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Posted October 3, 2017

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has hired Brian Valverde as its North American OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spurcycle, best known for its U.S.-made handlebar bell, has nearly sold out of its first run of a new product, the Multi Pouch.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 2, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Attorneys involved in a product liability case are seeking to exclude a Taiwanese company, ADK Technology Ltd., which manufactured a carbon fiber fork with an allegedly defective steerer tube.

Posted in International
Posted October 2, 2017

NELSON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — NRG Enterprisesis taking over Canadian distribution of Unior Tools, effective immediately.=

In June this year, Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. acquired NRG.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is expanding its reatiler training program. The company will now offer its Dealer Certification Clinics in 65 cities from this month through March 2018.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 2, 2017

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems, the parent company of Manitou, has reached a multi-year, global agreement with STIKRD.com to offer custom and replacement decal kits for Manitou suspension forks.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing is doing a phased rollout of its new responsive website templates and content management tools for retailers. The company has been working on the updates for more than a year.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon says that Brompton has ended a lawsuit that Brompton filed in Germany on the first day of Eurobike this year.

Posted in International
Posted September 29, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Brick, a subsidiary of Darby Communications, is a new digital marketing service designed to help specialty retailers drive foot and online traffic, and increase their competitive advantage by promoting products, services and brands they represent via one or more digital channels.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A new study being released by the National Retail Federation finds that despite the growth of e-commerce, only about a fifth of U.S. consumers are primarily online shoppers; more than three-quarters of Americans continue to shop at brick-and-mortar stores as much as or more than they did a year ago.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted September 29, 2017
The Vision Five Beer socks come with matching beer sleeves.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is contributing a percentage of the proceeds from sales of its Vision product line to various non-profit initiatives, including a regional IMBA chapter.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 29, 2017

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The electric vehicle association for Europe is surveying e-bike manufacturers and distributors on their opinion of a proposed test of e-bike power.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 29, 2017

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, managing director for Accell North America, is leaving the company to join REI as vice president of private brands. He will take on his new role Oct. 30.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2017

LONDON (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Brompton is recalling thousands of bikes — all bikes sold between April 2014 and May 2017 — to replace a bottom bracket that can fail.

The company announced the recall Thursday.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 28, 2017

STUTTGART, Germany (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems has agreed to purchase COBI, a connected biking startup that allows cyclists to use their smartphone as an e-bike control and display unit.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 28, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ride BMX, a 25-year-old website published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, has formed an exclusive e-commerce relationship with Source BMX, an e-commerce retailer.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 28, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN)  — QBP's annual Frostbike will be held Feb. 15-17, 2018, the distributor announced Thursday. Registration is free for all QBP retailers and opens Nov. 2.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Frostbike
Posted September 27, 2017
Off Street Only's first product is a hand dyno for retailers and suspension service centers.
OSO's Fork Hand Dyno.

APTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) —Anthony Trujillo, who has worked as a staff and freelance engineer for many of the top bike suspension brands, has launched his own brand, Off Street Only.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 27, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries has promoted Adriano Nascentes to general manager of Cycling Sports Group Europe. Nascentes was previously the COO for Cycling Sports Group Europe.

Posted in International
Posted September 27, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is dividing two of its territories into four and adding two outside sales representatives, Kyle Stark and Jeremy Whitman, to manage these new territories. Current sales reps Greg Patterson and Chuck Hood will continue to serve shops in their regions.

Posted in North America

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