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Posted June 11, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM on Thursday unveiled its new XO DH hubs, which will be available in rear axle configurations of 12x150 and 12x157, and 20x110 on the front.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 11, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle raised $13,448 for PeopleForBikes during May, National Bike Month. The total is a mix of donations directly from customers and Performance Bicycle matching funds.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 10, 2015
The peer-to-peer bike rental program is expanding its Official Bike Shop Partner benefits.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spinlister, a peer-to-peer bike rental program, is increasingly being used by new bike shoppers to demo models before making a buying decision.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2015

ALISO VIEJO, Calif (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired the Peter Kidd Agency for sales representationin New England.

"With four highly qualified sales representatives the Peter Kidd Agency  brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the New England region," the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted June 10, 2015
Fly12 LED headlight and HD video camera

SUBIACO, Australia (BRAIN) — Cycliq has signed new agreements with key U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2015

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, the owner of Camelbak, has agreed to buy Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., a Winnipeg, Manitoba, company that markets hemp-based foods under the Manitoba Harvest brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 9, 2015

PLYMOUTH, U.K. (BRAIN) — U.K.-based e-commerce retailer Wiggle has announced changes and additions to its senior marketing team, including the departure of Derek Bouchard-Hall, whose final day at Wiggle will be Friday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2015

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes is bolstering its sales and marketing team by adding four new personnel to the department.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2015

ZWOLLE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Dutch wheel manufacturer Fast Forward Wheels B.V. has named Radial Sports LLC its exclusive distributor for the U.S. market.

Posted in International
Posted June 9, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club of Knoxville, Tenn., garnered the most votes — more than 26,000 —and is the recipient of the full $100,000 Bell Built grant to build its gravity trail at the Urban Wilderness Trail Park.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 8, 2015
TBI study includes spending on travel, accommodations and other expenses.

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has completed an extensive study of the consumer triathlon market and its economic impacts.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 8, 2015
The contest winners

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Texas retailer whose employee completed the 1 millionth Shimano S-TEC training module has won a trip to Japan to visit the component giant's factories.

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2015

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Jeff Cavicchi has been named national sales manager for the Hans Johnsen Company and its two subsidiaries Downeast Bicycle Specialists and Wilson Bicycle Sales.

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2015

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has promoted Alan Rowland to senior director of IBD sales. Rowland was previously director of sales for Lapierre USA and is a 25-year veteran of the bike industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2015
Pinarello worked with carmaker Jaguar to improve bike’s aerodynamics.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — British pro rider Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record this weekend on a Pinarello Bolide HR bike co-engineered by Jaguar and Pinarello. 

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Competition
Posted June 5, 2015
Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — A lot has changed at Orbea USA over the past six months as Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar took over leadership of the wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish brand. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Events
Posted June 5, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired Tim Tebbe as national sales manager of dealer accounts in the U.S. Tebbe previously worked at EVS Sports and Marin Bikes for the past four years. He joins the company as it aims to grow its dealer network.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Those planning on camping at next year's Sea Otter Classic can begin making Early Bird reservations on Monday, June 8, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. The registration period for campgrounds A, B and C will extend until the end of the day on June 14.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted June 4, 2015
Reckless owner Paul Dragan.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — As the Vancouver bike scene has evolved, successful shops have had to do so as well.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 4, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group, parent of Quintana Roo and Litespeed Bicycles, has added four sales groups to address growing North American demand, the company said.
Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps

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