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Posted August 29, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jesse Porter, a former executive at Specialized, has joined Felt Bicycles as its director of sales for the Western region. Also joining the company is Mark Hodge as controller and chief financial officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 28, 2014
Kenda's Juggernaut Pro fat bike tire.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At a press conference hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), several leading Taiwanese companies came together to launch new products on the second day of the Eurobike show.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 27, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Custom steel, titanium and ti/carbon framebuilder Seven Cycles has added Bespoke Cycles of Hamilton Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in New Zealand.

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Coming off a mild winter and beautiful spring, the German market has experienced an increase in sales and market experts expect the positive trend to continue through the remainder of the year.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Occasional rain showers and cool temperatures didn't stop  showgoers from getting on the trail for Eurobike's Demo Day on Tuesday. For the first time, Demo Day was held on show grounds, adjacent to the Messe where the Eurobike expo takes place in Friedrichshafen.  

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 26, 2014
Russ Johnson, VP, Wren Sports

PINOLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onetime Shimano American Corp. communications director Russ Johnson has been hired as vice president of Wren Sports LLC, the IBD-exclusive bike and accessory brand recently founded by industry veteran Kevin Wren.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted August 26, 2014
Alonzo Bodden

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Alonzo Bodden, winner of “Last Comic Standing,” will host the 2014 Interbike Awards gala. Bodden has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan O’Brian show, The Keenan Ivory Wayans show among other TV appearances.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists will host a webinar Thursday that will delve into data and insights on the impact of female cyclists on the bicycle business.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted August 25, 2014

SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — Shimano's Singapore subsidiary plans to open an “experiential and interactive” bicycle center called Shimano Cycling World in Singapore.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports is set to open a store at its Helsinki headquarters building on Friday, selling a broad selection of sports and lifestyle products from its portfolio of brands.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

Many successful bicycle retailers have interesting origin stories, but very few openly lay out their operating philosophies and strategies for the rest of the world to see. An exception is Chris Zane, owner of Zane’s Cycles in Branford, Connecticut.

Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2014

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. has acquired Spanish parts and accessories supplier Comet S.L. Comet has exclusive distribution agreements with various major brands and sells bike parts and accessories to specialty retailers in Spain, France and Portugal.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 25, 2014
Ribbon cutting of Louis Garneau USA's new office, warehouse and production facility

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau has cut the ribbon to a new, larger facility in Derby, Vermont, to house production, distribution, marketing, sales and administration staff for its U.S. office, which employs nearly 100 people.

Posted in International
Posted August 25, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Trident Sports will be the exclusive distributor for mountain brand Deity Components in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2014
IMBA co-founder Michael Kelley says his electric mountain bike has helped reconnect him to the MTB community at age 71.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Michael Kelley, one of the original founders of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and now age 71, said the electric mountain bike he has been riding has renewed his interest in mountain biking.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 22, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Green Guru, which manufacturers products from used inner tubes and other re-purposed items, will be collecting used bike inner tubes at the Interbike OutDoor Demo, Sept. 8-9. The company is setting up multiple upcycling bins throughout the demo areas.

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2014
The Quad Lock Universal bike mount.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Quad Lock smart phone accessories. The brand offers cases and mounts to attach phones to bikes, cars, and people. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — One Industries, supplier of protective gear, apparel and components for motocross and mountain bike use under the One, SixSixOne, Tag Metals and Sunline brands, has launched a B2B website for specialty retailers and distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted August 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent of Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, and Oval Concepts, has hired Mark Vanek as product manager for the Oval brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs has moved into a bigger facility with increased warehouse space and larger office areas.

Posted in North America

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