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Posted October 8, 2014
Two Wheel Tango staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Two Wheel Tango has closed its three Ann Arbor-area stores. In a statement posted on its Facebook page Oct. 7, owner Dennis Pontius said that the dealer agreement with his primary vendor ended unexpectedly last week.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 8, 2014
Kellen Trachy

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has brought aboard Kellen Trachy as the brand’s global marketing manager. Trachy, who is based out of Crankbrothers’ main office in Laguna Beach, California, is handling marketing initiatives worldwide and the main point of contact for media relations.

Posted in North America
Posted October 8, 2014

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) – Craft Sportswear North America has hired Ming Tan as its sales rep for Northern California. Tan will represent all Craft categories including cycling, run, nordic and custom. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted October 8, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will conduct the first ever U.S. national championship event for fat tire bikes next year. The Fat Bike National Championships will be held in Ogden, Utah, on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 8, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Fyxation's full line of frames, parts and accessories are now available in Canada through an exclusive distribution agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada. The agreement took effect Oct. 1

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 7, 2014

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bia Sport, a Kickstarter-funded startup that offers a multi-sport GPS watch, has hired OutsidePR for public relations.

Posted in North America
Posted October 7, 2014
Just some of J&B's pink items.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — This month J&B Importers is donating 10 percent of the profits from sales of every pink product in its catalog to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has signed on as the official neutral race support (NRS) provider for the World Triathlon Corporation's US Ironman Series.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 6, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Andorran bike brand Commencal is setting up a U.S. office, showroom and warehouse in Carlsbad, California. Jerome Lacote will head up the business as the North American operations manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted October 6, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Liberty Interactive Corp. has divided itself in two, spinning off its digital commerce companies, including Backcountry.com and Competitive Cyclist.com, into a separate entity called Liberty Ventures Group.

Posted in North America
Posted October 6, 2014
UPDATED with JT Thompson's response to reader comments.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA is calling out several of its U.S. competitors for selling outside the traditional IBD channel. In a sales letter sent to its dealers this week, John "JT" Thompson, Giant USA's executive sales director, included a chart (.pdf) that showed which of its major competitors sold consumer direct, or via sporting goods stores or online retailers.

Posted in North America

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