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Posted December 11, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has released a new iPad app on the Apple iTunes store. The app is intended to help improve communications between consumers, dealers, Felt's sales force and others. The company said the app will serve as a sales floor resource for its dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 11, 2012
Caley Fretz

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. has promoted Caley Fretz to tech editor for Velo magazine and VeloNews.com.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 11, 2012

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Lake Rudd Capital Partners has completed an agreement to purchase Blue Competition Cycles from its founders, Michael and Jay Skop, the companies announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 10, 2012
New company specializes in testing rotating friction in bike parts
Smith in his lab Monday.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Visitors to Jason Smith's workshop — should they be far enough down the rabbit hole of bike geekdom to appreciate it — might be treated to a fairly eye-opening demonstration about bike chain friction.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 10, 2012

BRADFORD ON AVON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Dr. Alexander Eric Moulton, the engineer and inventor who founded the Moulton bicycle company, died Sunday evening at age 92.

A statement from the company said Moulton died peacefully in the company of his family and staff. 

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 7, 2012
Cascade Fluidpro Power trainer

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — A brand new stationary bike trainer brand being launched by a long-time LeMond Fitness executive is focusing on consumer direct sales in its first season.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted December 7, 2012

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is relocating its European service center from Germany to the Netherlands, partnering with high-end carbon wheel specialist mtb.

Posted in International
Posted December 7, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — After a 17-year run, Ray Keener has pulled the plug on his Selling Cycling retail staff training program. Keener said interest and support waned in recent years as industry suppliers began offering their own product training. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 7, 2012

FORT MYERS, FL (BRAIN) — New Fort Myers retailer The Bike Bistro is just as much a social space as it is a bike shop.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 7, 2012

AVONDALE, AZ  (BRAIN) — SMS Distribution US, the distributor of Santini clothing and Cinelli official merchandise in the U.S., has moved its headquarters to accommodate growth after its first full year of operations.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 7, 2012

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon is broadening its business in Asia by opening its distribution network in China, Macau and Hong Kong to other Western brands. Its first partnership is with German accessories brand SKS.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 7, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Sixty mechanics graduated from USA Cycling's Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic last weekend and are now eligible for a USAC mechanic's license.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 6, 2012
Biker's Choice

MOUNT JULIET, TN (BRAIN) — The Biker’s Choice owner David Hardin saw the opening of his second store not only as a chance to enter a new community, but also as an opportunity to shake up his 23-year-old business a bit.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 6, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication has named Lynn Guissinger, the widow of company founder Leslie Bohm, president of the company. Bohm died earlier this year of brain cancer.

The company also announced that it has hired industry veteran Mercedes Ross to work with bicycle retailers. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2012

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative, a member owned co-op, has published a list of insurance agencies its members have recommended to other members.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 6, 2012
Hugh Walton at home in Boulder Thursday. Photo: Ray Keener

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. is searching for a new general manager after the company and Hugh Walton agreed to separate. Walton is recovering from a stroke and recent heart surgery. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 6, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — New York-based NewBay Media LLC has bought the U.K.'s Intent Media Limited, the parent company of BikeBiz and other trade publications and events.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing

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