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Posted November 9, 2011

COVINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Specialty Bike Expo, a new trade show set to take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, has been tabled. Organizer Jim Keefe said that while a good number of retailers and suppliers signed up to exhibit or attend, it wasn’t enough to make it a worthwhile event.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 9, 2011

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC’s Andy Rihs and e-bike brand Stromer’s Thomas Binggeli have joined their companies under one banner, International Sport Holding (ISH). In doing so, the pair hope to give Swiss technology and manufacturing a boost in the international market.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 9, 2011

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports reported double-digit growth in sales of Easton-branded wheels and components during the third quarter. Sales of its Giro cycling shoes were also strong, the company said in its latest earnings report.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 9, 2011

TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations is now a part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), which runs 840 businesses in 57 countries and is one of the nation’s largest companies.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 8, 2011

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar for its members led by industry consultant Jay Townley on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 8, 2011

BOULDER, CO; PORTLAND, OR; NORTHFIELD, VT (BRAIN)—Product Architects, maker of the Polar insulated water bottle, has expanded its sales and accounting staff with the hire of Mike Goldberg as sales associate and Montana Marsden as accounting manager. The company now employs 34 full-time staff.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2011

NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN)—Bike New York has announced plans to launch a new bike expo in New York City next May 3-5, just prior to the 2012 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 8, 2011

TULSA, OK (BRAIN)—918XC.com, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, bicycle shop and e-commerce site specializing in 29er mountain bikes, has entered into a merger agreement with Austin, Texas, retailer Hammerhead Bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 8, 2011

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings posted growth through the third quarter for Fox Racing Shox and CamelBak, according to an earnings report it filed Tuesday. Compass is parent company of both brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—After close to 15 years with Specialized Bicycle Components, John “JT” Thompson has resigned from his position as director of U.S. sales, according to an email that went out to dealers Monday evening.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2011

POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Fresh off its debut event, the Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Tradeshow has scheduled its second edition for Oct. 26-28, 2012, at Southern California’s Pomona Fairplex.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 7, 2011

WINDSOR, CO (BRAIN)—Jett is trading its old digs in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, for a new 3,000-square-foot office and warehouse space just down the road in Windsor. The company supplies Jett mountain bike apparel and Declare custom apparel.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Tom and John Black, brothers and partners in Velocity Rims, will begin manufacturing in Jacksonville, Florida, in February 2012. Velocity’s current production facility in Brisbane, Australia, will cease operations by the end of this month.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has hired Steve Frothingham as web editor. He starts Dec. 1.

Frothingham is currently editor of VeloNews.com. His last day with Competitor Group, Inc., owner of the news website and Velo magazine, is Nov. 18.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 7, 2011

TAORMINA, Sicily (BRAIN)—Campagnolo capped 20 years of research, development and engineering Monday with the unveiling of its long awaited 11-speed electronic drivetrain during a media launch in Taormina, a seaside village in the shadow of Sicily’s towering Mt. Etna.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Chris King Precision Components announced a partnership with Saddleback to distribute its sealed hub sets in the UK market.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 6, 2011

CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Consumer-direct brand Airborne Bicycles announced that 2012 pricing will be below 2011 pricing, yet with no reduction in spec, according to the company.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong and the SRAM Cycling Fund are teaming up on a new campaign to fast-track the installation of safe bike facilities in U.S. cities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2011

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Ride On Cable Systems has changed its distribution model in the U.S., adding Quality Bicycle Products, Trek, Giant, BTI, Hawley, Security and Downeast as distributors. Previously, the company sold its products directly to dealers via Gore Direct Sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 6, 2011

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM public relations manager Morgan Meredith has left the parts giant to become publisher of Bike and Paved magazines. He starts Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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