OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s sales climbed to $2.03 billion (199.501 billion yen) over the first nine months of the year, up from $1.86 billon (182.739 billion yen) over the same period last year.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — A Wisconsin gallery opening next month will feature photos from an upcoming book on cyclocross.
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN) — Recumbent maker Catrike said it has recently invested $150,000 in its production facility as it gears up for growth in 2014.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Mad Fiber has shut down its Seattle factory and, according to several sources, may be headed for bankruptcy.
The carbon fiber wheel maker was merged with the Divine Cycling Group earlier this year. DCG’s current connection to Mad Fiber is unclear.
SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — Bar Fly’s line of mounts for cycling devices will now be distributed in Australia through an exclusive agreement with FE Sports.
PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies has named Ian Ferguson its new aftermarket sales director. Slidepad Technologies manufactures the Slidepad single-lever braking system.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Todson is working with Brand Protection Agency to monitor and enforce its new MAP policy, which goes into effect Friday for the company's OnGuard and Topeak brands.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Hawley will become Swobo's exclusive U.S. distributor effective Friday, Nov. 1.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Armando “Mondo” Aguilera as the brand's new territory representative for Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho; the brand also has hired James Scriven as senior graphic designer.
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling journalist Patrick Brady has won a silver medal in the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for the piece "My Day With Ilya," which ran in Peloton magazine. Brady is a contributor to Peloton and is publisher of RedKitePrayer.com.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — New Mexico distributor BTI is now distributing protective gear from Leatt Corp.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Two former Giant employees are launching a consumer event at a location that would be a first for the industry—adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier.
ORANGE COUNTY, CA (BRAIN) – Highway Two, the joint venture sales and distribution company owned by Continental Tire and Selle Royal, has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program.
RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Spooky Kross, part of L.A. Bike Fest weekend, returns this year to the Fairplex Stadium Complex in Pomona, California, Oct. 26. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to take part in cyclocross races.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, Mavic’s parent company, posted a 1 percent growth in sales in the third quarter to $841 million (608.9 million euros). But the company said its 5 percent growth target for the full year remains on track.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Shipments of bikes to U.S. retailers in September took a bigger dip than anticipated, down 4.9 percent in dollars and 11.9 percent in units compared to the same month last year, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — No matter how you look at it, suppliers who imported bikes lost business through August. Total imports were down almost 2 million bikes, a 15 percent drop in units, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Before crossing Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island to visit BI Cycle and Classic Cycle, Day 2 of BRAIN’s Seattle Dealer Tour got under way with a sampling of urban riding highlighting the accomplishments of local advocates as well as the challenges they face in fostering two-wheel transit here.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Bill Armas, Park Tool’s longtime director of marketing, has left the company and plans to move back to Southern California where he grew up. “Park is a terrific company with an unbelievable team of skilled and ethical people, “ he said.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) – Saris Cycling Group is hosting its annual fundraising gala this Friday, with all proceeds to benefit the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Among the more than 600 expected attendees will be British bike race commentator Phil Liggett.