SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule Group is reporting a net sales increase of 20 percent in its second quarter, a result helped by favorable currency fluctuations. In currency neutral figures, the Sweden-based company saw a 6.4 percent sales increase in the quarter, which ended June 30.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ass Savers, the Swedish maker of lightweight rear fenders, is sponsoring USA Cycling for the 2015 season and will provide Team USAC members with customized fenders.
HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — After an approximately four-year hiatus, Bianchi USA is once again offering mountain bikes here.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring the National Bicycle Dealers Association's "America's Best Bike Shops" program for 2015. The program highlights and promotes bicycle retailers that provide the industry with the best customer support, knowledge, operational excellence, and bicycle advocacy.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries was established in Boulder, Colo., in 1995, but is now based in San Francisco. The bag company is returning to its roots with the opening of a new store in Denver in its 20th anniversary year.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes has closed a $2.6 million Series A financing round led by Backcountry.com, owner of Competitive Cyclist, that will be used to expand the Bay Area company's fleet of mobile bike shops across the U.S. using a franchise model.
DENVER (BRAIN) — High end framebuilder Alchemy Bicycles is expanding beyond its road and 'cross offerings with a carbon hardtail mountain bike that it is now shipping, and plans to expand its mountain bike offerings in part by working with David Earle's Sotto Group.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Industry veteran George Simone has joined Advanced Sports International in the newly created role of vice president of global business development. Simone is charged with developing short- and long-term growth plans for ASI.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro, Inc. revenue hit $420 million in its second quarter, which ended June 30, a 72 percent increase year over year.
GoPro's founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, noted the company's "aggressive pace of innovation."
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday announced its first underwater heart rate monitors, for swimmers and triathletes.
The new HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim are desiged to be compact and streamlined for minimal drag in the water.
VICTOR, Idaho (BRAIN) — When it came time to list their store, Fitzgerald's Bicycles, for sale earlier this year, retailers Scott and Janine Fitzgerald took an unconventional approach.
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bliss, a Germany-based protective gear brand, is looking to come to the U.S. market this year with its line of lightweight mountain bike pads.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — True Communications has hired industry veteran Kevin Rouse to join the agency's public and media relations team.
Rouse will join True as an account manager starting immediately. He will be responsible for media strategy and outreach with a number of True clients.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Green Lane Project is asking city transportation staffers and consultants to complete a survey on how protected bike lands are working out.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Colorado's pro stage race, the USA Pro Challenge, has expanded its agreement with Pearl Izumi. The Colorado-based clothing brand will now serve as the race's year-round official merchandise retail partner.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycle has named Orli Chinea its national sales manager. Chinea was most recently was working as the western regional manager for Blue.