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Posted February 11, 2013

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of 100 percent Green Power Users.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 11, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Triathlon is now a separate department within the Italian clothing brand Castelli, the company announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2013

ISLAND PARK, ID (BRAIN) — The second annual Fatbike Summit here succeeded in getting land managers and bike advocates on fat bikes for the first time and helped create a new group of educated allies for the activity, organizers said.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 11, 2013
Nelson Vails on the Currie E3 Nitro

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — 1984 Olympic silver medalist cyclist Nelson Vails will endorse Currie Technologies' new eFlow E3 Nitro electric bike as the company supports the production of a full-length documentary about Vails' life and career.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 10, 2013

SEAL BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Two and a half years ago Brian Ballard bought his first Pedego electric bike.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 8, 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports is launching Crankbrothers service centers in two locations in Canada, accessible by dealers across the country.
Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta will be providing GPM10, a London-based operator of bike touring and training camps, with a rental fleet of top-of-the-line Serotta MeiVici bicycles, the companies announced.

Posted in International
Posted February 8, 2013
Rock N Road’s new Body Geometry Fit studio in Irvine, California, was completed in January.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County Specialized dealer Rock N Road Cyclery has opened redesigned Body Geometry Fit studios at three of its four locations, part of the retailer’s increased focus on high-end bike fitting. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 8, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike's first electric bike media event will open next Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, with about ten exhibitors and more than 20 journalists and more than 50 retailers registered.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Events / Interbike
Posted February 8, 2013

ANCHORAGE, AK (BRAIN) — The owners of Anchorage retailer Chain Reaction Cycles are set to open Alaska’s first Trek concept store in March.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 7, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is plotting an aggressive growth strategy in the first half of 2013, with plans to open five stores in Florida — its first locations in the state — and one new store in Arizona.  

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 7, 2013
Pull Magazine

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has hired Jason “Shooter” McGuire as editor and photographer of Pull Magazine, which goes out to the race association’s more than 65,000 members. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted February 7, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet on Wednesday reported disappointing earnings for its fiscal third quarter, as the company’s net loss widened to $1.9 million from $1 million a year earlier.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 7, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is continuing as a sponsor of this month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show and will use the show to promote its Alfine internal gear components, including its Alfine Di2 electronic shifting parts.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 7, 2013
OEM powerhouse looks to build its own brand in the U.S.
Velo Senso saddle

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — While the Velo saddle brand is little known among U.S. bike consumers, the Taiwanese company behind the brand is a powerhouse in Asian OEM production, making saddles, grips and handlebar tape for a variety of major brands over the years.

Posted in International
Posted February 7, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has opened a new headquarters here, with Tom Petrie as the company's new operating manager. The company will maintain a separate shipping and receiving warehouse in Massachusetts.

Posted in North America
Posted February 7, 2013

PAAL-Beringen, Belgium (BRAIN) — Belgian bike manufacturer Ridley Bikes has hired Richard Wittenberg as vice president of international operations.

Posted in International

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