop is seeking industry participants for the inaugural Eugene Bike Fair, aimed at connecting job seekers in the Pacific Northwest with human resources representatives from cycling companies.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!). Part 2 will be published here on Thursday.
FREDERICK, MD (BRAIN)—Having outgrown its previous location, The Bicycle Escape relocated this month to a larger space that opens up new possibilities for the 6-year-old retailer.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference, which will be held April 17-19 in Monterey, is looking for presenters who can participate in a session titled "Reaching Hidden Markets: Some Great Ideas...Fast!"
Dutch conglomerate Pon, which recently bought Derby Cycle, has agreed to 'a financing arrangement' with Cervélo and has retained an exclusive option to purchase the Canadian company.
Cervélo announced the agreement late Friday on its website: