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Posted November 7, 2011

WINDSOR, CO (BRAIN)—Jett is trading its old digs in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, for a new 3,000-square-foot office and warehouse space just down the road in Windsor. The company supplies Jett mountain bike apparel and Declare custom apparel.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Tom and John Black, brothers and partners in Velocity Rims, will begin manufacturing in Jacksonville, Florida, in February 2012. Velocity’s current production facility in Brisbane, Australia, will cease operations by the end of this month.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has hired Steve Frothingham as web editor. He starts Dec. 1.

Frothingham is currently editor of VeloNews.com. His last day with Competitor Group, Inc., owner of the news website and Velo magazine, is Nov. 18.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 7, 2011

TAORMINA, Sicily (BRAIN)—Campagnolo capped 20 years of research, development and engineering Monday with the unveiling of its long awaited 11-speed electronic drivetrain during a media launch in Taormina, a seaside village in the shadow of Sicily’s towering Mt. Etna.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Chris King Precision Components announced a partnership with Saddleback to distribute its sealed hub sets in the UK market.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 6, 2011

CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Consumer-direct brand Airborne Bicycles announced that 2012 pricing will be below 2011 pricing, yet with no reduction in spec, according to the company.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong and the SRAM Cycling Fund are teaming up on a new campaign to fast-track the installation of safe bike facilities in U.S. cities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2011

ELKTON, MD (BRAIN)—Gore Ride On Cable Systems has changed its distribution model in the U.S., adding Quality Bicycle Products, Trek, Giant, BTI, Hawley, Security and Downeast as distributors. Previously, the company sold its products directly to dealers via Gore Direct Sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 6, 2011

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM public relations manager Morgan Meredith has left the parts giant to become publisher of Bike and Paved magazines. He starts Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 4, 2011

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—A weekend of festivities kicked off tonight and will continue all day Saturday as four legends of the sport are inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. The HOF also celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 3, 2011

HILDEBRAN, NC; MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Gene DiMenna has joined DeFeet International as its national sales manager. DiMenna spent several years leading segments of Trek Bicycle’s sales territories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2011

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion may have gotten the heave-ho from its digs in Santa Cruz, California, after only a year there, but the company seems to be making the best of the situation.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Specialty brands led the way to a 21.6 percent third quarter sales increase in Dorel Industries’ bike division, according to figures released by the company Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 3, 2011

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Adidas announced Thursday that it signed a share purchase agreement to acquire outdoor action sports brand Five Ten.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 3, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has outsourced the custom manufacturing division of Sugoi’s apparel business in a move to increase profitability in that division, Dorel executives said Thursday during a conference call to discuss the company’s third quarter earnings.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—According to Leisure Trends Group, overall merchandise sales at IBDS during September were up 5 percent in units and 9 percent in dollars compared to September 2010, totaling $263 million. That’s up $21 million compared to the same month last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 2, 2011

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—In a world where consumers increasingly turn to the wealth of free content online rather than pay for print newspapers and magazines, H3 Publications is experiencing just the opposite with tri-magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 2, 2011

ZUG, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Specialized is teaming with Vancouver-based women’s yoga and running apparel ace lululemon athletica to co-sponsor the former HTC-Highroad women’s team.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2011

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin reported total revenue through September was flat compared to the same period a year ago, but revenue across its outdoor and fitness segments was up. Revenue for the third-quarter was down 4 percent to $667 million from $692 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 2, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X USA is now the exclusive distributor of Guerciotti Italian bicycles in North America.

The brand was previously distributed by Ochsner International in the U.S. and Velocissimo Cycle and North American Bici Wholesale in Canada.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news

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