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Posted August 25, 2014

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. has acquired Spanish parts and accessories supplier Comet S.L. Comet has exclusive distribution agreements with various major brands and sells bike parts and accessories to specialty retailers in Spain, France and Portugal.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 25, 2014
Ribbon cutting of Louis Garneau USA's new office, warehouse and production facility

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau has cut the ribbon to a new, larger facility in Derby, Vermont, to house production, distribution, marketing, sales and administration staff for its U.S. office, which employs nearly 100 people.

Posted in International
Posted August 20, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —The organizations behind the Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the team currently called Garmin-Sharp will be merged for next season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted August 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is now distributing two new bike lines to U.S. retailers. The lines are Viva Bikes, from Denmark, and Strida Folding Bicycles, from Taiwan.

Posted in International
Posted August 15, 2014

LUCCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Former world champion Mario Cipollini was hospitalized after being hit by a car while training near his home here, the U.S. distributor of his bike brand, Cipollini USA, announced Friday.

Posted in International
Posted August 13, 2014
The $1,800 Esatto DDL is the top model in Kona's new Endurance Road line.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycle is skipping this month's Eurobike tradeshow for the first time in nearly 20 years, instead holding 2015 model year product introductions for its U.S. dealers in Washington last month and for its European dealers with three events there in August.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 11, 2014

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Ten-Point, a bike fit studio based in Amersham, England, is now the European training and service center for Dorel's Guru Fit System.

Posted in International
Posted August 5, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Urban bag and gear maker Timbuk2 has brought on Tre Pluss AS to manage the brand’s distribution across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland), the U.K. and Germany.

Posted in International
Posted August 5, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hotlines UK is the first U.K. distributor for the U.S. clothing brand Club Ride. Hotlines will feature Club Ride clothing during its Hotlines UK bike launch this week at Whittlebury Hall in London.

Posted in International
Posted August 5, 2014

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Storck's new U.S. office will be in Houston and headed up by Tony Tanner, a former senior vice president of retail for The Mann Group, a retail consultancy.

Posted in International
Posted August 1, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's overall sales were $1.52 billion (156.3 billion Yen) over the first six months of the year, compared to $1.3 billion (133.1 billion Yen) last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Future plc, which in May sold off its cycling magazines and websites, including CyclingNews.com and BikeRadar.com, announced Friday that it is selling its last remaining endurance sports title, Triathlon Plus magazine.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted July 25, 2014
Company blames revenue dip in North America on severe winter and decline in overall market.
Accell sales by region, first half of 2014.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. reported overall revenue gains for the first six months of the year. Revenue was up 4 percent to 506.2 million euros ($679.8 million), up from 503.8 million euros ($676.6 million) in the first half of 2014.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter along with representatives from Advanced Sports International (ASI) are promoting cycling, commerce and investment in the city during a six-day trip to France.

Posted in International
Posted July 24, 2014

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (BRAIN) — A committee of the standards-making organization ASTM is honoring Randy Swart, the director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute with an Award of Merit and the title of fellow.

Posted in International Tagged Awards
Posted July 24, 2014

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic's sales have grown 10 percent in the first half of 2014, thanks especially to strong sales in the April-June period, the brand's parent, Amer Sports, announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 24, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding-bike maker Dahon has introduced the Dahon Explorers program, designed to spotlight cyclists who live by bike and to inspire others to incorporate a bike into their everyday lifestyle.

Posted in International
Posted July 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now working with the South African distributor Omnico, which will exclusively sell and distribute Stages Cycling products within Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana).

Posted in International
Posted July 22, 2014
Cervélo will end sponsorship of Garmin-Smart team after 2014.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen, who left the company soon after its acquisition by the Pon Group several years ago, is heading up a new partnership between Cervélo, Rotor components and the South Africa-registered pro team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2015 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted July 15, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — QBP will distribute Strider balance bikes to dealers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and several countries in Central and South America, the companies announced Tuesday.

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