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Posted November 7, 2013
Preseason orders down from last year as dealers remain cautious.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel’s recreational and leisure business rebounded from a disappointing second quarter, officials told investors Thursday morning during a third-quarter earnings call.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 7, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. reported that sales for the third quarter increased by $9.4 million, or 12.9 percent, to $82.3 million, compared with the same period last year. The growth was largely driven by mountain bike and powered-vehicle suspension products.  

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 6, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components is expanding its lifetime leakproof warranty to all its hydraulic brakes purchased after Nov. 1. Previously Hayes offered the lifetime terms on its Dyno brake models.

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Posted November 6, 2013

DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has appointed Jeff Frost as its new executive director. The Iron Horse is Colorado's oldest cycling event and attracts 4,000 participants, including racers and tour participants. The event is held Memorial Day weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 5, 2013
CEO says Bell and Giro orders are up, but calls Easton cycling 'troubled' and promises a strategic shift

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports' cycling product sales declined $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 28, and CEO Terry Lee indicated much of the loss came from the Easton cycling division, which he called "troubled."

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products hopes to get more shop employees on its Foundry brand of carbon bikes and is extending special pricing to retail employees. 

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Posted November 5, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer and Oval Concepts, has hired Ellen Johnson as its senior product manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 5, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — Firefighters responded Monday morning to a blaze at Lynskey Performance’s Chattanooga factory, but employees said the incident had no significant effect on frame production or other company operations.

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Posted November 4, 2013
History Panel Conference held the same day in Davis, California.

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) — A new class will be inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 16, in a presentation at the Freeborn Hall on the U.C. Davis campus. This year’s inductees are Vince Menci, Mike King, Doris Travani-Mulligan and Beth Heiden.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 4, 2013

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — Hydrapak has brought aboard Jordan Phillips as the hydration brand’s new director of sales focusing on consumer products.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 4, 2013
2014 Colorado stage race will feature mountain top finish. Fans to vote on final stage.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The 2014 edition of the USA Pro Challenge stage race will feature its first mountain top finish —  at Monarch Mountain, a ski resort west of Salida, Colo., in the center of the state.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted November 1, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added Minoura's full line of bike accessories to its product offerings.

Cyclone is stocking the Japanese brand's accessories, tools, trainers, storage and transport solutions.

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Posted October 31, 2013

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) — Len Cabaltera has left Reynolds’ cycling division, where he was international sales and marketing manager, to become director of OEM sales at FSA, Lance Bohlen, FSA’s managing director, said Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 31, 2013
The BKOOL trainer package.

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN) — The Hans Johnsen Company, Wilson Bicycle Sales and Downeast Bicycle Specialists are importing and distributing electronic bike trainers from BKOOL, a Spanish company.

Hans Johnsen, based in Texas, owns Wilson and Downeast. 

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Posted October 31, 2013

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing is now distributing Sapim and Wheelsmith spokes and KinLin rims. The company offers custom spoke lengths and an assortment of spoke nipples with no minimum order for retailers.

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Posted October 31, 2013

BURLINGTON, VT (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has hired David Howard as sales director. Howard worked for 25 years in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, where he gained extensive experience in sales and sales management of inside and independent sales teams.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 31, 2013
Much of the money was raised at an Oct. 19 event. BRAIN photo.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Cyclists along Colorado's Front Range raised $120,000 for the town of Jamestown, which was flooded and left isolated by last month's floods. Jamestown, which has fewer than 300 residents, is a popular destination and rest stop for road cyclists in the region.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 31, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Q-Outdoor, a division within Quality Bicycle Products, has cobbled together two assortments of outdoor products for bike shops to consider bringing in as a seasonal buy. The selections include ‘cross and fat bike-related accessories. 

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Posted October 30, 2013

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has hired 19-year bicycle industry veteran Adam Williams as sales director.

Williams worked as a sales rep, tech rep and demo tour manager for Rocky Mountain Bicycles; he also helped start and grow Golden Bike Shop, a local IBD.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — A Wisconsin gallery opening next month will feature photos from an upcoming book on cyclocross.

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