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Posted November 26, 2012

With mixed emotions and expectations, retailers jumped into the Thanksgiving shopping weekend with Black Friday sales promotions that saw equally uneven results.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 26, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — We may not know what to call it, but the 650b/27.5-inch tire is not wishful thinking or hype: It's coming at the industry like a freight train.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 26, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Versa Capital Management LLC has purchased New Hampshire-based Eastern Mountain Sports, a 69-store retail chain.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 26, 2012
In a twist, the consumer show adds a trade-only day

ATHENS, GA (BRAIN) – Organizers of the Southeast Bike Expo say after a successful inaugural year they will hold the show again in February 2013, but are adding a day for dealers only.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 26, 2012

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike. 

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted November 26, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike is opening its door to the public next September, but just a crack. Organizers are testing the concept of a restricted consumer day where consumers would pay $50 in advance and register through local dealers before getting a badge as a retail VIP guest. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted November 26, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A recent European Parliament decision about electric bike regulation was lauded by some cyclists' advocacy groups and industry groups, but a retailer group, ETRA, slammed the decision on Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 26, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The outdoor industry is reaching out to the bike business to encourage sustainable practices in an effort to develop standards for equipment manufacturing before international regulators mandate such standards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 26, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers will be allowed into the Interbike trade show via a retailer invitation soon, according to an announcement by the show's organizers.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted November 26, 2012
Tim Jackson

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has named Tim Jackson as its new marketing manager. Jackson was previously brand manager of Masi Bicycles before becoming a product manager for ASI, and most recently marketing manager for Pivot Cycles/ BH Bikes USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Todd Grant as its vice president of global sales. He will manage inside, domestic and international sales. Grant will be based out of Niner’s Fort Collins, Colorado, office.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group projects that IBD sales for the year through September have reached more than $3 billion, up 7 percent compared with the same period in 2011.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 21, 2012

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced that its annual trade show will be held Sept. 8-10, 2013, in Montréal. After a year in Toronto, the show returns to Montréal for the next two years, and will fill the halls of the Palais des Congres de Montréal convention center.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 21, 2012

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America is planning a holiday toy drive and bike ride for Saturday, December 8, leaving from the company's offices here.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A bike is a bike is a bike, and a motorbike is something else. But where to draw the line between an electric bike and a motorbike is a thornier question.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 20, 2012

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (BRAIN) — “Custom” and “local” are the guiding forces at One of a Kind Cycle, a new boutique shop opening this week in Traverse City.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 20, 2012
Cantelearist heads sales for BMC in California; FSA bulks up European office; Still promoted at SmartEtailing

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — A few personnel changes in the bike industry this week.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2012

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — The Community Spoke, a bicycle co-op that provides free access to tools, parts and maintenance assistance, has closed indefinitely following a burglary in which thousands of dollars in bikes, tools and other shop supplies were lost. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 20, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Juergen Eckmann is stepping down as president of Pearl Izumi, the company announced Tuesday, after 11 years with the company. Eckmann will be replaced by Mike O'Connor, who is being promoted from vice president of consumer service, retail & distribution.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2012

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN) — No need to wait for Black Friday. Holiday shoppers with a cycling fan on their list can get started today thanks to The Robb Report's "21 Ultimate Gifts" issue.

Posted in International

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