Buffalo’s Tom’s Pro Bike acquires Park Ave Bike Shop

BUFFALO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The owners of Tom’s Pro Bike Service, which has two locations in the Buffalo area, have acquired Park Ave Bike Shop, which has two locations in the Rochester area, about an hour away.  Tom and Val Lonzi bought the Park Ave business from Andy August effective May 2

Combined Ridley/Merckx brands launch dual strategy for US market

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The two Belgian brands Ridley and Eddy Merckx are making their first combined appearance here at Interbike, as the brands unveil their dual strategy.

Dan Delehanty appointed North America general manager for Focus and Kalkhoff

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dan Delehanty will become new general manager in North America for the bike brands Focus and Kalkhoff — both brands belonging to Derby Cycle, which is part of Pon.Bike. The company said Delehanty will “implement a new strategy to expand the market share of Kalkhoff and Focus in the U.S.

With high-profile absences, bike brands report busy Demo

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — Chris Cocalis, president and CEO of Pivot, sent out 247 demos on Monday of OutDoor Demo, a company record. And he expected to do more on Tuesday, traditionally a busier day for retail traffic

Accell North America to fulfill bike orders through Beeline Bikes

Company adds mobile vans as purchase and delivery option.

Industry veterans launching ‘high-volume’ carbon bike factory with Guru Cycles equipment

Former Specialized and Orbea managers and others set up factory in Little Rock. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A group of industry veterans is setting up a high-volume carbon bike factory in Little Rock, using equipment purchased from Montréal’s Guru Cycles, which went bankrupt last year

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Interbike: Key brands commit to new East Coast event

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced that SRAM, Cannondale, Santa Cruz, Fox Racing, Pivot and KHS are among the brands that have committed to exhibiting at its new event next fall called CycloFest.

Hotlines distributes One Industries and SixSixOne following Bravo Sports acquisition

One Industries and SixSixOne MTB gear is now distributed by Hotlines in the UK and Ireland, with the British company holding full bike lines from both brands including tech and casual collections.

The move to Hotlines, which comes into immediate effect, arrives immediately after the acquisition of the One Industries and SixSixOne brands by Californian-based Bravo Sports Group. It’s yet another case of massive companies investing in mountain biking brands and follows the purchase of Santa Cruz by Pon Holdings at the start of July.

One Industries CEO and president, Jeff McGuane, said: “One Industries and SixSixOne are both product driven brands with deep roots in the mountain bike community. Building our brands and developing great product is the centrepiece of our focused strategy. Working with Hotlines and their excellent retailer network will allow us to invest and focus even more on building our great brands.


“Hotlines is a major player in UK bike distribution and has a proven record of supporting the brands they work with over the past years. They serve a wide network of retailers and pride themselves on delivering high quality service. We have a deep new product pipeline planned to launch later this year and I am confident this partnership will provide the great service and support to continue to grow our brands with our retailers and consumers in the UK.â€

Hotlines’ general manager, Illy Anastasi, added: “Hotlines has strong roots in DH, enduro and trail mountain biking and both One and SixSixOne fit perfectly with our company ethos, experience and the personal interests of us as a group of riders. We couldn’t be happier to be working with these two brands and are excited to launch them to our network of dealers across the UK.â€

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Hayes appoints four additions to its sales and marketing team

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes?is bolstering its sales and marketing team by adding four new personnel to the department.

Eric Carter riding for The Gravity Cartel

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S