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Posted November 10, 2016

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Pro cyclist Rebecca Rusch will lead a bike tour along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos next week, to raise awareness about unexploded ordnance that remain from the Vietnam War and raise funds for the safe removal of ordnance from war zones.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Jerry Huang, who retired from Jagwire after 25 years with the cable-housing manufacturer, has launched his own line of products under the Ciclovation brand.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2016

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — The Australian accessory brand Knog, which had a successful Kickstarter campaign for its Oi bike bell, ended its campaign for a new backup battery after pledge momentum stalled.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — COBI, the Germany-based brand offering a connected bike system for the aftermarket and OE markets, has hired its first U.S. sales manager, Dan Jeffris.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2016
Results bolstered by acquisitions.

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) – Vista Outdoor, parent of Camelbak, Giro, Bell, Bushnell and other brands, posted sales of $684 million for the second quarter of its fiscal 2017. That's up 24 percent from the prior-year quarter. The results included $106 million from recent acquisitions.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 10, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Hundreds of industry representatives, from local, regional and national trail advocates and ambassadors to media and CEOs, from all over the country are gathering in Bentonville, located in Arkansas' Ozark mountains, this week for three days to share stories and plan the future of mountain biking.

Posted in North America
Posted November 10, 2016

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has promoted Simon McNair to president. George Eubanks, who had served in that role since 2011, is leaving the company. McNair was most recently North American sales director at Highway Two.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 9, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association's board of directors has elected Dave Wiens as its new chairman at the IMBA World Summit being held here this week. Previous board chairman Robert Winston served as chair for six years.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 9, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Vanhawks, a Canadian company that makes a bike with integrated safety and navigational features, is entering the U.S. IBD market. The company has recently hired a vice president of sales, Jon Kameen. The brand's first U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 9, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro is recalling its Karma drones because they can lose power suddenly during operation. The company is giving all GoPro purchasers who return their Karma a full refund.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 9, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMount is helping the Wish for Wheels campaign give bicycles to kids in local lower income communities at one of the company's regular "Guest Bartender" events, Thursday evening.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions, the company that owns and puts on the Outdoor Retailer trade show twice a year in Salt Lake City, dropped some major news on Election Day. In response to attendee feedback and ongoing surveys, Outdoor Retailer announced new dates for the shows starting in 2018. The Summer Market will take place in mid-June; Winter Market will run in mid-November.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 8, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's annual Frostbike gathering will be held over the weekend of Feb. 17–18, the distributor announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2016

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dr. Roger Minkow, who helped developed Specialized Body Geometry saddles and other products, is launching what he says could be the largest scientific study of cyclists' health ever conducted.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 8, 2016

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA has released a new 2017 global price list with fewer SKUs. The price list takes effect immediately and is designed to complement FSA’s minimum advertised price (MAP) policy.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted November 7, 2016
Consumers are able to purchase previous model year bikes and frames from Colnago's US website, but local retailers to assemble and deliver bikes.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Colnago has launched an online sales platform in the U.S. Through the program, consumers are able to browse and purchase previous model year products, which will be assembled and delivered through local retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Philly Bike Show, a consumer show that wrapped up Sunday, said they welcomed the most visitors and most exhibititors in event history.

The show had 3,700 attendees and more than 180 exhibitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 7, 2016

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle has announced immediate retail price reductions for its folding bikes and related accessories, citing efficiency improvements at the brand's new factory and the strength of the U.S. dollar.

Posted in North America
Posted November 4, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Team USA gold medal triathlete Gwen Jorgensen will speak at Friday night's 13th annual Saris Gala to benefit the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation here.

Posted in North America
Posted November 4, 2016

SILVERADO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Group, which puts on the well-known Over the Hump mid-week mountain bike race series in Southern California, has added a three-day celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun to its event lineup. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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