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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added a new workshop for bike industry sales reps to its Mann U offerings.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike maker Catrike plans to double the size of it Orlando production facility. Catrike will also increase its production staff, the company stated.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing, a bellwether company within the industry's manufacturing sector, reported a 7.4 percent decline in revenue to $887.9 million through the first half of the year.

Wikimedia Commons photo by Sam Sailor.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Gary Sutton as its new head endurance track coach in its elite athletics department.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is adding two new products to its Deore XT group: a four-piston disc brake caliper and a new crankarm set designed for e-MTB use. Both will be available in December.

John Oldale (right).

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran John Oldale as its new international sales & marketing manager. He will oversee Marin distributor sales in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as European marketing.

Win Allen of Win's Wheels was last year's winner

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will hold the second annual Mechanics Challenge presented by Park Tool to test mechanics’ ability to complete several tasks at this year’s show.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group has a new training and education arm, Cycling Prophet, which launched Selling Sessions — a new 13-video certificate series and in-person training program focused on techniques to help IBDs connect with riders and close the deal in their shops.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elaine M. Enick, the wife of Specialized executive vice president Bob Margevicius, died Saturday in an accident near their home in this seaside community. She was 62.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Don Watterson, the founder of Curbside Cycle and Fourth Floor Distribution, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 71 years old.

Specialized founder Mike Sinyard and Donny Perry at the grand opening.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers "an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners."

New Product

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced a new version of its Tattico mini-pump with a wireless pressure gauge that connects to a smartphone via its iGauge app. 

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Accell Group 25.83+4.491%
Amer Sports 13.29+0.00%
Dorel Industries 30.40+1.98%
Emerald Expositions 21.60-0.09%
Fox Factory 38.75+2.24%
Giant Manufacturing 154.00+0.00%
Ideal 11.00+0.00%
Merida Industries 136.50+0.37%
Shimano 141.25+0.46%
Sports Direct 397.00-2.39%
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