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Posted April 26, 2016
CORRECTS that this was the second quarterly decline in the bike segment.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Tuesday reported its second consecutive quarterly year-over-year revenue decline in its bike segment, as it announced that net sales were down 20 percent in the first quarter of 2016. The company's operating income also was down, 30.7 percent.

Posted in International
Posted April 26, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — RPM2 is offering its footbed based power meter for $399, making it one of the lowest-priced power meters on the market. The price is available to the 500 customers to buy the meter from the brand's website using a discount code.

Posted in North America
Posted April 26, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form is now working with mountain bike champion Brian Lopes.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 26, 2016

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group said it recorded higher turnover and profit in the first quarter of this year compared to last year due to higher demand for higher priced e-bikes and sport bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 26, 2016
Updated: Sam's Club says the bikes were sourced from legitimate channels.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — A Trek spokesman said the company was "just as surprised as anybody else" to see its mountain bikes on the Sam's Club website recently. A Sam's Club spokesperson said the bikes were sourced from legitimate channels.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired Kelly Reyes as the organization's new vice president of membership, a new position that oversees the membership department. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 25, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is getting off the ground with its first board of directors, elected during a conference call last week.

The association has named five board executives and confirmed an additional four members-at-large.

Posted in North America
Posted April 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava is encouraging bike commuters to log their miles on the social app if they ride to work on May 10, which the company is promoting as its Global Bike to Work Day Challenge.

Posted in International
Posted April 25, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.  (BRAIN) —  Registration is now open for all retailers, distributors and media planning to attend the 2016 Interbike Expo in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The industry has reached its $60,000 fundraising goal to help the California Bicycle Coalition promote its proposal for rebates of up to $1,000 for the purchase of an e-bike, and up to $500 for a conventional transportation bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 25, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle is working with Bicycle Blue Book, encouraging its dealers to use the company's used bike trade-in program to drive new bike sales.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales were down 2 percent in the first quarter, according to its parent, Amer Sports, which reported its total sales were up about 10 percent.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Danish ceramic bearing manufacturer CeramicSpeed has hired ORIS Intel for U.S. retail price monitoring services, and is announcing new policies it says will protect its resellers.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted April 22, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has added Mike Mautner as the company's second outside factory rep for the state of California as well as the Nick Henjum
 of the Tsunami Sales Group to cover Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2016
Distributor also adds two account managers to service California retailers.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has added three new full-time sales representatives: Tyler Anderson, Neil Hailstone and Jesse Moran.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2016

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Donald J. Goniu, who founded Olympic Cycle Supply with his father, died Wednesday at 89.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 21, 2016

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) —Jamis Bicycles hired Doug Martin as the company's new director of sports marketing and communications. Martin will be based in the company's Santa Ana, California, office.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 20, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition says it is supporting its member companies in opposing North Carolina's HB2 law, as well as similar proposed legislation in other states.

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2016
A guest opinion article by Steve Maxwell and Felix Magowan.
Across the bike industry, there are hundreds of smaller and family-owned retail businesses watching the acquistion headlines, trying to figure out what the trends mean.
Posted in Industry News
Posted April 20, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — German bike brand Storck has become the latest preferred supplier partner of The Bike Cooperative. Members of the retailer co-op will earn rebate on purchases of Storck products, including its lineup of bicycles, components, accessories and clothing.

Posted in North America

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