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Posted April 29, 2013

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added Saris car racks to its lineup, the Maine distributor announced Monday. 

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

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has hired Zach Hyland as sales coordinator for all Hayes Components brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 26, 2013
Specialized Turbo e-bike

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — With the U.S. launch of its Turbo electric bike this week, Specialized joins the small list of brands that are looking to carve out space at the upper end of the market.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2013
Hi-E high-flange track hubs

NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN) — John Meyer is putting all the remaining inventory, parts and prototypes of Hi-E up for sale. His father, Harlan Meyer, launched the brand with an 80-gram front hub in 1971. Harlan died last November at age 89.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2013
From the April 15 BRAIN

Industry opinion is split over whether 1x11 drivetrains like SRAM’s off-road system have wider application beyond mountain biking.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 26, 2013

CRANFORD, NJ (BRAIN) — Hilltop Bicycles of Summit, New Jersey, opened a second, larger location in nearby Cranford on Saturday, April 20. A grand-opening celebration is planned for the first weekend in May.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 26, 2013

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has signed with Denver, Colorado-based rep group Kahl and Partners to strengthen its sales coverage in the Rocky Mountain and Central regions.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2013
From the April 15 issue of BRAIN

APTOS, CA (BRAIN) — There may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for retailers frustrated with creaky, plastic-y, non-serviceable OEM bottom brackets in $8,000 bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — 3T is issuing a voluntary recall of all Aura Pro custom edition aero bars. The bars were fitted as original equipment on certain Cervélo 2013 model-year bikes, including the P3 spec’d with Shimano Ultegra and the P5 Three spec’d with SRAM Red.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 25, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s total sales inched up to $636.1 million (63.3 billion yen) from $628.1 million over the first quarter of last year.

Sales at Shimano’s bicycle division grew 3 percent to $514 million (51.1 billion yen), and account for 81 percent of the company’s total sales.

Posted in International
Posted April 25, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports reported a 2 percent increase in sales for the first quarter on Thursday, and said it expected full-year sales to rise by at least 5 percent.

Posted in International
Posted April 25, 2013
From the April 1 issue of BRAIN

Stocking parts and tools to service multiple bottom bracket, axle and fork sizes is a retail headache.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 25, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 25, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cycling Federation’s Cycling Industry Club has announced six grant recipients for 2013 as part of its Leadership Program.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted April 25, 2013
From the April 1 issue of BRAIN

Power training gets simpler and more affordable. Will dealers capture new business?

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 24, 2013
Showers Pass U.K. managing director Fraser Ranson

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland-based clothing brand Showers Pass is opening a sales office in the United Kingdom next month.

Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass U.K. headquarters will open for business May 16 and will introduce the company's full product line to the U.K.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 24, 2013
Cleary, center, with owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Clif Bar & Company has named Kevin Cleary, currently president and COO, to the position of chief executive officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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