LEAMINGTON SPA, U.K. (BRAIN) — The British bicycle security brand Hiplok has hired Aspekt Brand Communications to handle the launch of the Hiplok Gold wearable bike lock.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) – Torcano Industries is now distributing Cycle Group Inc.'s Promax and BOX Components brands.
CGI is a Southern California-based supplier of aftermarket bicycle components under the BOX and Promax brand names. CGI is led by U.S. Bicycling Hall of Famer Toby Henderson.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports, which recently expanded its suspension fork lineup from two to 40 models, has announced that retailer Cambria Bicycle Outfitter will operate its first U.S. service center.
BEE CAVE, Texas (BRAIN) — Cycle Commerce, being launched by a Texas bike retailer, will offer bike shops three services related to profitability and efficiency. All three services essentially let a shop farm out aspects of their businesses that aren’t directly related to customer service and sales.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Momentum magazine has launched an online store to sell city cycling essentials such as bags, baskets, lights, helmets and casual clothing to everyday riders.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Denmark-based CeramicSpeed has purchased UltraFast Optimization, a Colorado company that puts chains through a special treatment to reduce friction.
UltraFast Optimization was a subsidiary of Friction Facts, an independent testing company founded by Jason Smith.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now a U.S. distributor for BeetElite supplements.
MILAN (BRAIN) — Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group, parent of brands including Oakley, Arnette and Ray-Ban, reported Monday that first-quarter net profit surged almost 34 percent to 210.4 million euros ($234.7 million) as sales in North America rose 29.4 percent and foreign exchange rates provided "a material tai
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has released the Cyclone Bike Shopper mobile app. The app allows Cyclone dealers to make orders, search Cyclone's catalog, create shopping lists, save favorite carts, scan items into carts, and manage payments.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced key changes to its U.S. sales department.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will hold its second annual bike industry awards gala, the Interbike Awards at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the Interbike International Expo this fall.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine editors and two high-end road bike suppliers are warning the industry to watch out for someone posing as a magazine editor and requesting test bikes.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles has promoted Butch Boucher, a 19-year veteran of the company, to president as former president Mike Sanders takes on a part-time role as controller and vice president of special projects in order to enjoy more free time.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – Catalyst Communication is now working with 11 cities to distribute its BikeLife Cities magazine. The latest additions are San Diego County, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — Onex Corporation — the parent company of Interbike and Bicycle Retailer — has agreed to sell the Tropicana Las Vegas resort to Penn National Gaming for approximately $360 million. Onex, a private equity firm, is a part owner of the resort and casino.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro recorded its second-highest revenue quarter in company history in the first quarter this year, registering sales of $363 million and operating income of $22.3 million.
The company said the top five best-selling camera/camcorders in the U.S. are all GoPro models.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike on Thursday opened registration for all attendees including retailers, distributors, media and others. Hotel room blocks are now open as well, with lodging options available through Interbike's official travel partner, Travel Planners.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin's overall revenues were flat in the first quarter, but its fitness division — which includes its cycling-related products — grew by 31 percent, the company announced Wednesday.
DUEVILLE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy's Basso Bikes is changing up its distribution plan for the U.S. market. Instead of using a distributor, the manufacturer will ship straight to dealers from Italy, taking orders through its business-to-business website.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the U.S.