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Posted September 17, 2012

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — When the White House calls, even the King of Headsets has to respond.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2012

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — It was not all retailers (and media) at the Interbike OutDoor Demo on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2012

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN) — The 2012 Interbike Expo got underway Monday with the opening of the Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon a few miles from Las Vegas.

Nearly 100 exhibitors showed their wares and many made bikes and accessories available for tests on nearby roads and trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — The first cyclocross world championships to be held outside Europe will take place in Louisville early next year and some new industry suppliers and organizations are lining up to support the historic event.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 17, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Stages, a Boulder, Colorado-based supplier to the fitness industry, is introducing a power meter that mounts on a left crank arm and retails for hundreds less than some other power-measuring options.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 14, 2012
The Interbike App dashboard

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Interbike is offering two mobile downloads with tools to help showgoers stay organized at next week's show.

The show's interactive app is available for iOS, Andriod and Blackberry devices. The app includes maps, exhibitor lists and calendars of seminars and other events, plus some social features with Twitter, Facebook and a Interbike "friends" feature.

Posted in North America Tagged Mobile bike apps / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 14, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycles is making "a strategic investment" in Boulder-based Retül, a company that has developed a bike fitting system that uses a three- dimensional motion-capture system, and a dynamic adjustable fit bike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 14, 2012
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles has hired industry vet Nick Ramey as its national accounts manager. Ramey will be overseeing Yeti's sales rep firms with a focus on the Rocky Mountain territory.
 
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Where the Trail Ends, a mountain biking movie three years in the making, will make its premiere Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.

The movie focuses on five freeriders as they seek out new riding terrain around the world, from Argentina to the Gobi Desert and beyond.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing / Interbike
Posted September 13, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — There has been no corporate take over of one the bike industry's most independent publishers. But Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines have a new parent company, called Rotating Mass Media LTD.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 13, 2012
Inifinit wholesale drink mix bundle

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition entered the endurance nutrition market seven years ago with an unusual approach — the company's website allows athletes to customize the ingredients in their drink mix.

Posted in North America
Posted September 13, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong is in line for a $250,000 grant from Chase Community Giving and the organization is asking the bike community for votes to push it over the top in the grant program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 13, 2012

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Brompton opened its first concept store in Shanghai this week, marking the first time handmade British bikes will be available in China.
 

Posted in International
Posted September 13, 2012

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — BMC-USA has hired Matt Heitmann its new director of marketing, the company announced this week. Heitmann was previously director of bike marketing for Backcountry.com, the parent of Competive Cyclist and other online retailer brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Interbike organizers are making it a bit harder for consumers to attend the show, which opens next Wednesday at the Sands Convention Center here.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 12, 2012

PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN) — John Comer, a longtime industry executive who retired from Kent International last year, died at his home on Monday. He was 68 and died of complications from an accident.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 12, 2012

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events, the organizer of DealerCamp and PressCamp, is restructuring its management team, a process that included the departure of Lifeboat's communication director, Chris Zigmont.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 11, 2012

LAVAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — A significant announcement relative to Guru Bicycles’ future will come at next week’s Interbike show, and several sources close to the company expect the news to be about a new owner for the Canadian custom frame and fit system manufacturer.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Interbike
Posted September 11, 2012
If strike happens, 'It will be a mess ... very expensive'

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers are making preparations for a possible longshoreman’s strike that could shut down ports from Maine to Texas on October 1.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 11, 2012

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Industry vet Mark Landsaat has been named senior product manager at Raleigh  USA.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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