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Posted February 17, 2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Hed Cycling announced that the two companies are collaborating on product development and that Specialized is licensing Hed’s patent for aerodynamic rim shaping and design.

Posted in North America
Posted February 17, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security has promoted Greg Heck to the role of marketing and PR manager for North America. Heck, who joined Abus in June of 2014, is replacing Joan Hanscom who handled PR and marketing for the German lock brand since 2013.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has announced that it will be the bike supplier for the Lupus Racing Team,  a UCI Continental men’s team led by 2013 Vuelta a España champion Chris Horner. The team’s 15 members will ride Merckx’s San Remo 76.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 17, 2016
Fitness revenue up 14 percent in quarter on strength of wellness, running and cycling products.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Sales and profit declined at Garmin Ltd. in the fourth quarter, but the company’s fitness business — which includes cycling products — posted its strongest gains for the period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 17, 2016

VANCOUVER (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Vernon Felton has joined Pinkbike.com’s editorial staff. Felton’s experience spans nearly two decades writing for various magazines including Mountain Biker, Outside and Bike Magazine, where he held several roles including editor in chief.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016

BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — Prologo is increasing its sales and marketing coverage with the hiring of Steven Merlini as sales and marketing manager. Merlini brings more than 20 years of experience in the saddle business.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 17, 2016
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is looking for new product information and news to include in its annual Sea Otter Festival & Gear Guide that will be handed out at the four-day festival in April and distributed to retailers and BRAIN’s subscriber base before the event.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Sea Otter Classic
Posted February 16, 2016
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components, Inc. has hired Brent Graves its president. Graves was most recently the director of road bikes for Specialized. He also has had product and operations leadership roles at BMC, Iron Horse, Free Flite Bicycles, Answer-Manitou and Diamondback.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 16, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show next month, in addition to several industry-only meetings.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted February 16, 2016
DeLorme offers mapping products and GPS devices with satellite texting features.

YARMOUTH, Maine (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has agreed to buy DeLorme, a privately-held, Maine-based company that designs and markets consumer GPS tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 15, 2016

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The 2018 Velo-City international advocacy summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro, the European Cyclists' Federation, the event's organizer, announced Monday.

Posted in International
Posted February 15, 2016
Thule outdoor bags category continues to grow.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group notched a 5.1 percent sales increase in 2015 in currency-neutral figures. The Stockholm-based company recorded sales of 5.3 million Swedish Kronas ($623 million) for the year, capped by a 3 percent sales increase in the final quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 12, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Andy Lightle's wife asked him what he wanted for his birthday eight years ago, he couldn't think of anything he really needed.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 12, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 12, 2016

LONDON (BRAIN) — U.K. e-commerce businesses Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycle confirmed Friday that they will merge, pending regulatory approvals. The combined businesses will have annual revenues of more than 300 million pounds ($434 million).

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 12, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a 'cross race at this October's Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted February 11, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA’s general manager John Thompson told Giant dealers Thursday that it will sell bicycles directly to consumers who will collect their purchases at a Giant store.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is developing a mobile app for its volunteers and volunteer coordinators, working with unself, a company that develops similar apps for a variety of community organizations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  ShowersPass has added SmartEtailing's Buy Local Now service to its website. The brand said the program supports dealers by providing an option for consumers to locally buy through their website, with the end goal of increasing traffic in brick-and-mortar locations.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano American has slashed wholesale and retail pricing across its range of higher-end components and groups, from SLX all the way up to Di2 both road and mountain. The changes are component-specific and vary depending on the part.

Posted in North America

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