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Posted April 11, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — While the rest of the industry battles over market share in the enthusiast market, Midway Bicycle Supply is finding growth providing parts and accessories to nonprofit shops and other programs that serve consumers in need of lower-priced bikes. Those operations, as well as some mobile service and service-only shops, often can’t establish accounts with larger distributors.

Posted March 19, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has expanded its relationship with HLC to distribute the tire maker's full product lineup in the U.S. market. Products became available from HLC's U.S. distribution centers starting Monday, March 18.

HLC is already Michelin's exclusive distributor for Canada.

Posted March 15, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will move its annual Frostbike dealer event out of Minnesota for the first time next year. The 2020 event will be held in Denver from Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

Posted March 1, 2019

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — HLC has named new directors of sales and marketing for the U.S. and Canada. The distributor, previously called Hawley-Lambert, said it is working to establish a more "country-specific" focus.

Posted February 28, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Flagg family, which owns SmartEtailing and is led by QBP founder Steve Flagg and his wife, Mary Henrickson, has purchased Wheels Manufacturing, a U.S. manufacturer of service and repair parts.

Posted December 3, 2018

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cycle Monkey on Monday announced a new partnership with Nicolai Bicycles to bring the German mountain bike brand’s line of handmade custom and standard-size aluminum framesets to the U.S. market — selling consumer direct and also offering sales to interested dealers.

Posted November 30, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products announced Friday that it has promoted Todd Cravens to vice president of business development.

Posted August 16, 2018

GUNDELFINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Tout Terrain, a maker of custom touring, bikepacking, city and e-bikes and single-wheel, suspended child and cargo trailers, is transitioning to a dealer-direct sales model in North America effective Sept. 1.

Posted August 14, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design is expanding its agreements with Quality Bicycle Products and Bicycle Technologies International for the sale and fulfillment of Ritchey products.

Posted August 6, 2018

QUÉBEC (BRAIN) — On The Edge Canada (OTE), which distributes Pivot Cycles, Enve Composites and Rotor Components among other brands, is now distributing Chris King Precision Components.

Posted July 3, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bike Parts will be the new exclusive U.K. distributor of Saris Brands, which includes Saris car racks, CycleOps trainers and PowerTap power meters.

Jeff Frehner, Saris' COO, said he was delighted with the partnership.

Posted June 25, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is opening two 3PL warehouses in Canada and will stocking Salsa, Surly, All-City, Teravail tires, 45NRTH, Whisky Parts Co. products, and iSSi pedals there starting in February 2019.

Posted June 19, 2018

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has signed Aspire Sports to take over distribution of Cannondale, GT Bicycles, Fabric and Mongoose products for the 2019 model year, ending CSG's distribution through Mali Bicycle Technology.

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