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Posted May 14, 2013

HARTFORD, CT (BRAIN) — The state of Connecticut is considering a $3 million loan to help relocate Cannondale Sports Unlimited — the new name for what was formerly known as Dorel's Recreation/Leisure division.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 13, 2013
Nys in the rainbow jersey. Photo:  Golazo Sports

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Reigning cyclocross world champion Sven Nys of Belgium will compete in this fall's ClifBar CrossVegas race, which is scheduled for September 18 in Las Vegas, on the evening of the first day of the Interbike Expo.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted May 6, 2013
Florian Dammer

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — ETRA, the European retailer association, has hired Florian Dammer as its new business development manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 30, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Alpen will distribute Hayes Components products in Italy, the companies announced Tuesday.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 25, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s total sales inched up to $636.1 million (63.3 billion yen) from $628.1 million over the first quarter of last year.

Sales at Shimano’s bicycle division grew 3 percent to $514 million (51.1 billion yen), and account for 81 percent of the company’s total sales.

Posted in International
Posted April 25, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports reported a 2 percent increase in sales for the first quarter on Thursday, and said it expected full-year sales to rise by at least 5 percent.

Posted in International
Posted April 25, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cycling Federation’s Cycling Industry Club has announced six grant recipients for 2013 as part of its Leadership Program.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted April 24, 2013
Showers Pass U.K. managing director Fraser Ranson

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland-based clothing brand Showers Pass is opening a sales office in the United Kingdom next month.

Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass U.K. headquarters will open for business May 16 and will introduce the company's full product line to the U.K.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 22, 2013
We wrap up our series on industry succession with a look at how the titans who created the island’s manufacturing base are handing off control—in most cases to their children.
Posted in International Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series
Posted April 18, 2013
German brand makes leap into GPS; adds power meter compatibility with flagship Rox 10.0 model.
The Rox 10.0

MALLORCA, Spain (BRAIN) — Sigma is taking aim at the enthusiast market with its first GPS-equipped bike computer that also uses the widely adopted ANT+ protocol to read data from external sensors and power meters.

Posted in International
Posted April 17, 2013
Kirk Bauch, Lapierre North America's Director of Sales and Marketing

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Lapierre, a French bike brand with little presence in North America currently, will become "the premiere performance brand" within the newly formed Accell North America, the company said this week.

Posted in International Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 17, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai is back with a new company, SunXCD, offering a hubset, cranks and rims, and a promise of more things to come. 

Posted in International
Posted April 17, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Tony Lo offered a thumbnail sketch of the global cycling market through Tony’s Report — a short weather report for the industry.

Posted in International Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 16, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The industry has a new company in town — Accell Group North America. And its new structure is taking aim at the industry’s top three brands — Trek, Specialized and Giant.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2013
Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Liv/Giant is supporting the first national women's cycling team in Afghanistan, which was featured on MSNBC recently and for which several

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 10, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 9, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the Eurobike trade show this year, Wednesday, August 28.

Merkel will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and then tour the show.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted April 6, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group will merge bike production for its Batavus and Sparta brands, the company announced this week. Production will consolidate under one roof at the company’s headquarters in Heerenveen.

Posted in International
Posted April 2, 2013

HAMONT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The Belgian bike fitting brand Cyclefit, which was owned by the now-bankrupt distributor Veltec Benelux, has a new owner, former Veltec Benelux employee Niels Heuvelman.

Posted in International
Posted April 2, 2013
Cratoni's Lennarz-Kellner at the Taipei Cycle Show. Photo: Lynette Carpiet

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — German helmet maker Cratoni is taking a second stab in the U.S. The company recently announced plans to re-enter the already crowded lid market in North America, teaming up with SKS USA, which will be its exclusive distributor.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show


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