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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
Posted September 26, 2012

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN) — H3 Publications, publisher of Decline, Road and Tri magazines, has hired Joss DeWaele to fill the role of assistant editor for all three titles.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted September 26, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Shimano, which already sponsors the BMC pro road racing team, will expand its relationship with BMC next year and take over sponsorship of its pro mountain biking team, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 26, 2012

RICHMOND, VICTORIA, Australia (BRAIN) — The Australian accessory brand Knog is opening a European headquarters in Lyon, France, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in International
Posted September 25, 2012
The Rapha section at Mellow Johnny's.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Rapha clothing is carefully expanding its brick-and-mortar retail network in the U.S., even as it ends sales to online retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2012

The ExpoBici show in Padua, Italy, closed Monday after a four-day run.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 12,000 Globe bike models because the fork can break. The company has received four reports of the forks breaking, resulting in facial, head and shoulder injuries.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 24, 2012
Praxis’ sister brand eyes 2014 spec
Turn's hollow carbon crank

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Praxis, a fast-growing maker of cold-forged chainrings, is planning to enter the crank market with its Turn line. The company is tooling up to offer the road cranks for the 2014 model year and will meet with OEMs at November's Taichung Bike Week, a key show for OE spec.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 24, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Total attendance at last week's Interbike Expo was up nearly 10 percent over the previous year, hitting 25,536, show organizers announced Monday.

Total store count, the number of retail buyers and attendance at the OutDoor Demo also were up, show director Pat Hus said.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 24, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycle Company and its parent company, Ethic Industries, are completing a move from Texas to Colorado and have added space, manufacturing capacity and manpower, company officials said.

Posted in North America

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