Timbuk2 Partners with Quality Bike Parts

Timbuk2 and Quality Bike Parts (QBP) are proud to announce a distribution agreement for the United States beginning in October 2006.
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San Francisco, CA -- Timbuk2 and Quality Bike Parts (QBP) are proud to announce a distribution agreement for the United States beginning in October 2006. QBP will offer a selection of approximately 45 Timbuk2 styles focusing mostly on messenger bags, packs, bike seat packs, and accessories to be distributed to independent bike dealers. Timbuk2 products were on display in the QBP booth at the Interbike tradeshow at the end of September.

“QBP is an excellent partner with tremendous reach and respect with IBD's” said Andy Howe, Director of Sales at Timbuk2. “When an IBD orders Timbuk2 along with its regular component orders, QBP offers the retailer consolidated freight which saves the retailer money and improves overall margins. Howe continued, “QBP has excellent customer service, and fulfillment operations set up specifically to service the needs of the IBD. We are thrilled to be working with QBP.”

"We are extremely excited about adding Timbuk2 to our catalog,” said Rodger Bradford of Quality Bike Parts. “Their products are the best in class and they have such a great name and reputation. I think our dealers will be stoked to be able to order Timbuk2 along with their regular component orders and it exemplifies how QBP continues to simplify shopping for our dealers."

About QBP
Based in Bloomington, MN, QBP is a leading distributor to the cycling industry. QBP offers domestic and international retailers a wide array of products and services including a 1,300-page catalog, a robust online ordering system, a renowned custom wheel service, a specialty bike-building program and more. QBP continues to be an active cycling advocate for the industry. For more information, please contact Jo Wright, director of marketing at 952-941-9391, or visit: www.QBP.com

About Timbuk2
Timbuk2 is a leading brand of urban lifestyle bags, daypacks, computer carrying cases, travel luggage and related accessories. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in San Francisco, the company's three-panel multi-color design and distinctive “swirl” logo are recognized worldwide. Timbuk2 products are available at specialty retailers. The company also allows consumers to select custom color combinations on their award-winning web site. Information about Timbuk2 and its products can be found at www.timbuk2.com.
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