SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Northern California chain Mike’s Bikes is set to open its 10th store in April, offering an especially cozy atmosphere for shoppers: The shop’s customer waiting area will include a fireplace left over from the building’s previous incarnation as a restaurant.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Revenue and income for CamelBak and Fox Racing Shox were up last year, according to year-end earnings reported by parent company Compass Diversified Holdings.
MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)—Sales in Dorel’s recreation and leisure segment climbed 11 percent to $861.8 million in 2011, accounting for 36 percent of its overall business.
Tim Johnson ride to raise $100K for advocacy • First Bike Expo New York shaping up • Cobalt Commerce offers discount to TBC members • Specialized dealers launch women’s ride day
Tim Johnson ride to raise $100K for advocacy
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 8 2012 3:00 PM MT—Change is afoot in the U.S. market, and a statistical analysis prepared for the annual A-Team meeting during the Taipei Cycle show Thursday offered a hint of what suppliers and retailers should consider over the next few years.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling is introducing a wheel demo rebate program, Ride2Decide, exclusively in the U.S. market effective Friday, March 9. The move is an extension of the high-end wheel maker’s U.S. dealer-direct distribution model launched in September.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 7 2012 1:54 PM MT—Encouraged by a new trade agreement that eliminates duties on bikes and parts shipped across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwanese exporters are betting on future business in China.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN)—Marking its 40th anniversary, South Dakota retailer Two Wheeler Dealer moved its Rapid City store to a new, 4,900-square-foot location and reopened as a Specialized elite-level store.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports net sales hit $834.9 million last year, an increase over $772.8 million of sales it had in 2010. For the year, gross margin remained at 34 percent.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI is set to enter two new markets, with plans to open a store in San Antonio, Texas, this fall and its first Florida location, in Jacksonville in spring 2013.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 2:58 PM MT—Tony Lo was optimistic about Taiwan’s export business on the eve of Taipei Cycle, Asia’s largest trade show. (Click on link above to download the PDF newsletter from Taipei Cycle.)
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 1:31 PM MT—Giant Bicycle is the latest company to sign on with Vendor-Link Cycling, a partnership it expects will help improve its lead times and fulfillment with access to real-time sell-through data from the Los Altos, California, software compa
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 1:26 PM MT—They say what’s bad for snow sports retailers is good for bike retailers.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012 9:16 PM MT—Taipei’s international airport bustled with industry folks flying in from the U.S. and Europe Monday night in advance of the annual Taipei Cycle show, which kicks off Wednesday in Taiwan’s capital city.
Lambert to distribute Clif Bar and Muc-Off • Dahon launches new website
LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) Mar 5, 2:25 PM MT—Canadian distributor Lambert has added Clif Bar and Muc-off to its product mix.
LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Mar 5, 10:30 AM MT—Andy Tompkins has joined Vendor-Link Cycling as vice president of supplier sales and account management.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012 MT—Bicycling magazine is making its most ambitious foray yet into digital publishing with the launch of its annual Buyer’s Guide.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012—Not only shop employees, but Ikon Cycles’ owner Adrian Moore, Beth Annon-Lovering, the owner of B&L Bike Shop and her daughter Christy, and no doubt other shop owners, visited the North American Handmade Bicycle Show during its 9 to 11 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 2 2012 05:18 PM MT—Curtis Odom, the man and the brand, focuses on custom, vintage-looking, highly polished hubs.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 2 2012 04:23 PM MT— Cycle Designs co-owner Wade Barocsi purchased the tubing business of Protube last December and is relaunching the business under Acel brand name.