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Posted August 7, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox sales hit $142.5 million over the first six months of 2014, up 14 percent compared to the same period last year. The sales increase reflects a 35 percent growth in powered vehicle products and a 2 percent growth in mountain bike products.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 6, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. on Wednesday reported an 18 percent decrease in second-quarter sales compared with a year earlier, ending 12 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth at the optical brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 6, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, parent company of Cannondale Sports Group and Pacific Cycle, which includes the Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse and Sugoi brands, reported double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter across its bike segment. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 6, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a host of new extension names, including .bike, as a new Top Level Domain with an open registry.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted August 6, 2014

MIAMI, Fla. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has once again made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of 100 percent Green Power Users.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Time Sport USA has announced that it has moved its warehouse from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City. In relocating the warehouse, the company hopes to reduce freight costs for dealers and expedite delivery of its pedals, cleats and composite framesets.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has made several additions to its U.S. sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2014
A POP shows bar-mount options for Rokform’s phone cases.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Two Brothers Racing has come a long way from its early days based out of a Southern California garage during the 1980s and early '90s.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has named Lambert as its distributor in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2014

GOLETA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  VP Components  has hired engineer Fred Stamm to focus on designing hubs and wheel sets.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jerry Pomije, QBP's vice president of operations and finance, was recently elected Board President of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, NICA.

Pomije said his vision for NICA is to see it grow into a new inclusive mainstream nationwide high school sport. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted August 5, 2014
South Africa-made lube also distributed by QBP

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Squirt Lube, which is imported from South Africa by Boulder International LLC, has added J&B Importers as its second U.S. distributor, in addition to QBP.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2014
Thule is showing its new panniers at the Outdoor Retailer show.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Anyone looking for a hotel room or a car to rent in this capitol city on the flank of the Wasatch Range can forget about it.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Universal Sports Network will broadcast a one-hour program featuring the latest trends and technologies from the Interbike trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted August 5, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America is sponsoring the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado later this month, marking the brand's first time sponsoring the event being held near its U.S. base in Boulder. The sponsorship also marks CatEye's return to sponsorship of pro road racing events.
Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) —POC is now using Channel IQ's third-party MAP enforcement services. Channel IQ will police advertised retail prices for the Swedish brand's products. The company also has recently hired 13 outside sales reps in the U.S. to service bike retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2014
Brian Alexander

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has re-launched an expanded version of its Factory Service program, offering service for a variety of suspension and brake brands.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America's SBS will begin distributing Selle Royal products in the U.S. this month; Selle Royal products will continue to be available from QBP and Highway Two, as well.

Posted in North America
Posted August 1, 2014
Giraud working with a prototype wheel in the A2 tunnel.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2014
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Looking to accelerate its market position south of its native Canada, Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added five new U.S. sales agencies for 2015.
 
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