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Posted August 2, 2012

Shimano gives birthday group to shop employee • Hydrapak hires Tracey Brown and works with True North • Yakima makes Whispbar separate brand • OR show offers live web show

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 2, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)— Yakima Products has expanded the territory covered by one of its sales rep groups, Rocky Mountain Rep Group. Effective Wednesday, Rocky Mountain will represent Yakima in Colorado and New Mexico, as well as Utah and Wyoming.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 2, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market are considering a one-day date shift for the 2013 show, they announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 2, 2012

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) Thursday August 2 2012 2:20 PM MT—The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has announced the Inductee Class of 2012.

Tagged Awards
Posted August 2, 2012

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) Thursday August 2 2012 2:17 PM MT—Mavic sales inched up 2 percent in the second quarter of the year according to an earnings report released Thursday by its parent company, Amer Sports.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 2, 2012

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has sent amended dealer agreements to select retailers asking they stop selling certain competing brands.

Posted in North America
Posted August 2, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Thursday August 2 2012 8:25 AM MT—Derby Cycle opens its doors to 5,000 retailers and guests from around the world Thursday as it kicks off its annual house show at its headquarters in the northern German town of Cloppenburg.

Posted August 2, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday August 2 2012 7:12 AM MT—Outdoor Retailer, one of the sports industry’s biggest shows, opened its doors Thursday with more than 20,000 retailers, media and visitors expected here over the next four days.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 1, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—While the average retail price of bikes was up 3 percent, unit sales dipped 4 percent in June, according to RetailTRAK data from Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 1, 2012

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Sales in the outdoor and fitness markets helped lead Garmin, Ltd. to a 7 percent increase in total revenue in its second quarter, to $718 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 1, 2012

SAN PIETRO di STABIO, Switzerland (BRAIN)Assos is restructuring its global online retailers to form a new network called AID, short for Assos Internet Dealer.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 31, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)It was just a matter of time.

After organizers of the Interbike Expo hired former pro downhill champion Leigh Donovan as an account executive, a downhill race during the show's annual OutDoor Demo was a no-brainer.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 31, 2012

LONDON, England (BRAIN) Tuesday July 31 2012 4:16 PM MT—U.K.-based Future plc, the publisher of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com and other titles, saw online revenue grow 30 percent in its third quarter, which ended June 30.

Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 31, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Monday August 1 2012—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is seeking retailers to participate on its 2012-13 State of Retail panel.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 31, 2012
Amid carbon craze, made-in-USA bike brand works to maintain domestic manufacturing

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) —The rise of carbon fiber has forced some tough decisions on Intense Cycles.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 30, 2012

LONDON (BRAIN) — During NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony Friday, a commentator noted that a flying dove bicycle segment reminded him of the iconic image of a flying bike from the 1980s movie classic, ET, the Extra Terrestrial.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 27, 2012

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) Monday July 30 2012—A-1 Bike Center has relocated from its home of 20 years in Mesa, Arizona, to a larger location in nearby Gilbert.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 27, 2012

Editor's note: This article first ran in the July 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 27, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Monday July 30 2012—Nirve Sports is launching a limited edition Coca-Cola cruiser this month. The red bike will have a suggested retail of $470 and be sold through Nirve's retailers and Coke's network of collectible retailers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 27, 2012

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN) Friday July 27 2012 4:35 PM MT—Alex Añòn has relocated his secondhand bike and service shop, Bucephalus Bikes, to 1424 Lake Street in Evanston, Illinois.

Posted in Retail News

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