Wheel & Sprocket and Strategic Solutions offer retail analytics tool

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wisconsin retailer Wheel & Sprocket and Pennsylvania-based Strategic Solutions – S2 are releasing a new analytics tool for single- or multi-store bike retailers. The Wheel Toolkit links to point of sale systems (currently Ascend and Litespeed/MerchantOS) and provides owners and managers with real-time data

Scenes from Monterey Bay

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.

Leisure Trends: Slow start to 2014 continues in February

Unit sales and dollars down for the month.

Mike’s Bike signs Ascent CRM for consumer marketing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Northern California retailer Mike’s Bikes has selected Ascent CRM, formerly a division of Leisure Trends, as its relationship marketing partner, driving the 11-store chain’s direct-to-consumer marketing efforts.

Partner Promotion: Save up to 43 percent on selected Specialized shoes

It’s Friday once again and this week we’ve got not one but two great BikeRadar Recommends deals on mountain bike shoes.

Our partners at Leisure Lakes Bikes are offering an exclusive 43 percent discount on BG Expert shoes and 40 percent on BG Sport shoes from Specialized for the next seven days only.

You can pick up the BG Experts for only ?90 (RRP ?160) by entering voucher code SPECEXPERT, and get your hands on the BG Sports for just ?45 (RRP ?75) by entering voucher code SPECSPORT.

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Specialized BG Sport mountain bike shoe

Please be aware that this week’s offers are strictly while stocks last. Once they’re gone they’re gone, so get yours while you can!


Nimbleness and a strong global team central to WTB’s success

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) ? Sharing the same birthplace in California’s Marin County, WTB and mountain biking are, in many ways, childhood best friends. As the sport has matured over the past 30 years, WTB has been by its side, creating the first components specifically for riding on dirt?in an era when mountain bikes were cobbled together with whatever the first riders could find. “Since 1982, WTB has had a number of firsts and is an industry leader

Leisure Trends: IBD bike sales up by double digits in November

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Total IBD sales grew to $139 million in November, a 1 percent increase compared with a year earlier, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK IBD sales summary. While unit sales declined by 5 percent, average retail selling prices rose 6 percent.

Fred Clements: Building the foundation for cycling

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements Editor’s note:  This blog post was written by  Fred Clements , executive director of the  National Bicycle Dealers Association .

September wasn’t so bad: Leisure Trends restates its report

The news is still not great, but 29er sales actually grew a bit. BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — September bikes sales at IBDs weren’t quite so bad as   initially reported . Leisure Trends has corrected and restated its RetailTrak IBD sales summary for the month

Leisure Trends: 29er sales down for the first time ever in September

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IBD merchandise sales fell 11 percent in September to land at $252 million, and units were down 13 percent compared to the same period in 2012 according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTrak IBD sales summary. About 167,000 bicycles were sold at the IBD this September, which was 17,000 fewer than the same month last year. The only category that didn’t contribute to this decline is transit/fitness, which increased 6 percent to reach 54,000 units.