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Posted December 2, 2015

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.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 2, 2015
Participants are asked to sign a pact promising to take the ass” out of ambassador…

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is expanding its "Endure & Enjoy" campaign to include two women's ambassador teams, for cyclists and triathletes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2015
The Felt DoubleDouble 30.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is recalling 645 mountain bikes that came equipped with carbon fiber seatposts. The posts can crack and break, posing an injury risk. The company has received reports of 10 posts that cracked but no injury reports.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 2, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition has opened its fourth annual fall online auction, which includes items from outdoor suppliers. Proceeds from the auction, which runs through Dec.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2015
Two-day consumer show attracts 60,000 visitors.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration is open for the the Bike Expo New York, which claims to be the larget consumer bike show in the U.S. The two-day show, April 29-30, is expected to attract 60,000 cyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 2, 2015

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

Posted in International
Posted December 2, 2015
Screen shot from Ribble's website on Monday.

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ribble, a U.K.-based e-commerce site, is no longer selling Sidi shoes to non-U.K. customers, according to Ciclista America, Sidi's U.S. distributor. 

Posted in International
Posted December 2, 2015
Chris Froome shows off his Fizik.

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) —Fizik has extended its sponsorship of Team Sku by another two seasons, the company announced Tuesday. The Italian saddle brand has worked with Team Sky since 2012, supplying saddles for the whole team.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing gloves from the Swiss brand Hirzl.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 1, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The December 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, containing our coverage of the recent Taichung Bike Week and our BRAIN Dealer Tour of Los Angeles, among other features.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bikes vs Cars, a new documentary film, opens Friday in several theaters, with openings in more cities planned for later in the month.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) —Conation Collective is a new company offering stylish and functional cycling clothes. The company is based in Colorado and sources fabrics from France, Italy and Australia, then completes the design, printing and production in the USA.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 30, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Retailers are pushing Kent International for products bridging the gap between mass market and specialty retail, and the company has hired Craig Hoyt to head up product development for this program.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 30, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has promoted Jon Lewis to national sales manager. Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, Lewis will lead a team of sales managers located throughout the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 30, 2015

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has opened a new company store in the heart of Munich, Germany. The new 200-square-meter (2,200-square-foot) store opened Nov. 25 in the Eataly Schrannenhalle, an Italian food market.

Posted in International
Posted November 30, 2015

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has reached an agreement with Hippie Tech Suspension of Garden City, Idaho, to be Wren's third service center in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, will allow disc brakes across all categories of pro road teams next season, including Continental, Pro Continental, WorldTeams and Women's teams. The organization still considers the disc brake use a "trial," however.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 25, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bike sales were up 4 percent in dollars and 7 percent in units in the first nine months of 2015.

"Contrary to the first nine months of 2014, the cycling industry is on the plus side heading into this holiday season," the retail tracking company said.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 25, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, is opening a satellite World Cycling Centre in India at the New Delhi velodrome.

Posted in International
Posted November 25, 2015
Celebrity riders including Jens Voigt to participate. Trek will donate $40k if participants log 100,000 miles

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Online stationary training software Zwift is conducting a fund-raising ride, complete with celebrity participants, on Dec. 5. The 24-hour virtual event will raise money for World Bicycle Relief, with Trek Bicycle committing to a $40,000 donation if riders reach a collective 100,000 miles.

Posted in Industry News

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