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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.

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Early registration has opened for the Whistler Bike conference, scheduled for May 23-25. The event focuses on digital marketing and is organized by Pinkbike.com and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Advocacy group Bicycle Colorado has appointed Peter Piccolo as its executive director, succeeding longtime executive director Dan Grunig, who retired at the end of 2017.

PILA, Poland (BRAIN) — Thule Group has opened a new factory here, in western Poland.

The company said the new plant offers increased production capacity on existing products as well as the possibility of production of newly launched product categories.

The factory is 145,000 square feet.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Event organizers Haute Route has opened its North American headquarters here, on the west side of downtown Colorado Springs. The office is led by Haute Route's head of operations for North America, Micah Rice.

DENVER (BRAIN) — SloHi Bike has opened its second location in Denver, and it's in a space that has long been home to bicycle retail: the former Collins Bicycles building on Colfax Avenue, near Denver's City Park.

New Product

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has released a line of three carbon road wheelsets with U.S-made disc-brake hubs. The wheels feature new carbon rims in three depths.

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Accell Group 24.000.63
Amer Sports 13.42-1.1
Dorel Industries 32.010.00
Emerald Expositions 21.922.24
Fox Factory 40.001.65
Giant Manufacturing 168.00-1.4
Merida Industries 134.000.37
Shimano 147.250.00
Sports Direct 374.00-0.2
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