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Posted June 12, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,700 Salsa brand forks because they can bend above the disc brake mount. The forks were sold individually and with the Salsa Vaya and Salsa La Cruz framesets and complete bikes.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 11, 2013

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has launched a test-ride program with its European dealers so consumers can try out the Spanish brand’s Q-Ring elliptical chainrings. The program will be available to U.S. retailers by mid-summer.

Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike is sponsoring a Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride at this year's trade show in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 11, 2013
Bike sales through outdoor retailers also weak

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales of outdoor products fell 1.7 percent in May compared to the same month last year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association VantagePoint report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 11, 2013
Mike Abrams

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Mike Abrams is joining Giant USA as East Region sales manager, the company announced Tuesday. Abrams was previously the Eastern Region sales manager for Jamis and prior to that was with Specialized for about a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 11, 2013

SPOKANE, WA (BRAIN) — The Bike Hub opened its second location in downtown Spokane, Washington last week. Owner Chris Andreasen teamed up with Giant’s retail merchandising team to design the 2,600 square foot Giant Partner Store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 11, 2013

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Brooklyn Cruiser to its product offerings. Effective immediately, members of co-op will earn additional rebates on all purchases of Brooklyn Cruiser products. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2013
Sandy Emanuel and Steve Hawley

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley's longtime product manager, Sandy Emanuel, is retiring Wednesday after 19 years with the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted June 10, 2013

STATESVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — First Flight Bicycles — a bike retailer that also manufactures Mountain Goat Cycles and operates an online and brick-and-mortar mountain bike history museum — has added the legendary Hi-E component brand to its offerings.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Lapierre Bicycles has hired Verde PR & Consulting to represent it for public relations and related support, the companies announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2013

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Capo Cycling Apparel has named industry veteran Jay Thomas vice president of sales. Thomas joins the clothing brand from Midwest Cycling, a chain of six Trek concept stores he co-founded in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. He starts with Capo on July 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2013

VERDI, NV (BRAIN) — Sinclair Imports, known for throwing the most anticipated parties at Interbike each year, is making full use of Interbike's new venue this September, hosting its 14th annual bash at a brand new club that is in the same hotel as the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 10, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Descente North America has hired several independent sales reps to represent its cycling division in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2013
Tallboy 2 Carbon

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Days after unveiling its second 27.5-inch-wheel bike released this spring—and closely following the introduction of Juliana Bicycles as its own separate line—Santa Cruz Bicycles took the wraps off the next generation of its Tallboy 29er on Friday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 7, 2013
Triathlon sees largest average annual increases.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 141.9 million Americans got outdoors last year to exercise and take part in at least one of the 43 outdoor activities that the Outdoor Foundation tracks.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 7, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland recently opened a Stromer service center in the San Francisco Bay Area to support dealers and customers of its electric bike line. BMC Switzerland owns Stromer as well as Bergamont.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Outdoor equipment retailer REI recently announced changes to its return policies, which previously allowed customers to return any item for any amount of time, no questions asked.

Posted in Retail News

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