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Posted August 14, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — The protective gear brand Leatt Corporation is reporting that sales in its second quarter were up 25 percent over the same period last year, to $5.2 million.

Posted in International
Posted August 14, 2015

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired James Thomas as its key accounts manager. Thomas is best known as the former national accounts manager at Serfas.

Highway Two also has promoted Justin Savord to inside sales team lead. Savord was previously a sales rep. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted August 13, 2015

LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN)— Industrialist OP Munjal, chairman emeritus of Hero Cycles and one of the founders of the Hero Group, died Thursday after a heart attack, India news media is reporting. Munjal, 86, was at the DMC Hero Heart Center when he died. Last rites will be performed Friday.

Posted in International
Posted August 13, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Santa Monica Bicycle Expo will be held once again at the landmark Santa Monica Pier, on Oct. 10-11. This year the event, which offers free admission, will include a 15-mile non-competitive bike ride.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 13, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced several new and returning retail education opportunities at this year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 13, 2015

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —Kore USA has hired Monica McCosh as its new North American sales & marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 12, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) —SB Sports Inc is now distributing Bont cycling shoes across Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond, Inc., which owns the POC brand, generated record sales in its second quarter, which ended June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 12, 2015

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is now stocking parts from the U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack.

The distributor is carrying the brand's full range of narrow-wide chainrings as well as track cogs.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has hired new specialty cycling sales representatives to serve the brand in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain States, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Lake Cycling International BV will distribute its products directly in North America, ending its relationship with Stage Race Distribution from Toronto, Lake announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has launched a new sales and marketing team for Germany, Switzerland & Austria (GSA).

Posted in International
Posted August 7, 2015

FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona unveiled its expanded 2016 road and mountain line to a select group of retailers at its sixth annual Kona Ride product launch, held at its U.S. headquarters in northwestern Washington this week.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Rob Gaertner as territory manager for Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles added several new hires to its outside sales force beginning Aug. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 6, 2015
UPDATED: Dorel exec responds to question about online sales
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Days after Trek Bicycle announced a plan to sell bikes online, Giant USA told dealers that it is studying a similar "Click and Collect" program in the U.S., but said it has not made a decision about going forward with the plan.
Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2015
Velo nominates Froome, Wiggins and Sagan for IB Athlete Awards.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced the final round of nominees for the 2015 Interbike Awards for Athlete designations.

Editors from Velo magazine selected the top athlete nominees in six different categories representing the majority of cycling disciplines.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted August 6, 2015
Decline in sales in Europe and North America, and foreign exchange losses impact earnings.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue for its bike business, Dorel Sports, was down $35.2 million or 12.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Revenue totaled $251.1 million compared to last year's $286.2 million for the segment.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 6, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) —New distributor Zeitbike has hired Dennis Ocondi as sales representative for the state of Washington.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has announced the addition of four new employees.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People

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