Downeast, Hans Johnsen and Wilson to distribute Australian bike brand

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — The fast-growing Australian urban/commuter bike brand?Reid Cycles will be distributed in the U.S.

New brand, Atomik Carbon, rolls out mountain bike rims and handlebars

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon, a new brand out of Florida, is hitting the market this year with carbon rims and handlebars. The start-up is now shipping its all-mountain/Enduro carbon rim, which goes counter to some recent trends — it has a tire bead hook and has a moderate internal width of 24 millimeters, while many trendy carbon wheels are going hookless and offering internal widths of 30mm or more.

Vittoria launches wheels range

Vittoria has been making tyres for more than 60 years, but for 2015, the brand has released a range of brand new road and mountain bike wheels.

BikeRadar’s Ben Delaney caught up with Vittoria’s product manager, Stefan Anton, at Interbike, to find out what they are bringing to the market.

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Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times hire Boehmke for ad sales

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazine, has hired industry veteran Steve Boehmke as its newest advertising sales account representative

Silca introduces $445 US-made floor pump, the SuperPista Ultimate

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca, the historic Italian pump brand now owned by American engineer Joshua Poertner , is now shipping its first pump since Poertner took over the brand last year.  The SuperPista Ultimate pump is made in the U.S. and features a variety of new technologies to justify its $445 retail pricing.  The 7-pound pump is a completely redesigned version of the Silca SuperPista pumps that have been on the market for decades. It retains modified versions of the all-metal presta chuck and leather plunger gasket of the original

Hotlines UK to distribute Club Ride in United Kingdom

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hotlines UK is the first U.K. distributor for the U.S. clothing brand Club Ride.

Yakima introduces two new tray-style hitch racks

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products is expanding its line of tray-style hitch racks with the new FourPlay and TwoTimer models

Gluskin Townley making bike-brand marketshare report available at discount

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Industry consultant group Gluskin Townley is making a bike brand marketshare report available at a significant discount this summer. The roughly 20-page report contains detailed market share information for 36 bike brands who sell into all distribution channels in the U.S. The report includes unit and dollar sales figures for the brands.

J&B now stocking Portland Design Works products

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is now distributing Portland Design Works products nationally, the distrbutor announced Thursday.  “The crew at PDW focus not only on how they can make what is already on the market better, but also by becoming a student of the details and taking efficiency, aesthetics, durability, and rebuildability into account,” the company said. “PDW is such a well-established brand, I can’t wait to offer their products to all of my accounts,” said inside sales manager, Vin Meloro. PDW’s most popular products are available now through

Bixbi launches new line of 12-inch wheel balance bikes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bixbi bikes is launching a new line of 12-inch wheel balance bikes for the 2014 summer. The Route 12 bikes are available in five colors and weigh 7.4 pounds.