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MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Strong sales in Europe among Dorel Industry’s specialty brands drove nearly 16 percent growth in the company’s cycling segment in the second quarter of the year, according to an earnings report released on Tuesday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek president John Burke had a simple message to retailers when it came to the changing retail landscape that exists in 2011.

“Great companies play offense,” said Burke, in reference to online sales competition, and what he calls “a definite trend that’s out there.”

Tagged Events / Web/Internet

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)--The National BMX Hall of Fame will add four new inductees for the class of 2011 including Donny Atherton, John Purse, Mike Dominguez and Russ Okawa.

Tagged Awards

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.

Tagged People

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--Hydrapak's reservoir closure system and method (Application No.: 11/445,721) has been approved for the issuance as a patent by the U.S. Patent Office.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—“The line looks really solid—especially the new road stuff."

Tagged Events

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Hill has joined the editorial ranks at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as senior editor.

Tagged BRAIN News

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has launched a new website at, reflecting the fresh look of a company 25 years young.

Tagged Web/Internet

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Kyle Bezanson of KB Sales Group; he will join the company’s bike rep force.

Tagged People

VILLORBA, Italy (BRAIN)—A memorial service is scheduled today in Italy to honor Andrea Pinarello, the 40-year-old son of Pinarello founder Giovanni Pinarello who died last week of a heart attack.

Andrea collapsed at the finish line of the first stage of the Giro del Fruili amateur stage race.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics has hired Joe Prebich at its new marketing director.

Tagged People

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products to pursue "something big and relevant" within the BMX world.

Tagged People

NANJING, China (BRAIN)—Asia Bike, billed as the first bike show focused on the high-end market in China, saw success in its inaugural year with attendance from more than 130 top industry brands.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Sports Chalet saw its sales total $82.8 million, an increase of 3.9 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago. Sports Chalet, however, still reported a loss of $0.8 million, or 6 cents a share.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s Derby Cycle expects to post third-quarter revenue of around 84.4. million euros ($122.3 million), an increase of 35 percent over the same quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic sales grew 17 percent in the second quarter of the year, driven equally by sales of wheels and cycling soft goods like footwear and apparel, Heikki Takala, president and CEO of Mavic’s owner Amer Sports said in a conference call on Thursday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has announced today that Neal Rogers has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Velo.

He takes over for Ben Delaney, who left the magazine after the Tour de France so that he could spend more time with his family.

Tagged Media/Publishing

JORDANELLE STATE PARK, UT (BRAIN)—Dennis Holliday, Raleigh’s territory manager in Utah and Nevada, said he was surprised at the interest outdoor retailers expressed when visiting the Raleigh booth at Outdoor Retailer’s Open Air Demo at Jordanelle Lake.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—CatEye Electronics is going dealer-direct in the U.S. market with the recent formation of CatEye America. Beginning Sept. 1, CatEye products will be available to independent bike dealers for direct purchase as well as through Quality Bicycle Products.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—With 30 business days left before Interbike 2011, the 30th anniversary of the show has already surpassed last year’s show in overall size.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike


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