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Posted April 23, 2012

New York law firm offers bike crash app • Howler app tracks stolen gear • Women's-only Venus de Miles rides benefit charity • Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

Infinit enters gel market • VSF hires Uwe Wöll • Lambert enrolls in SmartEtailing Supplier Sync • Fox Sports to air 18 hours of Tour of Utah coverage

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:12 AM MT—Rove Bike may be a name familiar to few in the industry, but its parent company Neco has been behind the scenes machining headsets and bottom brackets in Taiwan for the biggest names in the industry for nearly three decades.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:05 AM MT—Retailers remain divided over whether 650b is a good thing for the bike business, but product on display as well as booth talk at this year’s Sea Otter Classic expo reaffirmed that the in-between wheel size is gaining broad indust

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Owners and managers from 38 of the industry’s biggest-volume stores began heading back Thursday evening and Friday morning following two days of seminars and training with peers and hearing from industry outsiders and business experts on the topics of customer service, profitability, consumer tr

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:51 AM MT—Norco is debuting its new performance road bike line, Tactic, at this week’s Sea Otter expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:46 AM MT—Raleigh America on Thursday announced that it had promoted Chris Speyer to the position of executive vice president of product and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The BRAINy awards reception capped off the three-day Bicycle Leadership Conference last night. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News publisher Marc Sani and Bicycle Product Suppliers Association president Chris Speyer presented awards recognizing industry achievement at the supplier level.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 19, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Thursday April 19 2012 5:54 PM MT—Fox Racing Shox unveiled its new unified fork and rear shock system —called CTD, for Climb, Trail and Descend — on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic expo.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2012

Onza comes back to America • Ibis goes big • Advocates fight to protect Sea Otter land

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onza, one of the iconic brands of the 1990s mountain bike boom, is re-entering the U.S. market with a line of mountain and road tires.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Open, the new mountain bike brand designed by Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen and former BMC CEO Andy Kessler, debuted today at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Retailers must become trend spotters to identify the driving forces behind today’s business and to plan for long-term success.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 10:18 AM MT—Shimano is set to unveil a new budget gravity group, Zee, on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic. It’s priced low so freeride slope bikes can be accessibly priced but still have Shimano technology.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—As retailers marched through the month of March, one of the warmest on record, it appears that bicycle sales were relatively flat, but the average selling price per unit was up.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 18, 2012

Club Ride adds 200th dealer, claims best quarter ever • Utah Bike Summit planned for May 4 • Polar Bottle introduces 12-ounce model • Terry Bicycles teams with Sojourn for Vermont trips

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 3:29 PM MT—Marin Bikes is ending a long-term relationship with the California-based sporting goods chain Sports Chalet. The bike brand is restricting sales to specialty retailers from now own, company officials said.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

DIEPPE, NB (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 2:44 PM MT— — Mike’s Bike Shop is expanding in the Dieppe Business and Technology Park on a 2.56 acres lot that is being acquired from the City of Dieppe.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

By Ray Keener

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2012

POC hires Nat Ross for bike sales and marketing • Vancouver show attracts 19,000-plus visitors • Evelo announces 4,000-mile electric bike tour • USA Pro Cycling Challenge announces poster contest winner

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Steve Frothingham

LONGMONT, CO—One of the largest bike manufacturers in the world, India’s Hero Cycles, is looking to start small in the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine

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