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Posted June 5, 2013

HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Sim Mainey has joined Orange Mountain Bikes as graphics and marketing manager. He comes to the bike brand from U.K. consumer magazine Singletrack, where he served as art director for eight years.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — A 13-year industry veteran, Nora Lohrenz has been promoted to the newly created position of bike sales manager for apparel maker Craft North America. Craft established the new post to better differentiate between efforts for its bike and run businesses, the company said in a release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — San Francisco judge Marla Miller dismissed the negligence suit filed against Strava almost a year ago by the family of Kim Flint, Jr., earlier this week.

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — After months of testing at independent bike dealers, MerchantOS has released a new point-of-sale add-on in partnership with analytics provider Swarm to give retailers a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 4, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Cyclists in Brooklyn who get stuck with a flat tire after regular bike shop hours may not have to hail a cab or phone a friend, thanks to two new Express Biker self-service bike part vending machines.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 4, 2013

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX is growing its reach in Europe through a new distribution deal with Germany’s La Finca Distribution. Alienation BMX is making both its race and freestyle components available to La Finca’s customers.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 4, 2013
A bicycle superhighway in Finland (photo courtesy ECF)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Denmark and the Netherlands tied for first place in a new benchmark report that ranks all 27 European Union countries measuring five criteria—daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists’ safety.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 4, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales of bicycles and related parts and accessories totaled $360 million for the month, a 7 percent drop from April 2012.

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — While some suppliers have been scratching their heads, wondering where they will set up their booth come September for the Interbike trade show, organizers assured them that the final floor plan for the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be released in mid-June.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 3, 2013

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX/BMX Canada has awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 25 students as part of its Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program. Founded in 1996, the program honors the memory of Warnicke, an instrumental figure in organizing and promoting BMX in North America, who died in 1994 at age 48.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — With the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign, Redshift Sports unveiled its Switch Aero System designed to help cyclists get the most out of their road bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 3, 2013
Mike Abbott

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Outdoor footwear brand Keen has brought Mike Abbott on board as its president. Abbott assumes the new job July 8.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 3, 2013
Santa Cruz Solo Carbon

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Delving deeper into 27.5-inch wheels, Santa Cruz Bicycles has introduced the new Solo model in carbon and aluminum versions for the tweener hoop size.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 31, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Panache Cyclewear, best known for its custom team clothing program, is branching out with the addition of a casual clothing line designed for ... well, it might be easier to say what the line was not designed for.

Posted in North America
Posted May 31, 2013

GIFU, Japan (BRAIN) — Minoura is joining the long list of bike industry suppliers to institute a Minimum Advertised Price Policy.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted May 31, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has hired some new faces and promoted some current employees in its Bell/Blackburn business unit.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 31, 2013

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Mountain bikers interested in trying before buying can now demo two of Cane Creek’s rear shocks via a new program launched by suspension system service and tuning company Suspension Experts.

Posted in North America

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