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TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) —, a multi-sport retailer, is supporting World Bicycle Relief with a donation that will purchase five WBR Buffalo Bicycles to be used in Africa.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports Corporation announced Tuesday that president and CEO Heikki Takala is assuming direct responsibility for the company's apparel business unit and its Arc'teryx brand.

BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — As announced last year, DT Swiss is changing its ownership structure as longstanding CEO and chairman Marco Zingg has sold his shares to his two business partners.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has a new distributor within Australia: Lusty Industries Pty Ltd. 

Tagged Distributor news

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Team Cycling Academy, Israel's first international pro cycling team, has announced that Cannondale will be its official bike sponsor for 2016.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Mark Gouge is joining Australia-based as its North American sales director. 

Stages' second generation housing.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling will continue to supply power meters to the defending Tour de France champions, Team Sky, in 2016. It will be the third year that Stages has supplied the team. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

TALAMONA, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian helmet brand MET is auctioning two special edition MET RIVALE helmets signed by pro racers Steve Cummings and Daniel Teklehaimanot.

Australia-based cycling site has merged with BikeExchange.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two well-known U.S. cycling journalists are joining, an Australia-based cycling website that will launch North American coverage on Jan. 1.

Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Wetsuit and swimwear brand Blueseventy has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Germany’s CJH-Sales to grow sales in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

MUMBAI, India (BRAIN) — Ash Jaising, a consultant who did market research for many of the industry’s biggest companies, has died in his hometown of Mumbai.

Tagged People

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — In mid-January, Eurobike will offer an array of technical seminars for dealers in four German cities in cooperation with brands including Bosch, SRAM, Fox, Magura, Schwalbe, BionX and KMC.

Tagged Events / Eurobike

ST-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) – Outdoor retailer Torpedo 7 will sell Louis Garneau’s stock line of cycling and triathlon apparel and hardgoods in New Zealand, the Canadian company announced.

Tagged Distributor news
David Régnier-Bourque, Julien Boulais, and Jean-Philippe Tremblay

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike brand Devinci has promoted David Régnier-Bourque to director of marketing and Jean-Philippe Tremblay to artistic director. The company also hired Julien Boulais as marketing coordinator.

Tagged People

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Global Fat Bike Day, Saturday, Dec. 5, is being marked with events, demos and product introductions from Estonia to Vermont, Australia to Colorado.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC is auctioning a custom Argon 18 time trial bike to benefit Spinalis, a charitable foundation whose mission is to promote research and treatment development in the field of spinal cord injuries.

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has launched a new German website where customers can access product information, including how to choose a lock and secure a bicycle properly.

HONG KONG (BRAIN) — From how to implement lean production to how to get product to market faster and increase the value of a product by reducing or repurposing manufacturing waste into new products or revenue streams, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry’s third annual Manufacturers Forum discussed several challenges manufacturers, brands and retailers face in today’s consumer-driven global marketplace.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences

PARIS (BRAIN) — Global ski powerhouse Rossignol is in exclusive talks to buy Time Sport International, it announced Wednesday. Rossignol is looking to diversify to insulate itself from the effects of climate change, which is making the ski market more uncertain.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

FIRENZE, Italy (BRAIN) — Kask is conducting a Web survey of female cyclists at all levels to learn more about their needs and the market.


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