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Posted October 23, 2012

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program, which makes it possible for subscribing retailer to display Downeast's inventory on their websites.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news
Posted October 23, 2012

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Dwayne Weddle to its global sales team, where he will be responsible for OEM sales support.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Organizers of this Friday's 9th annual Saris Gala expect the event to maintain its status as the largest single-night advocacy fundraiser in the U.S. The Gala has raised more than $650,000 in its first eight editions.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 23, 2012

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Profile Design and Bellwether products to its offerings, the companies announced this week.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese manufacturer JD Group will show a new electric bike motor targeted at North American bike makers at next month's Taichung Bike Week, a major original equipment spec' event.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 23, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic has added Mike McCormack and Wendy Booher to its communications staff. The two replace outgoing communications director Donna Brown.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sea Otter Classic
Posted October 23, 2012

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has updated its dealer website and added a new portal site to centralize online dealer resources in the U.S.

Mavicpro.com is a gateway to wholesale ordering, product technical information, media tools and marketing materials.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Jim Spring, the founder of Leisure Trends Group and a leader in tracking and analyzing the retail sports industry, died Monday at 75.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — With 50 percent chance of rain and expected afternoon showers, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will likely get a little wet today as they embark on a three-day tour of bike shops in Portland, Oregon. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 22, 2012
The first in our series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps
The app produces an interactive Google map

BikeBrain is one of the many, many apps that turns your iPhone into a very powerful (if somewhat large) wireless bike computer. But it has one feature we haven't encountered elsewhere.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted October 22, 2012
The Froth cockpit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — BicycleRetailer.com is going to publish a series of reviews of bike-related mobile apps in the coming days.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted October 22, 2012
Bill Watkins crosses the finish line to win the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals Criterium Championship in Bend, Oregon, riding a Serotta.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — William Watkins has been appointed CEO of Serotta and its parent company, Great American Bicycle, the company announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union UCI on Monday drove the final nail into Lance Armstrong's doping punishment, announcing that it would not appeal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's finding that Armstrong doped for much of his professional career.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 22, 2012

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Custom fit studio Signatures Cycles has moved its Greenwich location to gain increased foot traffic in and out of the affluent town’s transportation hub.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 19, 2012
The ride rollout in Manhattan Beach

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — From Giant Bicycle headquarters to Oakley headquarters, more than 120 riders wrapped up a three-day, 200-mile trip on Sunday to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a global organization dedicated to helping young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM Inc. on Thursday announced it was ending its relationship with Lance Armstrong, who used the company's components during his comeback to the sport in 2009 and 2010. SRAM also clarified that Armstrong no longer owned any share in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 18, 2012

EL DORADO HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Just ahead of its three-year anniversary, Folsom Bike has expanded to a second location with the opening of Town Center Bike & Tri.

Posted in Retail News

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