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Sunny Demo Day is a welcome break from last year’s rainy Messe debut.
A bird’s-eye view of the Demo Day grounds Tuesday.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — High-profile bike brands may come and go from the Eurobike landscape, but the international trade show appears to be as strong as ever with 1,350 exhibitors, 45,000 trade visitors and — on the final day — 20,000 consumers expected to converge on the Messe Friedrichshafen from

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles will work with distributor Shock Therapy to serve the German and Austrian bike markets beginning Sept. 1.

Tagged Distributor news

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports is opening a product showroom in Taichung, Taiwan, to serve OEM customers.

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

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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.

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.

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

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.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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.

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.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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.

Tagged Distributor news

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.

Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales

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.

Tagged People

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). 

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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.

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."

Tagged People / Distributor news

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.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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."

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
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.

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

Tagged People

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