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Posted February 2, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced that Jeff Winnick is now representing the brand in New England. Winnick has spent 30 years in the cycling industry and represents both winter and summer lines, including Rolf Prima, Dainese, Seasucker, One Way Sports and Orage.

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Posted February 2, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has concluded its third annual sales summit, a meeting between its sales staff and representatives from 23 different J&B vendors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mike Gann has been promoted to president of Niner Bikes, as company founder Chris Sugai, who previously held the president title, steps away from day-to-day operations to focus more on bike advocacy. 

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Posted February 2, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley and Lambert launched new business-to-business websites on Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — DirtTri.com, a site devoted to off-road multisport events, is entering its second year this month, and its founder and editor says he is planning expanded content for Year Two.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 1, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America has launched its mechanics technical training tour. The company is suggesting that all mechanics who service Campagnolo parts attend. On completion, attendees will receive a Campagnolo certification.

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Posted February 1, 2016

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dennis Christopher, the star of the 1979 film Breaking Away, will attend April's Eroica California, a vintage bike ride. Christopher will attend a VIP reception preceding a showing of the movie. The next day, he will ride a section of the ride on a vintage Masi bike similar to the one his character Dave Stoller rode in the movie.

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Posted February 1, 2016

ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 29, 2016
UPDATED with information on the tentative Feb. 9 auction.
This frame jig is among the equipment to be auctioned.

Editor's note, Jan. 29, 2016: The Guru auction is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. The auction will be conducted by Auctioneer Continental in Montreal.

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Posted January 29, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bikhas revised its sales and pricing policies to prohibit sales of its current model year products on auction sites.

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Posted January 29, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Cascade Bicycle Studio has announced its partnership with custom Czech framebuilder Festka. Cascade Bicycle Studio is now the exclusive online U.S. retailer for Festka and the exclusive in-store retailer for the western U.S.

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Posted January 29, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has hired Hannah Parish as its director of marketing for North America.

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Posted January 29, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Friends and family of Dave Wilson, a former long-time Specialized regional sales manager in the Southwest, and former sales manager for Bicycle Retailer, are planning a tribute bike ride in his honor. Wilson died at home in Santa Fe on Jan. 20 at age 60.

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Posted January 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle Anatomica will be the official saddle of this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and will be building saddles at the show.

The show is Feb. 26-28, at the Sacramento Convention Center in California.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted January 28, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Less than a year and a half after being purchased by a San Diego composites manufacturer, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles has been acquired by a local investor.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 28, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has refined the award categories for road, mountain and e-bike groups for the 2016  Interbike Awards, and award presenter Hi-Torque Publications is now accepting award submissions.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted January 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Mark Pippin has joined Advanced Sports International as senior product and sourcing manager. Pippin will oversee sourcing and supply-chain management for all of ASI's brands, which include Fuji, SE Bikes, Kestrel, Breezer, Phat Cycles and Oval Concepts.

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Posted January 27, 2016

The first group ride was scheduled for 5 p.m. PST Wednesday, led by Laurens Ten Dam from Team Giant­Alpecin.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 27, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Helmet maker Nutcase has tapped industry veteran Scott Montgomery as its new CEO. He will manage daily operations and focus on sales, marketing and finance. Most recently, Montgomery was CEO of Club Ride cycling apparel, but he’s also held leadership roles at Cannondale and Scott. 

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Posted January 27, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Corporation has hired bike industry product development veteran Chris Vasiliotis, who will fill the new position of global product engineering manager.

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