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Posted December 4, 2013

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Champion System will be the technical apparel sponsor of the LUNA Pro Team for the 2014 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 4, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the German trade show ISPO Munich have named RecoFit Compression Gear as a finalist in the show's ISPO BRANDNEW contest. The compression gear brand was recognized in the award's sportswear category.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 2, 2013

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Bike industry representatives are forming a committee that hopes to work with the UCI to make disc brakes a reality in UCI-sanctioned road races.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 2, 2013

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Thieves stole 6,000 saddles — worth about 1 million euros ($1.4 million) — from the Selle San Marco warehouse here on Friday night, the company said.

The saddles were stored in more than 300 boxes that were ready to be shipped.

Posted in International
Posted November 27, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles announces this week it will not renew its sponsorship of the Team Argos-Shimano pro team for the 2014 season.

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Posted November 27, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America says it has reduced online listings of counterfeit 3T products by 95 percent in the last six months.

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Posted November 25, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taichung Bike Week have set dates for the event in 2014—Nov. 4-7. Formosa 900, an opportunity for the industry to cycle around the island, begins Nov. 8.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 25, 2013

MARINA, CA (BRAIN) — Sidi America, the Italian shoe brand's subsidiary and sales agent since 2009, is shutting down as Sidi’s motorsports distributor, Motonation, takes over sales and distribution of cycling products.

Posted in International
Posted November 22, 2013
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — The new bike brand KindHuman is launching a youth scholarship program that the company said will sponsor deserving youth cyclists with equipment support.
 
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Posted November 22, 2013

LONDON, UK (BRAIN) — Future Publishing, parent of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com, CyclingPlus magazine and other cycling titles, is reporting that its normalized revenues increased 3 percent in its recently concluded fiscal year.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 21, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The European trade show Eurobike will hold its bike demo on the Messe Friedrichshafen grounds next year, instead of a few miles away in Argenbühl, Germany. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted November 20, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Highway Two will become the exclusive distributor of Kask cycling helmets in the U.S. and Canada in January. Highway Two will serve North American retailers through its network of 11 inside and 40 outside sales reps and territory managers, the company said in a press release. 

Posted in International
Posted November 19, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group expects revenue for full-year 2013 to be up compared with 2012 despite lower preseason sales and rampant product discounting at the end of the season. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 18, 2013
For the first time, every UCI commission has at least one woman member.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Seven Americans have been appointed to nine positions on commission at the international cycling union, UCI.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted November 15, 2013

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Ridley co-owner and CEO Jochim Aerts and an investment group have bought out the Kumpen family's share of the Belgium bike brand.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted November 12, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Sotheby's New York will auction a limited edition Cinelli Laser prototype this month, with proceeds from the Nov. 23 sale to benefit The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Posted in International
Posted November 12, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)--The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has announced that the Taiwan Cycle Show will be held concurrently with three existing sporting goods shows for its 27th annual international show in March.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted November 7, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — German manufacturer Abus is known to U.S. and Canadian retailers for its heavy duty locks. But the company sells much more than bike security in its home market and across Europe, and is now bringing helmets to North America. 

Posted in International
Posted November 7, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Too much success poses as many issues as too little, and that’s what now confronts organizers of Taichung Bike Week. Has it become too big? And is it attracting the right vendors?

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 7, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Fox has completed the acquisition of its German distributor and service center, Toxoholics GmbH, for $2.3 million, the company told investors on an earnings call Wednesday. 

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions

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