MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Bikes rolling out of Kent International's Bicycle Corporation of America factory will be badged "Made in USA with domestic and imported parts" according to a recent ruling by U.S. Customs. Previously the bikes were labeled "Assembled in USA with parts made in China."
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has appointed Matt Navarro as national sales director for its U.S. winter, outdoor and cycling business. Navarro will be responsible for leading Amer's sales efforts in the specialty channels for the Arc'teryx, Salomon, Atomic, Suunto and Mavic brands.
EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Uncommon Communications, a PR/communications firm and event organizer, has announced 2016 dates for its three major Colorado events, the Vail Outlier festival, the Breck Epic offroad stage race and the Eagle Outside Festival.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now offering free shipping to dealers in the lower 48 states who place orders of at least $450. The distributor's previous minimum for free shipping was $600.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is expanding its "Endure & Enjoy" campaign to include two women's ambassador teams, for cyclists and triathletes.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has opened its fourth annual fall online auction, which includes items from outdoor suppliers. Proceeds from the auction, which runs through Dec.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration is open for the the Bike Expo New York, which claims to be the larget consumer bike show in the U.S. The two-day show, April 29-30, is expected to attract 60,000 cyclists.
POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) —Fizik has extended its sponsorship of Team Sku by another two seasons, the company announced Tuesday. The Italian saddle brand has worked with Team Sky since 2012, supplying saddles for the whole team.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing gloves from the Swiss brand Hirzl.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bikes vs Cars, a new documentary film, opens Friday in several theaters, with openings in more cities planned for later in the month.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Retailers are pushing Kent International for products bridging the gap between mass market and specialty retail, and the company has hired Craig Hoyt to head up product development for this program.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has promoted Jon Lewis to national sales manager. Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, Lewis will lead a team of sales managers located throughout the United States.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has reached an agreement with Hippie Tech Suspension of Garden City, Idaho, to be Wren's third service center in the U.S.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, will allow disc brakes across all categories of pro road teams next season, including Continental, Pro Continental, WorldTeams and Women's teams. The organization still considers the disc brake use a "trial," however.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System North America is announcing a series of new business, free shipping upgrades, and website enhancements heading into the New Year.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hang Ten Bikes has appointed Mike Russell as its director of bike sales. Russell began in the position on Nov. 1.
The company said it has experienced "explosive growth" of cruisers in the last three years.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has hired Jeanne Mitchell to join its credit department after 20 years at Specialized. The company also has hired Szymon Bielesz as a global marketing specialist, hired Dan Thomas as rider gear business manager and promoted Jen Audia to Liv USA marketing manager.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZC Rubber produced 100 million bike tires last year, many of which showed up on the North American market under other brands. Now the tire maker is launching its own house brand of high-end tires under the Arisun brand in the U.S.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is introducing a new logo and branding as it transitions from being a BMX parts supplier to being a full-line components brand.