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Posted September 27, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries has promoted Adriano Nascentes to general manager of Cycling Sports Group Europe. Nascentes was previously the COO for Cycling Sports Group Europe.

Posted in International
Posted September 27, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is dividing two of its territories into four and adding two outside sales representatives, Kyle Stark and Jeremy Whitman, to manage these new territories. Current sales reps Greg Patterson and Chuck Hood will continue to serve shops in their regions.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com donated a total of $10,000 to four bike-related non-profits at the Interbike show. The money was raised through the company's Buck Up for Bikes program.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted September 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association rolled out its Bikes Build ... campaign at Interbike last week. The organization says the phrase tailored for dealers' particular markets and needs, all working off the concept that, like Lego blocks, bikes can be used to build almost anything.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 26, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Victor van Eijk is opening two Velofix mobile service franchises in the New York Metro area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted September 26, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano announced this week that it will be changing the corporate name of its North America subsidiaries, which are based here. 

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pro-Tec is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 4,600 City Lite and Street Lite adult multi-sport helmets. The CPSC said the buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 25, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Steve Domahidy, a veteran bike industry designer and co-founder of Niner Bikes, has written a children's book, illustrated by Rob Snow. The book, A Bike For You, is being offered on Kickstarter this fall.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2017
A scene from the 2017 Sea Otter Europe.

GIRONA, Spain (BRAIN) — The second Sea Otter Europe show will feature about 30 percent more expo area to meet demand, organizers said. The event, to be held June 8-10 next year, also has attained higher UCI ranking for some of its races.

Posted in International
Posted September 25, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brandon Dwight, the former co-owner of Boulder Cycle Sport here, has launched a software program that allows shops to easily gather feedback from customers who received technical service at their stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 24, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes continues to grow its Retail Partner Program, expanding into Virginia by signing two-store dealer The Bike Lane and reaching a deal with prominent Midwest retailer Wheel & Sprocket to roll out mobile bike shops in the Chicago market.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel
Posted September 22, 2017

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has hired industry veteran Kenny Roberts as its sales manager for the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 22, 2017

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has promoted Ryan Day to mobile marketing specialist. Day will staff Hayes' second U.S. Performance System Road Show van, based in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2017
Next year's events will be in Fort Worth, Cleveland, Seattle and Boulder.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has announced the dates and locations for its 2018 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Posted in North America
Posted September 21, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Bike media who attended Tuesday night's Media Preview event chose the Tern GSD bikes as their favorite product at the event.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted September 20, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Cervélo's 40x40 booth stands out in a sea of smaller displays at Mandalay Bay. The brand hopes to capitalize on the absence of others with its redesigned bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gregg Bagni is like no other personality in the business. He’s hyper-informed, super-energetic and bubbling with creativity. A master at networking, he has a heartfelt enthusiasm for bicycles and, just as important, for the state of retail.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2017
Heather Rizzi, previously U.S. sales manager for Eddy Merckx, is now representing Merckx and Ridley.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The two Belgian brands Ridley and Eddy Merckx are making their first combined appearance here at Interbike, as the brands unveil their dual strategy.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2017
Indianapolis was named as one of 52 places you must visit in 2014 by The New York Times following the opening of its Cultural Trail, said keynote speaker Brian Payne.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Brian Payne, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, began his keynote at the Industry Breakfast lamenting that Indianapolis wasn't chosen as the venue for Interbike next year.

But, "I do want to congratulate you on Reno-Tahoe," he added.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At least one team will ride a single-chainring, disc brake road bike in some of the world's biggest races next season.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike

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