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HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports' cycling business, done through its Mavic and Enve brands, was down 12 percent in local currencies in the first half of the year, and down 18 percent in the company's second quarter, the company is reporting.  But Enve sales were up in the half.

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has reached a distribution agreement for the new Pirelli PZero Velo tire range, covering both Canada and the United States.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has hired Salt Lake City-based SOAR Communications to lead its public relations in the United States, supporting PR around the brand's lineup of new electric mountain bikes.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Swanson is joining the Hayes Bicycle Group as its director of product management at its global headquarters here.

WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it has managed to remove all of its products from online marketplaces including Amazon.com, Jet.com, and Walmart.com.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has established a new U.S. office in this city's East Central neighborhood.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is reporting that its bike-related sales were down 2.7 percent in the company's first half, which ended June 30. Operating income in the segment was down 11.5 percent.

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you are only reading BRAIN online, you aren’t getting the full story.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has hired Travis Erwin as its VP of sales. Erwin was previously the director of global sales for Reynolds Cycling and at TPC he will focus on developing programs for industry partners.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN) — MIPS, the maker of a system intended to reduce brain injury from rotational impacts, has hired three long-time helmet industry executives.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN)
 —Endurance House, a 14-store retail chain, is now working with Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes. Bike2020 provides a marketplace for bikes that are then picked up at brick-and-mortar locations. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is bracing for its biggest edition of its annual RiderFest, which kicks off Saturday in South Grand Rapids.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has introduced new bulk containers for select flavors of its Organic and Classic energy gels.

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Accell Group 25.35+0.12%
Amer Sports 13.25+0.00%
Dorel Industries 33.05-2.77%
Emerald Expositions 22.52+0.09%
Fox Factory 38.40+0.92%
Giant Manufacturing 150.50-0.66%
Ideal 11.50-2.13%
Merida Industries 146.00-1.02%
Shimano 146.75-8.71%
Sports Direct 369.00+0.00%
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