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Posted April 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is the latest brand to create a cycling club on Strava.com, where the component company's fans can share their ride information and socialize.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted April 3, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Strava have collaborated on a new social media platform, Strava Shop Pages, for retailers to build community around their businesses, better serve customers and get more people on bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted March 7, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands —  including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon.

QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 18, 2014

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Two-time Ironman world champion Scott Tinley and former triathlon journalist Mike Plant have announced the launch of trihistory.com.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports says its e-commerce vendor servers were affected by malware and that someone may have obtained personal data from customers who made purchases from the Easton-Bell Sports website in December.

The company said about 6,000 customers were affected.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted January 20, 2014

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director Don Palermini has joined Consumer Review, the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, as editorial director.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted December 13, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus is ending sales of its bikes on the Internet in the U.S., the company said this week. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 5, 2013

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo and Bicycle Times are launching a five-part interview and video series called "Movers and Makers: People That Inspire Us," that will focus on bike industry members that the series' producers find inspiring. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 5, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry has purchased Bergfreunde.de, an outdoor equipment e-commerce retailer that serves Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Backcountry, which owns CompetitiveCyclist.com, said the purchase marks its entry into the European market.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted November 13, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has added a social platform to its monthly electronic magazine, allowing BMC owners to share photos of their bikes, tell stories and more via social media. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 11, 2013

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN) — The Velogear.com website will be shut down Friday and its operations merged with that of a site owned by the same company: trekbicyclestores.com. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 13, 2013

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website BikeRoar.com is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted August 5, 2013

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 31, 2013
Chris Wilmshurst
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Vital Media Network will soon launch a U.K. edition of its VitalBMX website. 
 
Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 30, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — French bike brand Lapierre has launched a new website for its recently formed North American division.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 22, 2013
Swarm works with desktop and mobile apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — POS providers including Ascend, CAM Commerce/Retail Star, CounterPoint, Edge Hosted/Local, Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks are now compatible with analytics provider Swarm to give shop owners a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 18, 2013

LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Competition
Posted July 18, 2013

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet

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