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Posted May 13, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (May 12, 2014) – SDG Components has launched a new website at sdgcomponents.com.

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Posted May 13, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is joining dozens of other U.S. trade associations in urging a quick settlement of talks between the West Coast shipping industry and the Longshore and Warehouse union.

The union's contract expires June 30.

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Posted May 13, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Sports, has launched a dealer B2B site.

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Posted May 13, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. is offering its MP3 product protection plan for $1 now through Sept. 30 on some wheel-tire combos, the company announced.

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Posted May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Crossbikereview.com has added two new contributors to its site.

The first is Joe Pinzone, who is an architect, father and cyclocross expert. Pinzone has already contributed several articles to the site, including a shoe review and an article on kids' cyclocross bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — TYR Sport has renewed its Gold-Level Partnership with USA Triathlon through 2016, the company announced Monday.

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Posted May 12, 2014

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead released a revised minimum advertised price policy late last week and said it has initiated zero-tolerance enforcement for abusers. Violators of the policy will be not be eligible for future purchase of FSA products until further review, the company said in a release.

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Posted May 9, 2014

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule has hired Dan Connors as a lead engineer, the company announced Friday. Connors joins Thule from Cannondale where he spent 20 years designing bicycle frames, cranks and other components.

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Posted May 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period.

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Posted May 8, 2014

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — CamelBak sales over the first quarter were $38.8 million, down from $42.8 million last year. CamelBak is a division of Compass Diversified Holdings, which published its first quarter earnings this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 8, 2014
Interim president Peter Woods promoted

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The bike division at Dorel Industries saw revenues grow 18 percent during the first quarter, with gross profit and operating profit also up 17 and 71 percent, respectively. Officials pointed to better sales and cost control for the improvement over last year.

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Posted May 8, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS Mobile Security, Inc. will sponsor the 2014 PeopleForBikes Ride on Chicago, a five-day group ride intended to raise funds and awareness for safer and better bicycling in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 8, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory sales increased 2.2 percent to $56.1 million over the first quarter, up from $54.9 million last year. But sales of mountain bike products decreased 4.4 percent , offset by a 14.1 percent increase in sales of powered vehicle products.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 7, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now carrying the Weehoo trailer, a child trailer that allows the little one to pedal or safely rest.

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Posted May 7, 2014
Rhode Island event markets itself as an affordable alternative to Interbike.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  (BRAIN) — The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival is planning a Dealer Day for Friday, Oct, 3, the first day of the three-day festival.

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Posted May 7, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is planning its first industry awards gala, to be held during its Las Vegas expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center this September.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted May 7, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tony Karklins, the founder of Orbea USA, will transition out of the company over the coming months. Orbea USA, which acted as a U.S.

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Posted May 7, 2014
A Strava Metro map of London.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Cycling and running route tracking app Strava is now licensing some of its data to advocacy groups and government agencies looking for insights into road and trail use.

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Posted May 7, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Optical brand Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 12th consecutive quarter of revenue growth as sales ticked up 2 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

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

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

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