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Posted April 10, 2015

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has promoted several of its employees to new roles, starting with John "JT" Thompson, who has been promoted to executive director.

Thompson will still be in charge of Giant's sales and retail services, and now adds Credit, Product, and Marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 10, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio (BRAIN) — Boom Nutrition, the maker of Carb Boom! Energy Gels, has announced the hiring of three new sales agencies. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 10, 2015
Rubbers tubes are packaged with a free patch.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Novato, Calif.-based distributor BikeSmart Inc. has signed a U.S. distribution agreement with Rubbers, a line of bicycle inner tubes based out of Vancouver, BC.

Posted in North America
Posted April 10, 2015
SURFSIDE, Fla. (BRAIN) — MCipollini showed a special new RB1000 Luxury Edition bike at the recent Like Bike expo in Monte Carlo.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 9, 2015

MURRIETA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Turner Bicycles has begun selling factory-direct to consumers in areas of North America where there is no authorized Turner dealer, the company said Thursday.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bikerumor has promoted Zach Overholt from tech editor to managing editor, putting him in charge of all freelance and full-time contributors to the cycling tech blog.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 9, 2015
The 2015.5 Ultralight with Dura-Ace build retails for $4,799.
The BH Ultralight Dura-Ace.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Building on its 695-gram Ultralight EVO high-end road frameset (MSRP: $3,999), Spain's BH Bikes has added two midseason complete bikes to the Ultralight line.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 9, 2015
My City Bikes offers mobile apps tailored for entry-level riders in 130 U.S. communities.
The Aspen, Colorado, app's homepage.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is working with My City Bikes, the maker of free mobile apps that provide resources for beginner cyclists in specific communities, including 130 so far in the U.S.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mobile bike apps / Interbike
Posted April 8, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Several years in development, Speedplay Inc.'s Syzer pedals are now shipping to retailers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 8, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — As a strong U.S. dollar continues its tight grip on a weak euro, Campagnolo North America is doing what few companies choose to do. Since February, the high-end Italian component maker has dropped its wholesale prices to U.S. distributors 18 percent.

Posted in International
Posted April 8, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Erica Greif, a member of the ZOCA-Halo Sports Hedrick Women's Racing Team, died Tuesday night in an auto accident on the way to this week's Redlands Bicycle Classic in Southern California. She was 23.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 8, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) – Construction begins this week at Now Bikes and Fitness in St. Paul, marking the official start of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' Retail Remodel Project.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 8, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Limited tickets are still available for the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held Saturday, April 18, at the Harvard Club in downtown Boston.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2015

CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA has hired Chris Ballard as an outside sales rep for the New York metro area territory (the five boroughs and Westchester). He will be representing Action Bicycle USA exclusively.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted April 8, 2015

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Oakley's new Jawbreaker sunglasses, available at retail April 15, features a design inspired by pro cyclist Mark Cavendish.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 7, 2015
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Online retailer CompetitiveCyclist.com is encouraging its customers to link their store accounts to their Strava activity tracking accounts, and will award them $1 in store credit for each hour of riding recorded on Strava, up to $40 a month maximum. The credit expires on the last day of the following month.
Posted in Retail News
Posted April 7, 2015
PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — The Utah Bike Summit is set to take place Friday at the Provo Library at Academy Square. Mountain biking legend Gary Fisher will be the keynote speaker at the daylong summit.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland-based frame maker Vanilla Workshop will pack up a truck with bikes and head south later this month for its California Fit Tour, bringing owner Sacha White's fit program to stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2015
The SRAM-owned brand is also now offering its RS-1 fork in white and for 27.5.
For MY2016, the RS-1 has a gloss white option and is available for 27.5 and 29-inch.

SAN LUIS OBSIPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — RockShox announced several model year 2016 updates on Tuesday, including updates to its Monarch RT3 shock and its OneLoc suspension remote.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 7, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — System Cycle Supply is now distributing Box, Promax and Vee Rubber.

Posted in North America

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