ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Hed Cycling announced that the two companies are collaborating on product development and that Specialized is licensing Hed’s patent for aerodynamic rim shaping and design.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security has promoted Greg Heck to the role of marketing and PR manager for North America. Heck, who joined Abus in June of 2014, is replacing Joan Hanscom who handled PR and marketing for the German lock brand since 2013.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has announced that it will be the bike supplier for the Lupus Racing Team, a UCI Continental men’s team led by 2013 Vuelta a España champion Chris Horner. The team’s 15 members will ride Merckx’s San Remo 76.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Sales and profit declined at Garmin Ltd. in the fourth quarter, but the company’s fitness business — which includes cycling products — posted its strongest gains for the period.
VANCOUVER (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Vernon Felton has joined Pinkbike.com’s editorial staff. Felton’s experience spans nearly two decades writing for various magazines including Mountain Biker, Outside and Bike Magazine, where he held several roles including editor in chief.
BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — Prologo is increasing its sales and marketing coverage with the hiring of Steven Merlini as sales and marketing manager. Merlini brings more than 20 years of experience in the saddle business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.