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Posted August 4, 2009

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN)—Finish Line Technologies has appointed Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) as its exclusive Canadian distributor.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx 2009 is ready to rip this Saturday, and will kick off the celebration of all two-wheeled addictions as the Bike Expo, Demo and Tech Zones open to the public in the morning and the Dual Slalom racers go head to head in the afternoon.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 4, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has acquired the assets of Sydney-based Gemini Bicycles for US $2.2 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 3, 2009

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is accepting nominations for the 2009 bike industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascents awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 3, 2009

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Starting in mid-September, Lambert will be the Canadian distributor of Pedro’s.

Posted in North America
Posted August 3, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has opened up buyer attendee and exhibitor registration for Outdoor Demo East. Qualified buyers and exhibitors can register by clicking on link.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 3, 2009

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—The first three containers of Focus bikes destined for the U.S. market are on the water now, said Scott Rittschof, president of Focus Bicycles USA. Rittschof, who is launching the U.S. subsidiary for the German bike brand, will take delivery of its first shipment Aug. 15.

Posted in North America
Posted August 3, 2009

"We've sold 600,000 cases of Cycles Gladiator wines in 50 states, as well as 20 countries around the world, including sales in the state of Alabama for 3 years, and not received one single consumer complaint."

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—In recent wind tunnel testing, Speedplay has discovered the aerodynamic importance of pedal choice.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 31, 2009

BELLINGHAM, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply and KHS Bicycles have begun distributing Softride Bike Racks.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kempter Marketing Inc (KMI) has entered into a long term deal with Lapierre bikes to be the exclusive Canadian distributors of the France based bike brand.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Giant introduced a new range of stems, seatposts and handlebars this week representing the company’s first foray into the component business.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 31, 2009

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

PORTLAND, OR—Slate Olson never wants to ride a gravel road again.

Through the Rapha Continental, the performance apparel company’s pursuit of the most epic rides across the country, he has handled enough gravel descents to last a lifetime.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

BY MARC SANI

ASPEN, CO—Last summer Michael Wamtler sold $79,000 worth of Storck bicycles in one week.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SUN VALLEY, ID—Dealers can expect more value-driven, price-conscious options for 2010 if product displayed at PressCamp is an indication.

Exhibitors at the June media event showed product in line with a more conservative approach toward consumer spending.

Posted in North America
Posted July 30, 2009

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica sales were up 3.5 percent in the second quarter due in large part by the performance of Ray-Ban and Oakley.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 30, 2009

KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles emphasized weight and rigidity in its 2010 line of full suspension mountain bikes, which includes three new long-travel aluminum frame sets and two new short-travel carbon fiber bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 30, 2009

DUBLIN, Ireland (BRAIN)—The cycling equipment industry has formed the Global Organization of Cycling Equipment Manufacturers (GOCEM) with the objective of providing a unified voice for the cycling industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted July 30, 2009

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA has hired multi-time mountain bike champion and Olympian Ruthie Matthes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 30, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Participants of the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market are optimistic about the opportunities for the outdoor recreation market and are committed to weathering the economic challenges together.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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