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Posted August 29, 2016

VENICE, Italy (BRAIN) — Shred Optics and Slytech Protection have announced a new Italian distributor for the mountain bike market, DSB Bonandrini.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2016

SINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has opened a new logistics operation, Multisped GmbH, in Singen, Germany, and has started a dealer-direct sales of its complete bikes and frames in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2016

ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN) — NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc. has hired Anne Guethoff as its new director of marketing.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 26, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Michael Golinski, the founder of Spot Brand and former general manager of Planet X USA, to head up Pivot's international operations.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 25, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain (BRAIN) — Intense Europe SL, a subsidiary of Intense Cycles USA, has begun serving the German and Austria markets directly from its European headquarters.

Posted in International
Posted August 19, 2016

CAPE TOWN, South Africa and TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman has reached an agreement to buy the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa, marking Ironman’s biggest step into the mountain biking market as it aims to grow the race format across the globe.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing has opened a new office in the Netherlands for warehousing, sales and distribution of its line of bottom brackets, derailleur hangers, shop tools and other service parts to distributors throughout continental Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 10, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Continued turmoil in the global bicycle market has pummeled Giant Manufacturing’s first-half financial results, with the world’s leading maker of bicycles posting a 3.7 percent drop in revenue compared with a year earlier.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 4, 2016
Company points to lower IBD sales in North America and reduced margins from discounting for revenue losses.

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Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 1, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion Peter Sagan will continue racing on a Specialized as he moves to the German team BORA–hansgrohe for 2017.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 28, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports' cycling segment grew 20 percent in the second quarter this year thanks to the addition of Enve sales, which joined Mavic in the segment.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 27, 2016
The Suomy Gun Wind road helmet, in Lampre team colors.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ciclista America, the U.S. distributor for Sidi shoes, is introducing the Italian bike helmet line, Suomy, to the U.S. market this fall.

Posted in International
Posted July 27, 2016

EDEWECHT, Germany (BRAIN) — The German distributor Sport Import is investing in the two-year-old carbon wheel company Knight Composites, and will distribute the brand throughout continental Europe.

Posted in International
Posted July 26, 2016

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano saw a steep decline in sales and profits in its bike segment in the first half, pointing to bad weather, the Brexit vote, terrorist attacks in Europe, and high distributor bicycle inventory in North America as contributors.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2016

MILAN (BRAIN) — Luxottica Group's first half profits fell and the company has pulled back on its forecasts for the remainder of the year.

Posted in International
Posted July 22, 2016
E-bike sales drive growth in Europe.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is reporting record revenues and profits in the first half of the year, despite a sales slump in North America.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 19, 2016

BERNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Zwift, the online indoor riding platform, is working with the Team Dimension Data pro road cycling squad on a promotion intended to send 5,000 Buffalo Bikes to villages in South Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 19, 2016

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Orbea said it is skipping this year's Eurobike show, and will instead conduct several events with its European dealers and distributors. The company calls its new approach "Closer to You."

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted July 19, 2016

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Steadyrack of Perth Australia has named Epic International as its U.S. retail sales and marketing agent for its Steadyrack bike storage products.

Posted in International
Posted July 15, 2016
Company will manufacture the electronic shock controller in South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. (BRAIN) — SRAM has taken over a Kickstarter-supported project to manufacture an electronic suspension control device developed by a Perth, Australia company, Dusty Dynamics.

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