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Posted August 17, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle has signed as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Exposure Lights, designed and manufactured in the U.K. by Ultimate Sports Engineering.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing has opened a new office in the Netherlands for warehousing, sales and distribution of its line of bottom brackets, derailleur hangers, shop tools and other service parts to distributors throughout continental Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 17, 2016

BOSTON and LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — The car sharing network Zipcar said it will equip its vehicles with bike, ski and surfboard carriers in North America so members can enjoy outdoor adventures and activities outside of the city without the cost and hassle of owning a car.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has released 2017 pricing and the company slashed prices across its entire range of tires.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has hired Jeff Balaban, Kyle Brookey and Dave Davenport as it expands its product and sales management team.

Bravo Sports owns several brands in the action sports and outdoor/lifestyle segments including Pro-Tec, SixSixOne and One Industries.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 16, 2016
Company retains 23 percent ownership in suspension company.

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings sold 3.5 million shares of Fox Factory’s common stock, totaling $63 million in net proceeds. As a result, Compass’ ownership in Fox Factory Holding Corp. is reduced from 33 percent to 23 percent, or 8.6 million shares.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2016
ASI announces the acquisition to employees Tuesday afternoon.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has bought the nation’s largest bicycle retailer, Performance Bicycle, including its 106 stores, private-label brands Forte, Spin Doctor, Transit and Scattante, and online businesses Performancebike.com and Nashbar.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted August 15, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has formed the “Cycling Anticipation Group” made up of its two cycling brands, Enve and Mavic, and named Matt Robertson to lead the initiative. Robertson previously guided the development and direction of Shimano’s mountain bike product line.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 15, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Classified Nutrition products. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 15, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has acquired Alienation, the Mill Valley, California-based BMX aftermarket and OEM component brand.

Alienation is best known for its front-specific BMX rim, and for its wheel systems using TCS  (Tubeless Compatible System), licensed from WTB.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted August 12, 2016
The group is seeking a sponsor to provide free bike and cash award to the top volunteer and chapter.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has come up with a new award to honor exceptional volunteers and their IMBA chapters. The new award is named for Scott "Superman Scud" Scudamore, a volunteer, activist and bike retail salesman from Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is organizing a volunteer service project to help build new singletrack trails just before its inaugural Fall CycloFest festival, which will be held in October at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted August 12, 2016
The owner of Giro, Bell and CamelBak sees a 14 percent slump in earnings.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor saw sales increase to $630 million in its second quarter, as revenue from its new acquisitions of Bell, Giro, Jimmy Styks and CamelBak kicked in.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 10, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has added Catlike to its list of distributed brands. VINA will distribute Catlike helmets, shoes and glasses exclusively across the U.S.

Previously, Catlike was distributed by Hawley-Lambert.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 10, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Continued turmoil in the global bicycle market has pummeled Giant Manufacturing’s first-half financial results, with the world’s leading maker of bicycles posting a 3.7 percent drop in revenue compared with a year earlier.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 10, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer USA has added several independent sales reps in key territories to better service its dealers. The changes are part of a plan to grow its dealer base in response to increased demand in the U.S. for its Swiss-designed lineup of speed pedelecs, the company said. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sales Reps
Posted August 9, 2016

COVINGTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Duro Tire, a division of Hwa Fong Rubber Industrial Co., has hired Chris Clinton to the newly created role of product marketing manager. Clinton most recently was Challenge Tire's sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Canadian bike brand Opus Bicycles has signed a multi-year agreement with Vittoria Industries North America making VINA its exclusive distributor for the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 9, 2016

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — The New England Builders’ Ball hand-built bicycle show, held in conjunction with the KMC Cross Fest, is moving this year along with the cyclocross event from Providence, Rhode Island, to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway. The move allows both events to expand.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 9, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group, the manufacturer of Litespeed and Quintana Roo bikes, has moved into a newly refurbished building in Chattanooga. The new building, at 40,000 square feet, provides 38 percent more space than its predecessor.

Posted in North America

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