PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press grows its peloton and 3/Go magazines to nine issues next year while its newest title, switchback, steps up to six editions. All magazines are also offered via digital flipbook subscriptions.
By NICOLE FORMOSA
CHARLOTTE, NC—Sandy Nicholls estimates he has shut down more than 1,000 Internet auctions during the past 18 months while trolling the web for counterfeit Giordana apparel.
By Toby Hill
FORT COLLINS, CO—No need to worry about locking up your bike if you pop in for a pint of porter or cup of joe at Cranknstein in Fort Collins, Colorado.
By Lynette Carpiet
TAMPA, FL—University Bicycle Center sold more than 300 pairs of Specialized-branded cycling shoes last year. Shoes were one of its biggest categories with Specialized, according to Carlos Mirabal, vice president and manager of the Tampa, Florida, store.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles on Thursday launched a mobile version of its website, feltbicycles.com. Felt apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android and most mobile platforms at its website.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Korean fixie fans can get their hands on Big Shot Bike’s colorful, Colorado-designed bicycles at local shops thanks to a distribution deal with Seoul-based GMS International Corp., the Fort Collins company’s first international distributor.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has expanded its team with the addition of a new product director and a technical specialist.
Minneapolis, MN (BRAIN)—Handsome Cycles has signed new reps for the Midwest and New England, and is looking to fill openings in other regions as it prepares for growth in the year ahead.
TALENT, OR (BRAIN)—Like many bicycle retailers, Flywheel Bicycle Solutions will close up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But when the 6-year-old shop reopens Dec. 3, it will be in a new location that is more than twice its current size.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong awarded $62,500 in grants to fund five projects and two research studies as part of its fall grant cycle.
GELSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies Inc. cut the ribbon on a new European service center to house customer service for its NuVinci CVP drivetrain and Harmony auto-shifting system.
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—ASTM International has approved a new voluntary standard developed to assist manufacturers in testing trailer cycles.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Accessing Loaded Precision Products’ colorful component line just got easier. The line is now available through BTI, the company’s first distribution partner.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has promoted three key executives and set up a new North American marketing team to focus specifically on driving more consumers to Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose retailers.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized said this week that it would extend its carbon fiber recycling program to dealers and consumers early next year.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The eighth annual Saris Gala, held Saturday, Nov. 12, raised almost $100,000 for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.
“In an economy like this, that shows a lot of support for the Bicycle Federation,” noted Saris Cycling Group advocacy director Heather Fortune.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is calling on members nationwide to reach out to U.S. lawmakers in support of proposed federal legislation on taxing online sales.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Next year, Taipei Cycle turns 25 and show organizers are celebrating the milestone by introducing several new features including the first D&I awards to promote innovation and design in Taiwanese products; holding the show in conjunction with the 39-year-old sporting goods show and first
HEERENVEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Bike sales fell below expectations in the third quarter for Accell Group due to bad summer weather in Europe and general economic conditions, the Dutch company said in a press release issued Tuesday.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)— Rolf Prima has introduced a two-year crash protection plan, dubbed the Hero program, which provides repair coverage for the company’s alloy and carbon road and mountain wheels in case of crash.