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Posted August 6, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Founder Ben Serotta has left the company he founded 41 years ago, as has CEO Bill Watkins.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 6, 2013

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Rick Vosper started his new job as global marketing director at Cervélo Cycles this week. Vosper is relocating from Boulder, Colorado, to Toronto, where the bike brand is headquartered. Vosper’s last day at SmartEtailing, where he was client services director, was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2013

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica Group reported for a second straight quarter that strong performance in its wholesale division, which includes Southern California-based Oakley, helped propel improved sales for the Italian eyewear company.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 5, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist will be giving away a Merlin Extralight road bike with SRAM Red components at the Tour of Utah, which starts Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 5, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado-based Polar Bottle has, for the second year, signed on as the official sports bottle of the USA Pro Challenge, the six-day professional stage race held later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 5, 2013

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted August 4, 2013

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) – Maine-based distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has been sold to the Hans Johnsen Company of Dallas, Texas, the companies announced this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 2, 2013

ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired two sales agencies to represent its products to IBDs and specialty outdoor retailers.

Madison, Wisconsin-based Camillo & Associates will cover a large portion of the upper Midwest.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 2, 2013

OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe.  Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes.  Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 2, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired Katie Gould Swenson as its sales and marketing manager for Craft baselayers and Nordic skiing. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 2, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle. 

Posted in International
Posted August 2, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has hired Chris McLaren as general manager for its U.S. office, replacing former GM Karim Pine. Pine had been at the helm since February 2011. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales for June were down 2 percent in units but up 1 percent in dollars, coming in at $391 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 2, 2013
The Slice RS Black Edition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 500 Slice time trial bikes because the "brake plate" can loosen. The company has received one report of the loosening and no reports of injuries. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 2, 2013

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Outside magazine released its 2013 list of Top 100 best places to work, and more than a dozen bike companies made the list this year, including SRAM, QBP, CamelBak and Honey Stinger.  

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 2, 2013
The X01 cassette has a black finish.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM this week released details of its second 1x11 mountain bike group, called XO1. The group slots in a few hundred dollars cheaper than its first 11-speed, single-chainring group, XX1, and will be available in September. 

Posted in Product/Tech

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