LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yakima's newest CEO finds himself eyeballing every car rack he sees on the road and quickly admits he has a lot to learn about the sports rack industry.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Andy Ording, the former owner of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has made an investment in Silca, which is owned by former Zipp engineer Josh Poertner. Poertner bought the nearly century-old brand last year and moved it from Italy to Indianapolis.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The ladies of dirt will get their due at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction ceremony as cycling advocate Jenn Dice, gravity legend Leigh Donovan and retailers Lil and Kris Koski are among those to be honored Wednesday night at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For some of those who came into the sport of mountain biking in a certain era—the second half of the 1990s—rider Shaun Palmer and bike brand Intense Cycles will always be linked. This week at OutDoor Demo, it was the '90s all over again as Palmer showed up to ride an Intense with dealers.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hank Glowiak, owner of Chuck's Bike in Morrisville, Vermont, was astride a Transition and taking a short break before dropping off the edge of Bootleg Canyon's Red Mountain.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Hawley is the new exclusive U.S. distributor of Muc-Off, a U.K.-based brand of bike care products.
Muc-Off's products include cleaners, protectants, and lubes, as well as a line of body care items.
ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — As Interbike prepared to open this week, POC announced four new U.S. sales reps, among 17 new reps hired since June 1. POC plans to reveal an expanded road cycling product line at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies, Inc. is rebranding its single-lever brake system as SureStop, moving away from the Slidepad branding immediately.
"SureStop has been selected to better communicate the technology's benefits to consumers and IBDs alike," the company said in a release Monday.
LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing SwissStop brake pads to its dealers in Canada.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima has announced its first distributor for its bicycle care products: BTI.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Uncle Dick's, manufacturer of tire bead slip, is now available through Rumbleship.
"I ultimately decided to go with Rumbleship because they were concerned first and foremost about how they could best support the Uncle Dick's brand," said Rich Travis, owner of Uncle Dick's.
LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Effetto Mariposa, the company behind Giustaforza torque wrenches and Caffélatex tire sealant, moved its headquarters into a new facility in Lugano, Switzerland, from its previous location in Italy.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has hired a distributor in Norway with the newly formed Torcano Industries Norge AS.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles is branching outside of the United States and has added new distributors in the U.K. and Spain. The company also announced it will begin selling directly into Canada and Mexico with a new sales force in each country.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has rolled out a new app, ScanToCart, that enables dealers to create orders on the fly by scanning barcodes with a smartphone or tablet.
KINGSTON, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian bicycle industry lost a pioneer of the import and mass-market sales sector with the passing of George Milo on Sept. 1.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Organizers of next week's Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclocross race are allowing spectators to order tickets online prior to the event, reducing lines at the entrance.
HOUSTON (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Bike Medicine's Purple Extreme chain lubricant and Golden Degreaser. The products are now available from both the company's warehouses.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shocker Distribution is now the distributor for X-Fusion Suspension products in Germany. Shocker is the exclusive distributor of other brands in Germany including WTB, Devinci bicycles, Industry Nine, Chromag and others.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition has selected Marilyn Price, director and founder of Trips for Kids, and Jennifer Pagels, human resources director at Trek Bicycles, as the recipients of its Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.