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Posted July 29, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Electric bikes and cargo bikes were the stars of the ISPO BIKE show held here last week.

Some 5,500 trade visitors attended the show at Munich's expo center and a survey found that 66 percent of visitors said e-bikes and pedelecs were their "top destination" for the show.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — CatEye America will resume sales of a limited product line through J&B Importers, two years after stopping sales to J&B and eight other U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 29, 2013
DealerCamp check-in: LIfeboat Events' Chad Battistone (left) and and Lance Camisasca

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — This was DealerCamp’s fourth year to build a relevant dealer event that could attract more than several hundred retailers. On that score, Lifeboat Events failed to deliver.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group is ending its relationship with Canadian distributor Trident Performance Sports; its Answer and Manitou products will now be distributed in Canada by QBP International, the company announced Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 26, 2013

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN) — Action sports company DaKine has been acquired by San Francisco-based private investment firm Altamont Capital Partners.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 26, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Accell Group NV posted a 19 percent increase in profit in the first half of 2013 compared to last year despite challenging weather conditions in Europe and the United States.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Suppliers sold fewer bikes in June compared to last year, suggesting it is unlikely that the industry will recover from weak sales early in the year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales slumped 5 percent in the second quarter, a decline parent company Amer Sports attributed to a late start to the cycling season in the U.S. and Central Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 25, 2013

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events founder Lance Camisasca stood near the registration tent watching exhibitors finish setting up for today’s opening of DealerCamp.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 25, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) – Tate Labs recently brought Craig Dennis onboard to head up engineering and to speed up its product development and design. Dennis has more than 20 years of engineering and design experience. Before joining he was co-founder of an engineering software company. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 24, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — MerchantOS, a popular retail POS software brand among bike shops, has been acquired by LightSpeed, a Montreal-based software company.

MerchantOS said its product line and team will continue with a new name: LightSpeed Cloud.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 24, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond Revolution is becoming a supplier and co-title sponsor of the Australia-based anti-doping organization Bike Pure and its road racing team. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 24, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker has reached an agreement with USA Cycling to become the official energy, protein and nutritional bar of USA Cycling and the USA Cycling Team, the organization announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 24, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Working with a research firm, apparel maker Craft Sportswear North America recently surveyed more than 1,000 cyclists about how they shop for clothing and accessories—and saw opportunity for specialty bike dealers in the results.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 24, 2013

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) — Accell North America kicked off three days of presentations and bicycle rides Tuesday night with a reception at a ski-slope restaurant in Deer Valley.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2013
Jagwire's new packaging, new logo and new Elite Link cable system

SNOW BASIN, UT (BRAIN) — Jagwire is launching two new high-end cable and housing product lines at QBP's SaddleDrive event here this week. The new products are a result of a year-long effort to update the brand with a new logo, new packaging and product names.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 23, 2013

ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group, Inc. has hired Anthony Thomas as its new mountain bike brand manager. CGI is a Southern Californian-based supplier of aftermarket bicycle components and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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