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Posted January 20, 2015
Company will now forbid advertising its products at below MSRP.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group, the parent company for Saris Racks and CycleOps, has changed its minimum advertised price policy. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, the MAP policy will prohibit advertising at below MSRP on Saris and CycleOps products.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 16, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) – USA Triathlon recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Staci Brode, Ben Collins and Joel Rosinbum recently began serving on the 12-member board.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM has named Declan Doyle brand manager for Zipp.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Triathlon Business International and Slowtwitch.com have announced the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S. for 2014. Compiled by Slowtwitch.com publisher Dan Empfield, the top 50 was determined by consumer and supplier votes. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 16, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired longtime Bike Rumor contributor and tech editor Saris Mercanti to a new marketing role. Working with sales and marketing manager Bryan Mason, Mercanti will oversee brand communication, in-house content creation and help expand the brand’s moto division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber, parent of the Duro tire brand, has begun a partnership with mountain biker Hans Rey. 

According to the tire brand, Rey will bring his knowledge and expertise to both the R&D and marketing departments at Duro and assist in developing the brand worldwide.

Posted in International
Posted January 16, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added three new outside sales reps.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's annual catalog is in the mail and arriving, with a loud thump, at dealers' doorsteps.

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.

Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Network, the publisher of Bike magazine, has made two appointments at the title. At the same time, Bike has consolidated its team at TEN's new headquarters in Carlsbad. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship, a business-to-business distribution platform, is making a significant addition to the services it offers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 15, 2015

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired iKubu (Pty) Ltd., a South African company that has developed a rear-facing radar system for bicyclists. iKubu introduced its Backtracker device at the Eurobike show last summer.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 15, 2015
Cedar Kyes moves north to manage the Pacific Northwest territory for Marin.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced two changes to its sales staff. BMX and mountain bike racing legend Eric Carter has joined Marin and will be managing the Southern California territory as a Factory Rep. Cedar Kyes is moving north to manage Marin's Pacific Northwest territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 15, 2015

SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group has promoted two long-term associates to vice president positions in sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley, LLC is taking over all U.S. sales, marketing, and after-sales service for Look Cycle, the companies announced this week. The switch to Hawley is effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is bringing back its trail grant program, Bell Built, in 2015, but unlike the two previous years where it selected three trails, this year the helmet company will provide a $100,000 grant to a single mountain bike project in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has hired four new regional sales managers and updated its computer systems as the accessories brand looks to enhance dealer communication and support company growth.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit is now filled to capacity and sponsorship opportunities are sold out as well, the event's organizers announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 14, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — More than 800 women applied for the Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship launched by Quality Bicycle Products and 10 were selected to attend UBI's Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop in Ashland, Ore., this spring.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 14, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a nearly full-day vacation, BicycleRetailer.com came back online Wednesday morning. A hardware problem at the site's hosting service apparently caused the outage. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News

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