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Posted October 30, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Jenson USA will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first brick-and-mortar store this Saturday. The festivities are scheduled to take place at the company’s superstore in Corona, California.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 30, 2013

ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN) — Recumbent maker Catrike said it has recently invested $150,000 in its production facility as it gears up for growth in 2014.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 30, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Mad Fiber has shut down its Seattle factory and, according to several sources, may be headed for bankruptcy.

The carbon fiber wheel maker was merged with the Divine Cycling Group earlier this year. DCG’s current connection to Mad Fiber is unclear.

Posted in North America
Posted October 29, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — At last Wednesday’s cyclocross practice at Marymoor Velodrome, a handful of riders — including some BRAIN staffers and a few industry insider types — got the chance to try a new suspension seatpost on the facility’s somewhat bumpy grass surface.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 29, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — Bar Fly’s line of mounts for cycling devices will now be distributed in Australia through an exclusive agreement with FE Sports.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 29, 2013

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies has named Ian Ferguson its new aftermarket sales director. Slidepad Technologies manufactures the Slidepad single-lever braking system.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2013

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Todson is working with Brand Protection Agency to monitor and enforce its new MAP policy, which goes into effect Friday for the company's OnGuard and Topeak brands.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Hawley will become Swobo's exclusive U.S. distributor effective Friday, Nov. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 28, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Armando “Mondo” Aguilera as the brand's new territory representative for Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho; the brand also has hired James Scriven as senior graphic designer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2013

SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling journalist Patrick Brady has won a silver medal in the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for the piece "My Day With Ilya," which ran in Peloton magazine. Brady is a contributor to Peloton and is publisher of RedKitePrayer.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Awards
Posted October 28, 2013

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — New Mexico distributor BTI is now distributing protective gear from Leatt Corp.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 28, 2013

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Two former Giant employees are launching a consumer event at a location that would be a first for the industry—adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier. 

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 25, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (BRAIN) – Highway Two, the joint venture sales and distribution company owned by Continental Tire and Selle Royal, has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2013
The gang celebrated the tour's completion at Gas Works Park, site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The chilly third and final day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle started and ended in a shroud of fog, giving us a true taste of late fall in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 24, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Spooky Kross, part of L.A. Bike Fest weekend, returns this year to the Fairplex Stadium Complex in Pomona, California, Oct. 26. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to take part in cyclocross races.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 24, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, Mavic’s parent company, posted a 1 percent growth in sales in the third quarter to $841 million (608.9 million euros). But the company said its 5 percent growth target for the full year remains on track.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 24, 2013
But they continue to bring down inventory to manageable levels.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Shipments of bikes to U.S. retailers in September took a bigger dip than anticipated, down 4.9 percent in dollars and 11.9 percent in units compared to the same month last year, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in North America

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