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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System is setting up a custom cycling and triathlon clothing ordering system through Performance Bicycle's website.

Champion System will facilitate the design, ordering and delivery process through

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wish you could see what brands have the best shipping terms, order accuracy or margins? Or want to inform your current supplier about where they can improve?

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While total merchandise sales at IBDs were off 1 percent in January compared to the same month a year ago, complete bike sales bucked the downward trend, according to the latest figures from Leisure Trends RetailTrak.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru will provide an overview of its Guru Fit System during two webinars, March 12 and March 26, open to all retailers.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — TJX Companies Inc., which bought outdoor discounter Sierra Trading Post in 2012, is planning to expand STP’s brick and mortar business. 

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Peddler Bike Shop's flagship store, founded in 1971, will move to a new and bigger location across the street by May 1. The retailer has also opened a third store just south of the city and across the border in Southhaven, Miss.

Spendid Cycles' Portland store.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Since it opened in 2010, Splendid Cycles has become one of the largest cargo bike retailers in the country, and the biggest U.S. distributor for Danish cargo brand Bullitt by Harry vs Larry.

Tockman (right) with a friend and her new Public Bike.

NEW ORLEANS (BRAIN) — When Marin Tockman moved from New York to New Orleans in 2010, one of the first things she noticed about the city's bike scene was a lack of shops that made serving women a priority.

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Rapha's Cycle Club New York store is hosting an exhibition of Greg LeMond memoribilia, which opened with a VIP party attended by Greg LeMond last Thursday.

Despite continuing winter storms, the event was packed, Rapha's Chris DiStefano said. 

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has reported that fourth quarter 2013 consolidated same-store sales exceeded the company's predictions. As a result, Dick's has increased its fourth quarter and full year 2013 expectations.

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BRAIN Dealer Tour Report: Day 3
Fritz's Skate Bike & Surf opened in 1989 to sell and rent Rollerblades.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — On the final day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour, our group rode through downtown Miami — past skyscrapers, the Miami Heat's American Airlines Arena and across the yacht-strewn Venetian Causeway — on our way to South Beach. The area has seen commercial rent prices skyrocket.

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BRAIN Dealer Tour Report: Day 2
The sign is a landmark, but Mack's doesn't sell Schwinns.

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla (BRAIN) — From the sunny parking lot of Mack Cycle & Fitness, Mary Jane Mark points across Sunset Drive, the street where more than a half century ago her father built a store that is now a local landmark.

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MIAMI (BRAIN) – Rolling from The Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove on a balmy 75-degree morning, the BRAIN Dealer Tour immediately got a taste of what cycling in Miami is like.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydrapak has brought aboard eight sales agencies as the maker of hydration packs and bottles prepares for an expansion into specialty outdoor and running retail.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Despite lackluster holiday sales due to unseasonably mild winter weather in the Western U.S., Sport Chalet’s fiscal third quarter was its most profitable quarter since 2007, the sporting goods chain reported Monday.

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RockNRoad partner Jeff Renteria at the retailer’s Laguna Niguel store

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has installed its first store-in-store display at Southern California’s RockNRoad Cyclery, featuring custom flooring, handmade display platforms, window graphics and in-store signage.

Renovation in progress at District Bicycles' new building

STILLWATER, Okla. (BRAIN) — When District Bicycles completes its move in late February, the retailer will gain 1,300 additional square feet of space and a more inviting storefront.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — After five years of doing business on Albuquerque’s east side, The Kickstand bike shop will close its doors on Feb. 8.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN)­­ — Shinola's made- in-­Detroit bicycles, watches, leather goods and journals will be featured inside The Station SF's pop­up retail area through the end of March.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Phoenix-area retailer Rick Marquis held a grand opening celebration this past weekend for his new Giant Scottsdale store.


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