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Posted April 7, 2021

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Global wholesale distributor JBI was back online in a limited capacity Wednesday after a ransomware attack last week shut down its website.

Posted April 1, 2021
Updated

MIAMI (BRAIN) — JBI was the victim of a ransomware attack Thursday, shutting down the global wholesale distributor's website. Customers' personal information was unaffected because it's stored off-site.

Posted February 18, 2021
BTI's headquarters in Santa Fe.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International has recently restructured as an Employee Ownership Trust, which co-founder and president Preston Martin said benefits employees and gives them more voice in strategic decision making.

Posted February 16, 2021
The brand will also refocus on cycling.

NEWARK, Del. (BRAIN) — Gore Wear said it is taking a new approach to wholesale distribution in North America and will focus its product portfolio more on cycling apparel. Gore said it will focus on sales to a few key retailers and rely on Quality Bicycle Products for distribution to the IBD channel.

Posted December 11, 2020
FORM's full product range.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Fit Kit Systems is now distributing cleat shims and wedges and in-shoe wedges from UK-based Form Bikefit. 

Posted November 10, 2020

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. office of Gazelle Bikes will be distributing Urban Arrow Family e-cargo bikes in North America in 2021. 

Posted October 29, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products said its rebranding, revealed Thursday on its website and other communications, is more than just a new logo.

Posted July 14, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cateye America is ending dealer-direct sales and focusing on sales through its U.S. distributors, JBI Importers and QBP.

Posted April 24, 2020

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli bicycle tires will now be distributed by KASK America in the U.S., the Italian company announced.

Posted March 8, 2020

JANESVILLE, Wis. (BRAIN) — LeMans Corp., one of the largest powersport parts and accessory distributors in the world, will soon be offering Intense's new Tazer MX electric mountain bikes to its dealers.

Posted January 29, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products' Minnesota Distribution Center resumed operations Wednesday following a trash compactor fire that forced it to close two weeks ago.

Posted January 21, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products stopped shipping from its Minnesota distribution center following a fire Jan. 16 in a trash compactor connected to the building. No one was injured in the fire, but inventory and shipping materials were exposed to smoke. 

Posted October 28, 2019
A Marin Bikes employee camps out in the office parking lot.

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — While 16 wildfires have burned more than 94,000 acres across California this fall, bicycle manufacturing structures have escaped harm so far. But some industry and retail employees have been affected as of Monday.

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