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Posted February 6, 2015

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.

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Posted February 5, 2015

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.

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Posted February 3, 2015

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. 

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Posted February 3, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 30, 2015
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.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted January 30, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted January 29, 2015

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.

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Posted January 29, 2015
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.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 26, 2015

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike will collaborate with the Enduro World Series on video production for all eight of this season's races.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 21, 2015
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).
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Posted January 20, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 20, 2015

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

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2015

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

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Posted January 15, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 15, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 7, 2015

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. 

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Posted January 7, 2015
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.
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Posted January 7, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 5, 2015

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.

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