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Posted May 29, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Future plc has agreed to sell its Sport and Craft titles, including its cycling magazines and cycling websites, to Immediate Media Company for £24 million ($40.1 million), the company announced early Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 27, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive has new distribution partners in the U.K. and Spain, and has released a new instructional video and several new products.

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Posted May 22, 2014

TODMORDEN, U.K. (BRAIN) — The publishers of Singletrack, a U.K.-based mountain bike magazine, are launching a digital magazine and website called Content will focus on cyclocross riders, racers and lifestyle.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 20, 2014
Robert Priest

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Robert Priest, director of OE sales and dealer marketing for SRAM Europe, will leave the company in early June. In an announcement about his departure, SRAM said Priest made the decision to leave to focus on treatment for a declining kidney condition.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 19, 2014
The factory is shut down for now.
AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Last week’s riots near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, so badly damaged Bor Yueh, which manufactures bike racks for Tubus and RackTime, that it is shut down for now, said Ortlieb USA president Jeff Scully.
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Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual CycloFemme rides held May 11 to mark Women's Global Cycling Day were held in 303 communities worldwide, the organization announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 16, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese executives with factories near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — where rioters looted or destroyed dozens of businesses including some in the bicycle industry — are expected to quickly get production lines back in operation barring further assaults.

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Posted May 15, 2014

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (BRAIN) — Information on the rioting that may have partially destroyed or damaged a variety of Taiwanese-owned factories in Ho Chi Minh City is sketchy, but initial reports say at least a half-dozen were damaged or destroyed.

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Posted May 13, 2014

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI is planning a fourth and possibly a fifth "satellite" World Cycling Center, to be built somewhere in Central or South America in the next few years.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted May 13, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s sales hit $742.2 million (75.7 billion yen) over the first quarter, compared to $620.5 million (63.3 billion yen) over the same period last year. Sales in its bike division hit $598.6 million (61.1 billion yen), an increase of 19 percent. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 12, 2014
Bell's Australian motorsports distributor, Monza, will take over bike helmet distribution there.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG Sports has extended its distribution agreements with Australia' Sheppard Industries for BRG's Giro and Blackburn products. Both agreements have been extended five years.

Posted in International
Posted May 8, 2014
Company also expands U.S. warehouse in Colorado.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Swobo has a new agreeement with U.K.-based retailer Charlie the Bikemonger, which will distribute the brand in Europe and serve as the base of operations for

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Posted May 7, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle Ltd., the online sports retailer, has appointed Giles David as chief financial officer, effective June 1.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014
Counterfeit (left) and real Squirt Lube.

DENVER (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court in Colorado has issued a temporary restraining order against the former U.S. distributor of Squirt chain lube.

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Posted May 5, 2014

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Nikolay Titev, who will augment WTB Europe's sales staff, managing Southeastern Europe's aftermarket as well as OEM sales. Titev is based in Bulgaria.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 29, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dahon held a conference for its Asian distributors last weekend in Pattaya, Thailand. This year the company has expanded its regional events, with distributor conferences in Asia and Europe.

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Posted April 24, 2014
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. is reporting a positive start to the year.
Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 24, 2014

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, to 39 million euros ($54 million) worldwide, according to an interim report released Thursday by Mavic parent Amer Sports.  

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 18, 2014

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale has hired Sebastien Gillot as its new head of communications. Gillot was most recently with the International Boxing Association, where he was head of communications and public relations.

Posted in International Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is the latest brand to create a cycling club on, where the component company's fans can share their ride information and socialize.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps


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