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Posted August 5, 2015
Easton and Race Face sales contribute to increase; company raises its fiscal year guidance.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. said Wednesday that its sales in the first half of its fiscal year were up 15.8 percent, to $165 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 5, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Lynskey Performance Designs has hired Randy Finnell as the company's new director of sales.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2015
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has extended the submission deadlines for new products to be featured in the three editions of the Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the expo, and for BRAIN’s expanded Interbike show issue (Oct. 1 cover date this year).
Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 4, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Smith has hired action sports industry veteran Tim Weisser as West Coast sales manager for sports/outdoor lifestyle and Benny Cruickshank as sports channel communications manager.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 4, 2015
The Charge mountain bike shoe retails for $350.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant is making its entry into performance footwear with three models for road and off-road riders, shown last month at the company’s dealer event in Copper Mountain.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 3, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' latest print issue, the Aug. 1 edition, takes the temperature of the industry after the first six months of the year. The verdict: It’s sluggish, say distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 3, 2015

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has completed the sale of CamelBak Products to Vista Outdoor Inc. for $412.5 million plus an additional $14.1 million of estimated cash and working capital adjustments.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 3, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is hosting The Mariposa Challenge on Mapmyride.com to get more women on mountain bikes during the month of August. The company is teaming up with 31 retailers on the challenge, which is free for any female to join.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 3, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has established a standalone business unit called Haibike USA to handle the sales and marketing of Haibike e-bikes in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2015
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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Blue Cycles is transitioning its operations to the West Coast and readying for an introduction of its 2016 line even as its CEO, Steven Harad, is no longer with the company.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2015

BERLIN (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Berliner Fahrradschau show, one of the largest European consumer bike shows, announced that the 2016 edition will be held March 18-20.

The event is being held at the Station-Berlin.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 31, 2015

DEL MAR, Calif. — Benno Baenziger, co-founder of Electra, is back in the bike industry with a new line called Benno Bikes and is looking for a distributor to handle sales in North America and internationally.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2015

BOLOGNA, Italy (BRAIN) — Andrea Pierantoni, sales and marketing director for Tenneco Marzocchi, is hopeful that a sale of the motorcycle and bike suspension business will keep the Italian brand alive.

Posted in International
Posted July 30, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin shipped 8 percent more units in the second quarter than a year earlier but saw revenue edge slightly lower as unfavorable currency rates reduced revenue by $59 million and negatively affected margins during the period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 30, 2015
Bike-related sales were up nearly 30 percent.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. sales were up nearly 26 percent in the first half this year, to 197 billion yen ($1.6 billion) worldwide. Bike sales were up 29.7 percent. The company said a solid economy in the U.S. contributed to the results, as did the continued depreciation of the yen.
Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 30, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has signed with Mountainview Sports Group for sales representation in the Southeast states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted July 30, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company's caffeinated sports drink tablets, sold under the Energy name in the U.S., have been certified by Canadian authorities. In Canada, the tablets are being sold under the Boost name and are now available through its Canadian distributor, Red Pine Outdoor Equipment.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2015

CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has signed on with Shimano Europe Bike Holding to distribute the brand’s bicycle security products in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Effective Sept.

Posted in International
Posted July 29, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is partnering with Interbike to present Bike MS: Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While women's specific bike, accessory and apparel sales are trending upward, there is still a big opportunity to grow.

Posted in Studies/Reports

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