BRAIN Staff

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February 20, 2018
Niner co-founders Steve Domahidy (center) and Chris Sugai (right) with former president George W. Bush after a ride in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2010.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has been acquired by investment company Emersion International Limited. Chris Sugai, co-founder of the brand, will remain as president and there will be no change to the Colorado-based team or the international distribution network, the company announced. Sugai told BRAIN on Tuesday morning that the sale closes in two to three weeks and he couldn’t say anything more until then.

Posted in North America
February 20, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has hired Kelsey Anderson as marketing manager.

Posted in North America
February 20, 2018

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products has formed an exclusive partnership with Quality Bicycle Products, naming them as the brand’s specialty bike dealers’ U.S. distributor.

Posted in Industry News
February 20, 2018

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has hired industry veteran Chad Battistone as sponsorship sales manager for the consulting agency’s inaugural Impact Sun Valley Media Summit.

Posted in North America
February 19, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Rock Bar is a semi-rigid nylon and foam storage case that can attach to multiple locations on the bike — handlebars, downtube, toptube and even long seatposts.

Posted in New Products
February 19, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has expanded into the Detroit market in partnership with retailer American Cycle and Fitness.

Posted in Retail News
February 19, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Andrew Tilin, a journalist and author, died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while he was on the side of the road fixing a flat during a group ride near Austin. 

Posted in Industry News
February 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — On Monday, someone stole six custom, one-of-a-kind bikes from the San Francisco home of Erik Nohlin, Specialized's creative leader for equipment. As of Friday afternoon, the bikes were still not recovered. 

Posted in North America
February 16, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has introduced a mobile app that allows retailers to search the distributor's catalog of more than 45,000 products. The Apple- and Android -compatible app also lets retailers scan bar codes and submit carts.

Posted in Industry News
February 16, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Gore Wear is now making its lightweight waterproof Shakedry jackets available in more than one color. 

Posted in New Products

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