Giant hires Sean Burkey as account exec for Ohio and No. Kentucky

By Stephen Frothingham

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Sean Burkey as its new account executive for Ohio and northern Kentucky. Burkey moves to Giant after several years as a Raleigh sales representative.

“Sean’s an industry veteran, as well as a cycling enthusiast,” said Dave Maurer, Giant’s sales manager for the central region. “He has strong relationships currently with many bicycle businesses in the territory. With his high integrity and superior …read more

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Garneau promises 4-week turnaround for custom orders this spring

By Stephen Frothingham

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneay says it can turn around custom kit orders in four weeks this spring. The company said the 4-week turnaround applies to all orders placed in the U.S. and Canada.

“Custom has always been a priority for Garneau and we are happy to offer an accelerated process to complement our commitment to top-notch customer service,” said Garneau’s custom sales manager, Vincent Gauthier.

Garneau’s custom apparel is made in North America in …read more

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Traveling To Train: The Cadence Kitchen

By Pretty Fast

Introduction by Anna Maria Diaz-Balart

Words by Lori Nedescu of The Cadence Kitchen

Many serious athletes travel during the off-season to increase their training. This might be a cycling training camp in a warmer location, or heading to a more extreme winter climate for some intense cross training. Either way, nutrition needs to be a factor you focus on. Traveling is generally stressful on your body and training trips tend to be more mileage and intensity …read more

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Describe Your Ride: Nearly run down by a speeding driver — with a twist

By bikinginla Unfortunately, not every ride is a happy one. Today, an OC rider who prefers to remain anonymous describes a recent ride in which she had a brush with a speeding, overly aggressive driver in a high-powered car. Literally. With a surprise ending that left her …read more

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BTI adds faster delivery incentives

By Stephen Frothingham

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Santa Fe-based distributor BTI is rolling out faster delivery incentives to dealers in most U.S. states.

Shops west of the Mississippi River will receive orders above $450 in 1-2 business days for free, while those east of the Mississippi River will receive orders over $450 in 2-3 business days at no charge. The company said it has no exclusions for oversized goods and no maximum on shipping …read more

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Retailers, how were sales of fat bikes this winter?

By Stephen Frothingham

Kitsbow expands into road apparel

By Stephen Frothingham

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike apparel brand Kitsbow has added a road line that includes a jersey, bib short, windbreaker, and knee and arm warmers.

“Mountain biking was our starting point, our core and our passion at Kitsbow,” said Charlie Cronk, who co-founded Kitsbow with Zander Nosler. “Most of us ride, whether it’s mountain, urban commuting or road, so each addition to the line has been a natural progression. Now we’re …read more

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Reynolds wheel demo program includes store sales rebate

By Stephen Frothingham

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has updated its Ride to Decide wheel demo ride program for 2016. Consumers will now be eligible for a $100 rebate and a free year of Reynolds’ Assurance Program coverage if they buy a set of wheels after a demo. And retail employees who register a demo will receive a $50 check from Reynolds if the wheels are purchased.

“Ride to Decide gives potential buyers a chance to put …read more

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Morning Links: A moving look at Dave Mirra and the need to succeed, and bike racers get blown and disinvited

By bikinginla Let’s just jump right in today. Triathlete Jordan Rapp writes movingly about the suicide of BMX legend Dave Mirra, and the emptiness that comes with a constant need to excel at the highest level. Rapp himself was nearly killed in a collision with a Camarillo …read more

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Hawley adds three new sales reps

By Stephen Frothingham

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley announced Monday that it is increasing its U.S. sales coverage with the addition of three new sales reps: Patrick Arbour, Dave Riggs and Mike Lifshotz.

Arbour, who brings 15 years of sales experience, covers Texas. Arbour formerly worked as a rep for Raleigh America in Texas and as a manager in multiple IBDs.

Riggs has worked as a rep in Michigan and Ohio for the past 18 years. For Hawley, he …read more

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