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Top multi-sport retailers named as triathlon conference opens

Published January 27, 2014

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (BRAIN) – The trade association Triathlon Business International and triathlon site Slowtwitch.com have named the top 50 multi-sport retailers in the U.S. They released the list Sunday as the two-day Triathlon Business International annual conference got under way here. 

Slowtwitch publisher Dan Empfield compiled the retailer list, through a voting process that was weighted 80 percent on suppliers' votes and 20 percent on votes cast by Slowtwitch readers.

Ballots with approximately 300 retailer names divided among nine geographic areas -- West; Rockies; Prairie; Northwest; Northeast; Mid-south; Mid-Atlantic; Great Lakes; and the Deep South – were distributed to 75 suppliers. These suppliers were allowed to select three to six retailers per region depending on the size of the region, up to 47 retailers in total. Criteria that supplier voters were asked to consider included: technical and brand knowledge; significant triathlon-related in-store inventory; service to the local community; knowledge of the sport of triathlon; ability to work with and satisfy their customers when it comes to product match, size, fit and equipment setup; and other value-added customer extras such as sponsorship of races, training rides, workshops and guest speakers.

There's more about the list in the February 1 issue of BRAIN.

These are the Top 50 Multi-sport Retailers for 2013:

All3Sports

Atlanta

GA

Arts Cyclery

San Luis Obispo

CA

Athletes Lounge

Portland

OR

Austin Tri Cyclist

Austin

TX

Belmont Wheelworks

Belmont

MA

Big Shark Bicycle Company

St. Louis

MO

Bike Doctor

Arnold

MD

Bonzai Sports

Falls Church

VA

Brickwell Cycling and Multisports

Great Neck

NY

Britton's Bike Shop

San Antonio

TX

Chainwheel

Little Rock

AK

Colorado Multisport

Boulder

CO

Contender Bicycles

Salt Lake City

UT

Davis Wheelworks

Davis

CA

Element Multisport

Chicago

IL

Endurance House

Middleton

WI

Fast Splits

Newton

MA

Fit Werx 2

Peabody

MA

Fleet Feet

Sacramento

CA

Freshbikes

Arlington

VA

Gear West Bike and Triathlon

Long Lake

MN

Get a Grip Cycles

Chicago

IL

Inside Out Sports

Cary

NC

Inside Out Sports

Charlotte

NC

Jack and Adams

Austin

TX

Mack Cycle

Miami

FL

Moment Cycle Sport

San Diego

CA

Naperville Running Co

Naperville

IL

Northwest Tri and Bike

Kent

WA

Nytro Multisport

Encinitas

CA

Paragon Sports

NY

NY

Play Tri

Dallas

TX

Podium Multisport

Atlanta

GA

R&A Cycles

Brooklyn

NY

Richardson Bike Mart

Richardson

TX

Running Away Multisport

Deerfield

IL

Running Away Multisport

Chicago

IL

SBR Multisports

NY

NY

SBR Sports

Orem

UT

Speedy Reedy

Seattle

WA

Sunrise Tri

West Babylon

NY

T3 Multisport

Indianapolis

IN

Tri Shop

Plano

TX

Tri Town

Boise

ID

Triathlon Lab

Santa Monica

CA

Tribe Multisport

Scottsdale

AZ

TriBella

Boulder

CO

Trisports.com

Tucson

AZ

Urban Tri Gear

Chicago

IL

Wheat Ridge Cyclery

Wheat Ridge

CO

Topics associated with this article: Triathlon Business Conference

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