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BRAIN Dealer Tour tastes Kansas’ gravel on its final day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Forty-six miles of riding — a good dusty chunk of it on gravel roads — brought the BRAIN Dealer Tour crew to visit two shops Thursday. One store was less than two months old in a tiny town that happens to be along a popular cycling route.

Banshee Bikes rolls out dealer-direct program for North America

NEDERLAND, Colo.

Marin and Hawley-Lambert form sales partnership

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc., and Hawley-Lambert have announced a new sales partnership for all IBD sales in the U.S. Hawley-Lambert sale reps are now representing the Marin brand, while Marin will continue to stock bicycles at its warehouses in Southern California and New Jersey, maintain some of its regional sales reps, and continue to handle fulfillment, credit programs, warranty and other functions

REI sponsors Dirt Rag’s Dirt Fest Pennsylvania

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has announced that REI will sponsor the Dirt Rag Dirt Fest Pennsylvania 2018.

Ergon launches women’s saddle line with demo series

BOULDER, Colo.

ANA makes $5 million in repayments after discovering bike import duties mistake

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — As part of a review late last year, managers at Accell North America discovered that the company had been underpaying U.S. Customs on some bike import duties since 2013.

Dorel to investors: Bike biz will improve in 2018

Company says inventory levels are right and new sporting goods business should give it a boost. MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported 0.6 percent growth in fourth-quarter revenue at its bike division, which includes Cannondale, Sugoi, GT, Schwinn, Mongoose and Caloi. However, full-year revenue declined 7.8 percent

QBP expands online retailer education platform

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is expanding its online sales training platform, called “U of Q.” The platform includes video modules and short quizzes that help educate retail employees on selling a variety of brands.

Focus USA is all in here at the last Interbike show in Vegas.

With an eye on growth in North America, Focus USA returns to Interbike  LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The company is exhibiting both at OutDoor Demo (Booths D3140 and D2010) and at Mandalay Bay (Booth 21207) and sponsoring the first e-MTB Challenge at CrossVegas. Additionally, the brand’s founder flew over for the first time from Germany to experience the show.   Predominately known for its cyclocross and road bikes, Focus was founded in Germany in 1993 by cyclocross world champion Mike Kluge

Shootouts, Seminars, Happy Hours, After Hours and more: Interbike events calendar for Tuesday and Wednesday

A calendar of events for Tuesday and Wednesday at the OutDoor Demo and Interbike Expo.  Tuesday, Sept.