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Posted August 2, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired Katie Gould Swenson as its sales and marketing manager for Craft baselayers and Nordic skiing. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 2, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle. 

Posted in International
Posted August 2, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has hired Chris McLaren as general manager for its U.S. office, replacing former GM Karim Pine. Pine had been at the helm since February 2011. 

Posted in North America
Posted August 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales for June were down 2 percent in units but up 1 percent in dollars, coming in at $391 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 2, 2013
The Slice RS Black Edition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 500 Slice time trial bikes because the "brake plate" can loosen. The company has received one report of the loosening and no reports of injuries. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 2, 2013

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Outside magazine released its 2013 list of Top 100 best places to work, and more than a dozen bike companies made the list this year, including SRAM, QBP, CamelBak and Honey Stinger.  

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 2, 2013
The X01 cassette has a black finish.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM this week released details of its second 1x11 mountain bike group, called XO1. The group slots in a few hundred dollars cheaper than its first 11-speed, single-chainring group, XX1, and will be available in September. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 2, 2013

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Racer registration for the CrossVegas cyclocross race opens Tuesday, Aug. 6, at noon MT, race organizers announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted August 1, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — A co-owner of Serotta's parent company told a local newspaper that the company's planned shutdown is temporary.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 1, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike has added an enduro event to this year's OutDoor Demo.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted August 1, 2013

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (BRAIN) — The Breck Epic MTB Stage Race has drawn several new sponsors including SRAM, organizers said this week. 

SRAM and its family of brands will assist with all mechanical needs. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 1, 2013
Marin Mount Vision C-XM Pro

MARIN, CA (BRAIN) — A little more than a year after former FSA managing director Matt VanEnkevort took over the reins at Marin Bikes, the company is set to relaunch this month with fresh branding, a reorganized company structure, and a new line of bikes aimed at re-establishing Marin as an iconic mountain brand.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2013
The bike brand is preparing for sales meeting and 2014 launch

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles, which is preparing for its 2014 sales meeting and product launch this weekend, recently laid off six employees within its three U.S. facilities. Company president Bill Duehring blamed the layoffs on an industrywide downturn.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2013

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Club Ride announced a 123 percent increase in sales in the first half the year, to $1.116 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 1, 2013

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin is reporting strong fitness sales in its second quarter and said its long-anticipated Vector power meter is now in "mass production and will be delivered to retailers soon."

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 31, 2013
The PowerTap G3 hub

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Shortly after separating its PowerTap product family from its CycleOps trainer and stationary bike brand, Saris Cycling Group announced steep retail price reductions for the power measurement line effective Thursday. Dealer margins are unchanged, Saris said.

Posted in North America

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