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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

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — More than 800 women applied for the Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship launched by Quality Bicycle Products and 10 were selected to attend UBI's Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop in Ashland, Ore., this spring.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 14, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a nearly full-day vacation, BicycleRetailer.com came back online Wednesday morning. A hardware problem at the site's hosting service apparently caused the outage. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
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 14, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny’s — the Austin, Texas, destination store co-owned by Lance Armstrong — is expanding to a second location to be housed in the new Clearfork Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center in

Posted in Retail News
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
Posted January 9, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — Chris Chance, who has taken a multi-year hiatus from the bike industry, is returning in March, when he will show a new line of Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance frames at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show here.

Posted in North America
Posted January 9, 2015
The Emerald is available from BTI and QBP this month.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — DVO Suspension products are available this month to U.S. retailers via distributors QBP and BTI, the brand announced Friday. The young suspension brand, previously sold dealer direct in the U.S., also announced it is adding new products for the downhill and enduro markets.

Posted in North America
Posted January 9, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Carla Hukee has joined Pivot Cycles, where she will be handling Pivot's brand and communications, the company announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 8, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has released a list of stores that joined the retailer-owned co-op in the second half of 2014.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 8, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components is rolling out an expanded global program offering consumers a 30-day trial of any of the Spanish company's Q-Ring oval chainrings for road, triathlon, mountain and cyclocross.

Posted in North America
Posted January 8, 2015
The new SRAM DirectMount Badge.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM's top level single-chainring offroad group, XX1, is now coming with a black finish, and includes several new options, including a carbon crank protector boot and a cover for unused front derailleur mounts.

Posted in Product/Tech

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