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KTM Bicycles Launches in Canada – Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

– For the first time in Canada, KTM bicycles are now available! Since 1964 KTM has produced and sold almost 3,000,000 bicycles. Founded by Hans Trunkenpolz and Ernst Kronreif in Mattighofen, Austria, the company … READ MORE →

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Solestar Kontrol Cycling Insole Introduced to the Canadian Market

(Vancouver, BC) - Solestar Canada is excited to announce the introduction of the Solestar Kontrol cycling insole to the Canadian market. The product features a durable black fibre core that supports the foot in the ideal neutral … READ MORE →

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CONTOUR Announces Distribution for the Canadian Market

(Bracebridge ON) – Point-of-View (POV) camera pioneer CONTOUR, has announced Mica Sport Canada as the exclusive Canadian Distributor. Utilizing a combination of specialty domestic retailers and internationally recognized foreign agencies, CONTOUR has formulated an all-encompassing … READ MORE →

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Sugoi Performance Apparel Acquires Sombrio MTB Clothing Brand

(Burnaby, BC) – SUGOI Performance Apparel, a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced the acquisition of mountain bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio. Founded in 1998, Sombrio is the purveyor of … READ MORE →

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Trek Acquires Electra Bicycle Company

(Waterloo, WI/Vista, CA) – Trek Bicycle has acquired the Electra Bicycle Company in a move that joins the bicycle industry’s leading performance brand with the most popular name in lifestyle cycling. Joining the Trek … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle Takes a Hiatus in 2014

– This year, as a result of many factors including Interbike timing and convention space availability in Montreal on suitable dates, my colleagues and I on the BTAC board of directors have decided to … READ MORE →

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Lambert Adds Fizik, Selle Royal, WD-40 Bike and First Endurance to Product Line-up

(Lévis, QC) – Lambert, the leading pan-Canadian distributor of products for the bicycle and running industries, announced today that it is extending its product portfolio with the addition of four brands: Fizik, Selle Royal, … READ MORE →

BC-based Sombrio International Faces Uncertain Future

(North Vancouver, BC) – Sombrio International, a clothing company based in North Vancouver that dates back to the late 1990s, faces an uncertain future as company president and founder, Dave Watson, recently announced their … READ MORE →

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ASTVTE Italia Signs New Partnership w/Canadian Distributor partOne international

(Victoria, BC, Canada) —  Effective immediately, ASTVTE Italia has signed a new partnership with Canadian distributor partOne international to become the exclusive distributor for Canada. partOne is well known for distributing Italian brands: Wilier … READ MORE →

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ISPO BIKE Cancelled – Messe München Shifts Focus To Consumers

(Munich, Germany) – Messe München GmbH has re-evaluated its activities in the bicycle sector. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Management of Messe München GmbH, explains, “In the future, we will concentrate our involvement in … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle 2013 Videos Part 1 – Felt and Scott Bikes for 2014

September 19, 2013 (Montreal, QC) – Pedal was on-site at the recent ExpoCycle 2013 bicycle trade show in Montreal where we caught up with Michael Forte from Felt for the scoop on their FRD (Felt Racing Development) … READ MORE →

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New Croozer Distribution Team in North America

– Effective September 30 the German company Zwei plus zwei GmbH, the owner of the Croozer brand has terminated the Croozer distribution agreement that had been in place with the Thule Group in North … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2013 Videos Part 3 – Campagnolo and Cannondale

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Here’s Part 3 of our coverage direct from the 22nd annual Eurobike 2013 recently held in Friedrichshafen, Germany where we caught up with Campy’s Joshua Riddle for a closer look at their … READ MORE →

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Eurobike 2013 Videos Part 2 – Saris, SRAM and Schwalbe

(Friedrichshafen, Germany) – Pedal was on-site at the recent Eurobike 2013 bicycle trade show in Germany and in Part 2 of our video interviews we caught up with Tim Staton from Saris, Michael Zellman … READ MORE →

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Cipollini Bikes to Focus on Canadian Distribution for 2014

(Toronto, ON) – Canadian Distribution North American distributor B1 Group is pleased to announce that for 2014 it will focus on distributing Cipollini bikes to shops across Canada following the closure of its retail … READ MORE →

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Dorel Acquires Brazil’s Caloi – Latin America’s Largest Bicycle Brand

(Montreal, QC) – Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.A, DII.B) today announced it is acquiring a 70% interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle equipment. Established in 1898 in Brazil, Caloi … READ MORE →

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Tern Partners with Outdoor Gear Canada

(Taipei, Taiwan) — Urban transport specialist, Tern, today announced a partnership with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) making the company Tern’s exclusive distributor in Canada.

“We are very pleased to be working with Tern in Canada,” … READ MORE →

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Dahon Bikes and Best Lockers Announce Innovative Dahon Dock-In Stations Bike Share Program

(Duarte, CA) – Dahon, the worldwide leader in folding bikes, and Best Lockers have announced Dahon Dock-In Stations, the industry’s first bike share program that will enable riders to reserve, retrieve and return Dahon … READ MORE →

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Belize Bicycle Canada in Montreal Suffers Fire But Still in Business

(Montreal, QC) — Belize Bicycle of Montreal is bouncing back from a fire on July 11 at their 2968 Lapierre location. Belize is an “…importer, manufacturer and distributor of adult tricycles, tandem tricycles, electric … READ MORE →

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OGC to Distribute Linus Bicycles and Accessories in Canada

– Linus Bicycles and Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) have signed a multi-year agreement making OGC Linus’s exclusive Canadian distributor, effective September 1, 2013.
Inspired by French bicycle designs of the 50′s and 60′s, Linus founders … READ MORE →

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Shimano Restructures North American Distribution Channels

(Irvine, California) – Effective on January 1, 2014, Shimano recently announced that distribution of the company’s components and pedals to North American retailers will be streamlined.
Besides Shimano American the distributors that will continue selling Shimano … READ MORE →

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New $8 Million Infrastructure For Louis Garneau USA in Vermont

(Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) – Louis Garneau is proud to announce the construction of its new facility in Derby, Vermont, which will house its production, distribution, marketing, commercialization and administration activities. Located on Route 5 close … READ MORE →

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Procycle Group is New Canadian Distributor of Colnago

(St-Georges de Beauce, QC) – Procycle Group and Colnago Ernesto E.C., SRL are proud to announce Procycle Group as the new Canadian distributor for the iconic 61-year -old road bicycle brand “Colnago”, effective July … READ MORE →

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Rocky Mountain Bicycles Opens New Head Office

(Vancouver, BC) – Rocky Mountain Bicycles officially opened their new head office with a log sawing ceremony on June 28th. Raymond Dutil, the president of Procycle that owns Rocky and Miele brands, was on … READ MORE →

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Dorel to Open Concept Bike Store Near New York City

(East Garden City, NY) – Canadian-based Dorel Industries Inc. will soon open a concept store near New York City states Martin Schwartz, company president and CEO, according to The Globe and Mail. The 378-square-metre … READ MORE →

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Raleigh and Lapierre Commit to Canada’s Independent Bicycle Dealers

(OAKVILLE, ON) – Success for today’s independent bicycle dealer (IBD) comes down to one key capability: Being able to offer consumers a remarkable buying experience. The recent announcements from Raleigh Canada and Lapierre North … READ MORE →

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Sea Otter 2013 Inside the Expo Part 3 – Talking Shop with Specialized, Scott, and Focus

(Monterey, CA) – Pedal spoke to reps from Specialized, Scott, and Focus at the Sea Otter Classic’s renowned tech expo on site in the midst of the racing action. They showed us their latest … READ MORE →

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Lapierre North America Launched by Newly Formed Accell North America

(Kent, Washington) – Lapierre, an established, performance-driven mountain and road cycling brand born in France, is a key brand within the Accell Group NV, and will now become the premiere performance brand within the … READ MORE →

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Accell Group NV Launches Accell North America – Raleigh Canada On Board w/Changes Coming

(Kent, Washington) – Officials from Accell Group NV, a leading global bicycle company based in the Netherlands, announce the formalization of a new entity: Accell North America.
Accell North America is a collection of stand-alone … READ MORE →

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Stage Race Distribution on the Move in Toronto – New Digs

(Toronto, ON) – Stage Race Distribution, along with their retail division, Blacksmith Cycle, recently moved to new digs at 345 Sorauren Ave. #4 in Toronto, and are excited about their new space which has … READ MORE →

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Orange Sport Supply Unveils New Website and Celebrates 15th Anniversary

– North Vancouver, BC, March 15th, 2013- Orange Sport Supply Inc., one of Canada’s premiere distributors for bicycle parts and accessories, launched their new website today. The new website features a fresh, clean and … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show Videos Part 3 – Kazak, Thule

(Toronto, ON) – Pedal was on site at the 2013 Toronto International Bicycle Show to discover what’s new and hot in bikes and gear this coming season. Here’s Part 3 of our interviews and … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show Videos – Part 2

(Toronto, ON) – Pedal was on the floor of the 2013 Toronto International Bicycle Show on the weekend to check out what’s new and hot this season. Here’s Part 2 of our interviews with … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show Videos – Part 1

(Toronto, ON) – Pedalmag.com was on site at the Toronto International Bicycle Show on the weekend, getting the scoop on the latest products on display for this season and what is happening in the … READ MORE →

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Toronto International Bicycle Show 2013 – PHOTOS

(Toronto, ON) – Check out this great collection of photos by Peter Kraiker straight from the floor of this past weekend’s Toronto International Bicycle Show held in the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place. … READ MORE →

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Solex North America Launches New line of E-bikes in 2013

(Montreal, QC) – Solex is launching a new line of e-bikes to the North American market with a fresh new look and improved functionality. Founded in 2010, Solex International Cycle distributes and markets Solex … READ MORE →

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Consumer Bike Show Battle Heats Up in Quebec City – Clash to Impact Toronto Show?

(Quebec City, QC) – The Salon Info-Vélo consumer bike show in Quebec City will celebrate its 28th edition from March 8-10 this year, but things will be different as a new competitor rolls into … READ MORE →

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SPASO Sports Names New Sales Rep for British Columbia

(BC) – SPASO Sports is pleased to announce the appointment of of Mike Whittle, our new Felt Sales Representative for the Province of British Columbia.  Mike will be calling on each of you over … READ MORE →

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ExpoCycle Returns to Montreal – Sept. 8-10, 2013

(Keswick, ON) – ExpoCycle, Canada’s premier bike and exhibit showcase will take place in Montreal from September 8-10, 2013 according to the board of directors of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), which … READ MORE →

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Lambert Announces New Sales Management

(Lévis, QC) – Lambert, the leading pan-Canadian distributor of products for the bicycle and running industries, announced its new sales management today. As part of its ongoing commitment to serving its dealers across Canada, … READ MORE →

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New President for Pearl Izumi

(Peterborough, ON) – Pearl Izumi announced today the promotion of Mike O’Connor, Vice President of Consumer Service, Retail & Distribution to Divisional President — replacing Juergen Eckmann, who has announced his departure, effective April … READ MORE →

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Ignition Products Adds BNB Racks to Growing Product Line

– Ignition Products Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of BNB Racks to their collection. BNB racks is a bicycle carrier and roof rack manufacturer since 1977 and is proud to have over … READ MORE →

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Felt Canada Established – Spaso Sports Named as Exclusive Sales and Marketing Agency

(Montreal, QC) – Felt Bicycles LLC based in Irvine, California and SPASO Sports, Inc. of Montréal, QC, Canada have recently signed a multi-year contractual agreement naming SPASO Sports as Felt’s exclusive sales and marketing … READ MORE →

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Interview with Norco’s John Williams & Skip Swain on Changing Company Name to Live to Play Sports

(Las Vegas, Nevada) – On October 1st, Norco Products Ltd., one of the longest standing and well-known names in the Canadian cycling scene became Live to Play Sports. Established in 1964 by Bert Lewis … READ MORE →

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Shimano Beer Bike Takes Centre Stage at ExpoCycle Show

(Toronto, ON) – At the recent ExpoCycle Show in Toronto, Ben Pye, Marketing – Technical Specialist, Shimano Canada, and Hugh Black of True North Cycles wanted a show-stopper bicycle to display Shimano’s latest technology. … READ MORE →

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Cipollini Boutique Grand Opening Photos, Video and Interview w/Super Mario

(Toronto, ON) – With the introduction of Mario Cipollini’s own line of bikes to the Canadian market, the legendary Super Mario himself was on hand for the Grand Opening of the North American MCipollini … READ MORE →

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Time Sport Partners with ARG Sports

(Montreal, QC) – Time Sport International will focus its development in Canada through its exclusive distributor, ARG Sports Inc. “It was key for the brand to have a consistent distribution strategy and customer service, … READ MORE →

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Interbike 2012 – Day 2 Report and Photos

(Las Vegas, NV) – The annual Interbike bicycle tradeshow continued at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas, with exhibitors displaying the latest and greatest cycling goodies for 2013. Pedal was on site to … READ MORE →

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Interbike 2012 – Day 1 Report and Photos

September 20, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV) – Interbike 2012 is underway as the cycling world from around the globe has gathered at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas to see what’s hot for 2013. … READ MORE →

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Dorel Announces Acquisition and Launch of New GURU Experience

September 20, 2012 – Dorel Recreational/Leisure, a segment of Dorel Industries owner of the Cycling Sports Group announced today the acquisition and launch of the new GURU Experience, an advanced personalized bike fitting and consultative … READ MORE →