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Posted August 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Kinetic Trainers' 2015 model line will include its first rollers, plus the brand's first bike accessories that are unrelated to its stationary trainer products — a water bottle cage and a seat bag. The brand will introduce the new products at Eurobike and Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 12, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has launched a revamped business-to-business website for North American dealers for 2014. The company has been testing the updated site with a select group of dealers since last fall and it is now available to all current VINA dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has created an electric bicycle committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi, president of Accell North America's Currie Technologies.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted August 12, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has brought aboard NorCal Sports Group to represent the mountain bike brand in Northern California and the Reno, Nevada, area.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — High-end road brand Argon 18 has ceased working through distributors in the U.S. and will begin shipping framesets and bikes direct to American IBDs, effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Zack Vestal. formerly of Mavic and VeloNews, is joining Scott Sports as its new bike marketing manager in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 11, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former pro team doctor and coach Dr. Max Testa is offering training plans for participants in this year's Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge Gran Fondo, the event's organizers announced. The October event in Sonoma County, California, attracts about 7,500 riders.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Executives for PeopleForBikes have selected a researcher to survey U.S. rider participation including breakdowns of rides and rider types.

The survey is near completion and will be programmed and in the field by Aug. 25. A final report is slated for completion in October.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 11, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Valdora Cycles, a triathlon-specific bike brand, is now working with Rumbleship, a San Francisco distributor. Valdora is the first sport-specific bike brand being offered by Rumbleship, which facilitates group orders and drop shipments from suppliers to independent retailers. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Mike Albright has launched his own distribution company, Cascade Velo Distribution, where he will cater to small independent retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Ten-Point, a bike fit studio based in Amersham, England, is now the European training and service center for Dorel's Guru Fit System.

Posted in International
Posted August 11, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — KMC Chain has reached an agreement to become title sponsor of the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival for the next two years. The event will be called the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival for its 2014 and 2015 editions.

Posted in North America
Posted August 8, 2014

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA said it’s restructured its staff as part of its new exclusive partnership with Bosch to be its North American service provider.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted August 8, 2014
New York resort hires Gravity Logic to develop lift-serviced park.

WINDHAM MOUNTAIN RESORT, N.Y. (BRAIN) — A lift-serviced mountain bike park is being developed at Windham Mountain Resort in New York for riders of a wide variety of skills and ages.  

Posted in North America
Posted August 8, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Trident Sports will be the exclusive distributor of Whistler Performance Lubricants in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 8, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Frames from Domahidy Designs’ first production batch will be available in October, and company founder Steve Domahidy is taking preorders now.

Posted in North America
Posted August 8, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch is planning to exhibit for the first time at Interbike next month where it will have several bikes equipped with its mid-motor e-bike system from BH, Felt, Grace, Haibike and Lapierre, as well as cargo bikes from Xtracycle and Nikolai, on display at its booth. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 8, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bikerumor.com has added former freelancer Saris Mercanti as a tech editor, growing the cycling tech blog’s full-time staff to three members. Tech editor Zach Overholt and founder Tyler Benedict are the other two full-timers.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted August 8, 2014

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is supporting the Chris Klug Foundation — a group that promotes organ and tissue donation — at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race, which gets underway in Colorado on Saturday morning.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak’s sales totaled $79.7 million in the first half of the year, up from $77.3 million in sales during the same period last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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