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Posted February 17, 2015

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic’s worldwide sales were up 16 percent in the final months of 2014, capping an 8 percent increase for the year in Amer Sports’ cycling division.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Black Diamond Equipment, which owns the protective gear brand POC, plans to add as many as 160 jobs and make capital investment of up to $7.7 million at its new facility in Utah.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is joining The National Forest Foundation's “Trees for US” program, which will result in NFF planting one tree for each rack sold this year.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins will work with the Rapha clothing brand on a new line of clothes following Wiggins' departure from Team Sky this spring.

Posted in International
Posted February 16, 2015
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PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuscany’s famed L’Eroica vintage bike ride will be coming to the United States for the first time this spring.

The L’Eroica event requires participants to use bikes built before 1988; many participants use bikes built prior to World War II and dress in vintage styles as well.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea a new dealer area to its website that will allow stores to manage their supply, accounts, support and technical training from Orbea.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 1,450 Vanish Evo bike helmets because they do not meet the CPSC's impact requirements.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Trek will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, a bike festival planned for October in Central Pennsylvania, produced by Rotating Mass Media.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 13, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc.. plans to expand its headquarters in Cortez, Colo., as the company also is completing its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah, which will open in mid-April with a staff of 23.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship has reached supplier partnerships with KTM Bike Industries and Light & Motion. The two brands will be available from Rumbleship's distribution platform.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2015

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is moving away from the tradition of a large annual printed catalog. Instead, Downeast will publish four quarterly mini-catalogs featuring new and seasonally-oriented product and new vendors.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness of St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the recipient of BRAIN's Retail Remodel Project. The inaugural project will illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 12, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marzocchi Suspension USA has brought aboard Portland, Ore.-based Cyclone Bicycle Supply for distribution throughout North America.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp is working with the CPSC to recall some first-generation model 88 front hubs because of a concern about a retaining ring that can fail, resulting in "an ejection" of all the wheel's spokes. The relevant hubs were manufactured between 2008 and 2010.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 12, 2015

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pocketed an extra $518.7 million last year as sales hit $2.8 billion (333.168 billion yen), with most of the increase coming from the company's cycling division.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 11, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — If it seems as if the West Coast freight situation could not get any worse, Pacific Maritime Association announced that it was shutting down ports Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, days when the PMA would have to pay holiday or weekend wages.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Seattle will be the host venue of the Youth Bike Summit, a three-day conference geared toward youth, bikes, education, advocacy and leadership coming up Feb. 13-15.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2015
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Velo Enterprise Co has introduced a new saddle selection system to help consumers, IBDs and OEM customers navigate the growing number of saddle categories and offerings produced by the company.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 10, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling 450 kids’ bikes because the handlebars can loosen or separate. The recall involves Marin 2014 MBX 50 and Tiny Trail boys and girls bikes with 16-inch knobby tires.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 10, 2015

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Bikes rolling out of Bicycle Corporation of America's South Carolina factory are available to purchase in-store at various Wal-Mart locations nationwide, as well as on Wal-Mart's website.

Posted in North America

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