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Posted March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A March 10 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to build biking or hiking trails on abandoned railroad corridors. But a Rails To Trail Conservancy spokesman said the effect on recreational path development will be limited.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak's sales for 2013 were $139.9 million, a decrease of $17.7 million compared to its sales of $157.6 million in 2012. Sales of hydration systems fell $17.2 million, and sales of gloves fell $5.5 million, while the company's bottle and accessories sales increased $4.8 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 11, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox's sales climbed 16 percent last year to $272.7 million, driven mostly by an 18 percent sales growth of its power vehicle products; sales of mountain bike products grew 14 percent over the prior fiscal year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2014
Iladora's key product is The Perfect Bike Pant.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Huckleberry Bicycles is hosting an industry panel discussion this Friday on women's cycling apparel. Panelists from three brands that focus on women's urban cycling clothes will speak and field questions from consumers and industry representatives in the audience.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has set the dates for its annual conference, which will return to Los Angeles in 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted March 11, 2014
James and the Mosaic

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Mosaic Cycles will be auctioning a hardtail mountain bike to benefit The National Inclusion Project, a program that aims to reduce the barriers between children with disabilities and the world around them.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.

"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project will conduct two-year programs to build protected bike lanes in six new U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport is celebrating the start of its 25th year in business and company founder and CEO Emilio De Soto said maintaining a happy and healthy staff has been one key to longevity. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Osmo Nutrition has signed a multi-year partnership to be the official hydration and recovery sponsor of the US Military Endurance Sports Program.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — BTI and Olympic Supply are distributing Uncle Dick's Bead Slip and Brush Bags this year. Uncle Dick's Bead Slip is a lubricant that helps bicycle mechanics with tough tire installations.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 10, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wish you could see what brands have the best shipping terms, order accuracy or margins? Or want to inform your current supplier about where they can improve?

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 7, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While total merchandise sales at IBDs were off 1 percent in January compared to the same month a year ago, complete bike sales bucked the downward trend, according to the latest figures from Leisure Trends RetailTrak.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 7, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike mechanic pay is a hot topic on the Internet recently, and the new issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a deep look at the issue. 

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 7, 2014
Wholesale pricing now shown in a separate book.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) – Seattle Bike Supply is now shipping its 2014 Big Bike Book catalog to its IBD customers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 7, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands —  including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon.

QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — German bike lock maker ABUS Mobile Security is now cutting replacement keys at its Phoenix, Ariz., facility, substantially reducing the turn-around time for dealers and consumers who need new keys. Previously the keys were available only through ABUS's German headquarters.

Posted in North America
Posted March 7, 2014
Company first announced recall in December.
The TRP Spyre

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a recall notice for about 2,000 TRP mechanical disc brake calipers sold last year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM will be delivering its updated hydraulic road brakes during the second half of April, president Stan Day announced on video Thursday.

Posted in Recalls

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