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Hawley to open Northeast distribution center

Hawley to open Northeast distribution center

By BRAIN

Hawley plans to open a new distribution center in the Northeast soon, to complement its centers in Sparks, Nevada, and Lexington, South Carolina.

The Hawley-Lambert Board of Directors has given final approval to move forward with the plan. The company will announce the distribution center's exact location and opening date after it signs a lease.

"Hawley is committed to providing our dealers a wide-ranging elevated level of service," said Ian Cross, the company's sales director. "We now have 30 outside territory managers providing complete national sales coverage in order to assist our vendors and IBD’s in optimizing their businesses. A third distribution center allows us to meet our dealers’ expectations of fast, efficient, cost effective delivery in a critical region of the US. We are excited to serve our customers better with this new northeast center."

Steve Hawley, the company's president, said opening of the Northeast warehouse will allow Hawley to offer next-day ground delivery from Miami to Boston and as far west as Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus, Ohio.

Muc-Off Adds Hawley as Exclusive U.S. Distributor

Muc-Off Adds Hawley as Exclusive U.S. Distributor

By Hawley

Hawley announced today a partnership with Muc-Off that will make them the exclusive U.S. distributor for its bicycle products.

UK-based Muc-Off offers an innovative line of premium bike care products, including cleaners, protectants, and lubes, as well as a line of body care items.

Muc-Off works with some of the top Mountain Bike and Road Cycling teams in the world, which include Santa Cruz Syndicate, Team Sky, Atherton Racing and IAM Cycling but to name a few. By working closely with these teams they are able to develop the most innovative products on the market.

“We’re thrilled about this partnership with Muc-Off and we think their comprehensive lineup of products will really excite our dealers,” said Carmen Amadeo, Hawley’s Product Manager for Muc-Off.

Muc-Off’s Managing director, Alex Trimnell added: “We are thoroughly looking forward to working with Hawley to help promote our brand and products. We see huge potential for Muc-Off and all those involved in the USA.”

Muc-Off products will be available through Hawley effective immediately.

Hawley-Lambert North America acquires Simcoe Bicycles

Hawley-Lambert North America acquires Simcoe Bicycles

By Hawley

Hawley-Lambert, the third largest P&A distributor in North America, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Simcoe Bicycles, a city bike manufacturer.

"Simcoe is an ongoing collaboration with North America’s leading city bike retailers. It’s the first city bike made for the North American continent, with components built for the cold of the Northeast and the boardwalks of the Southwest,” said Eric Kamphof, co-founder of Simcoe Bicycles. "We believe that with Hawley-Lambert’s strong leadership, Simcoe will develop vertically and horizontally towards untapped markets and new regions,” he added.

According to Sylvain Caya, General Manager for Lambert: “The city bike market is a niche with a great growth potential. We are thrilled to partner with the Simcoe team, since they have been developing the urban market for the past 8 years. Their market knowledge can be seen in their attention to detail and their unique geometry that makes the bike very stable and manoeuvrable at the same time.” Eric Kamphof and Steve Tam, also co-owner, will continue working as consultants for the brand.

“This transaction is great news for U.S. retailers. They will have easier access to a quality city bike brand that recreational and commuter cyclists are demanding,” said Steve Hawley, President of Hawley USA. “The forward-thinking bike geometries can cater to all sorts of customers, from die-hard long-haul commuters to recreational cyclists looking to travel around with their kids and groceries. Simcoe is a great brand to bring on board.”

As a result of this new partnership, Simcoe will be presenting its 2015 bikes to the U.S. market in booth #8005 at Interbike. The Simcoe 2015 bike line will be available to order from Hawley and Lambert this fall.

OGIO Appoints Hawley as New U.S. IBD Distributor

OGIO Appoints Hawley as New U.S. IBD Distributor

By Hawley

OGIO International announces the appointment of Hawley USA as its new distributor for its Endurance Collection of sports bags to the Independent Bicycle Dealer channel. The agreement commences on September 1, 2015, and OGIO will take part in the upcoming Interbike Trade Show inside the Hawley booth.

“We are really excited to partner with Hawley to further expand our rapidly growing Endurance Sports category,” said OGIO’s VP of Endurance Sports Mark Talarico. “Hawley has a broad reach across the entire country and enjoys a fantastic reputation in the IBD network, so we felt the partnership was a great fit.”

Hawley, with its sales force of 30+ representatives, is excited about the partnership. “Ogio’s Endurance sports product line is a fantastic fit for our team and the IBD channel. These are specialty bags that really appeal to the core cycling community and fit right in Hawley’s distribution wheelhouse,” said Ian Cross, Director of Sales at Hawley.

OGIO is an official sponsor of both the Belkin Pro Cycling team and Jamis Hagens-Berman Cycling team along with the perennial national championship contending University of Colorado Triathlon Club. Ogio is also a sponsor and Official Bag Supplier of IRONMAN.

Hawley increases coverage with 3 new reps

Hawley increases coverage with 3 new reps

By Hawley

Hawley has added three new reps to its sales force now bringing the outside sales team to a total of 28. Matt Long takes on the greater Miami, East Florida region; Rob Sherlock will cover Texas; and Doug Hagstrom will handle northern New England.

Long and Sherlock both bring 21 years of sales experience working in retail and wholesale in the cycling industry. Long previously worked for several retailers, Orbea, Dorel, and QBP. Sherlock, a former IBD owner, previously worked in sales for Nuvinci.

Hagstrom joins Hawley with sales experience from Univega, Clif Bar, Pinarello, Marin, Diamondback and Downeast.

“We’re focused on providing our retailers support that results in improved turnover of products on their retail floor. Matt, Doug, and Rob are proven performers in assisting their retail clients in this manner,” stated Ian Cross, Sales Director at Hawley. “Retailers have to stay vigilant in providing consumers extra education and service to set themselves apart and these reps will help our retailers maximize these opportunities.”

Hawley partners with Brandskout to monitor online pricing

Hawley partners with Brandskout to monitor online pricing

By Hawley

Hawley announced today it is now working with Brandskout to monitor online pricing for their exclusive brands including Evo, Eclypse, Eleven81, EIS, and Northwave. Brandskout provides minimum advertised price (MAP) internet monitoring 24/7 not just during normal 9-to-5 business hours.

"Partnering with Brandskout is a great way to support IBDs," said Hawley president Steve Hawley. "We want to be sure our brands are positioned correctly in the marketplace. Ultimately, we want to help dealers improve their business by profiting from our brands and I know this will have a positive impact."

"As an exclusive distributor of Northwave, Evo, and LOOK Bikes, Hawley recognizes the struggles all retailers have had with consumer pricing," stated Derrick Boatwright, Director of Product & Vendor Relations. "Pricing and channel structure can create difficult dilemmas due to the legal limitations and possible liability. Hawley is committed to protecting our retail clients within the legal limits and we identified Brandskout as our monitoring partner to take this commitment to the next level."

Hawley Adds Four New Reps Around the US

Hawley Adds Four New Reps Around the US

By Hawley

Hawley has hired four new sales representatives in territories across the U.S. “This new batch of reps is one of the highest qualified and motivated groups we have hired. "We have lofty expectations from these reps to enhance their IBD clients and provide uncommon value and service in p&a distribution. Better yet, they hold these same expectations for themselves,” stated Ian Cross, Director of Sales at Hawley. “We are getting more reps to more dealers across the US with greater consistency. Our goal is to have face-to-face dealer support across the US.”

Matthew McClendon joins the Hawley sales team with experience just coming from the supplier side. Matt has previously served as a sales manager for DT Swiss and Kenda. Additionally, Matt has bicycle retail experience and understands the strains today’s retailers have. Matt will serve the region of E Ohio, W Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Tony Zanca started with Hawley in 2007 and over the years has earned top accolades as an inside sales representative. He served as a Tech Rep for Selle Italia in 2012 and then returned to Hawley as a Receiving Manager. Tony has transitioned to outside sales in the greater Orange County, California region.

Over the last 20 years Scott Matual has held many different roles across the industry. A few roles Scott has held -- bike product manager, principle owner of a rep agency, and most recently with Raleigh as an Outside Territory Manager. He is a former ABA BMX National champion and Cat 3 regional champ. Scott will cover Washington State.

Hawley increases coverage in New York State by appointing Art Harris to manage the greater upstate region. He has over 20 years of experience in retail, sales, and distribution. Art has previously served in sales and territory management at SBS and J&B.

“Although distribution changes and challenges are happening across the industry we continue to grow,” said Hawley President Steve Hawley. “The climate isn’t getting easier for suppliers and retailers so we need to keep raising the bar. At Hawley we’re committed to adding more territory managers in order to assist our vendors and our IBD clients in achieving additional sell-through in the channels by providing optimum product selection, merchandising, and education. We will continue to take this fresh approach to sales.”

Hawley to Distribute OSMO Nutrition

Hawley to Distribute OSMO Nutrition

By Hawley

Hawley announced today they will offer Osmo Nutrition products to their U.S. dealers, effective immediately. Developed by pioneering nutrition scientist Dr. Stacy Sims, Osmo offers athletes the most effective hydration and recovery products currently available. Their advanced system is designed with formulas optimized for male and female physiology. “Our dealers only want the best products so bringing Osmo on board has been in our sights for awhile,” said Jose Texidor, Hawley’s Product Manager for Osmo. “We are really excited and looking forward to a great season.”

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Learn more about OSMO and the science behind their products at http://osmonutrition.com/science.

Hawley to be U.S. Distributor of Catlike Helmets

Hawley to be U.S. Distributor of Catlike Helmets

By Hawley

Hawley and Catlike have announced a partnership to distribute the helmets line in the U.S.

Founded in Spain in 1996, Catlike has established itself as an industry leader in quality and innovation. The top-selling Mixino model is the first helmet to use GRAPHENE Nanotechnology, which maximizes protection and minimizes weight. Distributed in 48 countries, Catlike helmets are tested and worn by the world’s best riders, including the 2013 UCI World Tour Champion and Movistar Team.

 “We’re very excited to kick off the New Year with this exclusive partnership with Catlike,” said Steve Hawley, President of Hawley. “Their helmets are top quality and are enjoyed by all levels of riders around the world. We can’t wait to get them in our dealers’ hands.”

Catlike US Brand Manager, Cristina Del Ramo, agrees, “We believe with this new partnership we are able to offer the American dealers the quality customer service they want and deserve. Hawley is a well-known and respected distributor and we are thrilled to start working with them. “

In 2011, Catlike opened an office and warehouse in Fredericksburg, VA to distribute their helmets within the U.S. Due to growth, Hawley has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Catlike Helmets, which will continue to be available dealer direct from Catlike US Corporation.

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About Catlike
Founded in 1996 in Spain by Jose Del Ramo, (known as “El Gato” or “The Cat” in his pro-cyclist years), Catlike has established itself as one of the industry’s leaders in quality and innovation. The top-selling Mixino model is the first helmet to use GRAPHENE Nanotech technology, which maximizes protection and minimizes weight. Distributed in more than 48 countries, Catlike helmets are tested and worn by the world’s best riders, including the 2013 UCI World Tour Champion and Movistar Team. Learn more at www.catlike.us

Hawley to distribute Swobo bikes and apparel

Hawley to distribute Swobo bikes and apparel

By BRAIN

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Hawley will become Swobo's exclusive U.S. distributor effective Friday, Nov. 1.

“Hawley brings a new and vital dimension to the sales of Swobo,” said Peter Discoe, Swobo's president. “Their team of representatives are some of the best in the business and I’m excited that getting Swobo product will be easier than ever at your local bike shop.”

Swobo’s current line of commuter city bicycles and apparel will be available initially to shops via Hawley’s online catalog this fall. New bike models arriving in spring 2014, including the Mutineer and the Accomplice, will be available via both Hawley’s print and online catalogs in early March.

“We are very proud to be working with Swobo and bringing their distinctive brand of urban bicycles and apparel to our IBD partners. We are eager to provide this offering to our dealers as the Swobo line complements our vast catalog of parts and accessories quite well,” said Ian Cross, Hawley's sales director.

 

Hawley Adds WD-40 BIKE to Product Portfolio

Hawley Adds WD-40 BIKE to Product Portfolio

By Hawley

South Carolina-based distributor Hawley is proud to announce the addition of WD-40 BIKE to its stable of lubes and cleaners. Featuring foaming washes, degreasers, lubes and frame protectants, WD-40 BIKE offers a complete range of bike care and maintenance products for the discerning mechanic. During last weekend's Providence cyclocross races, WD-40 BIKE cleaned and lubed over 200 mud-encrusted race rigs demonstrating their products not only talk the talk, but walk the walk.

WD-40's Mike Irwin said, "By launching WD-40 BIKE, we’re committed to serving the cycling community with exceptional performing products designed for the purpose, under a brand name known by all, and do so through bike shops. It was quickly evident that Hawley has earned a reputation for exceptional service and consultative relationships with bike shops. We’re proud to be working with Hawley to bring WD-40 BIKE to even more shops around the country and to help grow the bike care category.”

WD-40 BIKE products are in stock at Hawley and currently available for sale to dealers nationwide.

 

Hawley Adds Magura

Hawley Adds Magura

By Hawley

Hawley announced today that they are now proudly distributing Magura brakes and forks to their respected dealers. This move was prompted with the increase of Magura’s OEM business with brands like Specialized, Cannondale, Pivot, Cervelo and Felt bikes and increased dealer requests. “Magura has a long history of making excellent products for the cycling industry. We are very excited about our new partnership, and the chance to offer this incredible line of products to our dealers” said Matt Wheeler, Hawley’s Product Manager for Magura. Founded in 1893 in Bad Urach, Germany, Magura is famed for its hydraulic road and mountain bike brakes. Magura offers a 5 year leak proof guarantee on all of their brake systems.

Hawley and Lambert welcome NORTHWAVE shoes to product portfolios

Hawley and Lambert welcome NORTHWAVE shoes to product portfolios

By Hawley

Hawley and Lambert welcome NORTHWAVE shoes to their product portfolios

Lexington, South Carolina and Lévis, Quebec, July 17, 2013 – Lambert and Hawley, announced today the welcome addition of Northwave shoes to their product portfolios. Both companies will start distributing the 2014 shoe line-up starting September 1, 2013.

Founded in 1993 in Italy, Northwave offers a complete range of cycling products: shoes, clothing, helmets and sunglasses. On the shoes side, it offers a wide range of models, from pro tour team edition carbon road shoes with carbon sole to recreational hiker multipurpose shoes.

Passionate about cycling, Northwave is truly synonymous with top quality and full range of products that constantly evolves and improves. Engineered and tested in Italy, Northwave products are known and appreciated all around the world, and are currently distributed in 45 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Northwave products are an example of Italian design excellence and are tested by the best riders worldwide. In fact, Northwave has always carried tight collaborations with top professional riders and teams to develop its high-performance products. These collaborations have included such greats as Mario Cipollini, Paola Pezzo, Tom Boonen, Cadel Evans, Philippe Gilbert, Team Leopard Trek, RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, Josè Hermida, Gunn Rita Dale, Team Vacansoleil, Team Colombia Coldeportes along with several riders from Team Greenedge.

Nicola Agostinetto, Sales and Marketing Manager at Northwave, said, “We are really excited to start this new partnership with Lambert and Hawley, North America premier product distributors for the bicycle industry. Northwave is experiencing a special momentum in the cycling industry worldwide, and this new partnership will finally ignite the success in such strategic market. Lambert and Hawley will carry the complete range of Northwave shoes, and we look forward to growing our business in both Canada and US with them.” “Shoes are an interesting category. We’ve been holding out for a partnership with the right brand, and we’re excited because Northwave is one of the world's leading manufacturers of cycling shoes,” says André Trudeau, Product Director at Lambert. He adds, “The addition of Northwave really rounds out our apparel and accessory offering for our IBD partners.” “Northwave is one of the highest regarded and best made shoes in the world. Professionals, enthusiasts, and recreational riders have loved the comfort and modern features from Northwave,” states Ian Cross, Sales Director at Hawley, “Hawley is pleased to achieve a complimentary exclusive partnership with Northwave for the US that will benefit dealers with easy access to inventory, dealer friendly programs, sales education, and a sustaining margin model that will protect Northwave stocking dealers.”

About Northwave
Northwave is an Italian company that saw its start in the footwear district of Montebelluna in the late 1980s on the intuition of its founder and owner Gianni Piva. All products are crafted after a careful process of analysis and technical research carried out by the R&D department and are tested by the world’s best riders. The new millennium saw the completion of company evolution with the introduction of the Apparel and Eyewear lines. Now Northwave can finally boast they truly dress cyclists “from head to toe”!

About Hawley
Hawley was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Lexington, SC, with a second distribution center in Sparks, NV. Hawley stocks over 20,000 items from more than 200 manufacturers and serves over 3500 US retailers. Learn more at: www.HawleyUSA.com

About Lambert
Lambert is a leading pan-Canadian distributor of world-class products for the bicycle and running industries. The company distributes to over 2,000 retailers across the country. Lambert has offices in Quebec and British Columbia, and employs over 120 people who have a sheer passion for everything sports. For more information, visit cycleslambert.com.

 

LOOK Cycle USA announces new distribution partnership for the US market

LOOK Cycle USA announces new distribution partnership for the US market

By Hawley

San Jose, California – June 26, 2013 – LOOK Cycle USA announces an evolution of its distribution strategy for the US market and has chosen Hawley to be its exclusive agent for its entire product line; bicycles, frames, and pedal range. Additionally, the great benefits from LOOK’s Bicycle and Pedal Preseason Programs will be available exclusively through Hawley. Every effort has been made to minimize transitional service disruptions. The preseason period will begin on time and is scheduled for an August 1, 2013 start. Dealers are highly encouraged to contact Hawley for more details.

The change will allow LOOK Cycle USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of LOOK CYCLE INTERNATIONAL, to streamline its US operations and focus on brand marketing, dealer support, and warranty services.

Beginning with the 2014 model year, HAWLEY becomes the exclusive agent for LOOK bicycles and frames sales. “As one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, we are highly confident that Hawley’s sales team will provide a strong, focused effort to help maintain and improve the position of the LOOK brand within the US IBD channel” says Eric Vanhaverbeke, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of LOOK CYCLE INTERNATIONAL and President of LOOK Cycle USA.

“LOOK is a premiere brand in our industry with a long history of success” says Steve Hawley, President of Hawley, “Especially in the US. We are honored that LOOK has chosen us as their distribution partner. I believe LOOK dealers will enjoy the many services and benefits that Hawley will be able to provide them.”

LOOK Cycle USA will no longer be selling its products directly to the IBD channel.

Greater efficiency to serve the IBD channel remains a core focus for the change. “We have witnessed a dynamic change in the business patterns in the US market, everything from demands for improving our performance and speed to serve the customer to retailers expressing strong desires to consolidate vendors were key factors in our decision” says Kevin Wong, Vice President and General Manager of LOOK Cycle USA. “With this move, we will be able to deliver orders within 1-2 days to anywhere in the continental USA and improve operational and administrative efficiency for the dealer.”

The change will be effective July 1, 2013 and all US IBD retailers are requested to contact Hawley for pedal and accessory needs and 2014 bicycle and frames sales.

 

$50 Rebates from Garmin!

$50 Rebates from Garmin!

By Hawley

To help celebrate the 100th Tour de France, Garmin is offering a $50 mail-in rebate on all Edge 500 models purchased during the month of July. Additionally, there are also some specail reabate for the Garmin Forerunner series too!

Garmin Edge 500 $50 Rebate:

  • Purchase a new Edge 500 and receive $50 via mail-in rebate.
  • Offer valid on qualifying purchases made 7/1/13 through 7/31/13.
  • Rebate submissions must be postmarked by 8/31/13

 

 

Edge 500 Rebate Form

Garmin Coach/Student Athletes $50 Rebate:

  • Purchase a new Garmin Forerunner 210 or Forerunner 610 and receive $50 via mail-in rebate.
  • Offer valid on qualifying purchases made 3/1/13 through 10/31/13.
  • Rebate submissions must be postmarked by 11/30/13.
  • Student ID required. Coaches are eligible with a school ID.
  • For information about the Garmin Coach program, click here.
  • For more details, click here.

Coach/Student Athlete Rebate Form

Girls on the Run (GOTR) $50 Forerunner Trade-In Offer:

  • Purchase a new qualifying Garmin Forerunner GPS watch (Forerunner 210, 610 or 910XT) and trade in your old Forerunner to receive $50 via mail-in rebate.
  • Offer valid on purchases made 4/1/13 through 7/31/13.
  • Trade-in submissions must be postmarked by 8/31/13.
  • For more details, click here.
  • Trade-ins will be donated to the Girls on the Run SoleMates® charity running program.
  • Watches eligible for trade-in: Forerunner 10, 101, 110, 201, 205, 210, 301, 305, 310XT, 405, 405CX, 410, 610, or 910XT.

Girls On The Run Rebate Form

 

Chariot Trailers $50 Summer Rebate!

Chariot Trailers $50 Summer Rebate!

By Hawley

Purchase one of the following Chariot carriers listed below to qualify for a $50 rebate (by mail).

  • CX 1 (all colors)
  • Cougar 1 (all colors)
  • Cougar 2 (all colors)
  • Chinook 1 (all colors, unbundled*)
  • Chinook 2 (all colors, unbundled*)

*Chinook unbundled is sold without the 1st Year of Life Accessories

Purchases must be made between June 17, 2013 and September 2, 2013. Rebate claims must be received by September 30, 2013. Offer is limited to one (1) rebate per person/household/address. Rebate is applicable to and will only be honored on in stock product purchases. Rebates are not valid on rain checks or backorders.

To receive your $50.00 rebate by mail:

  • Purchase one of the Chariot carriers listed above from a participating retailer between the dates of 6/17/13 – 9/2/13.
  • Go to rebates411.com/chariot to complete and print your redemption form.
  • Instructions for submitting/mailing your rebate request will be provided on your printed redemption form.
  • Mail the printed redemption form with ORIGINAL sales receipt (reflecting the purchase of a qualifying Chariot carrier) to the address provided on your redemption form. Offer void if receipt is a copy or has been reproduced.

Complete Terms and Conditions are available on the redemption form found at rebates411.com/chariot

For any questions related to this promotion, or to check the status of your rebate, visit rebates411.com or call 1-888-865-2442, M-F, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET.

Join us for Bike to Work Day, May 17th, 2013!

Join us for Bike to Work Day, May 17th, 2013!

By Hawley

It's May and you know what that means, NATIONAL BIKE MONTH! Aside from trying to get out on the old two-wheeled machine as much as possible, come join us on May 17th for our 5th annual Bike To Work Day celebration. After a fun and easy 3.5 mile ride through the neighborhoods of Lexington, we will once again have a delicous pancake breakfast post ride. So what are you waiting for, click the flyer below for more info and sign up today!

2013 Hawley Catalogs Begin Arriving 1/22/13

2013 Hawley Catalogs Begin Arriving 1/22/13

By Hawley

Dealers accross the country will begin receiving their 2013 Hawley Catalogs on Tuesday, January 22nd. This year's catalog features over 17,000 products from more than 220 brands.

Hawley Bolsters Norcal Outside Team

Hawley Bolsters Norcal Outside Team

By Hawley

Hawley has added industry veteran Charlie Sachsel to its Northern California account manager force. Along with current Hawley rep, Jeff Kazan, Charlie will be covering a good portion of the Greater Bay Area and as far east as Reno, Nevada.

“Charlie brings with him a high level of bicycle retail and wholesale experience. His attention and passion for customer care are what make him a great addition to our team,” said Sales Direct, Ian Cross.

Starting January 9th, Charlie will begin his employment for the South Carolina-based company with distribution centers in Lexington and Sparks, Nevada.

Garmin introduces new cycling computers at CES

Garmin introduces new cycling computers at CES

By BRAIN Staff

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Garmin is introducing a variety of new products, including at least two new cycling computers, at this week's massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The new Edge 810 and Edge 510 and Garmin Connect Mobile app connect smart phone features to a handlebar-mounted bike computer.

The devices feature live tracking, social media sharing and real-time weather updates. The devices connect wirelessly by Bluetooth to the user's phone, which can be kept in a saddle bag or jersey pocket.

The Edge 810 features a 2.6-inch color display, up to 17-hours of battery life, and a redesigned and simplified touchscreen interface. The 810 is compatible with optional detailed street or TOPO maps including BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. Its navigation capabilities require no data usage, so those features can be used even without a data connection. Suggested retail is $499.95.

The Edge 510 is a lighter-weight device for performance riders. It has a new 2.2-inch touchscreen display and is compatible with both GPS and GLONASS satellites for faster satellite acquisition and improved signal lock. It has up to a 20 hours of battery life. The touchscreen can be operated even with a gloved finger and when wet, and is visible in direct sunlight. Suggsted retail is $329.95.

Both the Edge 810 and 510 track speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, ascent and descent. They sync wirelessly through ANT+ technology with compatible third-party power meters as well as Garmin heart rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors.

Both devices are available with quarter-turn handlebar mounts. Optional mounts position the devices ahead of the handlebars or integrate them with the 3T Integra road stem.


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Thule launches updated mobile fit guide

Thule launches updated mobile fit guide

Today Thule announced the launch of their new mobile fit guide. The new version is completely redesigned to allow for individual carrier selection and carrier overview. Overviews include all product features, multiple product images, instructions and accessories. To check out the new fit guide click here.

Hawley Adds to West Coast Sales Team

Hawley Adds to West Coast Sales Team

Hawley announced today that they are adding two new positions to round out coverage for the western territory. Hawley’s West Coast Sales Team adds a life-long veteran rep, Jim Meininger for the Arizona/New Mexico region and a transfer from an Inside Sales position at Hawley, Michael Bronson for the Colorado region.

With the opening of a new West Coast distribution center earlier in the year, Hawley continues to grow on the West. These additions make a total of 7 reps providing sales coverage to just over 90% of the population in the western states from the Nevada warehouse.

Ian Cross, Director of Sales at Hawley expressed, “Our western growth plan is right on course. We continue to attract the type of sales reps that are a tremendous fit for Hawley- experienced, passionate, life-long service providers that have high expectations from themselves to enrich and enhance their IBD’s.”

Over the last 23 years, Jim Meininger has covered Arizona and New Mexico as a territory manager for Raleigh USA. Jim has been in numerous positions at Raleigh during his 40 year career there but has found sales positions the most satisfying. Jim has a proficiency and passion for sales and customer relationships which have helped him earned many rep awards.

Michael Bronson started with Hawley in 2007. Over the years Michael has distinguished himself as a dedicated and successful inside sales and customer service representative. Michael has over 10 years of industry experience having previously worked in bicycle retail in South Carolina. Michael will start regional coverage in January 2013 and relocate to Denver, Colorado.

“Hawley has made a good deal of progress out west, just as planned. We want to serve the dealer base to the best of our ability and both Jim and Michael have the dedication and experience to take us to a new level,” said Steve Hawley the President at Hawley. “We see plenty of growth opportunities out west with our brands and with next day ground shipping options. The additions of Jim and Michael will add strength to the foundation of our west sales team.”

Hawley Develops West Coast Account Manager Team

Hawley Develops West Coast Account Manager Team

Hawley Develops West Coast Account Manager Team

With the opening of a new West Coast distribution center in January Hawley announced today that they are forming a West Coast Account Management Team with the hiring of 5 veteran reps: John Eighmey for the Oregon and Washington region, Jeff Kazan for the north California region, Fred Faustman for the greater Los Angeles region, Derek DeJonge for the San Diego and Orange County region, and Dennis Holliday for the Utah, south Nevada, and south Idaho region.

“As news spread about our new West DC, interest in our new sales rep positions kept increasing. We were able to hire an incredibly dedicated account management team to service accounts on the West,” stated Ian Cross Director of Sales. “This is likely the strongest and most experienced group of people we have ever hired. We have high expectations of customized service to dealers and representation for our vendors from our Account Managers, and I believe these new reps envision the same standard we do.”

John Eighmey started with Hawley in January of 2007. John was Account Manager of the year for Hawley in 2007. John has over 15 years industry experience having previously worked in bicycle retail and as a sales rep for GT. John relocated to Portland, Oregon.

Hawley rehired highly regarded rep, Jeff Kazan. He has previously worked for Pearl Izumi, Avocet, Raleigh, and others in north California over the last 25 years. He has won numerous rep awards over his career.

Over the last 15 years, Fred has covered greater Los Angeles for Serfas, Scott USA, Raleigh, Schwinn-GT, and Cannondale. Fred is well known for understanding the dealer-to-supplier relationships and how to be an asset to the dealer in the supply chain.

For the last 15 years Derek has been employed in numerous positions on the publishing side of our industry including being the publisher at Bike and Paved magazines. Previous to this he has experience in bicycle retail and also on the supplier side working as a sales manager for Univega and Onza.

Hawley also added Dennis Holliday, a 24 year industry veteran. Early in his work life Dennis understood retail and achieved retail successes. For the last 15 years, Dennis has represented Raleigh, Scott USA, Yeti, No Fear, and others in the Utah and Nevada regions.

“Our hope and intent as we planned our West distribution center was to retain the best possible sales and account staff we could find. We know that we accomplished this with these professionals”, said Steve Hawley. “Their proven successes, commitment, and extensive industry experience makes this a team that Hawley can entrust with our customers. Hawley is thrilled about working more closely with dealers in the West.”

Through the creation of this West coast sales team, Hawley will be covering just over 80% of the population in those states. Additionally, Hawley will have next–day ground delivery in all of those areas. In January Hawley will have a nationwide logistic reach of 2 day ground delivery or less to the majority of the US.

JetBlack Z1 wins Design & Innovation Award

JetBlack Z1 wins Design & Innovation Award

JetBlack Z1 Fluid Trainer wins 2012 Taipei Cycle Show Design & Innovation Award

View the Z1 Trainer here

Hawley Adds New Rep in the Northeast

Hawley Adds New Rep in the Northeast

Hawley Adds New Rep in the Northeast

Hawley hires a veteran rep as an Account Manager in E. Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This addition to the Hawley rep force gives the South Carolina & Nevada based distributor a total of 18 outside reps.

Rick Mitchell joins the Hawley sales team with over thirty-five years of bicycle industry experience in sales, forecasting, and purchasing. Rick has served as a sales representative for Raleigh America Bicycle Company the last 15 years in this same area, E. Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Additionally, Rick has over 10 years of bicycle retail experience and understands the typical pains and struggles retailers have.

“We believe experienced, committed sales reps serve a valuable purpose for both our vendors and our accounts” says Ian Cross, Sales Director at Hawley. “Our reps role is to focus on promoting the benefits and features of as many items as possible, in order to generate additional add-on sales in our dealer’s stores. For vendors and dealers Hawley reps serve a very important function through education on new products, retail practices, and programs. It was terrific to see that Rick has this same passion and has the experience to be a resource for our accounts.”

“It is critical to find the right experienced reps to partner with us. Rick will combine his experience with our philosophies on serving customers and vendors and create a winning proposition for everyone” stated Steve Hawley, President.

New Vendor - Light & Motion

New Vendor - Light & Motion

Hawley Adds Light & Motion

Hawley officially announced to employees and dealers the addition of Light & Motion products to their growing inventory. Dealers across the country can now access products from the one of the world’s premier lighting companies.

Light & Motion has been designing and assembling lights from their Monterey, California facility for over 20 years. Their products are made to cover the forest or ocean’s deepest depths. Carmen Amadeo, Hawley’s Light & Motion Product Manager said, “Light & Motion has a strong presence on the west coast. Supporting their product line as we expand into the western marketplace while building their brand recognition here on the east coast makes a lot of sense for Hawley and Light & Motion alike.”

Amadeo continued, “Light & Motion is an award winning company committed to reducing their waste contribution while doing their best to keep jobs in-house as opposed to off-shore. This is a trait we admire at Hawley and know that our dealers will value as well.” For more information, please visit www.HawleyUSA.com

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New Vendor - Halo Headbands

New Vendor - Halo Headbands

Hawley Adds Halo Headbands

Today, Hawley officially announced the welcome addition of Halo Headbands to their shelves. The Hawley family of dealers will now have access to one of the fastest growing sweat solutions in the bike market today.

Halo Headbands are technically designed to keep sweat and sunscreen out of your eyes and off your glasses during those long rides and hard efforts. Thanks to their patented Sweat Block Seal, Halo can guarantee that their products will perform.

“Being a California based company, Halo understands Hawley’s ever growing western market and of course what the IBDs on the east coast need to help their customers control sweat and stay comfortable,” said Halo Product Manager Megan Powers. “Sweat is always an issue; and people are always looking for comfortable, stylish and wallet friendly solutions. We’re proud to say we have something to help solve all three problems.”

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View the Hawley catalog on your iPad or iPhone

View the Hawley catalog on your iPad or iPhone

Now you can have have the entire Hawley catalog on your iPad or iPhone. To set it up, follow the four simple steps below...

 

Step 1.

Make sure you have a good PDF reader on your iPad or iPhone. We have tested GoodReader® and it works very well. To download GoodReader® click the link below.


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Step 2.

Download the Hawley Catalog.

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***Warning! These files are very large and may take several minutes to download depending on your internet connection***

 

Step 3.

Transfer the file from your computer to your iPad or iPhone. If using GoodReader you can follow the instructions below.
  1. Open iTunes®
  2. Connect your iPad or iPhone
  3. Select your device from the iTunes® menu on the left
  4. Select "Apps" from the menu at the top of the window
  5. Scroll to bottom of window and select the GoodReader® icon
  6. Click "Add" and browse for your catalog file

 

Step 4.

Open Goodreader® on your iPad or iPhone, select the Hawley catalog, and enjoy!

Hawley to Open West Coast Distribution Center

Hawley to Open West Coast Distribution Center

Riding the coattails of the most successful month in their 25-year history, Hawley announced plans to open a west coast distribution center in Sparks, NV - a suburb of Reno. The new center will compliment Hawley’s east coast hub in SC and provide a more complete national coverage. “Dealers and vendors have been asking us for years to expand out west, but we wanted to wait until the timing was right,” said company President, Steve Hawley. “We are now in a great position to not only satisfy their requests but exceed their expectations. We haven’t finalized an opening date yet but we plan to open before the end of the year.”

This announcement does not come hastily. Hawley has been testing the western market preemptively for several years and the results of those tests proved that there is robust demand for their business model. Hawley continued, “Dealers are truly looking for a company they can partner with. Our professional network of outside account managers coupled with a high level of personalized dealer services and a comprehensive mix of products have proven to be a winning combination for our customers since 1986.”

One of the many benefits of Hawley’s recent partnership with Lambert is their access gained to critical resources, which have helped to make this cross-national expansion possible. Lambert GM, Sylvain Caya went on to comment, “We are very excited about Hawley’s future growth in the US market.”

Hawley to Distribute First Endurance and Fuel Belt.

Hawley to Distribute First Endurance and Fuel Belt.

Continuing with its company-wide growth, Hawley welcomes two performance-oriented brands to its shelves.

Effective immediately, First Endurance and FuelBelt products will be available to Hawley dealers nationwide. First Endurance is known for performance supplements and utilizes their passion for competition in their development of professional products such as Optygen, Ultragen, EFS and MutliV. “We’ve always carried nutritional supplements,” said Product Director, Derrick Boatwright, “adding First Endurance allows us to offer one of the most comprehensive nutritional product selections available to IBDs.”

Staying inline with performance oriented products and helping their dealers to cater to the growing multisport market, Hawley is pleased to bring FuelBelt products on board. “Triathlon all-star, Chrissie Wellington has set two consecutive Ironman world records using FuelBelt gear,” Boatwright continued. “That’s just the kind of winning product we want to provide to our dealers.”

Now Hiring - Software Developer

Now Hiring - Software Developer

Hawley is looking to add a proficient software developer to its IT department. This individual will perform software analysis/diagnostics and design/development of technical solutions to meet current and future needs of company. This includes new application development as well as enhancement and maintenance of existing software applications. Position will focus primarily on development of web-based data driven software. Individual must have the ability to handle all aspects of the application development life cycle – from concept to design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.

Successful candidate for this opportunity should be driven and self-motivated. This is a permanent position for individual ready to give a long term commitment to company. We offer health, dental and vision insurance and IRA Plan. Competitive salary based on experience. Drug testing required. Read More.

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Hawley reopens the Service Center

Hawley reopens the Service Center

Hawley has reopened its Service Center.

The service center is known as a one-stop shop built to back Hawley’s network of professional, independent bicycle dealers with any of their service needs, according to a press release. The company did not spare any expense when searching the country for an experienced technician to revive the service center, finding their man with Tony Stone.

Entering the new position at the Hawley Service Center, Stone has over 10 years of experience in the industry; he is an experienced rider on- and off-road and has worked for some of the best shops in the country before joining Hawley's ranks.

“As a graduate of the United Bicycle Institute, Tony is a highly trained and licensed technician,” said Derrick Boatwright, director of product and vendor relations. “Most importantly, Tony is an encyclopedia of bicycle knowledge and loves getting his hands dirty.”

Moving forward Hawley officially announced their status as a Campagnolo and Fulcrum service center. The Hawley Service Center is also a full factory authorized service and warranty center for Avid, Campagnolo, Cane Creek, Hayes, Manitou, RockShox, Shimano and SRAM.

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Hawley kicks off rebranding campaign for 2011

Hawley kicks off rebranding campaign for 2011

Twenty-five years have come and gone and Hawley has transitioned from a small regional company to one of the largest national distributors in the bicycle industry. We have been committed to building a family of not only employees but customers as well. Looking towards the future, we want a look that not only represents who we are, but where we are going. A look that says, “We are dynamic, we are efficient, we are progressive. ”A look to commemorate our past and emphasize our future. Here at Hawley, we sincerely appreciate your business and are excited about working even closer with you in the future. We proudly present the new Hawley logo.

Now Hiring - Hawley looking for Product Manager

Now Hiring - Hawley looking for Product Manager

Hawley is seeking an analytical, detail minded and organized individual to join our purchasing team. This key position includes analyzing sales history, placing purchase orders with assigned vendors and maintaining excellent vendor relations. If you have bicycle product knowledge and a strong background in purchasing, inventory management and vendor relations, we would like to hear from you. Read More.

Immediate Openings