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FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Arundel Bicycle Co. has announced a new MAP policy that prohibits Arundel retailers from selling through third-party websites.

Tagged MAP

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (BRAIN) — Safe Haven Brands, the parent company of Airborne Bicycles, DK Bikes and System Cycle Supply, has hired Michael Gamstetter as brand manager of all brands and product manager for Airborne.

Tagged People

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar CrossVegas has named Boulder, Colorado-based APEX Coaching as its official coaching service. The coaching company will provide training tips and other information to registered CrossVegas competitors. 

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports has hired two additional rep groups to serve the brand in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Tagged Sales Reps
Park Tool signs on as presenting sponsor.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is adding a new show feature, the Interbike Mechanics Challenge, presented by Park Tool.

Tagged Interbike

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has hired industry veteran Lori Barrett as its North American brand manager.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – PeopleForBikes has announced its latest round of community grants. Two of the grants were done in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will roll out its online sales program in select U.S. states later this year.

Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Connex has reduced the U.S. wholesale and suggested retail prices of its chains by about 10 percent due to the continued weakness of the euro against the U.S. dollar, the company announced this weel. The company also announced a new minimum advertised price policy in the U.S.

Tagged MAP

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — SKS USA will now act as the exclusive North American brand manager and distributor of SQlab saddles.

Tagged Distributor news
Company doesn't mention cycling products in quarterly presentations.

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin stocks hit a 52-week high on Wednesday after earnings and revenue far exceeded analyst expectations for the first half. The company also raised its guidance for the second half.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Company exceeds Wall Street expectations, points to improved sell-thru rates and continued marketshare dominance.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro announced a second quarter sales decline of 47 percent this week, along with a loss of nearly $92 million, after reporting a profit last year in the same period.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following last year's "Breaking Away" reunion at the Interbike Awards Gala, this year's Interbike awards ceremony will include an appearance by at least four of the top-billed cast members of the 1985 cycling film "American Flyers."

Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Greg Herbold is retiring from work with SRAM and RockShox after 25 years with the brands as a racer, product developer and ambassador.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed Stan Brajer as its senior VP of U.S. sales and marketing. Brajer brings more than 20 years of experience in sports, fitness and retail to Polar. Previously, Brajer he was VP of U.S. sports sales for Timex.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now distributing bike and ski bags from the German brand EVOC.

The announcement comes less than 12 months after Lambert, Hawleys' sister company, relaunched EVOC in Canada. EVOC products will be available for ordering from Hawley in October.

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mountain bike website is holding its third annual video contest with GoPro. 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has launched of a series of educational seminars designed specifically for suppliers and their staffs.

Tagged Interbike

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has opened registration for new exhibitors. The thirteenth edition of NAHBS will be held next year in Salt Lake City, March 10-12. Applications for new exhibitors are now being accepted.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Over the next five days some 300 dealers, many of them authorized Salsa dealers, will get a peek at what Quality Bicycle Products has to offer for 2017.


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