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Posted August 26, 2013

STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 26, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC has appointed industry veteran Bryan Melton as its director of sales and marketing.

Melton was most recently sales manager for Felt Bicycles where he has been for six years. He spent six years in sales and marketing at Giant Bicycles prior to joining Felt. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 26, 2013

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has entered into a licensing agreement with Ford Motor Co. to produce a complete line of Ford-branded bicycles.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 26, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Skopre S.r.l.  is now the exclusive European importer and licensee of iBike Newton's power meter products.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Distributor news
Posted August 26, 2013
Updated
A prototype of the new battery at Eurobike Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing a new, more streamlined version of the battery used with its EPS electronic groups.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 25, 2013
Megan Tompkins

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Megan Tompkins, a former Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editor, has been named the magazine’s publisher. Tompkins is only the fourth person to lead the 22-year-old publication. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / BRAIN News
Posted August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — U.S. suppliers shipped roughly the same number of bikes to retailers in July as last year, resulting in some improvement in year-to-date sales.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 23, 2013
The CatEye GL50 model
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — CatEye has released a software update for its Stealth 10 and Stealth 50 GPS/ANT+ computer models.
 
The software, Sync Ver. 1.0.3, can be downloaded from the CatEye website at cateyeatlas.com/app/.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has appointed Saddleback Ltd. its exclusive United Kingdom distributor of its Stages power meter products. Saddleback will become the first international distributor for Stages. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 23, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 23, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has hired the Endorphin Group sales agency to represent its line of hydration products to bike, run and outdoor specialty retailers in the Rocky Mountain region.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Plans are underway to unveil a bike sharing system in Philadelphia in the fall of 2014. Mayor Michael Nutter has committed $3 million of the city’s capital budget toward bringing the system to life, and a request for proposals is anticipated this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 22, 2013
Steven Breault inspects a new Serotta frame on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Serotta.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta is now accepting frame and bike orders again and has lowered its prices on frame and repair and re-finishing services, the company announced Thursday.
 
The company said it is negotiating agreements to manufacture frames for other brands.
Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2013

TALENT, OR (BRAIN) — Flywheel Bicycle Solutions in southwestern Oregon’s Rogue Valley will soon become the area’s first bike shop to serve beer and wine. Owner Ian Bagshaw plans to put in six beer taps and pour mostly local brews during regular business hours. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 22, 2013
Caloi factory to assemble bikes for Dorel’s brands for the Brazilian and other Latin American markets.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries bought a 70 percent interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and equipment and one of the largest bike brands in Latin America, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International
Posted August 21, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Consumers who can’t make it to Las Vegas on the final day of the Interbike trade show--through Interbike's invitation program--will be able to get a snapshot of the product and happenings there during a one-hour show on Universal Sports Network.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 21, 2013

ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc. has hired Colin Esquibel as engineering product developer. He will help expand CGI’s product design, development and manufacturing capabilities.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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