AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles will handle distribution of Bombtrack Bicycle Company in the U.S. Bombtrack is part of WeMakeThings Co. of Cologne, Germany, which also owns the BMX brand WeThePeople.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Freerider Darren Berrecloth now rides for Canyon as part of the Canyon Factory Freeride Team. He will make his official Canyon debut at the 2015 Red Bull Rampage, which kicks off its 10th edition this Thursday in Virgin, Utah.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike is moving its starting time back by 30 minutes for next year’s show. On the trade days, Wednesday through Friday, the show will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and only be open to trade visitors.
FORCHHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — YT Industries has hired Duncan McCann as international business manager.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Swedish skiing and cycling helmet and apparel company POC has been acquired by Investcorp Group, an investment management firm, for $65 million from its parent, outdoor equipment company Black Diamond.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — The outdoors brand Mountainsmith is bringing back its Cyclesmith brand of bike products, but only for the Japanese market. The company said the plans are in response to a growing demand for Mountainsmith products in Japan and a steady increase in sales over the past three years.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. will be making its first appearance at the Asia Bike Trade Show in Nanjing's International Expo Centre in China from Oct. 9-12.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Zurich, Switzerland-based TSG International AG has set up a U.S. office in Carlsbad, Calif., to support their operations here. The company displayed its U.S. line at the recent Interbike show in Las Vegas.
MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley warmly greeted a gathering of Chinese manufacturers on Tuesday promising them her support to do whatever it takes to interest them in setting up a factory in South Carolina.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth, a former vice president at Marin Bikes, is launching a new company selling Whyte brand bikes consumer direct in the U.S. Whyte is a U.K.-based brand that's been around since 1999.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — BRG Sports said a Chinese citizen has been fined and sentenced to nearly three years in prison in China for trafficking in counterfeit Giro helmets.
LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos has sold a majority stake in the company to an investment group led by former Black Diamond Equipment director Philip N. Duff, who becomes Assos’ new CEO.
HONG KONG (BRAIN) — Vittoria Group has appointed Michael Marx as its new senior executive manager and member of its executive management team.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) —Italy Cycles Billato and Wren Sports, LLC. have entered into an exclusive sales and distribution agreement for North America.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group has agreed to sell its snow chain business to Schneketten AG – an Austrian company in the snow chain industry, for 10 million euros ($11.2 million) in cash and up to another 10 million euros based on sales in the coming seasons.
LONDON (BRAIN) — The Voxwomen Cycling Show, which first aired on British Eurosport television, will soon be viewable in more countries via Bloomberg Television and the digital television platform, Cycling TV.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Next year's Eurobike show will add a second public day and the event's outdoor demo will continue throughout the show.
SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — RedWhite Apparel, a Singapore cycling clothing brand that specializes in gear for ultra-long distance rides, has appointed new distributors in South Korea and Japan.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry announced at Eurobike this week that new wheel testing procedures have been finalized and will be presented to the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI) Equipment Commission in October.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles, which was purchased by Pon Holdings earlier this summer, has taken over its distribution in the Germany and Austria markets, the company announced this week.