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Posted June 4, 2014
Retail chain has sold a special series of Boardman models for years.

REDDITCH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The U.K. retail chain Halfords has purchased Boardman Bikes, the company started by British cycling champion Chris Boardman.

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Posted June 4, 2014

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) —  WTB has hired industry veteran Kevin Yen to join WTB China's sales staff, focusing on the Eastern China sales territory. Yen will assist WTB's Eastern China sales manager, Jason Zhang.

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Posted June 4, 2014
The Nicolai ION-20 with Effigear gear box and Gates Carbon Drive.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The high-end German mountain bike brand Nicolai is now being distributed in the U.S. by Nicolai USA, based in Arizona.

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Posted June 4, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike fit provider Retül is working with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and British Cycling to offer two, two-day classes on cycling injury management: one session in Boulder and one in Manchester, England. The classes are aimed at medical professionals who treat cycling injuries.

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Posted June 2, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern is working with Europe's largest car sharing service, car2go, on a promotion in Italy this summer.

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Posted June 2, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has added five new international distributors for ORP, a bicycle light with an integrated electronic horn.

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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 grit.cx. 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.

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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 swobobikes.eu.

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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.

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Posted May 6, 2014
Updated
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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