PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, the owner of SE Bikes, said it is investigating how Costco got about 50 of its bikes, which the warehouse retailer has been selling at its stores around the country. ASI said it did not consent to selling the bikes through Costco.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling several models of road and cyclocross bikes, along with some framesets, that were spec'd with its house-brand Syncros seatposts because the posts can break. The company has received 11 reports of broken seatposts outside of the U.S.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (BRAIN) — Endura has hired MISO Partners to represent the brand in New England.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick has launched a new free shipping program that it says will help dealers maximize turns and minimize stock-outs.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Julian Coffey, the former publisher of Pinkbike and previous marketing director at Race Face, has signed on at Kali Protectives as vice president of business development.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has released a drivetrain and disc brake set specifically developed for use on electric mountain bikes.
SRAM EX1 will be available to OEMs this summer.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling 129,000 Schwinn-branded infant bike helmets, sold at Target between January, 2014 and last month.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Rico Sports Group Inc. for North American OEM sales.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Champion System is auctioning a SRAM-equipped Parlee Cycles Chebacco bike with proceeds to benefit World Bicycle Relief.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Borealis Fat Bikes is working with K9 Outdoor Sports of Fort Erie, Ontario, in an effort to reduce its bike prices in Canada.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear maker Leatt Corp. said its revenue increased 20 percent in the first quarter, to $4.8 million, up from $4 million in the same period last year.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to put on a mountain bike skills camp earlier this month, where 16 Team Semper Fi riders received three days of instruction and riding with WTB/Cannondale Over Mountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest BRAIN print issue looks at first-quarter inventory levels, the national growth in cycling infrastructure, and Electra’s move into an expanded softgoods and helmets line, among other stories.
DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports has announced that Jason Simmons Cabral will be transitioning from representing the southwestern Ontario territory to covering the Alberta-Saskatchewan-Manitoba territory for Garneau Sports.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions recorded revenue of $128 million in its first quarter this year, a 6 percent increase over last year. The company said the increase was due to acquisitions and organic growth.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle has hired Mark Mollenkopf as its national sales director. Mollenkopf will help direct sales team expansion for the company.
CANTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Kryptonite has hired Kevin Fitzgerald as key account manager for its North American sales team. Fitzgerald joined Kryptonite on April 25 and is based in Chicago.
STAMFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — NBC Sports Group and AEG have announced a three-year media rights renewal for the Amgen Tour of California. The agreement provides for live coverage of the race on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra through 2019.