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Posted July 12, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Thursday July 12 2012 11:53 AM MT—W.L. Gore is selling its bike and running clothing direct to consumers through its redesigned website, the company announced this week.

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Posted July 5, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Thursday July 5 2012 11:28 AM MT—MapMyFitness has arranged for an additional $3 million in financing, the social fitness app maker announced Thursday. The company also said its membership has surpassed 10 million.

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Posted June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 2:35 AM MT—Visually oriented social media site Pinterest has surpassed Twitter and Facebook as the tool of choice for consumers to engage with retailers, a new survey finds.

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Posted April 4, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 6:56 AM MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar Thursday, "Master the Art of the Up-Sell."

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Posted March 19, 2012

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Monday March 19 2012 4:52 PM MT—Vendor-Link Cycling is working on a consumer site that will allow online shoppers to find specific products that are currently in stock at their local specialty bike shops.

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Posted February 3, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Feb 3, 08:57 MT —The cy

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Posted January 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing's new website is now configured for both consumer-direct and IBD sales.

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Posted December 5, 2011

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—An Ohio blogger is looking to create a network of small cycling websites that can cooperate to attract advertisers, offer a diverse viewpoint to readers and perhaps consult with supplier start-ups.

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Posted December 1, 2011

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Melissa Balmer is heading up a new website to showcase the female bike culture in Southern California while also encouraging more women to get on a bike. “We want to double the number of women riding bikes in So Cal by 2016,” she said.

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Posted October 7, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Move Sport, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, the exclusive distributor of Vredestein Two Wheel Tires for the United States and Canada, has launched a new website for Vredestein Two Wheel tires in the USA and Canada, www.vredesteinbike.com (click on above lin

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Posted October 5, 2011

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Citing a growing number of customers who are accessing their website via smart phones and tablets, Park Tool is introducing a mobile version of its website, www.parktool.com.

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Posted September 21, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

BALLYCLARE, Ireland—As the industry’s largest online retailer, Chain Reaction Cycles catches flak for selling discounted out-of-season product, and is often the brunt of brick-and-mortar shops’ complaints about competition from Internet sales straining their businesses.

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Posted September 21, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

HATTIESBURG, MS—Internet sales are the largest challenge to brick-and-mortar shops. And many shop owners respond by doing what they do best: face-to-face communication with customers.

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Posted September 21, 2011

By Jason Norman

The steady stream of online competition has been flummoxing not only to brick-and-mortar retailers for the past several years, but to leading suppliers as well.

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Posted September 5, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—As a warm up for Interbike, Leisure Trends Group is hosting an informative webinar to discuss Cycling retail sales trends.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted August 24, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike participants will now have more resources than ever for connecting with the industry, navigating the Expo and OutDoor Demo and engaging in social media through the Interbike mobile app, sponsored by Strava.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted August 22, 2011

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has acquired CompetitiveCyclist.com and its family of specialty retail stores.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 8, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek president John Burke had a simple message to retailers when it came to the changing retail landscape that exists in 2011.

“Great companies play offense,” said Burke, in reference to online sales competition, and what he calls “a definite trend that’s out there.”

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Web/Internet
Posted August 5, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has launched a new website at www.ryderseyewear.com, reflecting the fresh look of a company 25 years young.

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Posted August 2, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has launched an online suspension calculator (click on above link).

The suspension calculator features an intuitive interface that will provide the perfect suspension settings throughout Trek’s full suspension mountain bike collection.

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