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Posted January 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM has named Declan Doyle brand manager for Zipp.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired longtime Bike Rumor contributor and tech editor Saris Mercanti to a new marketing role. Working with sales and marketing manager Bryan Mason, Mercanti will oversee brand communication, in-house content creation and help expand the brand’s moto division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber, parent of the Duro tire brand, has begun a partnership with mountain biker Hans Rey. 

According to the tire brand, Rey will bring his knowledge and expertise to both the R&D and marketing departments at Duro and assist in developing the brand worldwide.

Posted in International
Posted January 16, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added three new outside sales reps.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's annual catalog is in the mail and arriving, with a loud thump, at dealers' doorsteps.

Posted in North America
Posted January 15, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.

Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Network, the publisher of Bike magazine, has made two appointments at the title. At the same time, Bike has consolidated its team at TEN's new headquarters in Carlsbad. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship, a business-to-business distribution platform, is making a significant addition to the services it offers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 15, 2015

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired iKubu (Pty) Ltd., a South African company that has developed a rear-facing radar system for bicyclists. iKubu introduced its Backtracker device at the Eurobike show last summer.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 15, 2015
Cedar Kyes moves north to manage the Pacific Northwest territory for Marin.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced two changes to its sales staff. BMX and mountain bike racing legend Eric Carter has joined Marin and will be managing the Southern California territory as a Factory Rep. Cedar Kyes is moving north to manage Marin's Pacific Northwest territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 15, 2015

SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group has promoted two long-term associates to vice president positions in sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 14, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley, LLC is taking over all U.S. sales, marketing, and after-sales service for Look Cycle, the companies announced this week. The switch to Hawley is effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is bringing back its trail grant program, Bell Built, in 2015, but unlike the two previous years where it selected three trails, this year the helmet company will provide a $100,000 grant to a single mountain bike project in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has hired four new regional sales managers and updated its computer systems as the accessories brand looks to enhance dealer communication and support company growth.

Posted in North America
Posted January 14, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit is now filled to capacity and sponsorship opportunities are sold out as well, the event's organizers announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 14, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR, the San Francisco maker of urban cycling footwear, said Tuesday that it has signed with Echos Communications as its public relations agency.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Blair Clark has joined GU Energy Labs, where he will lead the nutrition brand's sales efforts as vice president of sales. Clark has been senior vice president of sales and marketing for Smith Optics for the past 11 years.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 12, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles is heading out on a 20-city, three-week, electric cargo bike demo tour this week visiting Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta and many more cities between.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 12, 2015
Competition on Saturday. Photo: Eddie Clark Media via USA Cycling.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The final races of USA Cycling's cyclocross national championships, including the marquee elite men and elite women events, were rescheduled for Monday, after local officials said the course at Zilker Park was becoming too heavily damaged by muddy conditions to hold the races Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted January 9, 2015
Bosch's U.S. office for its e-bike division in Irvine, California

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch officially opened the U.S. headquarters for its e-bike business division Thursday afternoon, inviting media and representatives from its bike brand partners, including Felt, BH, Lapierre and Haibike, to the unveiling of the new space here.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike

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