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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) – Mavic has announced reduced MAP for most of its 2017 road and mountain wheels and its wheel tire systems. The change, which went into effect on May 1, was spurred by Euro to U.S. dollar exchange rates and the company’s focus on improved market positioning. 

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods has posted its sales and earnings for the first quarter of 2017, which ended April 29.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) – Southwest Composite Works Inc., a full-service, carbon fiber engineering and manufacturing company, has announced it will expand its business to provide sustainable, U.S.-based mold-making and tooling solutions for the cycling and outdoor recreation industries.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Felt Bicycles has announced that it has hired Juan Diaz as sales representative for select counties in Southern California, from Orange in the south to San Luis Obispo in the north, along with the states of Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

Greg Ford is promoted to national sales manager.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Bikes USA/Easy Motion USA has appointed a new president, Caryle Walker, and a new national sales manager for the company's e-bike division, Greg Ford.

Tagged Electric bike

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tern has delivered the first batch of its Vektron electric folding bikes to Kickstarter backers in the United States. The bikes are being delivered to Kickstarter backers via Tern's U.S. dealer network. The dealers are also handling after-sales support and customer service for the bikes.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division, which launched in 2013, has hired industry veteran Jim Miller as director of national sales for the Pioneer Cycle Sports Division.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is the new sponsor of Whistler Mountain Bike Park, in Whistler, British Columbia and will supply frames for all bikes including rental, retail, and programs at the park. 

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead is implementing a new sales policy for 2017.

"We hope this new policy clarifies and defines for you a clear advertised pricing and sales strategy for our brands in the multi-channel and global marketplace of today," FSA stated.

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycle Corp. is now selling its Masi-branded bikes online through its Masibikes.com site, with delivery via the nearest local Masi dealer if available.

Tagged Omnichannel

DETROIT (BRAIN) — A velodrome being built here this year is scheduled to host the USA Cycling Madison National Championships event this October and in 2018.

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis Bikes has unveiled a new “J” logo designed to complement the Jamis Bikes word mark introduced at the end of 2016. The logo will appear as a new headtube badge and in product graphics on select 2018 Jamis products starting this summer.

The 6D  ATB-1T Trail helmet.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has reached a distribution agreement with 6D Helmets LLC. QBP will be responsible for global aftermarket distribution and sales of 6D's full range of bicycle helmets.

Tagged Distributor news

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — The German protective gear brand EVOC has adopted a minimum advertised price policy for the U.S. and Canada. The company said it will sell only to authorized wholesalers, retailers, internet retailers and distributors. The policy goes into effect immediately.

Tagged MAP

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — For the first time, this year's Philly Bike Expo will include pre-show industry-only access, along with free admission for bike shop owners and related vendors, suppliers and sales reps. Qualified registrants gain early entry to the expo on Nov. 4 and 5 and receive invitations to exclusive nighttime social events.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has hired Karla Knight for the position of creative marketing director. Knight will report to Rod Judd, the company's sales director.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Scott Montgomery has formed a consulting company working within the bike and outdoor industries.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has launched the Commuter Guarantee, which provides free inner tubes to any customer who flats a Vittoria Randonneur, Revolution, Adventure, or Trail commuter series tire.

Show says its Payback program is drawing in exhibitors.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened registration for all attendees, including retailers, distributors and media.

Tagged Interbike

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Inc.’s bike division on Friday reported a drop in first-quarter revenue but said operating profit almost doubled to $10.1 million as margins improved and the division’s restructuring, including a 4 percent workforce reduction, reaped benefits. 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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