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ST. LOUIS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo attracted about 2,500 attendees, a record for the 16-year-old show. The event also raised a record amount of money for BWorks, a nonprofit that will benefit from event ticket sales.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jason Meyerson has made "a significant investment" in RedMonkey Sports, a mountain bike accessories brand. Meyerson said he hopes to expand the brand's domestic and international sales and distribution.

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (BRAIN) — Longtime OE frame maker Frank Wadelton is moving his operations into a new 12,000 square foot factory that will give him room to increase production capacity and extra space to rent to like-minded entrepreneurs.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — As part of an expansion of its outside dealer sales rep force, Rolf Prima wheels has hired Jonathan Perez to represent the brand in Florida and Michael Murphy to cover the mid-Atlantic region. Murphy will cover Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r is now shipping its products in new, more environmentally friendly Retail Ready Packaging that can be put straight onto the shelf or display hook with a limited amount of unpacking.

SANTA FE, N.M (BRAIN) — Willard Chilcott, a cycling enthusiast who envisioned and developed at least two major events in New Mexico, died Monday at age 89.

BPSA releases year-end wholesale sale data.
Gravel bikes gave the industry a boost in 2017.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new report shows the value of bikes shipped last year was down just 1 percent from 2016 due to higher average price; the number of bikes shipped was the lowest in a decade.

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LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN switched to a new platform for its weekly e-newsletter two weeks ago, and we are still learning the ins and outs of the new system. That, combined with a late night finishing pages for our Feb. 1 print edition, led to a technical problem with the newsletter that went out this morning.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Late Thursday, Accell North America unveiled a new omnichannel distribution program designed to entice brick-and-mortar dealers to fulfill online bike orders, while requiring the stores to carry few — or no — ANA bikes on their sales floor.

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles announced Thursday that CEO Andrew Herrick has left the company after four years and Intense founder and principal shareholder Jeff Steber has resumed the role of chief executive.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has added the inaugural NAHBS Women’s Symposium to the seminar schedule for next month’s show in Hartford, Connecticut.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Sports nutrition brand Science in Sport plc has announced 2017 sales were 28 percent above the year prior, hitting 15.6 million pounds ($21.7 million). SiS shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SIS.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Velo Orange is now offering 11-speed compatible cassette hubs with the company's tool-free, field-serviceable format.

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Accell Group 23.800.21
Amer Sports 14.205.81
Dorel Industries 32.010.00
Emerald Expositions 21.22-3.9
Fox Factory 39.12-0.0
Giant Manufacturing 168.00-0.8
Merida Industries 136.000.00
Shimano 142.510.00
Sports Direct 375.400.43
Sun Race Sturmey-Archer Inc. 89.60-0.7
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