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Posted July 3, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Early July is the time for many new bike releases, especially for companies that supply Tour de France teams.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 3, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Former pro road racer Nathan O'Neill is joining the expanded inside sales team at Blue Competition Cycles, the company announced Wednesday. O'Neill will be based in Blue's Suwanee office and report to inside sales manager Daniel Stallings. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 2, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (BRAIN) — Downhill racing legend Leigh Donovan has stepped down from her sales position at Interbike to pursue her own business venture, the trade show presenter announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted July 2, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will match July donations to World Bicycle Relief dollar for dollar, the company announced Tuesday. The company hopes its donations this month will lead to the donation of 1,300 bikes to rural African communities.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 2, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — New Wave AB, the Sweden-based owner of the Craft clothing brand, has bought North American distribution rights to the brand from Karhu North America, which had been distrbuting Craft here since 1999.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Distributor news
Posted July 1, 2013

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is now distributing  Skratch Labs nutrition products.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 1, 2013
A model demonstrates POC’s new Octal road helmet and road apparel.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — For a small company, helmet brand POC is biting off a big chunk this year. At the fall trade shows, POC is diving into the road bike market with new helmet, apparel and eyewear lines. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 1, 2013
The ST-R785 hydraulic/electric lever.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano this weekend publicly released details of its updated Ultegra Di2 group with a hydraulic disc brake option. The Japanese component giant said the new parts will be available in November.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 1, 2013
QBP to continue offering Look pedals as French brand streamlines U.S. office

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) — Look Cycle USA is getting out of the distribution business, appointing Hawley to be the brand's exclusive U.S. distributor for its frames and bikes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 1, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will produce a special photo edition showcasing the two-wheeled beauties—young and old—housed in the garages and homes of industry members. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 1, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN) — After being distributed in the U.S. by Gita for nearly 30 years, Belgium's Eddy Merckx Cycles will soon go it alone in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2013

SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Carbon and alloy wheel maker Reynolds Cycling has expanded its inside sales team with the addition of Tom Gosselin at the company’s Utah headquarters. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The Senate unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, 42, as the next Secretary of Transportation on Thursday with a vote of 100 to 0. Foxx, the former Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, will replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 28, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Starting with Saturday's stage 1, SmartEtailing's retail clients can include automatic Tour de France updates on their shops' websites. The company is providing complete race coverage with professional photos and commentary immediately after each stage.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 27, 2013

GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN) — Paul Corey, founder of The Bike Route in Gainesville, Florida passed away this week. He was 67. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted June 27, 2013
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — This year's Providence Cyclo-cross Festival opens a day early and features extra clinics for beginners, women and kids. The festival is now Oct. 4-6 and is being held once again at Roger Williams Park, within the city of Providence.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted June 27, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Suppliers sold bicycles worth more in dollars this May than last May, marking the first month this year that dollar sales exceeded same month sales last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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