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The owner of Giro, Bell and CamelBak sees a 14 percent slump in earnings.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor saw sales increase to $630 million in its second quarter, as revenue from its new acquisitions of Bell, Giro, Jimmy Styks and CamelBak kicked in.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has added Catlike to its list of distributed brands. VINA will distribute Catlike helmets, shoes and glasses exclusively across the U.S.

Previously, Catlike was distributed by Hawley-Lambert.

Tagged Distributor news

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Stromer USA has added several independent sales reps in key territories to better service its dealers. The changes are part of a plan to grow its dealer base in response to increased demand in the U.S. for its Swiss-designed lineup of speed pedelecs, the company said. 

Tagged Electric bike / Sales Reps

COVINGTON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Duro Tire, a division of Hwa Fong Rubber Industrial Co., has hired Chris Clinton to the newly created role of product marketing manager. Clinton most recently was Challenge Tire's sales and marketing manager.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Canadian bike brand Opus Bicycles has signed a multi-year agreement with Vittoria Industries North America making VINA its exclusive distributor for the U.S. market.

Tagged Distributor news

THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — The New England Builders’ Ball hand-built bicycle show, held in conjunction with the KMC Cross Fest, is moving this year along with the cyclocross event from Providence, Rhode Island, to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway. The move allows both events to expand.

Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — American Bicycle Group, the manufacturer of Litespeed and Quintana Roo bikes, has moved into a newly refurbished building in Chattanooga. The new building, at 40,000 square feet, provides 38 percent more space than its predecessor.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design and Bell Helmets have announced a helmet trade-up program for consumers through the brands' authorized IBDs.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Professional bicycle mechanics, used bikes and e-bikes are the subjects of three all-new Super Seminars just added to the Interbike schedule by the NBDA for Thursday, Sept. 22. All Super Seminars are free of charge for Interbike attendees.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired The Gold Agency to represent the distributor in Michigan and Northern Ohio.

Tagged Sales Reps

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — At Trek’s annual dealer event, held last week, the company pledged to donate a dollar from every Bontrager mountain bike tire sold to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and the company challenged retailers to match its contribution.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff Archer, a North Carolina retailer and operator of the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology, will be inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at an event Oct. 1 at the Hall here.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International has donated $2,000 in proceeds from cycling events held this spring to benefit the Grand Unified Trail System, or GUTS plan.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Euroline Inc., which has been the U.S. importer of Swiss-made Motorex industrial lubricants for 20 years, has now also been named the exclusive importer for the Motorex bike line.

NAC's new RICOH printer is 22 feet long.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles has added seven new employees, in its sales, art, and marketing departments, the company announced Friday.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mat Brown, the former North American sales manager for Marzocchi USA, has joined Kali Protectives as territory manager for California.

Brown will be responsible for improving and developing the California market, working with Kali's outside sales reps.

Tagged Sales Reps

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Science in Sport, a nearly 25-year-old British sports nutrition brand, is making a push into the U.S. market this season. The brand is endorsed by the Tour de France-winning Team Sky and recently became the official sports nutrition supplier to USA Cycling.

DEER VALLEY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scott Sports hosted nearly 200 of its top U.S. dealers at an event here last week, showing off its 2017 model bikes and accessories. 

For the first time at the annual event, members of the motocross media joined to attend a global unveiling of Scott's new Prospect goggle.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus has reduced its U.S. distributor list from four to two, saying it is expanding its relationship with QBP and Highway Two while ending business with J&B and Hawley at year's end.

Tagged Distributor news

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has worked with Quality Bicycle Products for more than eight years as its distribution partner. Now both companies are working to expand Burley's sales in Canada.


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