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Posted March 26, 2013
A drawing of the wheel test protocol from the UCI website.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Wheelmakers are preparing to take on cycling competition's governing body, the UCI, over testing the Swiss body requires for wheels used in sanctioned competition.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 26, 2013

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian government announced earlier this month that it would eliminate tariffs on several categories of imported goods, from baby clothes to skis and snowboards to golf and hockey equipment.

Posted in North America
Posted March 26, 2013
Litigation and severance expenses inflate operating costs.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales were $183.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $207.1 million a year earlier.  

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 26, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Divine Cycling Group, the new investment group that recently purchased Mad Fiber, has hired industry veterans Jasen Thorpe and Brett Lindstrom.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 26, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has hired Danielle Said as its senior marketing manager of digital, communications and e-commerce for North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 26, 2013

NORCROSS, Ga. (BRAIN) — Bike maker SwiftCarbon Technologies HK Ltd. is opening its first U.S. subsidiary, which will be located in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and managed by former Blue Competition Cycles manager Chance Regina.

Posted in International
Posted March 26, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Castelli, which established a separate triathlon division earlier this year, has signed two top triathlon pros to exclusive apparel contracts for 2013.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 25, 2013
DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — Bicycle, watch, leather goods and journal maker Shinola has hired San Diego-based Chris McLaren to head up bicycle sales with a focus on the IBD channel. McLaren was most recently with Focus USA, where he helped the brand establish an IBD presence in the North American market. 
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 25, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The international Taipei Cycle Show posted double-digit growth as visitors from a variety of Asian nations continued to step up their interest in higher-value bicycles, components and accessories.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 25, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s Sporting Goods saw net income rise 10 percent to $291 million for its fiscal year ended Feb. 2 as net sales jumped 12 percent to $5.84 billion, according to the company’s 10-K filing.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 25, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — REI increased sales by 7.4 percent to $1.93 billion in 2012 but saw net income drop 3.9 percent to $29 million due to tighter margins, according to the company’s year-end earnings statement.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 25, 2013

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition, which was founded as a vendor of custom sports nutrition products sold consumer direct, has launched its first retail product line at specialty stores.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 25, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Product Architects Inc., the maker of the Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, recently added several new employees.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 25, 2013
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry.com continues to consolidate its online bike retail sites, closing RealCyclist.com and pointing its traffic to its CompetitiveCyclist.com site.
 
Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 25, 2013

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima Products, Inc., has added two new marketing team members: Jon Bullinger as digital marketing manager and Summer Henderson as global marketing manager for Yakima.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 22, 2013

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—After six years in its current space, Santa Fe retailer Mellow Velo is headed downtown next month to a larger location just 100 yards off the city’s historic plaza.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 22, 2013
Andersonville bike corral in Chicago

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The entry deadline is fast approaching—Friday, March 29—for the first round of Saris’ 2013 Bike Corral Contest, in which one winner will get a car parking space converted to a 10-bike parking facility.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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