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Posted February 11, 2014

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Micargi Bicycles has hired 40-year industry veteran Gary Hoisington as director of design and engineering and brand manager.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride is reporting sales of $1.7 million last year, a 119 percent increase over 2012, when the company's net sales were $779,000.

The privately held company voluntarily publishes its sales figures.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 11, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies, the manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrains, has hired Rick Soberanis as its "chief accelerator of sales and business development" for bike North America. Soberanis started working with Fallbrook's NuVinci bicycle division on Feb. 2.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is holding its 2014 open house in Peabody, Mass., this year to allow more Boston-area retailers to attend.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2014

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed a multi-year agreement that designates Rudy Project as the Official Helmet of Ironman for North America, the company announced this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 11, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro, Inc. said it plans to offer a registered initial public offering of its common stock.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2014

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has hired Ken Fagut as U.S. sales manager. Fagut comes to BionX with 30 years of industry management experience.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 10, 2014

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Apparel maker Soulforce Cycling has relocated to a new facility in Wheat Ridge. The new 2,300-square-foot facility houses the brand's headquarters administrative offices, design studio and warehouse and shipping hub.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2014
IBD sales dip 2 percent in December, contributing to a 3 percent yearly decline.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Total IBD merchandise sales fell 2 percent in December, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTrak IBD sales summary. That contributed to a 3 percent decline in total merchandise sales in bike shops for the full year, compared with 2012.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 10, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 10, 2014

MADRID (BRAIN) — IMBA Europe will hold its two-day summit here starting March 28. The event will include discussion of long-distance European mountain bike routes, mountain bike guide programs, sustainable trail building, advocacy and mountain bike tourism.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted February 10, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.

Faircloth started at Marin in 2003. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times’ founding editor, Karen Brooks, has left the magazine after nearly 10 years with parent company Rotating Mass Media. Her last day was Monday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted February 7, 2014

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 7, 2014
However, company forecasts 20 to 25 percent increase for first quarter of 2014.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries’ earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2013 in its recreational and leisure segment — which includes Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Dorel’s mass-market bike brands — will come in lower than a year earlier due to “a poorer product mix” and late order delivery at Cycling Sports Group, the company announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 6, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) filed an objection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over its proposed rule change that states once a firm voluntarily agrees to undertake a corrective action plan, the firm is legally bound to fulfill the terms of the agreement. Currently suppliers are under no legal restraints when filing a voluntary recall.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin Bicycle has partnered with Team Roger C. Peace Cycling, the only independent team competing on a global para-cycling schedule, as provider of its Pro4 line of race tires and other team support throughout the season.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 6, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Carmichael Training Systems and Peaks Coaching Group have selected PowerTap as a preferred power meter, giving athletes access to power equipment and guidance.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2014

OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and 16-year industry veteran Nat Ross has joined Lizard Skins as international sales executive.

Posted in International Tagged People

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