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October 28, 2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Spanish helmet brand Catlike has hired Sean Kneale as its North American brand manager, effective Nov. 1.

“With over 15 years of experience as an outside rep, Sean will use that knowledge to build the Catlike brand in North America,” the company said in a statement.

Posted in North America
October 28, 2015
The recall is for trailers with a plastic — not aluminum —receiver.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Burley Design is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Canadian authorities to voluntarily recall some bike child trailers where the tow bar can separate from its receiver on the trailer.

Posted in Recalls
October 28, 2015

DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has added Stoner Andrews, Kahl and Partners, and the Tom Kern group to its line-up of outside sales reps.

Posted in North America
October 28, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin reported Wednesday that revenue and margins continued to slide in the third quarter as the strong U.S. dollar undercut growth in unit sales.

Posted in North America
October 28, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Kate Powlison as its new road brand manager. Powlison, currently a senior marketing and communications manager at PeopleForBikes, will start at SRAM in Chicago on Nov. 2.

Posted in North America
October 27, 2015

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano says its bike and e-bike component sales have been strong globally in the first three quarters of 2015, with double-digit percentage increases in sales despite unfavorable weather in Europe and North America.

Posted in International
October 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — When retailers order Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedal Systems they will now be able to choose pedal systems with either the company's new Walkable Cleats or standard cleats.
Posted in New Products
October 27, 2015
Elysa Walk.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elysa Walk is leaving Giant Bicycle, where she has worked for 11 years and been general manager for seven years, to take a position at Burton Snowboards in Vermont next month.

Walk announced the decision to Giant retailers in a letter emailed Tuesday.

Posted in Industry News
Walk has been Giant's general manager for the last seven years. JT Thompson will take over as GM.
October 27, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Outdoor co-op REI will not open its stores on "Black Friday," Nov. 27 this year. Instead of promoting retail consumption on the day after Thanksgiving, REI is channeling the attention the move is getting toward promoting increased outdoor activity that day.

Posted in Retail News
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October 26, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Gluskin Townley report finds shop visits have declined 17 percent since 2012.

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