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WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it has managed to remove all of its products from online marketplaces including Amazon.com, Jet.com, and Walmart.com.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has established a new U.S. office in this city's East Central neighborhood.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is reporting that its bike-related sales were down 2.7 percent in the company's first half, which ended June 30. Operating income in the segment was down 11.5 percent.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has hired Travis Erwin as its VP of sales. Erwin was previously the director of global sales for Reynolds Cycling and at TPC he will focus on developing programs for industry partners.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN) — MIPS, the maker of a system intended to reduce brain injury from rotational impacts, has hired three long-time helmet industry executives.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is bracing for its biggest edition of its annual RiderFest, which kicks off Saturday in South Grand Rapids.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura Inc. Is now offering custom clothing in the United States. The Scottish company has been producing custom clothing for more 25 years and has been providing clothing for the Movistar team since 2013.

A screen shot of part of Velotooler's bike share feature.

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, which launched last year to help connect consumers with freelance mechanics, has updated its platform to add features for bike share fleet managers, consumer-direct bike brands and race teams.

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Mike Johnston to head up the brand's OEM sales in Europe.

First-half numbers still below same period in 2016.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers' dollar sales to dealers for the month of June were up 2.6 percent, totaling $103 million, compared to $100 million for the same month in 2016, according to the latest data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles announced Friday that Butch Boucher is resigning from his role as the company's president, effective Sept. 1. The company said Boucher will continue to work on a part-time basis focusing on driving continued excellence in Moots' manufacturing processes.

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HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that sales through the specialty channel in North America during the first half of the year were down. It also saw sales impacted by the closure of multi-sport retail chains.

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BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance. The company even offers a theft replacement warranty to help make potential customers in high theft areas more confident about investing in a new bike.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Oath — the parent company of media titles including AOL.com, HuffPost, Yahoo Sports and Engadget — will become a major sponsor of the Cannondale-Drapac team in 2018.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has simplified its shipping policies by offering free ground shipping, predictable flat rate shipping for bikes, frames, and other oversized items, and an updated air shipping policy. The new policies will be effective Aug. 1.

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NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles, two brands owned by G. Joannou Cycles, have announced the hiring of several new staff members. 

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has acquired Alphamantis Technologies Inc., a Montréal company that does aerodynamics testing and develops measurement technology for the cycling industry.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is working with Levi's GranFondo to launch a "U24 Program," which will allow all persons under the age of 24 to ride the Fondo for free.

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades.

Photo by BrakeThrough Media.

ANNECY, France (BRAIN) — On the 40th anniversary of Mavic's first time supporting the Tour de France, the company announced that it has renewed its contract with Tour owner ASO through the 2022 edition of the race. 

Mavic's trademark yellow cars and motos provide neutral support at the race.

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