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Posted August 7, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s overall sales through June were $1.4 billion (133.1 billion yen), up from $1.3 billion (123.6 billion yen) over the first six months last year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 7, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Yellow Jersey Bike Shop is moving out of the city and into Arlington, a small town just north of Madison. The doors will open in its new space on October 1.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 7, 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Organizers of next year’s Taipei Cycle Show are calling out now for entries in its annual design and innovation contest—one of the premier events at the international expo.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted August 7, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — With Interbike on the horizon next month, submission deadlines are fast approaching for Bicycle Retailer’s Show Dailies, distributed at the Vegas expo.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted August 7, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — A non-profit organization is publishing a quick-reference card to help cycling teams and race officials assess possible concussions.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 7, 2013

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events on Wednesday announced pricing and other details for a new, smaller-scale winter edition of Bike PressCamp, scheduled for January, as well as dates for the sixth edition of its summertime PressCamp.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted August 7, 2013
On-One introduces child-sized fat bike

TEMPLEBOROUGH, UK (BRAIN) — Fat bikes are kid friendly with On-One’s Baby Fatty, a 12-inch frame built around a 24x4-inch wide tire set to go on sale in November for £800 ($1,250).

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 7, 2013
Jayson Goh

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — CatEye announced that Jayson Goh is now heading up its U.S. office as president, replacing Thomas Prehn, who will no longer be involved with the company’s daily operations.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2013
The partially built velodrome in Erie, Colorado, was heavily damaged by a wind storm this weekend

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — RecoFit Compression Gear is donating $3 from the online sales of its Armcoolers sleeves to help with the completion of the Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie, Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA recently completed an extensive renovation of its superstore in Corona, California. Significant changes to the store’s interior décor and layout have allowed the company to expand its selection and increase inventory.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 6, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Founder Ben Serotta has left the company he founded 41 years ago, as has CEO Bill Watkins.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 6, 2013

TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Rick Vosper started his new job as global marketing director at Cervélo Cycles this week. Vosper is relocating from Boulder, Colorado, to Toronto, where the bike brand is headquartered. Vosper’s last day at SmartEtailing, where he was client services director, was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2013

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica Group reported for a second straight quarter that strong performance in its wholesale division, which includes Southern California-based Oakley, helped propel improved sales for the Italian eyewear company.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 5, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist will be giving away a Merlin Extralight road bike with SRAM Red components at the Tour of Utah, which starts Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 5, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado-based Polar Bottle has, for the second year, signed on as the official sports bottle of the USA Pro Challenge, the six-day professional stage race held later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 5, 2013

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted August 4, 2013

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) – Maine-based distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has been sold to the Hans Johnsen Company of Dallas, Texas, the companies announced this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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