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Posted August 12, 2013

AMES, IA (BRAIN) — A shipment of KHE tires bound for the U.S. went down with the container ship MOL Comfort, which sunk 200 miles off the coast of Yemen after breaking in half in a storm in June.

Posted in International
Posted August 12, 2013

ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired Florida-based Sports and Specs Sales as an independent rep firm.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 9, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has “hunters, anglers and foragers” in its sights as the company introduces new house brand Cogburn Outdoors, which is showing a new backcountry fat bike at the Game Fair trade show this weekend in Minnesota.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 9, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Specialty retailer Endurance House announced Friday that it has finalized a franchise agreement with the newly formed company Karpe Diem LLC to open three stores in the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area within the next four years.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers continue to put on the brakes, cutting bike imports 15 percent over the first half of the year. Though the slowdown is mostly imports of mass-market kid’s bikes, 26-inch imports also are down 9 percent.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 9, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After more than 20 years of licensing its brand name to an Italian company for use outside of North America, Bell Helmets has reacquired the worldwide rights to its brand in the powersports market.

Posted in International
Posted August 9, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) Advanced Sports International will shift production of bikes destined for the EU to Ideal’s China and Poland factories to achieve more competitive pricing, reduce logistics and shorten lead times.

Posted in International
Posted August 9, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Early-bird ticket pricing for this year's BMX Hall of Fame induction ceremony ends Friday, Aug. 9.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Awards
Posted August 9, 2013

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Cyclocross mechanics who can write creative and compelling stories about their 'cross pit adventures could win merchandise worth $260 from CrossVegas sponsors Glacier Glove and Alaskan Hard Gear.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Awards / Interbike
Posted August 9, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel continued to feel the sting of weather on sales of bicycles globally during the second quarter, officials told investors during an earnings call Friday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 9, 2013

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 inductees and has announced a planned move from Crested Butte to Marin County, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted August 9, 2013

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports will promote its no-pedal balance bikes at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage race in Colorado later this month, with Strider Adventure Zones at each stage and a Strider race at the final stage finish in Denver. The race is Aug.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 9, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle and World Bicycle Relief raised $90,000 through its July "Trek Match" program. Trek will match the donation to WBR, which will be used to provide about 1,500 bikes to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 8, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles showed off its 2014 mountain bike line to a group of editors and a handful of retailers at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California, this week.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycle is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall its XTC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series models because they are spec’d with a carbon seatpost that can crack.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 8, 2013

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, the parent company of Fox and CamelBak, reported that Fox sales over the first half of the year reached $125.2 million, an increase of 18 percent from a year earlier, whereas CamelBak sales dropped 9 percent to $77.3 million. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 8, 2013

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — American Classic has named Cody Gilbertson to head its U.S. inside sales office.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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