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TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Organizers of next year’s Taipei Cycle Show are calling out now for entries in its annual design and innovation contest—one of the premier events at the international expo.

Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica Group reported for a second straight quarter that strong performance in its wholesale division, which includes Southern California-based Oakley, helped propel improved sales for the Italian eyewear company.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports

OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe.  Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes.  Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.

Tagged People

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle. 

Chris Wilmshurst
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Vital Media Network will soon launch a U.K. edition of its VitalBMX website. 
Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — F.S.A. Europe will be closed for summer holidays from Aug. 5-19. The office will re-open Aug. 20.  

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Electric bikes and cargo bikes were the stars of the ISPO BIKE show held here last week.

Some 5,500 trade visitors attended the show at Munich's expo center and a survey found that 66 percent of visitors said e-bikes and pedelecs were their "top destination" for the show.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Accell Group NV posted a 19 percent increase in profit in the first half of 2013 compared to last year despite challenging weather conditions in Europe and the United States.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales slumped 5 percent in the second quarter, a decline parent company Amer Sports attributed to a late start to the cycling season in the U.S. and Central Europe.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — When the tweets, follows and likes were all tallied, Chris Froome was the overall winner in this year's Tour de France social media race, as tracked by Bicycle Retailer.

PARIS, France (BRAIN) — Shimano is claiming victory in the 2013 Tour de France. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Nicola Pettenò

TORINO, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T has made two key appointments within its senior management team.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is launching a weekly email newsletter that will deliver the top industry headlines published on our website directly to your inbox. 

Tagged BRAIN News

LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Tagged Web/Internet / Racing & Sponsorship

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, and, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Jim Glose as part of its global OEM sales team.

Glose has previously worked at Titus Cycles, Tifosi Optics and Speedgoat Bicycles.

Tagged People

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will match July donations to World Bicycle Relief dollar for dollar, the company announced Tuesday. The company hopes its donations this month will lead to the donation of 1,300 bikes to rural African communities.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
The SealSkinz waterproof cycling cap

BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN) — SealSkinz Ltd,  a U.K.-based manufacturer that offers waterproof breathable clothing, has set up a new North American subsidiary here. The company's offerings include waterproof-breathable gloves, hats and socks designed for cycling.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Next season Trek Bicycle will own the WorldTour team it has sponsored and supplied for the last three years.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship


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