TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite the uncertainty over how the high-priced dollar will impact sales in Europe, the merger of COLIBI and COLIPED, two longtime European trade associations, unites European bicycle manufacturers and component makers for the first time.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works’ Adam Haverstock believes you shouldn’t have to cut a fat check to SRAM or Shimano or Frankenstein your existing 10-speed mountain drivetrain to get a wide-range 1-by setup.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taking on a category-defining brand like Garmin may sound like a risky move, but Lezyne owner Micki Kozuschek figures his accessory brand’s strong background in LED lights — currently 45 percent of the company’s overall turnover — gives it a leg up.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — While exports of Taiwan-made bicycles took a minor dip in 2014, the export of LED cycling lights registered a 41 percent increase as cyclists paid more attention to their safety, according to government data released at the opening of Taipei Cycle on Wednesday.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Supacaz has opened a facility here to service retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has opened a sales office in Temecula, Calif. The company said the new office was a "logical and planned next step in our further globalization efforts."
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (BRAIN) — Life Time Fitness, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a deal valued at more than $4 billion. Other key investors include LNK Partners and Bahram Akradi, Life Time's chairman, president and CEO.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is branching out from its power meter rear hub to new products: a power meter pedal and chainring.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Although Taipei Cycle has been displaced by Taichung Bike Week as the premier OE spec show, the March expo remains an important event for international distributors to get a jump on next-model-year aftermarket product — and exhibit space is once again sold out.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike business continued to rebound through the final quarter of 2014 for Dorel Industries, the Canadian parent of Cannondale Sports Group and Pacific Cycle, which includes the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Guru Fit and Sugoi brands.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has bought Phat Cycles, the California-based beach cruiser brand. The purchase also includes the Sterling bicycles brand.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has expanded its inside sales team with the hiring of Marc Martinez.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Katri Annast came to Moab's Outerbike with a mission: find the perfect replacement for her 2007 Intense Spider, which is showing its age.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft North America has hired DS Specialty Sports to represent the brand in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.
MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group has promoted Sean McNally director of sales and marketing. Going into his tenth year with Hayes, McNally has worked with Hayes operations in Asia, in addition to establishing and growing operations in Europe.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features profiles of 41 influential members of the U.S. industry who are age 35 or under.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.