Specialized and Maxxis sign on for Impact Media Summit

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has announced Specialized and Maxxis will attend its Impact Media Summit, planned for June 26-27 in Sun Valley.

Specialized says exchange rates and inflation forcing a mid-season price hike


Niner Bikes hires Reese Ruland as social media manager

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Reese Ruland as the brand’s new social media manager

Specialized works with 4iiii on new Power Crank power meters

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components worked with Canada’s 4iiii Innovations to develop the power meter technology used in its new line of Power Crank power meters, which was released to the public on Wednesday. Specialized developed and tested the new power meters with its own Human Performance Lab at the Specialized Win Tunnel and the Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Princeton Sports closing one location after selling building

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — Princeton Sports, a third-generation ski and bike retailer that dates to 1936, is closing one of its two locations after selling the real estate. The retailer began a liquidation sale at its 17,000-square foot Columbia, Maryland, store on Thursday.

Specialized celebrates opening of four new ‘Innovation Centers’

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — This year Specialized will open four new facilities, in three countries, each devoted to innovation, the company said.

Specialized adds global retail leader to help its retailers improve

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail. Webster, who was most recently with The North Face will focus on helping Specialized retailers “elevate store performance and integrate operations” with the company. “I am thrilled to be joining Specialized – a team of such smart and passionate people.

First Flight Bicycles to remain open following sale

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — In the months following retailer Jeff Archer’s death after being struck by a car while crossing the street last July, the fate of his shop, First Flight Bicycles, remained uncertain

Haibike USA adds Chris Facas as territory manager for northeastern states

DENVER (BRAIN)  — Haibike has hiredf Chris Facas as a new territory manager to support retailers and promote sales throughout the Northeast United States. Facas, former territory sales representative for Specialized and Jamis, will begin representing Haibike immediately.

Canyon USA adds operations, sales and IT staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA now has 20 employees, with the hiring of new staff in the operations, sales and IT departments. The company has brought on former Specialized manager Keith Hnatiuk as its director of operations, former Castelli USA sales manager Katie Araujo as inside sales manager, and international IT expert Malek Awar as IT manager