TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Sidi has distributed a new policy to its distributors and retailers prohibiting them from removing barcodes from products and said it is electronically tracking all products in an effort to stem gray-market sales.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has brought aboard advocacy and event marketing veteran Ethan Spotts as the company’s new road brand communication manager.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey has adopted a global minimum advertised price (MAP) policy and will sell only to authorized distributors and retailers. The policy goes into effect Nov. 1.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the second annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 15.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is accepting submissions for its Supplier Scorecard program, which allows independent bicycle dealers to rate their suppliers.
DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dahon has signed an agreement with Slovakia-based Dema Bicycles to distribute the folding-bike brand across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and the Faroe Islands.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Milwaukee-area retailer Chris Kegel, Specialized Donny Perry and e-bike expert Ed Benjamin are among the speakers at the first Leadership Summit held by the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers' Association.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is moving its North American office from Aspen, Colorado, to Park City, Utah, in early November.
FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen, and Wilson Bicycle Sales are now distributing Framed Fat Bikes in the United States.
Minnesota-based Framed Bikes makes complete bikes retailing for $739 and up.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Austin’s skyline is in constant flux. Even as more skyscrapers erect downtown, towering construction cranes are ubiquitous and signal the ongoing redevelopment and transformation happening in the Lone Star State’s capital.
VAULX-MILIEUX, ISERE, France (BRAIN) — Roland Cattin, the charismatic founder and CEO of Time Sport International, died Sunday at his home near Paris of an apparent heart attack.
HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports is reporting that sales in its cycling division — which is entirely composed of its Mavic brand — declined 2 percent in its third quarter, to 32.4 million euros ($40.9M), down from 33.1 million euros ($41.8M) in the same period last year.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association board of directors has chosen Steve Barker to be interim executive director while the organization begins a search for a permanent executive director, following the resignation of Frank Hugelmeyer last month.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Take away the perpetually sunny skies, year-round mild temps and the ever-present Southern hospitality, and it might be easy to mistake Austin for Portland, Oregon.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG added a Buy Local Now button to the Giro, Blackburn and Bell websites during Interbike last month. The program coordinated by SmartEtailing sends online shoppers to the brands' nearby retailers.
SUWANEE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Maxxis has implemented a minimum advertised price policy for all of its bicycle products.
The policy will go into effect Nov. 1 and applies to all forms of media advertising, including TV, radio, magazine, catalog, direct mail and online sales.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A mystery for years, for some this tool represents the industry's heyday.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics is moving its product design operations from the brand's longtime home in Ketchum, Idaho, to a new design center in Portland, Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Sweetpea Bicycle, a Portland-based custom bike maker focused on women's bikes, is teaming up with Gladys Bikes, a retailer that specializes in serving women cyclists.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Rolling on pink-accented tires provided by sponsor Hutchinson and attired in Sockguy socks bearing slogans like “Save the Ta Tas” and “Cancer Sucks” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BRAIN’s Austin Dealer Tour kicked off Tuesday sampling some of the Texas capital’s growing network of premier cycling infrastructure en route to four shops.