BRAIN Staff

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August 15, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has formed the “Cycling Anticipation Group” made up of its two cycling brands, Enve and Mavic, and named Matt Robertson to lead the initiative. Robertson previously guided the development and direction of Shimano’s mountain bike product line.

Posted in North America
August 15, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Classified Nutrition products. 

Posted in North America
August 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom could make life difficult for U.S. bike industry suppliers who sell into the UK. Companies like Park Tool say the devaluing of the British pound makes their products more expensive there.

Posted in Retail News
August 15, 2016

FREEHOLD, N.J. (BRAIN) — JET Roll's newest product is the Sidewinder, a tool pack that allows cyclists to carry up to four extra 12 gram or 16 gram CO2 cartridges, as well as other small items, all in a small, tightly-wrapped, compact setup that wraps around the seatpost or any frame tube.

Posted in New Products
August 15, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has acquired Alienation, the Mill Valley, California-based BMX aftermarket and OEM component brand.

Alienation is best known for its front-specific BMX rim, and for its wheel systems using TCS  (Tubeless Compatible System), licensed from WTB.

Posted in North America
August 12, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has come up with a new award to honor exceptional volunteers and their IMBA chapters. The new award is named for Scott "Superman Scud" Scudamore, a volunteer, activist and bike retail salesman from Virginia.

Posted in North America
The group is seeking a sponsor to provide free bike and cash award to the top volunteer and chapter.
August 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is organizing a volunteer service project to help build new singletrack trails just before its inaugural Fall CycloFest festival, which will be held in October at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America
August 12, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor saw sales increase to $630 million in its second quarter, as revenue from its new acquisitions of Bell, Giro, Jimmy Styks and CamelBak kicked in.

Posted in North America
The owner of Giro, Bell and CamelBak sees a 14 percent slump in earnings.
August 10, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has added Catlike to its list of distributed brands. VINA will distribute Catlike helmets, shoes and glasses exclusively across the U.S.

Previously, Catlike was distributed by Hawley-Lambert.

Posted in North America
August 10, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer USA has added several independent sales reps in key territories to better service its dealers. The changes are part of a plan to grow its dealer base in response to increased demand in the U.S. for its Swiss-designed lineup of speed pedelecs, the company said. 

Posted in North America

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