CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — German manufacturer Abus is known to U.S. and Canadian retailers for its heavy duty locks. But the company sells much more than bike security in its home market and across Europe, and is now bringing helmets to North America.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — CamelBak revenue was down 5 percent in the third quarter, a decline being blamed on cold, wet weather and the U.S. military's drawdown.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel’s recreational and leisure business rebounded from a disappointing second quarter, officials told investors Thursday morning during a third-quarter earnings call.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BOS Suspension forks and shocks have been some of Europe’s most desired suspension components, but unless you ordered from Europe you were not going to ride them.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Too much success poses as many issues as too little, and that’s what now confronts organizers of Taichung Bike Week. Has it become too big? And is it attracting the right vendors?
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. reported that sales for the third quarter increased by $9.4 million, or 12.9 percent, to $82.3 million, compared with the same period last year. The growth was largely driven by mountain bike and powered-vehicle suspension products.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Fox has completed the acquisition of its German distributor and service center, Toxoholics GmbH, for $2.3 million, the company told investors on an earnings call Wednesday.
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — German saddle brand SQlab has added three new models and updated existing models for 2014. The brand also will be distributed in the U.S. next year by Hawley and BTI.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components is expanding its lifetime leakproof warranty to all its hydraulic brakes purchased after Nov. 1. Previously Hayes offered the lifetime terms on its Dyno brake models.
DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has appointed Jeff Frost as its new executive director. The Iron Horse is Colorado's oldest cycling event and attracts 4,000 participants, including racers and tour participants. The event is held Memorial Day weekend.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar on Thursday that will focus on holiday season marketing and strategies for bike shops.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hearing from dealers that Chain Reaction or Wiggle is offering products below wholesale is not a phone call any supplier wants to field.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike will host an industry ride for Southern California retailers, manufacturers and media Saturday, Nov. 16.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — KORE, a longtime mountain bike brand with early roots in Southern California’s dirt scene, is enjoying a resurgence in sales as a growing list of bicycle companies again spec the iconic company’s products.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Being a viable alternative to Shimano is not easy for the small Taiwanese company MicroShift.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports' cycling product sales declined $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 28, and CEO Terry Lee indicated much of the loss came from the Easton cycling division, which he called "troubled."
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 10th consecutive quarter of year-over-year sales growth, with third-quarter sales ticking up 3 percent to $10.2 million from $9.9 million a year earlier.
Editor's note: These numbers were later restated by Leisure Trends. Please see article about the updated figures.