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Posted July 29, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)  — Outdoor Gear Canada has signed a multi-year agreement making OGC Linus's exclusive Canadian distributor, effective Sept. 1. OGC will distribute the company's bikes and accessories. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 29, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration has opened for the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which is being held March 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted July 29, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) – Online retailer Backcountry.com has become the presenting sponsor of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Lifestyle Expo.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 29, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Electric bikes and cargo bikes were the stars of the ISPO BIKE show held here last week.

Some 5,500 trade visitors attended the show at Munich's expo center and a survey found that 66 percent of visitors said e-bikes and pedelecs were their "top destination" for the show.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — CatEye America will resume sales of a limited product line through J&B Importers, two years after stopping sales to J&B and eight other U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 29, 2013
DealerCamp check-in: LIfeboat Events' Chad Battistone (left) and and Lance Camisasca

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — This was DealerCamp’s fourth year to build a relevant dealer event that could attract more than several hundred retailers. On that score, Lifeboat Events failed to deliver.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group is ending its relationship with Canadian distributor Trident Performance Sports; its Answer and Manitou products will now be distributed in Canada by QBP International, the company announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 26, 2013

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN) — Action sports company DaKine has been acquired by San Francisco-based private investment firm Altamont Capital Partners.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 26, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Accell Group NV posted a 19 percent increase in profit in the first half of 2013 compared to last year despite challenging weather conditions in Europe and the United States.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Suppliers sold fewer bikes in June compared to last year, suggesting it is unlikely that the industry will recover from weak sales early in the year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales slumped 5 percent in the second quarter, a decline parent company Amer Sports attributed to a late start to the cycling season in the U.S. and Central Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events founder Lance Camisasca stood near the registration tent watching exhibitors finish setting up for today’s opening of DealerCamp.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 25, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) – Tate Labs recently brought Craig Dennis onboard to head up engineering and to speed up its product development and design. Dennis has more than 20 years of engineering and design experience. Before joining he was co-founder of an engineering software company. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 24, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — MerchantOS, a popular retail POS software brand among bike shops, has been acquired by LightSpeed, a Montreal-based software company.

MerchantOS said its product line and team will continue with a new name: LightSpeed Cloud.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 24, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond Revolution is becoming a supplier and co-title sponsor of the Australia-based anti-doping organization Bike Pure and its road racing team. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 24, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker has reached an agreement with USA Cycling to become the official energy, protein and nutritional bar of USA Cycling and the USA Cycling Team, the organization announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 24, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Working with a research firm, apparel maker Craft Sportswear North America recently surveyed more than 1,000 cyclists about how they shop for clothing and accessories—and saw opportunity for specialty bike dealers in the results.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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