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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has added two new international distributors for ORP, a bicycle light with an integrated electronic horn.
Rhyme Bikes will be distributing ORP in Spain, and Juvin Ent. Co., Ltd. will distribute in Taiwan.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX products are now being distributed in France and neighboring regions by Frenchys Distribution.
SAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai has died at age 94. Kawai, former president of Suntour, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — LiveUpdateGuy.com will offer live interactive text coverage of the Tour de France for the third year.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — When the Tour de France kicks off this weekend, the Trek Factory Racing Team will be promoting the U.S. bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Freeride and freestyle BMX bikes and safety equipment from Dartmoor Bikes will soon be available to North American dealers via Denver-based Hooray Bikes LLC, owned by Chris Olivier.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Protective gear maker POC is auctioning four custom Cervélo bikes to benefit the Spinalis Foundation, a Sweden-based organization that supports research and treatment development for spinal cord injuries.
MOORABBIN, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeBox will become the exclusive distributor of all Orbea products in Australia effective July 1, providing technical support and warranty service to new and existing customers. BikeBox has imported and distributed bike parts and accessories in Australia since 2002.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer, and Oval Concepts, is taking more than 100 of its distributors and U.S. sales representatives to China for its 2014 International Sales Meeting beginning Monday.