BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has boosted its service in the Western U.S. by hiring Tim Kelley to lead its Western regional sales team from his office here. Kelley comes to QBP from K-Edge, where he was global sales and marketing manager.
WORCESTER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Alley owner David Kahn is retiring and has closed his 10,000-square-foot store after 23 years in business. Kahn had sought a buyer but was unable to find one. Sunday was the shop's last day open.
HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Sales in Amer Sports Corp.'s cycling business — via its Mavic brand — were down 5 percent in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, and up 1 percent year to date compared with the same period last year.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Turn was an apt name for Praxis Works' growing crank line and distinguishes the cranks from the company's Praxis Works-branded bottom brackets and chainring offerings.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Innotorq's torque-sensing rear hub relies on reading the torsional rotation of the cassette barrel around an axle to quantify drivetrain loading.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The trade group Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its sixth annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 24–26 at the Marina del Rey (California) Marriott. Active Network returns as the conference's presenting sponsor.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Sports Business Daily is reporting that the Universal Sports TV channel will shut down next month.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — For the second consecutive years, the Eastern Outdoor Reps Assocation has lowered its annual dues, in an effort to attract more members, especially from the bike industry.
TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon is launching a new consumer-direct sales program that will deliver its carbon fiber components and wheels to local retailers for pickup. Dealers who already stock Atomik products will receive a payment at a higher rate than non-stocking dealers who participate in the program.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumer holiday spending will be up a bit this year, to $805 per person, the highest amount in the 14 years that the NRF has been conducting its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey.
LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — QBP welcomed retailers and suppliers to its first-ever Biketoberfest event this week. Some 175 retailers and about 30 brands convened in Lancaster, located an hour and a half west of Philadelphia.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced today the addition of Dissent Labs to its product portfolio. The Whister, British Columbia, brand offers compression socks aimed at mountain bikers.
EAST LONDON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The Blaze Laserlight, a headlight that shines a green laser image of a bike on the lane in front of the rider, is now available in the U.S. through a New Jersey distribution center.
CHATANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — BikeLugs.com is exactly like it sounds: a one-stop shop for framebuilders looking for lugs, tubing and other framebuilding supplies. Kirk Pacenti, the company's owner, announced last year that he was closing down the company, but another party expressed interest in buying it.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bicycle dollar sales grew 6 percent in the 12 months ended in August, driven in large part by growth in sales of electric, hybrid and mountain bicycles.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — You can configure the car of your dreams online, changing interior and exterior color, engine spec and other options and see how your wishes affect the bottom line.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — If you drive a hybrid car and have tried non-hybrid tires, you have probably seen your efficiency drop. Hybrid-specific tires are designed to get the most range out of a battery charge.