NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.
Faircloth started at Marin in 2003.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times’ founding editor, Karen Brooks, has left the magazine after nearly 10 years with parent company Rotating Mass Media. Her last day was Monday.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries’ earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2013 in its recreational and leisure segment — which includes Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Dorel’s mass-market bike brands — will come in lower than a year earlier due to “a poorer product mix” and late order delivery at Cycling Sports Group, the company announced.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — On the final day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour, our group rode through downtown Miami — past skyscrapers, the Miami Heat's American Airlines Arena and across the yacht-strewn Venetian Causeway — on our way to South Beach. The area has seen commercial rent prices skyrocket.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) filed an objection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over its proposed rule change that states once a firm voluntarily agrees to undertake a corrective action plan, the firm is legally bound to fulfill the terms of the agreement. Currently suppliers are under no legal restraints when filing a voluntary recall.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin Bicycle has partnered with Team Roger C. Peace Cycling, the only independent team competing on a global para-cycling schedule, as provider of its Pro4 line of race tires and other team support throughout the season.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Carmichael Training Systems and Peaks Coaching Group have selected PowerTap as a preferred power meter, giving athletes access to power equipment and guidance.
OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and 16-year industry veteran Nat Ross has joined Lizard Skins as international sales executive.
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla (BRAIN) — From the sunny parking lot of Mack Cycle & Fitness, Mary Jane Mark points across Sunset Drive, the street where more than a half century ago her father built a store that is now a local landmark.
TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Continuing its support of Exceeding Expectations, which encourages at-risk youth in San Bernardino, Calif., to pursue a positive path in life through the sport of triathlon, TriSports.com has donated more than $6,000 in gear in almost-new condition.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.
VEVEY, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The iconic brand PowerBar has a new owner—Post Holdings, the maker of Grape-Nuts, Post Raisin Brand, Honey Bunches of Oats and other foodstuffs. Nestle SA sold the brand, along with its Australian sport nutrition company, Musashi, to Post. Nestle made the announcement Monday.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Unfavorable weather in Europe and North America was countered by strong sales in China and a growing service parts business in all markets to drive Shimano’s sales 10 percent higher in 2013 to $2.68 billion (271.037 billion yen).
MIAMI (BRAIN) – Rolling from The Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove on a balmy 75-degree morning, the BRAIN Dealer Tour immediately got a taste of what cycling in Miami is like.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has handbuilt wheels since the Miami-based distributor was founded in 1971. In the early days, current vice president Ben Joannou Jr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, 3T has announced the recall of 2012 and 2013 Cervélo P5 bicycles fitted with 3T Aduro aerobars.
MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association is accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship, with two candidates selected to participate in one of the association’s 2014 education courses. The scholarship covers airfare, bike and gear rentals and course fees.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s sales for the year increased 15 percent, or $36.1 million, to $272 million, and its fourth-quarter sales were also up 15 percent to $65 million, the company said in a preliminary earnings statement.