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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.
October 26, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers have fleshed out the full agenda for next year's IBD Summit, which will be held near Phoenix in January. The event's keynote speaker will be Sam Dantzler, a consultant to the motorcycle industry. Dantzler's presentation will be titled, "Discounts Suck.

Posted in North America
October 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear company G-Form has hired Michael DeLeon as VP of global marketing.

Posted in North America
October 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its wide-narrow Drop-Stop 1-by chainrings to fit Shimano's Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra road cranks with Shimano's asymmetric 4 x 110mm bolt pattern.

Posted in New Products
October 26, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group announced Monday that it has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync service.

Posted in North America
October 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Soma Fabrications' Gator Bar is an alternative to "alternative drop bars," with drops that flare out at a 20-degree angle. It's 655mm wide and works with mountain grips as well as bar tape.

Posted in New Products

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