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Posted June 6, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has created Whisky, a parts brand offering carbon forks, handlebars, seat posts and bottle cages. Whisky will roll out a series of unidirectional-carbon cross, mountain and road forks in late July and early August. The lineup will include disc-specific cyclocross forks.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 6, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Fitness and bicycle retailers alike are circling September 14-16 on their calendars in preparation to attend the 2011 Health+Fitness Business Expo (HFB), held in conjunction with the Interbike International Expo at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 6, 2011

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Tyler Meyers to head up its global OEM sales. Meyers, formerly with Shimano American, takes over the position from longtime Hayes employee Len Cabaltera, who left the company on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Long-time Hincapie Sportswear marketing director Steve Baker is leaving the company in June to pursue new opportunities personally and professionally.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson has exited the company, according to sources close to the matter. Chief marketing officer Cindy Marshall has also left the company.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Downtown Philly shops visited on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour attributed much of their success to finding the right real estate.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 5, 2011

"The process of going to court and paying that very high fine doesn't seem appropriate for bicyclists."

—Russell Reinhart, Huntington Beach Police Lt., in regards to the city offering a bike traffic school for cycling lawbreakers. Click on link to read full LA Times story.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired three new employees, while bolstering its manufacturing capabilities.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2011

TORRANCE, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Domahidy, co-­founder of Niner Bikes, has left the company.

Chris Sugai and Domahidy first conceived of the 29ers‐only company on their regular Wednesday evening ride and remain friends. The company was founded in 2004.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 3, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Tyler Meyers, Shimano American’s national sales manager for OEM sales, has resigned from his position.

Meyers’ last day was Tuesday. He has accepted a new position in the industry, but is bound by a confidentiality agreement against discussing the job until the move is official.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, stores in New Jersey have achieved longtime success with strong customer relationships that cross generations.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 2, 2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—On March 26, Soma Fabrications and its parent company The Merry Sales Co., pledged to donate 10 percent of its net sales of all Japanese made products to aid in Japan's disaster recovery.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Distributor news
Posted June 2, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will now carry Cycles Devinci models in select markets across the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 2, 2011

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Scott Wilson for the newly created eastern region field marketing position for the Bicycle Division, USA.

The new position is aimed at providing more first hand experiences aboard the new Foil aero road bike and the TwinLoc suspension technology Scott offers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 2, 2011

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—The Thule Group has acquired Chariot Carriers Inc., a designer and developer of bicycle trailers and multi-functional child carriers.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 1, 2011

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wants to hear from the industry on what changes it would like to see made to the problematic lead content law currently under revision in Washington.

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—From high-end training to electric bikes, the four stores visited yesterday on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Philadelphia offered something for everyone.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Star Production SARL, owner of the worldwide TriStar Triathlon Series, has acquired Gran Fondo USA, producers of America’s original series of Italian-themed gran fondo cycling events.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bell Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 31,100 full-face bicycle helmets in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 1, 2011

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Craig "Gork" Barrette is leaving Seattle Bike Supply after 11 years to join the American Bicycle Association (ABA) as its chief communications officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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