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  1. Norco Bicycles founder Bert Lewis dies

    PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bert Lewis, founder of Norco Bicycles and Live to Play Sports, died Oct. 7 with family at his bedside. He was 77. Lewis founded Northern Cycle Industries—now Norco and Live to Play—in 1964 in Burnaby, British Columbia, with the goal of serving the bicycle ...

    Posted October 14, 2013 in Industry News

  2. Skins brings top rep to California HQ

    ENCINITAS, CA (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has brought its Northwest brand rep Alex Moore in house. Moore is relocating to Southern California as part of the compression brand’s plan to grow its business in this market. He will be an exclusive territory manager for the compression sportswear company.  ...

    Posted June 27, 2013 in North America

  3. Sombrio halts business; outlook uncertain

    NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Sombrio announced it has suspended business, citing financial difficulties stemming from a failed retail expansion plan in which Sombrio would have opened its own branded stores. “With these challenges we’re in an incredibly ...

    Posted December 2, 2013 in North America

  4. Axiom's modular panniers

    PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Axiom’s Modular GrandTour panniers transform from “everyday” to “expedition” in seconds. The 30-, 45- and 60-litre ultrasonically welded bags have exterior waterproof pockets and compression straps. Expand capacity with a clip-on ...

    Posted July 15, 2013 in New Products

  5. LTP launches Crankbrothers service centers in Canada

    for nearly a decade to specialty bike retailers. The service centers are in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia ...

    Posted February 8, 2013 in North America

  6. Sugoi Ted King King of the Road jersey

    BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Cannondale Pro Cycling team rider Ted King worked with Sugoi to develop a signature custom jersey, called, "King of the Road." The jersey features a New England-style plaid pattern, an image of a maple syrup bottle sticking out ...

    Posted August 11, 2013 in New Products

  7. PeopleForBikes highlights year’s top bike lane projects

    on protected bike lanes is influenced by its northern neighbor, Vancouver, British Columbia: Do them up nice ...

    Posted December 5, 2013 in North America

  8. Hincapie Hires Snedden for Sales

    In addition to representing Hincapie Sportswear, Snedden also sells Sportlegs, BH bicycles, Pivot Cycles, ...

    Posted September 2, 2010 in North America

  9. Apparel maker’s study sees opportunity for IBDs

    BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Working with a research firm, apparel maker Craft Sportswear North America recently surveyed more than 1,000 cyclists about how they shop for clothing and accessories—and saw opportunity for specialty bike dealers in the results. Respondents were almost evenly split ...

    Posted July 24, 2013 in Studies/Reports

  10. Ibis hires two new sales rep agencies in Canada

    Ibis in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,  Manitoba,  Yukon and Northwest Territories. ...

    Posted November 12, 2013 in North America