The transaction is effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We see a tremendous opportunity in the Alienation brand and look forward to continuing the development of TCS compatible products. Moving the wheel build process in-house will allow us to quickly adapt spec, control quality, and provide healthy margins for the IBD.” said Mitch Gurdjian, co-chief executive officer of J&B.
Taylor, Alienation’s founder, will continue to lead operations into the foreseeable future. Order processing for Alienation products will be integrated within J&B’s existing system. Alienation’s supply chain will remain largely unchanged.
“We started Alienation ten years ago to offer inherently better products,” said Taylor. “We have had amazing success to date and are excited about joining forces with J&B. J&B has a significant reach within the IBD, making them a natural fit. We look forward to further propelling forward with tubeless within BMX. We have some exciting new developments. We just signed an agreement to utilize Kappius’s rear hub internals for BMX. I am really excited by these developments.”
In the 2017 model year, brands including Haro/Premium, Kink and Redline will feature Alienation rims on upcoming models, according to Taylor.
Alienation and Taylor will be attending Interbike in J&B booth # 8195