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Posted March 12, 2014
Bill Holland (second from left) and staff.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Holland Cycles has moved its headquarters into a 1,800 square-foot showroom in San Diego to showcase its custom bicycles. The showroom features a state-of-the-art fit center, a bike display area and a service and build area that has quadrupled the company's previous capabilities.

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Posted March 12, 2014
Event owner and Velo and Triathlete magazine publisher names new CEO, CFO and CMO

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A March 10 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to build biking or hiking trails on abandoned railroad corridors. But a Rails To Trail Conservancy spokesman said the effect on recreational path development will be limited.

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Posted March 12, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak's sales for 2013 were $139.9 million, a decrease of $17.7 million compared to its sales of $157.6 million in 2012. Sales of hydration systems fell $17.2 million, and sales of gloves fell $5.5 million, while the company's bottle and accessories sales increased $4.8 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 11, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox's sales climbed 16 percent last year to $272.7 million, driven mostly by an 18 percent sales growth of its power vehicle products; sales of mountain bike products grew 14 percent over the prior fiscal year.

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Posted March 11, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2014
Iladora's key product is The Perfect Bike Pant.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Huckleberry Bicycles is hosting an industry panel discussion this Friday on women's cycling apparel. Panelists from three brands that focus on women's urban cycling clothes will speak and field questions from consumers and industry representatives in the audience.

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Posted March 11, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has set the dates for its annual conference, which will return to Los Angeles in 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted March 11, 2014
James and the Mosaic

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Custom framebuilder Mosaic Cycles will be auctioning a hardtail mountain bike to benefit The National Inclusion Project, a program that aims to reduce the barriers between children with disabilities and the world around them.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.

"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 10, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project will conduct two-year programs to build protected bike lanes in six new U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport is celebrating the start of its 25th year in business and company founder and CEO Emilio De Soto said maintaining a happy and healthy staff has been one key to longevity. 

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Posted March 10, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Osmo Nutrition has signed a multi-year partnership to be the official hydration and recovery sponsor of the US Military Endurance Sports Program.

Posted in North America
Posted March 7, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike mechanic pay is a hot topic on the Internet recently, and the new issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News takes a deep look at the issue. 

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 7, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands —  including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon.

QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 7, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — German bike lock maker ABUS Mobile Security is now cutting replacement keys at its Phoenix, Ariz., facility, substantially reducing the turn-around time for dealers and consumers who need new keys. Previously the keys were available only through ABUS's German headquarters.

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Posted March 6, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 6, 2014

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — Danish bearing maker CeramicSpeed has implemented a minimum advertised price policy and announced a new industry employee purchase program.

The company said the new MAP policy, which went into affect March 1, is intended to protect dealers.

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Posted March 6, 2014
Cipollini RB1000

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications, publisher of Road Bike Action, Mountain Bike Action, Electric Bike Action and BMX Plus magazines, said Thursday that two bikes were stolen from its Santa Clarita office last week.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 6, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — German electric bike motor manufacturer Bosch will be the official eBike Systems sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic

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