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Posted February 3, 2016

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — The Bigolin family, which owns the Selle Italia saddle brand, now also has an interest in the Selle San Marco brand, the companies announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 3, 2016
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has appointed Josh Fonner as its director of sales. Prior to Club Ride, Fonner served as COO at ZG Collective in Aspen, Colorado, and has been the North American sales manager for POC and regional sales manager for Giant Bicycles.
Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shares of GoPro plunged in after-hours trading Wednesday after the action camera maker reported a surprising fourth-quarter loss of $11.4 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $144.9 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 3, 2016

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has joined Carmichael Training Systems' CTS Athlete Perks program, offering discounts on the carbon wheel brand's products to CTS-coached athletes. CTS and Knight will roll out the program next week.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2016

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Dahon has signed an agreement with Columbus, Ohio-based Oris Intel to use the company's Prowl software to support its North American dealers in MAP compliance.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted February 3, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic's owner, Amer Sports Corp., is reporting net sales of 783.7 milion euros ($870 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 6 percent in local currencies from its sales in the same period in 2014. Gross margins increased to 43.8 percent from 43 percent in the prior year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 2, 2016
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced that Jeff Winnick is now representing the brand in New England. Winnick has spent 30 years in the cycling industry and represents both winter and summer lines, including Rolf Prima, Dainese, Seasucker, One Way Sports and Orage.
Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2016

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has concluded its third annual sales summit, a meeting between its sales staff and representatives from 23 different J&B vendors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mike Gann has been promoted to president of Niner Bikes, as company founder Chris Sugai, who previously held the president title, steps away from day-to-day operations to focus more on bike advocacy. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley and Lambert launched new business-to-business websites on Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2016
DENVER (BRAIN) — DirtTri.com, a site devoted to off-road multisport events, is entering its second year this month, and its founder and editor says he is planning expanded content for Year Two.
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 1, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America has launched its mechanics technical training tour. The company is suggesting that all mechanics who service Campagnolo parts attend. On completion, attendees will receive a Campagnolo certification.

Posted in North America
Posted February 1, 2016

WOODS CROSS, Utah (BRAIN) — Online seller Bikewagon of North Salt Lake, Utah, has been acquired by winter sports retailer L9 Sports. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 1, 2016
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dennis Christopher, the star of the 1979 film Breaking Away, will attend April's Eroica California, a vintage bike ride. Christopher will attend a VIP reception preceding a showing of the movie. The next day, he will ride a section of the ride on a vintage Masi bike similar to the one his character Dave Stoller rode in the movie.
Posted in North America
Posted February 1, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pricey niche bikes — everything from plus-sized mountain bikes to gravel road bikes — helped power increases in dollars and units at bike shops last year, according to stats from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 1, 2016

ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 1, 2016
SRM drops power meter prices 30%, adds limited lifetime warranty. Pioneer also reduces pricing by about 30%.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — SRM Training System USA and Pioneer's Cycle Sports Division each announced price reductions of about 30 percent on Monday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 29, 2016
Ellsworth's Epiphany.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The meetings kept rolling along and rides went out under sunny SoCal skies Thursday at PressCamp Winter's closing day. Here's who we saw.
Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Events / PressCamp
Posted January 29, 2016
UPDATED with information on the tentative Feb. 9 auction.
This frame jig is among the equipment to be auctioned.

Editor's note, Jan. 29, 2016: The Guru auction is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. The auction will be conducted by Auctioneer Continental in Montreal.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Planet Bikhas revised its sales and pricing policies to prohibit sales of its current model year products on auction sites.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP

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