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Posted December 10, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is prepping to launch a new website that will go live Jan. 6. Leading up to the changeover, the distributor said it will have modified hours of operation and limited services. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — A management shakeup at Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has led to the ouster of Scott Dickey, president and CEO, and Steve Gintowt, chief financial officer. Two executives with extensive financial backgrounds have temporarily replaced them.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 10, 2013

LEVIS, Quebec, and BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Distributor Lambert is adding Fizik, Selle Royal WD-40 Bike and First Endurance to its selection of brands for the Canadian IBD market, effective early 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 10, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — British frame tubing maker Reynolds Technology Ltd has added a new U.S. distributor, Torch and File.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 10, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — In collaboration with Diamondback Bicycles, Jenson USA has awarded 20 BMX Session bicycles to students at Mark Twain Elementary in Riverside County, Calif.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 9, 2013
The trademark owner says Specialized's enforcement of the trademark was out of line

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle overstepped its bounds when it registered the Roubaix trademark in Canada and then tried to prevent a Calgary retailer from using the name, Advanced Sports International’s CEO told BRAIN on Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013
The R785 lever.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American has released MSRPs on its new 11-speed Ultegra Di2 group and its hydraulic road disc brakes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 9, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has closed its Dallas, Texas, facility as it restructures its warehouse network. It also will close warehouses in Rancho Dominguez, California, and Reynoldsburg, Ohio, within the month.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — A Canadian retailer says Specialized Bicycle is suing him over his use of the name Roubaix, which Specialized has trademarked in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Organizers of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows are debuting a new media event that will showcase women’s-specific products to non-endemic journalists June 10-12, 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 6, 2013

PARIS, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian Cyclist magazine has named Canada’s top bike shops via the results of its second-annual online readers’ choice survey.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Awards
Posted December 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Swarm, a startup that provides analytics and marketing tools for small and medium-sized retailers, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding, led by Icon Venture Partners.  

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IBD merchandise sales gained 3 percent in October over the same period in 2012, hitting $175 million according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 6, 2013

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima is getting behind an annual Portland-area toy drive by providing area outdoor companies with Yakima cargo boxes to fill with outdoor-related toys.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 6, 2013
Ben Powell

HOLSEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — Danish ceramic bearing maker CeramicSpeed has named Ben Powell as its U.S. aftermarket operations manager. Powell has worked with HED Cycling and will work out of Clermont, Florida, and Boulder, Colorado, as CeramicSpeed targets the U.S. market for the first time.

Posted in International
Posted December 5, 2013
NYCeWheels. BRAIN Photo.

NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Bert Cebular, founder of the NYCeWheels retail shop, died Wednesday in a paraglider accident, according to local news reports.

Cebular founded the shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 2001. It specializes in folding and electric bikes and scooters.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted December 5, 2013

HERCULES INLET, ANTARCTICA (BRAIN)—Utah retailer Daniel Burton has left his base camp in Antarctica in an attempt to be the first person to ride a bicycle to the South Pole. If he succeeds, he’ll cover 1,500 miles roundtrip from the coast inland to the pole and back.

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