Quality Bicycle Products will distribute Suunto training gear

Serving more than 5,000 independent retailers in the USA, QBP adds SUUNTO

OGDEN, UT – Feb. 13th 2009 – Quality Bicycle Products, the company behind America's independent bicycle shops, adds Suunto's training products to their distribution list. QBP is the industry's go-to source for bicycle parts, accessories and apparel. QBP will start distributing on behalf of Suunto products such as the t3C Cycling Pack, t6C Cycling Pack, the Suunto Road Bike Pod, Cadence Pod and the Foot Pod.

“We are excited to be a part of QBP's distribution. This will give access to athletes around the USA to better monitor their workouts – whatever endeavor they pursue,” said Suunto North America Vice President and Business Director, Matt Kaplan. “Getting our products into the nations bike shops offers precision training statistics and predictable workouts for every level of athletes whether road bike enthusiast or the casual runner.”

The collaboration between Suunto and QBP opens a supply channel for Suunto products to be accessible in all corners of the U.S.

Nick Essma, Product Manager for QBP said, “Offering Suunto's Training Products to our distribution line benefits not only the local retailer, but provides a way for enthusiasts to finally measure how effective their exercise is at any level.”

Suunto training products offer any athlete a precision workout. If your workout is cycling, running or any other aerobic exercise, you can monitor everything from cardiovascular efficiency to oxygen consumption. Using Suunto training products will give any athlete a deeper analysis of his or her training session.

The Suunto/QBP relationship gives even more credence to Suunto as a player in the training world. Recently the Buffalo Sabres incorporated Team Solutions, a team heart rate monitoring system, to keep their athletes in top physical shape. The Sabres coaches will be able to monitor their players in real-time for peak aerobic capacity. Also, Suunto has teamed up with 24HR Fitness to promote the benefits of training with its line of heart rate monitors. Suunto makes a line of heart rate monitors that vary from the beginner to the elite athlete.

Suunto is a leading designer and manufacturer of sports instruments for training, diving and outdoor sports. Prized for their design, accuracy and dependability, Suunto wristop computers combine the aesthetics and functionality of watches with sport-specific computers. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Suunto employs more than 500 people worldwide and distributes its products to more than 80 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Amer Sports Corporation with sister brands Wilson, Atomic, Precor and Salomon.