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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Mike Albright has launched his own distribution company, Cascade Velo Distribution, where he will cater to small independent retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Trident Sports will be the exclusive distributor of Whistler Performance Lubricants in Canada.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Frames from Domahidy Designs’ first production batch will be available in October, and company founder Steve Domahidy is taking preorders now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Employees of retail stores that sell NiteRider products are eligible to enter a contest to win a free trip to the lighting brand's 25th anniversary celebration in San Diego this fall.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines are now available in all digital formats via Magzter.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Ross Evans and his dad, Art, are at Outdoor Retailer's Summer Market to keep the utility side of cycling front and center as retailers stream past their booth outside the Salt Palace.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox sales hit $142.5 million over the first six months of 2014, up 14 percent compared to the same period last year. The sales increase reflects a 35 percent growth in powered vehicle products and a 2 percent growth in mountain bike products.