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May 12, 2016

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Halifax retailer Barry Misener, a fixture in the Nova Scotia cycling community for more than 20 years, has teamed up with Giant Canada to open Giant Halifax. The 2,500 square-foot store, which opened in April, is located in downtown Halifax, close to the cities' two universities.

Posted in Retail News
May 12, 2016

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel was up 4 percent in 2015. The NSGA published its 2016 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
May 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said it has added 53 new members so far this year, and space at the group's upcoming trade shows is filling fast.

Posted in North America
May 12, 2016
Ott and the new Road Show van.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems has hired Philip Ott for its Hayes Bicycle Group's marketing team. Ott, based in Crested Butte, Colorado, will serve as a mobile marketing specialist for Hayes, as part of the "Hayes Road Show."

Posted in North America
May 12, 2016

PRATO, Italy (BRAIN) — Formula's 2017 model year Thirty-Five forks are designed to be the lightest enduro forks with the highest level of custom tuning options available. As its name indicates, the forks have 35mm diameter stanchions.

Posted in New Products
May 12, 2016

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired T.R. Maloney as senior manager of OEM sales. The company also promoted Sam Anderson to be junior OEM sales manager.

Maloney has more than 20 years of experience in the cycling and outdoor industries.

Posted in North America
May 12, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — The new owner of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak reported a sales increase of 9 percent in its fiscal year, which ended March 31. The sales total of $2.27 billion includes new revenue from Vista's acquisitions.

Posted in North America
Vista says it remains in the hunt for acquisitions.
May 12, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Two Wheel Gear's new Pannier Backpack Convertible is set to hit shelves across Canada later this month.

Posted in New Products
May 11, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation is offering free, three-month's use of its public bike pump to small businesses and non-profits.

Posted in North America
May 11, 2016

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha's Pro Team Flyweight Glasses are styled after aviator goggles worn by racing pros in the early 20th century. The glasses feature interchangeable Carl Zeiss lenses designed to provide clarity in a wide range of conditions with UV400 protection.

Posted in New Products

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