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Posted February 5, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Unfavorable weather in Europe and North America was countered by strong sales in China and a growing service parts business in all markets to drive Shimano’s sales 10 percent higher in 2013 to $2.68 billion (271.037 billion yen).

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 4, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association is accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship, with two candidates selected to participate in one of the association’s 2014 education courses. The scholarship covers airfare, bike and gear rentals and course fees.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 4, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp.’s sales for the year increased 15 percent, or $36.1 million, to $272 million, and its fourth-quarter sales were also up 15 percent to $65 million, the company said in a preliminary earnings statement.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 4, 2014

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Miami for the first BRAIN Dealer Tour of 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted February 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted February 3, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — On the heels of the vote to include triathlon as the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women, USA Triathlon has launched the Women in Sport Webinar Series. The series comprises six presentations from accomplished female athletes and coaches, including 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 3, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has introduced a new monthly magazine for dealers, titled Call Up, to update them on fresh product, emerging categories, tech advice and business issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. Two candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling's 2014 educational courses.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2014
Inside Triathlon's January/February 2014 issue

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — After the final March/April 2014 issue hits newsstands February 11, current subscribers will begin receiving Triathlete magazine in its place.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 31, 2014
Skip Hess

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 31, 2014

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. is selling its Hercules bike brand to Germany’s largest retail cooperative, Z.E.G. The acquisition includes transfer of the Hercules brand, corporate premises in Neuhof and working capital to Z.E.G.

Posted in International
Posted January 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has hired Simon Hall in its engineering department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery recently left online retailer Backcountry.com where he was director of brand marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.

Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014
Campagnolo's Daniel Large shows how to install a Campy power unit.

PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry chatter mixed with Hollywood dreams Wednesday as the inaugural winter edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp event got under way sharing the grounds of swank Southern California resort Terranea with the celebrity hosts and aspiring divas of TV’s “American Idol,” filming on location.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool, its president Eric Hawkins and its trademark Park Blue color made an appearance on national television Tuesday evening. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Primal donated more than $1 million to the cycling community in 2013, including more than $300,000 in cash and more than $800,000 in product donations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition / Awards
Posted January 28, 2014

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales were flat in the fourth quarter of parent-company Amer Sports' fiscal year, Amer reported Tuesday. The Finnish company said Mavic sales were just a hair better than flat for the full fiscal year: up 1 percent to 129 million euros ($176 million).

Posted in International
Posted January 28, 2014
A shipment of 2014-model Blue bikes has hit the U.S.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles is back in business and looking to expand its product line in the coming years, its CEO told BRAIN.

Posted in Industry News

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