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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Science in Sport, a nearly 25-year-old British sports nutrition brand, is making a push into the U.S. market this season. The brand is endorsed by the Tour de France-winning Team Sky and recently became the official sports nutrition supplier to USA Cycling.

DEER VALLEY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scott Sports hosted nearly 200 of its top U.S. dealers at an event here last week, showing off its 2017 model bikes and accessories. 

For the first time at the annual event, members of the motocross media joined to attend a global unveiling of Scott's new Prospect goggle.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mountain bike apparel brand Sombrio has introduced a lifetime guarantee on its clothing. The guarantee covers apparel items against manufacturer's defects including tears or rips at seams and faulty stitching, zippers, Velcro or snaps.

Company points to lower IBD sales in North America and reduced margins from discounting for revenue losses.


Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus has reduced its U.S. distributor list from four to two, saying it is expanding its relationship with QBP and Highway Two while ending business with J&B and Hawley at year's end.

Tagged Distributor news

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has worked with Quality Bicycle Products for more than eight years as its distribution partner. Now both companies are working to expand Burley's sales in Canada.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has rebranded itself as Camber Outdoors.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Fox Factory Holding Corp. saw sales increase 5.3 percent to $102.3 million in its second quarter, compared to $97.2 million in the same period last fiscal year. Gross margin increased 90 basis points to 31.6 percent over last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Cannondale, Accell, QBP, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation are among the nominees.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the final round of nominees for the 2016 Interbike Awards, including nominees in the athlete, advocacy and supplier categories.

The award winners will be announced at the IB Awards Gala at Interbike next month.

Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch, a marketing agency that represents several major bike brands, is broadening its approach with a new focus on data-driven marketing.

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing Enduro Bearings products in Canada. Enduro products, including bike bearings, seals, bottom brackets and tools, are already available for ordering.

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Arundel Bicycle Co. has announced a new MAP policy that prohibits Arundel retailers from selling through third-party websites.

Tagged MAP

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (BRAIN) — Safe Haven Brands, the parent company of Airborne Bicycles, DK Bikes and System Cycle Supply, has hired Michael Gamstetter as brand manager of all brands and product manager for Airborne.

Tagged People

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar CrossVegas has named Boulder, Colorado-based APEX Coaching as its official coaching service. The coaching company will provide training tips and other information to registered CrossVegas competitors. 

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports has hired two additional rep groups to serve the brand in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Tagged Sales Reps

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion Peter Sagan will continue racing on a Specialized as he moves to the German team BORA–hansgrohe for 2017.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Park Tool signs on as presenting sponsor.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is adding a new show feature, the Interbike Mechanics Challenge, presented by Park Tool.

Tagged Interbike

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has hired industry veteran Lori Barrett as its North American brand manager.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – PeopleForBikes has announced its latest round of community grants. Two of the grants were done in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will roll out its online sales program in select U.S. states later this year.

Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales


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