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ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Triathlon Business International has finalized plans with TEAMChallenge GmbH to host the second Global Triathlon Business Conference July 9-11 in Roth, Germany, in conjunction with DATEV Challenge Roth.

SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — In another example of the globalization of the cycling industry, a new Singapore clothing brand, which has its products made in Italy, is hoping to build a dealer base in the U.S.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Colossi.us is the new U.S. distributor of framesets from Colossi,  a brand owned by former Dutch pro racer Jan Kole. The new distrbutor is owned by David Sommerville and Jed Kornbluh, the founders of the Brooklyn clothing brand Sommerville Sports. 

Tagged Distributor news

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) —  The Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists has joined the CPA Pro Riders Union, which represents UCI WorldTour and ProContinental racers.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Competitors at last year's CrossVegas. Courtesy photo.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — This year's Clif Bar CrossVegas event will become the first round of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and the first 'cross World Cup event in history to be held outside Europe.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fixie brand Pure Fix Cycles has appointed industry veteran Rob Kozich international sales manager. The hiring follows the opening of Pure Fix’s European corporate office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in August 2014.

Tagged People

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Bicycle Association have selected the nearly 60 winners of its Design and Innovation in cycling contest. A panel of judges narrowed down the winners from 209 submissions hailing from 15 countries.

Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — A move to reorganize its labor structure has sparked a protest at Campagnolo’s Vincenza, Italy, factory. But Tom Kattus, Campy’s North American general manager, told BRAIN that the disruption should have no impact on delivery of Campy parts and groups to bike suppliers or distributors.

Tagged Distributor news
Frank Aldorf

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has hired Frank Aldorf as global chief brand officer, a new role created to support its growing global consumer base. The German consumer-direct brand said it’s experienced fast-paced expansion, especially in Europe.

Tagged People

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike will collaborate with the Enduro World Series on video production for all eight of this season's races. The website is promising a new style of coverage with an expanded video crew at each event, as well as extra content that will be released throughout the year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — A board of directors was recently elected for the CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, a new group that formed last fall following the merger of the Association of the European Two-Wheeler Parts' and Accessories' Industry (COLIPED) and the Association of the European Bicycle Industry (COLIBI).

MILAN (BRAIN) — Luxottica SpA reported Monday that 2014 sales rose 5.3 percent to 7.7 billion euros ($8.9B) as strong performance in North American buoyed the eyewear giant’s bottom line.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design has made additions to its marketing staff worldwide.

Tagged People

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber, parent of the Duro tire brand, has begun a partnership with mountain biker Hans Rey. 

According to the tire brand, Rey will bring his knowledge and expertise to both the R&D and marketing departments at Duro and assist in developing the brand worldwide.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.

Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.

Tagged People

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired iKubu (Pty) Ltd., a South African company that has developed a rear-facing radar system for bicyclists. iKubu introduced its Backtracker device at the Eurobike show last summer.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Tern has added distributors in Japan, Greece and Turkey, expanding its distribution to 65 countries worldwide.  

Tern has joined with longstanding Japanese distributor Akibo, which also imports Colnago and Fuji and handles exports for Shimano. 

Tagged Distributor news

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries is opening an office in Chile, the Canadian company announced Wednesday. Dorel Sports Chile S.A. will be based in Santiago de Chile and will lead all sales, marketing, distribution and customer service of Dorel Sport's brands, including Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Mongoose, Sugoi and Caloi, in Chile and Peru.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is reuniting with the French UCI WorldTour team AG2R La Mondiale. The team will use SRAM components, Zipp wheels and Quarq power meters.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has named Lusty Industries as its exclusive Australian distributor.

As of Jan. 1, Lusty Industries will handle distribution for Santa Cruz and Juliana bicycles, components and soft goods in Australia.

Tagged Distributor news

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