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Posted January 13, 2016

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r maker Paceline Products has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all its dealers and distributors in North America, which took effect Jan. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 13, 2016

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Current and former Cannondale employees were gathered outside the Marriott Hotel at the IBD Summit swapping stories about Steve Gooch, a longtime friend and mentor to many. Gooch was found dead Sunday after what might have been a fall while hiking a favorite trail in Virginia.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 12, 2016
The consumer-direct brand is offering one of the lowest-priced Gates belt drive bikes on the market.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Priority Bicycles, a consumer-direct bike brand that launched with a crowdfunding campaign in 2014, is releasing its second model, the Priority Eight.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 12, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Bollé has promoted Greg Kottenstette to North American sales manager for outdoor & specialty business. Kottenstette has worked in various capacities for the brand for 31 years, most recently as national accounts manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) —  Vittoria is proud to announce it has tapped legendary freeride and trials mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky as a brand ambassador.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 12, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregonian is reporting that The Clymb, a daily deal online retailer, was quietly sold to the owner of a similar business, LeftLane Sports, in September.
Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 12, 2016

(BRAIN) — Serial Kickstarter Brian Davis is starting a crowdfunding campaign Tuesday to produce a new neck gaitor/bandana design for winter cycling and other activities.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has a new distributor within Australia: Lusty Industries Pty Ltd. 

Posted in International
Posted January 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition recently elected three new members to serve on its national board of directors.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The French sunglass brand Vuarnet has appointed the JAM Collective as its PR agency of record for the U.S. market. JAM Collective specializes in public relations, social media and strategic partnerships for active lifestyle, outdoor, bike and fashion brands.

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Doug Ritter's DDR Sales Inc. as sales agency for New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern Nevada (including Las Vegas).

Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced it will offer its Service Summit again, this time for central region retailers at its Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters and distribution center.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 11, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Bike maker KindHuman is planning to launch a pro road racing team in the 2017 season. The team would be registered in the UCI's Professional Continental category.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 8, 2016

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The New England Mountain Bike Association has launched a new website for the NEMBAfest festival and begun industry vendor registration for the event, which is June 17-19 this year in East Burke, home of the Kingdom Trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 8, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru has released its global 2016 bike fit education course schedule for the Guru Academy's headquarters in Connecticut as well as Guru Academy Education Centers around the country.

Posted in North America
Posted January 8, 2016
Mobile repair service signs up 20 franchises throughout the Western US.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile repair service Beeline Bikes has opened its first two franchises and has signed a total of 20 franchises to date in markets including Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona; Los Angeles; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Northern California's Napa Valley.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 8, 2016
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Electric Bike Expo, which debuts Jan. 15-17 in the Phoenix metro area, are betting that offering free test rides on a large scale can entice thousands of Americans to try e-bikes.
Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, introduced the Bikeshare Transit Act on Thursday. The legislation would provide local communities additional flexibility to use federal funds for bike share programs.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 7, 2016
Sakalowsky (left), and David Cathcart, U.S. director of sales.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Fat bike sales appear to be alive and well with Louis Garneau planning to introduce two new models into the U.S. market this April. And the company has a sample model on display at Outdoor Retailer where, it appears, the outdoor industry is embracing the fat.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Sixteen female bike mechanics received some good news this week, learning that they were recipients of the third annual Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship, a program title-sponsored by QBP, SRAM, RockShox, Park Tool and the United Bicycle Institute (UBI).

Posted in Retail News

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