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Posted October 23, 2015
Sales grew steeply in the UK and Europe, but declined in the rest of the world in the year ending in February 2015.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle's sales for the 12 months that ended in February 2015 totaled £179 million ($276 million), up 11.5 percent from the prior period, the company announced Friday.

Posted in International
Posted October 22, 2015
Mavic sales by quarter

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Sales in Amer Sports Corp.'s cycling business — via its Mavic brand — were down 5 percent in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, and up 1 percent year to date compared with the same period last year.

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

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Singlespeed and fixed-gear brand State Bicycle Co. has begun direct distribution in Australia, speeding delivery to customers there without international shipping fees.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 20, 2015
Meetings begin Tuesday.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Some product managers, distributors and suppliers began arriving here last week to have meetings even prior to the official start of Taichung Bike Week on Tuesday. Still, a good majority streamed into the host hotels — the Tempus, Evergreen and Splendor — throughout the day Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted October 19, 2015
Fox indicates it will expand to more price points with Marzocchi brand.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding has agreed to buy "certain assets" related to Marzocchi's mountain bike suspension product line. The company did not say what assets it will buy, but indicated that it will market the Marzocchi brand worldwide and use the brand to hit new price points.

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Posted October 14, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — World Bicycle Relief distributed 220 bicycles to students in Eritrea on Tuesday in collaboration Team Africa Rising, the National Eritrean Cycling Federation, the Eritrean Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Education and the UNDP.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 13, 2015
Bombtrack's Beyond model

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.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 13, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 12, 2015
New demo area planned. Show hours change.
New demo area at the 2016 Eurobike show

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.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted October 8, 2015

FORCHHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — YT Industries has hired Duncan McCann as international business manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 8, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted September 29, 2015
A photo from the cyclesmith.jp homepage.

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.

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Posted September 29, 2015

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.

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Posted September 23, 2015
The TSG Evolution helmet.

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.

Posted in International
Posted September 22, 2015

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.

Posted in International
Posted September 17, 2015
The Whyte Saxon Cross Team sells for $2,100.

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.

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted September 15, 2015
UPDATED

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.

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Posted September 11, 2015

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.

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Posted September 4, 2015

HONG KONG (BRAIN) — Vittoria Group has appointed Michael Marx as its new senior executive manager and member of its executive management team.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted September 4, 2015

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) —Italy Cycles Billato and Wren Sports, LLC. have entered into an exclusive sales and distribution agreement for North America.

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