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Posted November 5, 2013
CEO says Bell and Giro orders are up, but calls Easton cycling 'troubled' and promises a strategic shift

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports' cycling product sales declined $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 28, and CEO Terry Lee indicated much of the loss came from the Easton cycling division, which he called "troubled."

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 10th consecutive quarter of year-over-year sales growth, with third-quarter sales ticking up 3 percent to $10.2 million from $9.9 million a year earlier.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

Editor's note: These numbers were later restated by Leisure Trends. Please see article about the updated figures.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products hopes to get more shop employees on its Foundry brand of carbon bikes and is extending special pricing to retail employees. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has opened a store in Singapore that includes the company's first in-store custom ordering station outside the U.S.

Posted in International
Posted November 5, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer and Oval Concepts, has hired Ellen Johnson as its senior product manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 5, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — Firefighters responded Monday morning to a blaze at Lynskey Performance’s Chattanooga factory, but employees said the incident had no significant effect on frame production or other company operations.

Posted in North America
Posted November 5, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft will be sponsoring and supplying the Australia-based pro cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE for the next three seasons, the clothing company announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 5, 2013
Erik Saunders, VP's brand manager in the U.S.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—When Shimano announced its distribution shakeup in July, a number of Taiwanese component suppliers began calculating the odds of picking up additional aftermarket

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 4, 2013
History Panel Conference held the same day in Davis, California.

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) — A new class will be inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 16, in a presentation at the Freeborn Hall on the U.C. Davis campus. This year’s inductees are Vince Menci, Mike King, Doris Travani-Mulligan and Beth Heiden.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Awards
Posted November 4, 2013
A SRAM Red hydraulic brake caliper

The company says situation applies to a narrower range of serial numbers than initially reported.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 4, 2013

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — Hydrapak has brought aboard Jordan Phillips as the hydration brand’s new director of sales focusing on consumer products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 4, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — A variety of manufacturers, including a number of bicycle companies, plan to attend the World Federation of Sporting Goods’ (WFSGI) Future of Manufacturing—a two-day conference in Taipei. 

Posted in International
Posted November 4, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Johnny Lin has been busy since returning to the family business in 2010.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 4, 2013
2014 Colorado stage race will feature mountain top finish. Fans to vote on final stage.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The 2014 edition of the USA Pro Challenge stage race will feature its first mountain top finish —  at Monarch Mountain, a ski resort west of Salida, Colo., in the center of the state.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 4, 2013
Taiwan's OE show opens this week in Taichung
SRAM's OE sales team sit on the front steps of the Tempus Hotel Monday afternoon sharing a six-pack of Taiwan's finest--Taiwan Beer.  Photo: Marc Sani

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hundreds of product managers, distributors and suppliers from around the world are flooding into Taichung on Monday in preparation for Taichung Bike Week, or TBW for short.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 4, 2013

KIEV, Ukraine (BRAIN) — As trade shows and consumer events come and go, organizers of Ukraine’s annual event will celebrate their tenth anniversary next year with Velobike 2014. According to Tatiana Davidenko, the event’s sales manager, the Feb.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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