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Posted May 23, 2013
The new XO shifter in red

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is introducing an upgraded version of its mountain bike trigger shifters for three of its parts groups, and is trickling down its Type 2 anti-chain slap feature to its X7-level rear derailleur.

The company said all the updated parts are available this month.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 23, 2013

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group reported this month that first-quarter sales for its wholesale division — in which Southern California-based Oakley is a key brand — jumped 7.5 percent compared with a year earlier to 781 million euros ($1 billion), helping propel overall comp

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Three new brands — Chamois Butt’r, Wilderness Trail Bikes and LegLube — have added SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now referral feature to their websites.

Posted in North America
Posted May 22, 2013

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Dorothy Nichols has joined women’s bike apparel brand Shebeest as its national sales manager, heading up sales in the IBD and specialty sporting goods channels. Nichols, who will be based out of Denver, Colorado, will begin the new role June 3.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 22, 2013

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA (BRAIN) – When Snow Summit Resort opens for the summer season this Saturday, Southern California mountain bikers are in for a treat.

Posted in North America
Posted May 22, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. reported overall first-quarter sales of $9 million, up 11 percent from $8.1 million a year earlier, and narrowed its net loss as the eyewear supplier’s Happy Lens Collection got off to strong launch.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 22, 2013
Cielo Sportif Racer

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has restructured its sales model and increased production of its Cielo high-end steel bike line so that any authorized Chris King dealer can begin stocking and selling the framesets.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 22, 2013

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Future plc, publisher of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com and a handful of cycling print publications including Cycling Plus, saw a decline in group revenue of 1 percent in its first financial half, even as digital revenue was up 33 percent year-on-year and now represents 25 percent

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 22, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing is paying homage to National Bike Month in May with special labels on its Fat Tire and Ranger IPA bottles.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 22, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted May 22, 2013
From the May 15 issue of BRAIN

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Some Lapierre models this year can be had with its computer-controlled shock system called e:i. Though the system was developed with RockShox, Lapierre holds five patents on the technology and retains exclusive use of the system.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 21, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $60.5 million for its fiscal first quarter ended May 4, up 5.8 percent from the comparable period in 2012.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 21, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — GrindMedia, which owns Bike and Paved magazines, among others, has purchased TransWorld's action sports brands, which include TransWorld RideBMX as well as its surf, snow and moto titles.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted May 21, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft North America is joining the list of companies supplying custom cycling clothing for teams, clubs, events and other groups. The company is offering a custom line that includes jerseys, shorts, bibs, jackets, tights, skinsuits and accessories.

Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2013
From the May 15 issue of BRAIN
May 15, 2013 BRAIN

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports is rebounding from a tumultuous year—a dramatic reshuffling of top management, the departure of key staff and the return of Terry Lee as the company’s CEO.

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine
Posted May 21, 2013

DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — Communications agency Verde PR & Consulting, which represents many companies in the cycling and outdoors industry, is launching a new events planning and management division called Verde Events.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 21, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Widespread tornado warnings issued throughout the Plains states over the weekend became reality Sunday across parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

Posted in Retail News

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