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Posted February 3, 2015

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has added new outside sales rep groups in the Midwest, East Coast and South — territories previously covered solely by inside sales staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted February 3, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — The USA Triathlon Hall of Fame is welcoming six multisport members as part of the 2014 class of inductees.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 3, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features articles about the increased number of motorsports brands entering the bike market, a look at proposed e-bike legislation and the second part of our series on the cycling media — including a look at an alleged “pay-for-play” scandal at a major cycling website.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted February 3, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Rolf Prima has hired Nora Goldman as its outside rep for the mid-Atlantic region, covering Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Colossi.us is the new U.S. distributor of framesets from Colossi,  a brand owned by former Dutch pro racer Jan Kole. The new distrbutor is owned by David Sommerville and Jed Kornbluh, the founders of the Brooklyn clothing brand Sommerville Sports. 

Posted in International
Posted February 3, 2015

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Bikes USA is looking for racers and enthusiasts who can write, film or photograph their big mountain bike rides to join the brand's 2015 brand ambassador program.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) —  The Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists has joined the CPA Pro Riders Union, which represents UCI WorldTour and ProContinental racers.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted February 3, 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new 113-mile Panzer route at the Levi's Gran Fondo sold out its 250 rider limit in less than 90 minutes after registration opened last month, organizers said.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 2, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) —  USA Cycling has hired the executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry to assist in the search for a new CEO to succeed Steve Johnson, who announced last month that he will step down from his post this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted February 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has announced the addition of three new sales reps to its inside sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted January 30, 2015
YT Industries' Capra CF Comp 2 enduro model

FORCHHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — German consumer-direct mountain bike brand YT Industries has expanded sales to the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 30, 2015
Competitors at last year's CrossVegas. Courtesy photo.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — This year's Clif Bar CrossVegas event will become the first round of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and the first 'cross World Cup event in history to be held outside Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted January 30, 2015

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fixie brand Pure Fix Cycles has appointed industry veteran Rob Kozich international sales manager. The hiring follows the opening of Pure Fix’s European corporate office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in August 2014.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2015

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highlights from our final day of visits with suppliers as the second edition of PressCamp Winter wrapped up Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / PressCamp
Posted January 29, 2015

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Bicycle Association have selected the nearly 60 winners of its Design and Innovation in cycling contest. A panel of judges narrowed down the winners from 209 submissions hailing from 15 countries.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted January 29, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — A move to reorganize its labor structure has sparked a protest at Campagnolo’s Vincenza, Italy, factory. But Tom Kattus, Campy’s North American general manager, told BRAIN that the disruption should have no impact on delivery of Campy parts and groups to bike suppliers or distributors.

Posted in International
Posted January 29, 2015
Frank Aldorf

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has hired Frank Aldorf as global chief brand officer, a new role created to support its growing global consumer base. The German consumer-direct brand said it’s experienced fast-paced expansion, especially in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2015

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — To speed the flow of real-time sales data among dealers and suppliers, SmartEtailing will launch what Mark Graff, SmartEtailing’s co-founder, calls Industry Data Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit
Posted January 29, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Swobo Bikes has signed up Wren Sports to manage its sales as it moves to a dealer-direct model.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2015
New products to reflect currency changes with higher prices.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) —  Dorel Industries, parent of Cycling Sports Group and its stable of brands, including Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Caloi and Sugoi, expects the surge in value of the U.S. dollar to have a “significant negative effect” on its earnings through 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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