VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired Mark Pippin as product manager. Pippin will oversee product development for all current and future bicycle collections.
DEER VALLEY RESORT, UT (BRAIN)—The biggest news coming out of Giant Bicycles’ annual retailer meeting known as The Link was confirmation of its plans to open a $60 million factory in Kunshan, China.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—While Trek had its most successful year in 2010, company president John Burke admitted to retailers that it left a lot of money on the table due to delivery problems.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ Cycling Sports Group will begin direct distribution in Canada of its GT brand with the new model year introduction at ExpoCycle 2010.
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WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox second quarter revenue saw healthy gains, increasing $4.8 million—a 16.1 percent increase for the same time period in 2009.
MIDDLETON, WI (BRAIN)—Kevin Hillier’s first trip to Trek World is one he won’t soon forget. The owner of 2Wheels Cycles in Dublin, Ireland, was one of several Trek dealers who braved torrential rain and thunderstorms yesterday morning to complete the 50-mile route of the inaugural Centurion Wisconsin Gran Fondo.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Renowned independent tire consultant Frank Stacy has signed on as the latest member of the Bontrager Tire Development Team and its parent company Trek Bicycles, to design, test and develop tires exclusively for Bontrager-sponsored race teams and riders the world over.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road, importer and distributor of Effetto Mariposa, Cole, Wippermann, and Axa, invites retailers to its August 18 open house event. The Cantitoe Road inside sales team and staff will answer questions and offer product demonstrations.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Lambert will become the exclusive distributor of all Look products in Canada.
As of 2011 Lambert will distribute Look pedals, frames, bikes and apparel.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires North America has promoted Bill Perreault to director of operations at their Trenton, New Jersey offices. In addition, Levi Olsen has been brought in under Perrault to spearhead the sales and marketing side of Hutchinson's bicycle tire business.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—It was more than the beach-happy SUP vibe that put a smile on attendees’ faces at Summer Market. Numbers were up by double digits in all categories at the show and sales on the floor were surprisingly strong.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Devon Sullivan as a suspension design engineer.
Drawing on his experience as an avid north shore downhill rider, Sullivan will use his mechanical engineering skills to further develop and refine Cane Creek’s suspension product line.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Justin Manthe and Chris Holmes agree: Outdoor Retailer rocks. The bicycle industry veterans are manning a patch of grass outside the Salt Palace sending exhibitors and retailers out on a 30-unit fleet of bikes from Electra.
MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel’s bike business increased nearly 8 percent in the second quarter of the year despite impacts from global issues such as currency exchange rates and shipping container shortages.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales inched up 2 percent in the second quarter of the year and 5 percent for the first half of 2010.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—History was made—and discussed—at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast yesterday.
CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—Nominate your mentor, a co-worker, employee, or anyone who has inspired you within the bike industry for their leadership contributions.
Nominations are being accepted from now until August 16 for the 2010 OIWC Bike Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Lacing System, has added Chuck Mason as its new vice president of sales.