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Posted October 2, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
The Spy Screw

CARSLBAD, CA—Outside the entrance of Spy Optic, the wetsuits and towels slung over the railing along the handicap-accessible ramp are the first sign that this is a company where the employees live what they’re selling. The commuter bikes racked up inside the lobby are the second.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted October 1, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Two Rocky Mountain-area sales rep groups are merging their territories and lines, the principals announced this week.
 
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2012
Babici's Hibrido winter jersey features removable sleeves.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Babici, a relatively new high-end road cycling clothing line based in Australia, is coming to shore in the U.S. next season. The brand's exclusive U.S. online retailer will be Competitive Cyclist; the company also will be looking to sell to independent bike dealers.

Posted in International
Posted October 1, 2012
Lighting company recognized for its domestic manufacturing
(Left to right): Princeton Tec founder Bill Stephens; grandson, William Stephens; company president, Hal Stephens and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (BRAIN) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited Princeton Tec's headquarters here last week to commend the lighting company for its commitment to domestic manufacturing and sourcing.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2012

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc. has hired the Moxie Northwest rep group to represent is line to the bike marketing in the Northwest region.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2012
Paul Component Engineering addition

CHICO, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Component Engineering has begun construction on a 2,000-square-foot addition to its factory, increasing its square footage by 50 percent.

The company said the addition was necessitated by 21 percent average annual growth over the last five years.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2012

CLEARWATER, FL (BRAIN) — Gary Keener brings 30 years of industry experience to his new full-service store, The Path Bicycle & Ride Shop, set to open Monday in Clearwater, Florida.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 1, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Effective january 1, Matthias Reinacher will become managing director of Pearl Izumi Europe, the company announced Monday. Reinacher is currently the senior brand manager of the Shimano-owned company.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 1, 2012
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
A drawing of Park' Tool's new building

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — After 15 years in its current location, Park Tool is moving to larger digs. The Minnesota bike tool maker recently broke ground on a new factory and warehouse that it will build up over the fall and have up and running by January.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted September 28, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — A year after overhauling its retail strategy, boutique road bike seller Glory Cycles of Greenville, South Carolina, is opening a second location across the country in Seattle, Washington.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 28, 2012
The Focus Ag2R team bike.

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles is returning to the WorldTour with a three-year agreement to sponsor France's Ag2r-La Mondiale team. The brand will be the technical sponsor of the team, which will ride a new Izalco Team SL model for the 2013 season.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 27, 2012
The new Medina store.

MEDINA, OH (BRAIN)—Century Cycles marks its 20th anniversary Thursday with the opening of a new flagship store a few doors away from the retailer’s original location in Medina, Ohio.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 27, 2012
Scott also buys Garmont's LifeLink division

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Scott USA and Garmont USA will merge U.S. distribution operations, the companies announced this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 27, 2012

APPLETON, WI (BRAIN) — Road Warrior Sports, maker of a lightweight, aerodynamic sport trailer, announced this week that Marc Cutilletta has joined the company as the Rocky Mountain Region sales rep.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 27, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong awarded $1,000 grants at Interbike to two retailers and one retailer program who participated in the group's "Build More Than Bicycles" challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted September 27, 2012

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Reynolds Cycling is enacting a minimum advertised pricing policy. The company also has launched a new pricing and pre-book program and hired a new domestic sales manager, Travis Erwin.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 27, 2012
Dan and Christine Thornton from Top 100 Dealer Free-Flite Bicycles at the Top 100 Awards in Las Vegas last week.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will include detailed profiles on its Top 100 and Gold Star retailers in a special section in its November edition.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted September 26, 2012
The Suplest Subzero Street Racing Carbon

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN) — Serfas is distributing Swiss high-end shoe brand Suplest in the U.S., the company has announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 26, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Opus Bicycles, a Canadian brand, had its entrance into the U.S. market at Interbike marred by the theft of its Prime 1 29er from the show.

Opus' Chris Dimmick said the $5,300 MSRP bike was taken overnight before the final day of the show, last Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 26, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycle Sports Shop of Austin, Texas, was honored at Interbike last week with The North Face Never Stop Exploring Award, which recognizes specialty dealers for strengthening their communities by encouraging outdoor exploration.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / Interbike

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