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Posted August 14, 2013
Batteries not included ...

LOS ANGELES, CA — Thieves broke into Currie Technologies' headquarters here sometime Tuesday night and stole about 20 electric bikes, the company said. But the thieves neglected to take batteries for the bikes, so Currie is betting they'll be looking for a charge.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has promoted former rep Dan Delehanty to national sales manager in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — DirtBaggies, a Southern California brand of bib shorts for mountain bikers, has added several independent sales reps and agencies in Oregon, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Coaches, athletes and parents invovled with high school mountain bike racing will be educated on anti-doping through a program sponsored by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 14, 2013
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing's revenue for the first two quarters of this year totaled $906 million, a 4 percent increase over the same period last year.
 
Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 14, 2013

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales fell 5 percent in the first half of this year, a decline the company attributed to its team sports sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 13, 2013
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — California-based Trips for Kids is awarding $50,000 in grants to some of its international chapters, the organization announced Tuesday.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 13, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Redline Bicycles will provide all the BMX rental bikes used at Ray's Indoor Bike Parks, which has locations in Ohio and Wisconsin, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2013
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Smith Optics has appointed Mallory Burda as the brand's new  endurance promotions manager. In her new role, effective immediately, Burda will oversee the growth of eyewear and accessories among the cycling, triathlon and running divisions for the brand.
 
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 13, 2013

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — WD-40's Australian division has launched its bike products in the country, including its lubes, degreasor, foaming bike wash and frame polish and protectant.  

Posted in International
Posted August 13, 2013

SHARON HILL, PA (BRAIN) — Visibility and hydration product maker Nathan has hired Adam Karl as a junior industrial design. Karl will support Nathan's hard good product group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 12, 2013

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has hired Podium Sales Group to represent its brand to dealers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and upstate New York. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 12, 2013
Consulting group says the U.S. market sold about 160,000 bikes

FORT MEYERS, FL (BRAIN) — An industry consultant group estimates that the market for electric bikes in the U.S. roughly doubled between July 2012 and last month.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 12, 2013

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — CamelBak has selected Sea to Summit as the exclusive distributor of its hydration packs and reusable BPA-free water bottles in China. Sea to Summit will take over distribution after Nov. 1 from Beijin Snowpeak Trade and Technology Co. Ltd. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 12, 2013

AMES, IA (BRAIN) — A shipment of KHE tires bound for the U.S. went down with the container ship MOL Comfort, which sunk 200 miles off the coast of Yemen after breaking in half in a storm in June.

Posted in International
Posted August 12, 2013

ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired Florida-based Sports and Specs Sales as an independent rep firm.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 9, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has “hunters, anglers and foragers” in its sights as the company introduces new house brand Cogburn Outdoors, which is showing a new backcountry fat bike at the Game Fair trade show this weekend in Minnesota.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news

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