Month: December 1998

Continental Tires hires Oris Intel to monitor MAP policy

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continental Tires has hired Oris Intel to monitor its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies, using the MAP monitoring service provider’s Prol software. “As a global tire supplier of premium bicycle tires, we have been challenged by the online pricing landscape for some time. Oris Intel offers a robust solution …

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Vittoria North America promotes Jody Stoddard to national sales manager

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Jody Stoddard to tnational sales manager, effectively immediately. Stoddard worked previously as Vittoria’s North American OEM sales manager. In this new role Stoddard will oversee Vittoria’s national sales force of reps, while continuing to grow OEM relationships. The company said the emphasis of these dual roles …

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PressCamp to stay in Utah for 2017, while exploring options and encouraging discussion

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PressCamp media events said they will continue to hold events in Utah this year, while exploring options for other venues and encouraging discussion at its events. Emerald Expositions, owner of the Outdoor Retailer and Interbike trade shows, announced last week that it would not hold its events in Utah …

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Frostbike 2017: QBP mixes up annual winter gathering with several new changes

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — According to QBP founder Steve Flagg, the first winter gathering at QBP’s headquarters, at the time a much more modest facility, took place in 1988. Three or four vendors and a handful of dealers attended, in temperatures that were what one would expect in Minnesota in February: cold. But even though …

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Interbike: Utah no longer possible venue for future shows

After call with Utah governor, Emerald Expositions to walk away from Salt Lake. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike said Thursday that Utah is no longer in consideration as a potential show venue in 2018 or beyond. Officials from Emerald Expositions, parent company to Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, met via teleconference with Utah Gov. …

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Bill Christensen, industry journalist, product manager and gadfly, dies at 39

UPDATED with memorial information BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Bill Christensen, a former product manager for Answer Products, Shimano and Santa Cruz and a former writer for Mountain Bike magazine, died Sunday at 39. Christensen was known as a brilliant, principled, funny and opinionated writer who occasionally got into trouble with employers for those reasons. He …

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Lezyne extends and expands sponsorship of Danny MacAskill

The Scottish mountain biker will now endorse Lezyne's GPS units. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has extended its sponsorship of Danny MacAskill, which began in 2012.  “It’s a great partnership for us,” says Dillon Clapp, Lezyne’s communication manager. “He has a massive following, and he genuinely believes in the products he supports. The …

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