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BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — THM Carbones, the high-end German component brand purchased by 3T last year, is eyeing growth in the U.S. market by adding sales, support and fulfillment for the brand through 3T's U.S. operation.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook has hired longtime Trek sales rep Jeff LaSelle, who will represent the company in seven Southwestern states.

LaSelle had been with Trek for 24 years, more recently managing the North Texas and Louisiana territories for the company.

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Photo courtesy of Pacenti Cycle Design.

MCDONALD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Kirk Pacenti has two new partners at Pacenti Cycle Design — Duncan Lloyd and Luke Humphreys — and a new focus the brand's own expanded product line, showcased on a new website that launched recently.

GUILFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thomson Bike Tours, one of the largest international bike tour companies, will exclusively provide Canyon Bicycles in its rental fleet next year. The tour operator will use the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 models.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Sage Titanium Bicycles has announced the appointment of Sean Kneale as its U.S. sales manager.

The Portland-based company offers U.S.-manufactured titanium road, cyclocross and gravel bicycles. The brand's owner and designer is David Rosen. 

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America plans to hold its annual fundraising ride this Saturday, Dec. 2, to benefit Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A Colorado-based investor group has agreed to purchase Niner Bikes.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that Vista Outdoor has no investment in MIPS. 

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler, a peer-to-peer app for bike mechanics, is now offering a program for bike brands needing assembly and deliveries.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift is now offering retailers wholesale prices on membership cards, suggesting that brick-and-mortar retailers can bundle indoor training products and make it easier for new users to get started with the online cycling program. 

Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Jackie Mautner teaching a class at Portland's Community Cycling Center.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Supply has awarded Portland framebuilder Jackie Mautner its first Women Build Bikes grant, which consists of a $1,200 credit toward framebuilding materials from the supplier.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) —  Bikerumor.com has added Christophe Noel to its editorial team. He comes from five years as senior editor at the Overland Journal and Expedition Portal, where he covered the overland offroad, motorcycle, and bikepacking market for print and online.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC has appointed Rob Wood as chief revenue officer. Wood will be responsible for sales across Pocket's brands, which include VeloNews, Triathlete, Women's Running and Competitor.com.

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GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports is returning to Mol, Belgium, for the 2017 UCI Masters CX World Championships Dec. 1-2.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has posted its sales and earnings for the third quarter of 2017, which ended Oct. 28. The company's net income for the quarter was $36.9 million or 35 cents per share, exceeding expectations of 22 to 30 cents per share.

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RIMSTING, Germany (BRAIN) — Maloja, a German mountain sports apparel brand, is increasing its sales presence in North America and will display at this winter's Outdoor Retailer Winter + Snow Show in Denver as it eyes expansion in North America.

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeExchange has appointed Mark Watkin as its new global CEO.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Iowa Bicycle Expo — which is held the same day as the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party — expect 5,000 consumers to attend the Jan. 27 event, held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (BRAIN) — The Dubai International Bicycle Exhibition tends to fall beneath the industry's radar screen, but the expo enters its third year on Jan. 12-13, 2018. While it's primarily a consumer event, it also attracts retailers and distributors from throughout the Middle East.

REDLANDS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Five Ten has reached a new Canadian distribution agreement with Live to Play Sports. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia-based Live to Play will have exclusive distribution of all Five Ten bike and climbing products in Canada.

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