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Posted August 16, 2011

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has unveiled a new tagline that will permeate all of its communications. Dahon believes the new phrase, “Freedom Unfolds”, conveys their evolving creative direction, while further distinguishing the brand from its competitors.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2011

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Celebrating its 20th year in business, Orange County mainstay Rock n’ Road Cyclery is renovating and expanding its Mission Viejo location to become a Specialized Concept Store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 15, 2011

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Vittoria Industries North America (VINA) will distribute 3T through Canada this month. The logistics will be generated from the VINA offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while dealers will be serviced from a warehouse in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 15, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has promoted Frank Zimmer to regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 15, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has joined QBP as its new brand manager for Ridley in North America.

QBP is the exclusive distributor for Ridley road and cyclocross bikes in the United States and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted August 15, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing has teamed with HTC Corp. to produce e-bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted August 15, 2011

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports sales hit $211.9 million in its second quarter ending July 2, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to sales of $202.8 over the quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 14, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X and On-One co-founder Brant Richards has rejoined the company to head up Titus.

Planet X, the direct to consumer bike supplier based in the UK, acquired Titus’ assets from its major lender last November after it foreclosed on the Arizona bicycle company.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN is once again looking for product picks for its Interbike Show Daily issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 12, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—A recent flurry in buyer registration has prompted Interbike show organizers to extend the deadline for free retail attendee registration.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 12, 2011

LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Cycling World Denver was the setting for the official kick-off of Giant’s new Liv / giant brand for women over the weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers brought in 17 percent fewer bikes, a shortfall of 1.5 million units, through June compared to the same period last year. The 30 percent drop in kid’s imports, off 1.4 million units, explains most of the overall shortfall.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2011

HILDEBRAN, NC (BRAIN)—DeFeet International has teamed with Steve Jolly Co., who will represent the brand in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Contact information for Steve Jolly and his group:

512-426-6159 cell
sjolly@austin.rr.com

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2011

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—With its annual program of Leaders' Summits and Wilderness First Aid training courses soon to commence, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association has appointed Austin McInerny to the new position of educational programs director to oversee this rapidly growing area of the association’s wo

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 11, 2011

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Dave Cieslewicz might have lost his Madison mayoral re-election bid earlier this year, but Trek World attendees probably never sensed that—after all he was still being referred to as “Mayor Dave” by many including Trek president John Burke.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—It was a banner year for the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, as the show saw increases in every measurable category including exhibitor booth space, exhibiting brands, retailers and overall attendance. Most categories posted double-digit growth.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 11, 2011

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—SKS USA has added Lee Kilpatrick to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 11, 2011

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp’s final tallies showed that 648 retailers from 352 storefronts traveled to the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, to see and test 2012 products. That’s up compared to last year’s 220 retailers from 120 stores.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 11, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nuvinci has introduced its answer to the next evolution in electric bike technology: the Harmony automatic shifting system.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 10, 2011

“The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a natural fit to help promote Strider Cup Racing and the Strider Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”

Posted in North America

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