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April 25, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s total sales inched up to $636.1 million (63.3 billion yen) from $628.1 million over the first quarter of last year.

Sales at Shimano’s bicycle division grew 3 percent to $514 million (51.1 billion yen), and account for 81 percent of the company’s total sales.

Posted in International
April 25, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports reported a 2 percent increase in sales for the first quarter on Thursday, and said it expected full-year sales to rise by at least 5 percent.

Posted in International
April 25, 2013
From the April 1 issue of BRAIN

Stocking parts and tools to service multiple bottom bracket, axle and fork sizes is a retail headache.

Posted in Product/Tech
April 25, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.

Posted in North America
April 25, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nikwax's Basefresh is a detergent/conditioner for synethetic activewear. It deodorizes, inhibits the build-up of body odors, accelerates drying and improves the cooloing efficiency of base layers. 

Posted in New Products
April 24, 2013
The 1951 Wilier replica jersey

SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN) — De Marchi is introducing a line of historical jersey reproductions from cycling's golden age.

Posted in New Products
April 24, 2013
Showers Pass U.K. managing director Fraser Ranson

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland-based clothing brand Showers Pass is opening a sales office in the United Kingdom next month.

Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass U.K. headquarters will open for business May 16 and will introduce the company's full product line to the U.K.

Posted in International
April 24, 2013
Cleary, center, with owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Clif Bar & Company has named Kevin Cleary, currently president and COO, to the position of chief executive officer.

Posted in North America
April 23, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Supplier sales were down double digits through the first quarter as unseasonably cold and snowy weather continued to hammer many parts of the country in March, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends released Tuesday. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
April 23, 2013
Doug Detwiller with a new Giant bike

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle Canada is supporting Sprockids, a youth mountain biking skills and leadership training program.

Posted in North America

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