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Posted July 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers looking for ideas about how to tackle that nagging remodel project, spruce up their apparel departments or ramp their store branding efforts can tune in to Bicycle Retailer's Minute Makeover video series starting Friday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 14, 2016
The SH-XC700 shoe has a Michelin sole and Boa closure.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano has introduced its model year 2017 softgoods line, including footwear, apparel, gloves, bags and packs for mountain biking, road cycling and recreational riding.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 14, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike clothing brand Zoic has made multiple new hires in sales, dealer service and marketing in an effort to expand support for dealers across the country.

Posted in North America
Posted July 14, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker plans to convert its entire product line to non-GMO ingrediants. Currently 75 percent of the brand's SKUs are non-GMO. The company will phase in the additional non-GMO products over the coming months. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 14, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has set news and product submission deadlines for its annual Interbike Show Issue as well as the Interbike Show Dailies distributed at the Vegas expo.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 13, 2016

PALM DESERT, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sid Dunofsky, a longtime bicycle industry executive and mergers and acquisition consultant, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the sole bike plate supplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This clarifies a story previously posted on July 11.  

Posted in North America
Posted July 13, 2016
A production line at the Poland factory.

BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — DT Swiss AG has added a new building at its facility in Poland to increase production capacity and after-sales service.

Posted in International
Posted July 13, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Performance Bicycle has announced a new location in Greenville, South Carolina. The new store in the Gallery Shopping Center location is now open and is running grand opening specials from July 13-17. The promotions include discounts and daily giveaways.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 12, 2016

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has joined forces with The Bike Cooperative. Borah is the co-op's first apparel brand that produces its entire product line in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

KINGSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited, Inc. has promoted Jeff Cavicchi from national sales manager to director of global operations. Cavicchi, an industry veteran, joined Bern about a year ago.

With Cavicchi's promotion, Bern has hired Ronnie Tambourine as its new national sales manager. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — This fall's KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will leave Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, for the first time. This year's festival, the eighth annual, will be held at  Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2016
Component company to end distribution through BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM is reducing its U.S. distributor count from nine to five, cutting off BTI, KHS, Cyclone and SBA.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — EDCO USA has acquired the Faster cycling performance center, which includes a low-speed wind tunnel and bike fit studio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 8, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs hires four new staff members in recent months. The new hires are Gina Lopez, a demand planne; Amanda Basham, Colorado field representative; Danielle White, New England sales representative; and John Palabrica, Pacific Northwest sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted July 8, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, parent company of the Shred Optics and Slytech Protection brands, has restructured its management team.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2016

SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group, the owner of the Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVo brands, has restructured its commercial department, appointing M. Patrick Ménard as Chief Commercial Officer, and Marie-Joël Bossé as Commercial Coordinator.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2016-2017 State of Retail panel.

Retailers selected for the panel will weigh in on business-related topics affecting the industry. Responses are printed in each issue of the magazine.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 7, 2016

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has launched a new European division in Barcelona, Spain, that will house inventory and service supporting the majority of the continent. The Southern California-based mountain bike brand will continue to work with distributors in select European territories.

Posted in International

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