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Posted August 4, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America's SBS will begin distributing Selle Royal products in the U.S. this month; Selle Royal products will continue to be available from QBP and Highway Two, as well.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 4, 2014

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Users of Garmin's GPS-powered cycling computers and its Garmin Connect website will soon be able to more seamlessly sync their data with third-party fitness aps and websites including Strava, MapMyFitness and Endomondo.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted August 1, 2014
Giraud working with a prototype wheel in the A2 tunnel.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2014
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Looking to accelerate its market position south of its native Canada, Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added five new U.S. sales agencies for 2015.
 
Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2014
Updated with response from PCMR

Editor's note: This article was first published on BicycleRetailer.com on Thursday. On Friday a spokesman for PCMR contacted BRAIN to tell us that he was unaware of any communications between Wrona and the PCMR. His comments have been added to the article.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 1, 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's overall sales were $1.52 billion (156.3 billion Yen) over the first six months of the year, compared to $1.3 billion (133.1 billion Yen) last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 1, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA Corporation will be taking over Canadian distribution of BMC bicycles from Outdoor Gear Canada, effective Friday, the company announced. Canadian retailers will have access to U.S. inventory and begin working with the U.S. office starting Sept.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 31, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the second round of categories and nominees for the 2014 Interbike Awards, including retailer, athlete and advocacy designations.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 31, 2014
CGI refocusing on the running business.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc., which has owned Velo magazine, VeloNews.com and VeloPress since 2008, is now interested in selling off the brands, a spokesman for the San Diego-based company said Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 31, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Merchandise sales at IBDs fell 5 percent in June over the same period in 2013 to total $373 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's latestRetailTrak IBD sales summary. And although unit sales fell 8 percent, average retail-selling prices rose 4 percent over June 2013.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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