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Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Bob Haro is working with KHS Bicycle to produce his new BMX line, called IKONIX.

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Posted September 10, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Bill Quinn, the longtime publisher of Bicycle Business Journal, has died. He was 102. Quinn's career spanned more than 80 years of publishing. He was still writing and taped an audio interview of his early years in newspapering just two months ago.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yakima's newest CEO finds himself eyeballing every car rack he sees on the road and quickly admits he has a lot to learn about the sports rack industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Andy Ording, the former owner of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has made an investment in Silca, which is owned by former Zipp engineer Josh Poertner. Poertner bought the nearly century-old brand last year and moved it from Italy to Indianapolis.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The ladies of dirt will get their due at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction ceremony as cycling advocate Jenn Dice, gravity legend Leigh Donovan and retailers Lil and Kris Koski are among those to be honored Wednesday night at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted September 9, 2014
Palmer at the OutDoor Demo on Monday. Photo: Bob Huff.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For some of those who came into the sport of mountain biking in a certain era—the second half of the 1990s—rider Shaun Palmer and bike brand Intense Cycles will always be linked. This week at OutDoor Demo, it was the '90s all over again as Palmer showed up to ride an Intense with dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hank Glowiak, owner of Chuck's Bike in Morrisville, Vermont, was astride a Transition and taking a short break before dropping off the edge of Bootleg Canyon's Red Mountain.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hawley is the new exclusive U.S. distributor of Muc-Off, a U.K.-based brand of bike care products.

Muc-Off's products include cleaners, protectants, and lubes, as well as a line of body care items.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 9, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — As Interbike prepared to open this week, POC announced four new U.S. sales reps, among 17 new reps hired since June 1. POC plans to reveal an expanded road cycling product line at Interbike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies, Inc. is rebranding its single-lever brake system as SureStop, moving away from the Slidepad branding immediately.

"SureStop has been selected to better communicate the technology's benefits to consumers and IBDs alike," the company said in a release Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing SwissStop brake pads to its dealers in Canada.

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Posted September 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima has announced its first distributor for its bicycle care products: BTI.

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Posted September 8, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's, manufacturer of tire bead slip, is now available through Rumbleship.

"I ultimately decided to go with Rumbleship because they were concerned first and foremost about how they could best support the Uncle Dick's brand," said Rich Travis, owner of Uncle Dick's.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has rolled out a new app, ScanToCart, that enables dealers to create orders on the fly by scanning barcodes with a smartphone or tablet.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted September 5, 2014

KINGSTON, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian bicycle industry lost a pioneer of the import and mass-market sales sector with the passing of George Milo on Sept. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted September 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Organizers of next week's Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclocross race are allowing spectators to order tickets online prior to the event, reducing lines at the entrance.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted September 5, 2014

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Bike Medicine's Purple Extreme chain lubricant and Golden Degreaser. The products are now available from both the company's warehouses.

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Posted September 5, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition has selected Marilyn Price, director and founder of Trips for Kids, and Jennifer Pagels, human resources director at Trek Bicycles, as the recipients of its Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted September 5, 2014

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Winter 2015 PressCamp say ten media titles are confirmed and nearly three quarters of the brand participation slots are now accounted for. 

The event will be held Jan. 27-30 in Westlake Village, Calif.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted September 4, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert, parent company of U.S. distributor Hawley USA and Canadian distributor Lambert, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Simcoe Bicycles, a city bike manufacturer based in Toronto.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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