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Posted December 19, 2014
Tom Ritchey hands over day-to-day management to focus on product development.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design has appointed longtime staffer Claudio Bianchi as the company’s new CEO, allowing founder Tom Ritchey to focus exclusively on product development for the brand.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 19, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — IBD Summit pre-registration and retail attendance is up compared to the event’s three previous editions, according to conference organizer Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted December 18, 2014

NEVERS, France (BRAIN) — Look Cycles is warning of counterfeit Look 695 and 695 Light framesets being offered in China and Europe. The company says the frames could be unsafe.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 18, 2014
Maine-based distributor adds Jagwire, K-Edge and Endurox.

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists has announced several new vendor additions. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The Zwift indoor riding software system will feature Pinarello bikes, the companies announced this week. Zwift may add other bike brands in the future.

Zwift users will be able to virtually ride Pinarello Dogma F8 road bikes or Il Bolide time trial bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for U.S. and Canadian retailers, which will go into effect on Jan. 1.

The policy applies to online and brick-and-mortar retailers. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group said Wednesday that it will end its collaboration with the German design company Denk Engineering GmbH. Soon after, Specialized announced that it would begin working with Denk.

Posted in International
Posted December 17, 2014

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — David Hall, who has been Cane Creek Cycling Components' director of operations since 2011, has been named CEO of the company, replacing Scott Sonnone, who has left the company.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2014
Brancale's handmade leather cycling gloves sell for $180.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Historically an Italian road brand, Brancale has been relaunched as a U.S.-based cycling apparel company.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Assos has announced new sales rep and dealer support positions across the West Coast.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted December 16, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — After three years with the Light Electric Vehicle Association, including the past year as executive director, Heather Marshman announced she is resigning effective Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted December 16, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has a new CEO, Will Garratt.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — BikeRadar has donated more than $10,000 to World Bicycle Relief with editorial test products auctioned through The Pro's Closet, a Boulder-based eBay reseller.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 15, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's East Coast distribution center will be moving over the upcoming holidays.

Posted in North America
Posted December 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kristin Bachochin Klein, the senior vice president of AEG Sports and executive director of the Amgen Tour of California, was elected to the USA Cycling Board of Directors this week as an At-Large Representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted December 11, 2014
(l to r): Katie Macarelli, Mike Guinta, and Eric Hockman.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports has added three new employees at its headquarters here.

The company, in business since 2004, provides bicycle maintenance, measurement and storage products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 11, 2014

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Reed Business BV, owner of Bike Europe, plans to sell off the European trade magazine along with 16 other business-to-business magazines and brands to Dutch publishing house B+B Vakmedianet.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted December 10, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc., the U.S. office for the French brand, is moving its headquarters from Massachusetts to Utah next year. The brand will join the other Utah-based operations of its parent company, Amer Sports.

Posted in North America
Posted December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Zoic Clothing has added three independent reps.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 9, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Steve Johnson, president and CEO of USA Cycling, announced Tuesday that he will step down from his post next October following the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, which will be held in Richmond, Virginia. Johnson has been with USAC for more than 15 years.  

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition

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