BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Champion System will be the technical apparel sponsor of the LUNA Pro Team for the 2014 season.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the German trade show ISPO Munich have named RecoFit Compression Gear as a finalist in the show's ISPO BRANDNEW contest. The compression gear brand was recognized in the award's sportswear category.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Q-Outdoor, a division of QBP, is now distributing CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) knives and tools to the cycling market.
LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting event at its new headquarters here on Sunday.
WILTON, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale Sports Unlimited has opened its new global headquarters, in Wilton, Connecticut.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Sombrio announced it has suspended business, citing financial difficulties stemming from a failed retail expansion plan in which Sombrio would have opened its own branded stores.
DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — With a goal of celebrating and supporting American artisans and manufacturers, Detroit-based bicycle, watch and leather goods producer Shinola has launched Makers Monday.
BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Bike industry representatives are forming a committee that hopes to work with the UCI to make disc brakes a reality in UCI-sanctioned road races.
ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Thieves stole 6,000 saddles — worth about 1 million euros ($1.4 million) — from the Selle San Marco warehouse here on Friday night, the company said.
The saddles were stored in more than 300 boxes that were ready to be shipped.
ROMANO d’EZZELINO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian bike bag maker Scicon is launching a discount purchase program for full-time bike industry employees.
Scicon makes travel bags and hard cases for bikes, as well as saddle bags, frame bags, luggage and accessories including floor pumps and a repair stand.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—According to Leisure Trends’ annual holiday survey, many consumers planned to shop early to avoid the traditional shopping rush in November and December this season.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles announces this week it will not renew its sponsorship of the Team Argos-Shimano pro team for the 2014 season.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America says it has reduced online listings of counterfeit 3T products by 95 percent in the last six months.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is holding its biennial World Summit in its home state of Colorado next year, in Steamboat Springs.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic has reached a multi-year agreement with Subaru, which will provide pace cars and be the presenting sponsor of several events at the spring event, including a movie night and a family fun ride.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has issued a call to its members, asking them to rally congress to co-sponsor recently introduced legislation aimed at reducing cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taichung Bike Week have set dates for the event in 2014—Nov. 4-7. Formosa 900, an opportunity for the industry to cycle around the island, begins Nov. 8.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Do you know a woman who has made an impact in product engineering or design, led sales for a brand, managed a global sales company or advanced a major advocacy program? Nominate her to be included in BRAIN’s list of influential women in the industry.
MARINA, CA (BRAIN) — Sidi America, the Italian shoe brand's subsidiary and sales agent since 2009, is shutting down as Sidi’s motorsports distributor, Motonation, takes over sales and distribution of cycling products.