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Posted May 15, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has released the third installment of its digital newspaper, the Cannondale Gazette, with separate versions showcasing the Giro d’Italia and Amgen Tour of California.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Crossbikereview.com has added two new contributors to its site.

The first is Joe Pinzone, who is an architect, father and cyclocross expert. Pinzone has already contributed several articles to the site, including a shoe review and an article on kids' cyclocross bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
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

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