SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has added to the marketing and product teams of its Bell and Blackburn divisions with new hires and an internal promotion.
RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Knog said it has won an intellectual property fight in Australia against a Chinese factory. The litigation involved Knog's Australian patent on a silicone-strap LED headlight.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Thieves broke into Currie Technologies' headquarters here sometime Tuesday night and stole about 20 electric bikes, the company said. But the thieves neglected to take batteries for the bikes, so Currie is betting they'll be looking for a charge.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has promoted former rep Dan Delehanty to national sales manager in the U.S.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — DirtBaggies, a Southern California brand of bib shorts for mountain bikers, has added several independent sales reps and agencies in Oregon, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Coaches, athletes and parents invovled with high school mountain bike racing will be educated on anti-doping through a program sponsored by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales fell 5 percent in the first half of this year, a decline the company attributed to its team sports sales.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Redline Bicycles will provide all the BMX rental bikes used at Ray's Indoor Bike Parks, which has locations in Ohio and Wisconsin, the company announced Tuesday.
SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN) — WD-40's Australian division has launched its bike products in the country, including its lubes, degreasor, foaming bike wash and frame polish and protectant.
SHARON HILL, PA (BRAIN) — Visibility and hydration product maker Nathan has hired Adam Karl as a junior industrial design. Karl will support Nathan's hard good product group.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has hired Podium Sales Group to represent its brand to dealers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and upstate New York.
FORT MEYERS, FL (BRAIN) — An industry consultant group estimates that the market for electric bikes in the U.S. roughly doubled between July 2012 and last month.
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — CamelBak has selected Sea to Summit as the exclusive distributor of its hydration packs and reusable BPA-free water bottles in China. Sea to Summit will take over distribution after Nov. 1 from Beijin Snowpeak Trade and Technology Co. Ltd.
AMES, IA (BRAIN) — A shipment of KHE tires bound for the U.S. went down with the container ship MOL Comfort, which sunk 200 miles off the coast of Yemen after breaking in half in a storm in June.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired Florida-based Sports and Specs Sales as an independent rep firm.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers continue to put on the brakes, cutting bike imports 15 percent over the first half of the year. Though the slowdown is mostly imports of mass-market kid’s bikes, 26-inch imports also are down 9 percent.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After more than 20 years of licensing its brand name to an Italian company for use outside of North America, Bell Helmets has reacquired the worldwide rights to its brand in the powersports market.