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Posted January 19, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Jagwire has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as its exclusive distributor in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff McGuane has joined Specialized as the company's global sales and market development leader. McGuane most recently was the CEO of One Industries, a supplier of protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, hard parts and race wear for motocross and mountain bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 18, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International and Slowtwitch.com have announced the Top 50 Multisport Retailers in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted January 18, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 3-4.

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted January 18, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Funkier Bike Apparel to U.S. IBDs.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Matthew Feier as its sales rep for Western Colorado, a territory the company described as "left of the Rockies."

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Matthew Smith to national sales manager.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 18, 2016

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it is streamlining  its distribution by eliminating two of its distributors. The company said it is retaining seven other distributors and said it expects product availability to improve at the remaining distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP / Distributor news
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro says it expects a 16 percent increase in revenue for 2015. However, weak sales of its newest model, the Hero4 Session contributed to a decision to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 105 employees. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced the recipients of its most recent cycle of Community Grants, with eight awards totaling $51,750.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport has reached an agreement with Aqua Lung that allows Aqua Lung to continue marketing Michael Phelps Xpresso swimwear. De Soto will stop using the Espresso name on its wetsuits after selling off its remaining stock.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, in collaboration with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, has announced a new scholarship program that will bring three women from the bike industry to this spring's Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2016
Former pro David Veilleux is named R&D and road brand manager.
Christophe Riopel-Benoit, Mikhaël Simard, David Veilleux

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci has named former pro road racer David Veilleux as  its new  R&D/road brand manager.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2016
Moto industry execs share challenges and opportunities.
Moto industry panelists (left to right) Eric Anderson, Scot Begovich, George Gatto and Robert Pandya.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Motorcycle industry experts offered a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities in their market to a crowd of 250 bike industry members attending the IBD Summit this week in Tempe, Ariz.

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 13, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — As of Jan. 1, Full Cycle Bikes, one of Boulder's oldest bike shops, has changed hands. Russ Chandler and business partners Ed Kuh and Adam Brodnicki bought the business from Kaj and Karli Gronholm, who owned it for 10 years.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 13, 2016
BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — As announced last year, DT Swiss is changing its ownership structure as longstanding CEO and chairman Marco Zingg has sold his shares to his two business partners.
Posted in International
Posted January 13, 2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is conducting its second annual Industry Confidence Survey, which the trade group said will serve as "a barometer to multisport industry sentiment on key issues ranging from perspectives on retail prices to the general outlook for growth of triathlon in the U.S."
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 13, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,000 Stolen BMX bikes because the front wheel can detach due to improperly fitting retention washers. Because of the improper washers, the bikes do not meet federal bicycle standards.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 13, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has appointed Denise Landy as its national account manager and Mark Niemiec as community marketing manager.

Posted in North America
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

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