HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports is reporting that sales in its cycling division — which is entirely composed of its Mavic brand — declined 2 percent in its third quarter, to 32.4 million euros ($40.9M), down from 33.1 million euros ($41.8M) in the same period last year.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association board of directors has chosen Steve Barker to be interim executive director while the organization begins a search for a permanent executive director, following the resignation of Frank Hugelmeyer last month.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG added a Buy Local Now button to the Giro, Blackburn and Bell websites during Interbike last month. The program coordinated by SmartEtailing sends online shoppers to the brands' nearby retailers.
SUWANEE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Maxxis has implemented a minimum advertised price policy for all of its bicycle products.
The policy will go into effect Nov. 1 and applies to all forms of media advertising, including TV, radio, magazine, catalog, direct mail and online sales.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A mystery for years, for some this tool represents the industry's heyday.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics is moving its product design operations from the brand's longtime home in Ketchum, Idaho, to a new design center in Portland, Oregon.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc., is making four cash grants through IMBA's "Let's Build Trails" program to support the growth of recreational mountain biking in the United States.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has plans to open a second western warehouse to service California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, which also owned Hutchinson Tire, died Monday when a corporate plane crashed into a snow plough on a airport runway near Moscow prior to takeoff.
DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — Implus Corp., known for its athletic products including Sof Sole, Yaktrax and Sneaker Balls, has acquired Trigger Point Performance.
Trigger Point makes a line of self-care products for athletes, including Grid foam rollers. A purchase price was not released.
LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi's new headquarters building here was recently honored by the Colorado and Denver chapters of The American Institute of Architects.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — SRAM, Liv, UBI, QBP, Pedro's and Park Tool are working together to sponsor ten scholarships for female bike shop employees to attend a UBI mechanics class.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley plans to open a new distribution center in the Northeast soon, to complement its centers in Sparks, Nevada, and Lexington, South Carolina.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bicycling Magazine is a finalist in AdWeek's Hot List in the category, "Hottest Sports/Outdoor Magazine."
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has launched its second annual Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Survey. The survey is designed to recognize and highlight the top North American lift-served mountain bike parks, as well as promote the continued improvement of park development based on rider feedback.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is accepting old power meters for a trade-in toward a new PowerTap wheelset. The program runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14 and provides up to a 30 percent discount on select wheelsets.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now working with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team to develop new Silca inflation devices.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Lombardo will lead technical support services for BH Bikes and Easy Motion electric bikes, the company announced.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel says its sales were up 43 percent in the third quarter of 2014, to $428,000.