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Posted August 14, 2015

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand Canyon will sponsor a top-level women's professional road racing team in 2016.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 14, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — The protective gear brand Leatt Corporation is reporting that sales in its second quarter were up 25 percent over the same period last year, to $5.2 million.

Posted in International
Posted August 13, 2015

LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN)— Industrialist OP Munjal, chairman emeritus of Hero Cycles and one of the founders of the Hero Group, died Thursday after a heart attack, India news media is reporting. Munjal, 86, was at the DMC Hero Heart Center when he died. Last rites will be performed Friday.

Posted in International
Posted August 7, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has launched a new sales and marketing team for Germany, Switzerland & Austria (GSA).

Posted in International
Posted July 31, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Berliner Fahrradschau show, one of the largest European consumer bike shows, announced that the 2016 edition will be held March 18-20.

The event is being held at the Station-Berlin.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 31, 2015

BOLOGNA, Italy (BRAIN) — Andrea Pierantoni, sales and marketing director for Tenneco Marzocchi, is hopeful that a sale of the motorcycle and bike suspension business will keep the Italian brand alive.

Posted in International
Posted July 30, 2015
Bike-related sales were up nearly 30 percent.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. sales were up nearly 26 percent in the first half this year, to 197 billion yen ($1.6 billion) worldwide. Bike sales were up 29.7 percent. The company said a solid economy in the U.S. contributed to the results, as did the continued depreciation of the yen.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 29, 2015

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has signed on with Shimano Europe Bike Holding to distribute the brand’s bicycle security products in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Effective Sept.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 29, 2015

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles is opening an office in Melbourne and will soon begin consumer-direct sales in Australia and New Zealand. The company said it would assemble bikes at its German headquarters and ship directly from there to consumers Down Under.

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted July 29, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has appointed James Hamilton, based in the company's Frome, U.K. office, as its global marketing manager, for parts and accessories in its Cycling Sports Group.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 29, 2015

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales were up 3 percent globally in the first half of this year, as its parent company Amer Sports Corporation recorded a net sales increase of 9 percent, to 461.1 million euros ($509 million). 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 27, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is expanding its relationship with DWL Bicycle Company, who will now manage all aftermarket sales and marketing responsibilities in Asia. DWL, based in Taichung, Taiwan, previously handled responsibilities for Reynolds involving Asian OEs and assemblers.

Posted in International
Posted July 24, 2015

BAULKHAM HILLS, Australia (BRAIN) — Trent Fitzgibbins, one of the co-founders of the Australian distributor JetBlack Products, has sold his share in the company to co-founder Tony Simmonds and plans to take "a lesser role in the company."

Posted in International Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted July 23, 2015

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule Group is reporting a net sales increase of 20 percent in its second quarter, a result helped by favorable currency fluctuations. In currency neutral figures, the Sweden-based company saw a 6.4 percent sales increase in the quarter, which ended June 30.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 22, 2015

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro, Inc. revenue hit $420 million in its second quarter, which ended June 30, a 72 percent increase year over year.

GoPro's founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, noted the company's "aggressive pace of innovation."

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 21, 2015
Bliss' ARG Minimalist Knee Pad.

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bliss, a Germany-based protective gear brand, is looking to come to the U.S. market this year with its line of lightweight mountain bike pads.

Posted in International
Posted July 16, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Chris Tarlton has joined Rotor Bike Components as general marketing manager, overseeing development of the brand's image worldwide.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2015

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Giuseppina Ferronato, who owned the Selle San Marco saddle company with her family, died Saturday. 

"Giuseppina will be remembered for her commitment and passion that always distinguished her job in Selle San Marco," the company said in a statement this weekend.

Posted in International
Posted July 3, 2015
Dutch conglomerate adds a major mountain bike brand to its portfolio.

ALMERE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings, a Dutch conglomerate that owns several bike brands including Cervélo, Focus and Gazelle, has purchased California-based Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 1, 2015

SURSEE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — As part of its distribution overhaul in North America, Swiss mountain bike protection and apparel brand iXS has named Live to Play Sports as its exclusive Canadian distributor effective Aug. 1. U.S.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news

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