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Posted February 16, 2016
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components, Inc. has hired Brent Graves its president. Graves was most recently the director of road bikes for Specialized. He also has had product and operations leadership roles at BMC, Iron Horse, Free Flite Bicycles, Answer-Manitou and Diamondback.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 16, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show next month, in addition to several industry-only meetings.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 16, 2016
DeLorme offers mapping products and GPS devices with satellite texting features.

YARMOUTH, Maine (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has agreed to buy DeLorme, a privately-held, Maine-based company that designs and markets consumer GPS tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. 

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

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Velo-City international advocacy summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro, the European Cyclists' Federation, the event's organizer, announced Monday.

Posted in International
Posted February 15, 2016
Thule outdoor bags category continues to grow.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group notched a 5.1 percent sales increase in 2015 in currency-neutral figures. The Stockholm-based company recorded sales of 5.3 million Swedish Kronas ($623 million) for the year, capped by a 3 percent sales increase in the final quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Andy Lightle's wife asked him what he wanted for his birthday eight years ago, he couldn't think of anything he really needed.

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

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a 'cross race at this October's Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted February 11, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  ShowersPass has added SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now service to its website. The brand said the program supports dealers by providing an option for consumers to locally buy through their website, with the end goal of increasing traffic in brick-and-mortar locations.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano American has slashed wholesale and retail pricing across its range of higher-end components and groups, from SLX all the way up to Di2 both road and mountain. The changes are component-specific and vary depending on the part.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dispatch Communications has added Doug Barnett to its Southern California-based team.

Barnett joins the agency as an account executive for Dispatch's bicycle industry clients including Bell Helmets, Dainese, Giant Bicycles, Liv, Michelin and Shimano.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016
But the company is forecasting a decline for 2016.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's net sales were up nearly 14 percent in 2015, to 378 billion yen ($3.3 billion). Operating income also increased, by nearly 30 percent, to 85.1 billion yen.

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

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced the hiring of Robert Vander Veur as its vice president of sales and development. He joined the company Feb. 8.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2016
Company says it's focusing on innovation, marketing and supply chain as it reduces its global workforce by 3 percent.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced that it has made substantial organizational changes as it tightens up its structure to better serve riders and retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 9, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has hired Sean Burkey as its new account executive for Ohio and northern Kentucky. Burkey moves to Giant after several years as a Raleigh sales representative.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted February 9, 2016

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau says it can turn around custom kit orders in four weeks this spring. The company said the 4-week turnaround applies to all orders placed in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Santa Fe-based distributor BTI is rolling out faster delivery incentives to dealers in most U.S. states.

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

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has updated its Ride to Decide wheel demo ride program for 2016. Consumers will now be eligible for a $100 rebate and a free year of Reynolds' Assurance Program coverage if they buy a set of wheels after a demo.

Posted in North America

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