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Posted January 20, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (BRAIN) — A Celebration of Life ceremony is being planned in honor of Bill Austin, a longtime bicycle industry leader who died last month at 78.

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Posted January 19, 2016
Jason Schiers and Nicola Rosin

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has hired Jason Schiers to head U.S. research and development.

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Posted January 19, 2016

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — American Kenda Rubber, the North American sales and marketing office for Kenda Tire, has announced the hiring of Al Clark as the global products manager for its bicycle division.

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Posted January 19, 2016

NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has updated its dealer programs for 2016, adding volume discount programs, an annual dealer reward program, shop team pricing, an expanded employee purchase program and more.

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Posted January 19, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Protective Gear, has moved to a larger warehouse and office in Vancouver, Washington.

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Posted January 19, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles has hired Brian "Sally" Fornes as its new brand manager. Fornes was previously at Raleigh USA where he began his 10-year career in the warranty department, eventually holding titles including "marketing guy" and product manager before parting in December.

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Posted January 19, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has three locations and dates confirmed in its 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 19, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Jagwire has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as its exclusive distributor in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff McGuane has joined Specialized as the company's global sales and market development leader. McGuane most recently was the CEO of One Industries, a supplier of protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, hard parts and race wear for motocross and mountain bikes.

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Posted January 18, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 3-4.

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted January 18, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Funkier Bike Apparel to U.S. IBDs.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Matthew Feier as its sales rep for Western Colorado, a territory the company described as "left of the Rockies."

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / Distributor news
Posted January 18, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Matthew Smith to national sales manager.
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Posted January 18, 2016

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it is streamlining  its distribution by eliminating two of its distributors. The company said it is retaining seven other distributors and said it expects product availability to improve at the remaining distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP / Distributor news
Posted January 15, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro says it expects a 16 percent increase in revenue for 2015. However, weak sales of its newest model, the Hero4 Session contributed to a decision to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 105 employees. 

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Posted January 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced the recipients of its most recent cycle of Community Grants, with eight awards totaling $51,750.

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Posted January 15, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport has reached an agreement with Aqua Lung that allows Aqua Lung to continue marketing Michael Phelps Xpresso swimwear. De Soto will stop using the Espresso name on its wetsuits after selling off its remaining stock.

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Posted January 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, in collaboration with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, has announced a new scholarship program that will bring three women from the bike industry to this spring's Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California.

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Posted January 14, 2016
Former pro David Veilleux is named R&D and road brand manager.
Christophe Riopel-Benoit, Mikhaël Simard, David Veilleux

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci has named former pro road racer David Veilleux as  its new  R&D/road brand manager.

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Posted January 13, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has appointed Denise Landy as its national account manager and Mark Niemiec as community marketing manager.

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