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Posted May 5, 2015

BEE CAVE, Texas (BRAIN) — Cycle Commerce, being launched by a Texas bike retailer, will offer bike shops three services related to profitability and efficiency. All three services essentially let a shop farm out aspects of their businesses that aren’t directly related to customer service and sales.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Momentum magazine has launched an online store to sell city cycling essentials such as bags, baskets, lights, helmets and casual clothing to everyday riders.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Denmark-based CeramicSpeed has purchased UltraFast Optimization, a Colorado company that puts chains through a special treatment to reduce friction.

UltraFast Optimization was a subsidiary of Friction Facts, an independent testing company founded by Jason Smith.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2015

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now a U.S. distributor for BeetElite supplements.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2015
Reorganization of Oakley expected to double brand's revenue in three years.

MILAN (BRAIN) — Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group, parent of brands including Oakley, Arnette and Ray-Ban, reported Monday that first-quarter net profit surged almost 34 percent to 210.4 million euros ($234.7 million) as sales in North America rose 29.4 percent and foreign exchange rates provided "a material tai

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has released the Cyclone Bike Shopper mobile app. The app allows Cyclone dealers to make orders, search Cyclone's catalog, create shopping lists, save favorite carts, scan items into carts, and manage payments.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced key changes to its U.S. sales department.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted May 4, 2015
Alonzo Bodden will host the awards for the second time.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will hold its second annual bike industry awards gala, the Interbike Awards at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the Interbike International Expo this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted May 4, 2015
This IF Gravel Royale is one of the missing review bikes.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine editors and two high-end road bike suppliers are warning the industry to watch out for someone posing as a magazine editor and requesting test bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 1, 2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles has promoted Butch Boucher, a 19-year veteran of the company, to president as former president Mike Sanders takes on a part-time role as controller and vice president of special projects in order to enjoy more free time.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 1, 2015

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has set up a regional Asia office in Hong Kong and hired Helen Ford as the senior executive director of WFSGI Asia.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 30, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Catalyst Communication is now working with 11 cities to distribute its BikeLife Cities magazine. The latest additions are San Diego County, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 30, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Onex Corporation — the parent company of Interbike and Bicycle Retailer — has agreed to sell the Tropicana Las Vegas resort to Penn National Gaming for approximately $360 million. Onex, a private equity firm, is a part owner of the resort and casino.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 30, 2015
Derek Bouchard-Hall is a former U.S. pro criterium champion and former executive at Wiggle UK.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Derek Bouchard-Hall, a former pro cyclist who most recently was an executive at the UK-based e-commerce company Wiggle, is set to become the next CEO and president of USA Cycling.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted April 30, 2015
Bike-related sales lead the way with 34 percent gain.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is on a roll, pocketing an extra $518.7 million in new business last year and adding to that $187.7 million in additional sales it earned over the first quarter ended in March.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro recorded its second-highest revenue quarter in company history in the first quarter this year, registering sales of $363 million and operating income of $22.3 million.

The company said the top five best-selling camera/camcorders in the U.S. are all GoPro models.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Vittoria has received an award for its successful commercial use of the new carbon material, graphene.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted April 30, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association this week released its 2015 participation report that ranked sports activities by number of participants. Road bicycling ranked 7th on the survey's top 10 list with 20.4 million core participants in 2014.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 30, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike on Thursday opened registration for all attendees including retailers, distributors, media and others. Hotel room blocks are now open as well, with lodging options available through Interbike's official travel partner, Travel Planners.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 29, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's overall revenues were flat in the first quarter, but its fitness division — which includes its cycling-related products — grew by 31 percent, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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