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Posted September 18, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Distribution giant Quality Bicycle Products filed a lawsuit late last week against competitor Sinclair Imports, online retailer Bike Baron and Lance Donnell, principal of both companies, alleging unfair competition, patent and copyright infringement and civil conspiracy.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike / Distributor news
Posted September 18, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV(BRAIN) — Showers Pass co-president Ed Dalton has sold his interest in the Portland-based cycling apparel maker to business partner and co-president Kyle Ranson, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic have announced dates for the 23rd annual event next year. The race and consumer expo will be held April 18-21 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. The event typically hosts more than 350 exhibitors showing nearly 600 brands. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted September 18, 2012
Fee returns to brand to manage US and Canadian operations

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — David Fee is returning to Yakima Products after a roughly one-year absence from the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 18, 2012

MENDHAM, N.J.  (BRAIN) — The owner of Van Dessel, a small bike brand best known on the East Coast for it cyclocross bikes, is looking for an investing partner or a buyer.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 18, 2012
BTAC appoints Bill Yetman executive director

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has appointed Bill Yetman as its new executive director. Yetman is replacing Janet O'Connell-Bauer, who is moving on after 12 years with the association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 18, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Polar is introducing a new all-in-one training computer that includes GPS and heart rate functions. Polar claims it's one of the lightest and slimmest integrated GPS training devices on the market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2012
Record-setting year likely, according to BPSA/Leisure Trends data.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — August sales at independent bicycle dealers were up 6 percent over the same month last year, marking the biggest August in at least four years, according to preliminary data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Topline RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted September 18, 2012

MADRID, Spain — Two bike events with contrasting objectives took place this past weekend in Madrid, which caused some exhibitors to make a decision between the two.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 17, 2012

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — When the White House calls, even the King of Headsets has to respond.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2012

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — It was not all retailers (and media) at the Interbike OutDoor Demo on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2012

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — The 2012 Interbike Expo got underway Monday with the opening of the Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon a few miles from Las Vegas.

Nearly 100 exhibitors showed their wares and many made bikes and accessories available for tests on nearby roads and trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — The first cyclocross world championships to be held outside Europe will take place in Louisville early next year and some new industry suppliers and organizations are lining up to support the historic event.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Stages, a Boulder, Colorado-based supplier to the fitness industry, is introducing a power meter that mounts on a left crank arm and retails for hundreds less than some other power-measuring options.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 14, 2012
The Interbike App dashboard

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Interbike is offering two mobile downloads with tools to help showgoers stay organized at next week's show.

The show's interactive app is available for iOS, Andriod and Blackberry devices. The app includes maps, exhibitor lists and calendars of seminars and other events, plus some social features with Twitter, Facebook and a Interbike "friends" feature.

Posted in North America Tagged Mobile bike apps / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 14, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycles is making "a strategic investment" in Boulder-based Retül, a company that has developed a bike fitting system that uses a three- dimensional motion-capture system, and a dynamic adjustable fit bike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 14, 2012
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles has hired industry vet Nick Ramey as its national accounts manager. Ramey will be overseeing Yeti's sales rep firms with a focus on the Rocky Mountain territory.
 
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Where the Trail Ends, a mountain biking movie three years in the making, will make its premiere Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.

The movie focuses on five freeriders as they seek out new riding terrain around the world, from Argentina to the Gobi Desert and beyond.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing / Interbike
Posted September 13, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — There has been no corporate take over of one the bike industry's most independent publishers. But Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines have a new parent company, called Rotating Mass Media LTD.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 13, 2012
Inifinit wholesale drink mix bundle

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition entered the endurance nutrition market seven years ago with an unusual approach — the company's website allows athletes to customize the ingredients in their drink mix.

Posted in North America

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