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Posted August 12, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) —SB Sports Inc is now distributing Bont cycling shoes across Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Outdoor supplier Black Diamond, Inc., which owns the POC brand, generated record sales in its second quarter, which ended June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 12, 2015

MIAMI (BRAIN) — J&B is now stocking parts from the U.K. brand AbsoluteBlack.

The distributor is carrying the brand's full range of narrow-wide chainrings as well as track cogs.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has hired new specialty cycling sales representatives to serve the brand in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain States, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Lake Cycling International BV will distribute its products directly in North America, ending its relationship with Stage Race Distribution from Toronto, Lake announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2015

FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona unveiled its expanded 2016 road and mountain line to a select group of retailers at its sixth annual Kona Ride product launch, held at its U.S. headquarters in northwestern Washington this week.

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Posted August 7, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bianchi USA has hired Rob Gaertner as territory manager for Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. 

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Posted August 7, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Framed Bicycles added several new hires to its outside sales force beginning Aug. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted August 6, 2015
UPDATED: Dorel exec responds to question about online sales
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Days after Trek Bicycle announced a plan to sell bikes online, Giant USA told dealers that it is studying a similar "Click and Collect" program in the U.S., but said it has not made a decision about going forward with the plan.
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Posted August 6, 2015
Velo nominates Froome, Wiggins and Sagan for IB Athlete Awards.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced the final round of nominees for the 2015 Interbike Awards for Athlete designations.

Editors from Velo magazine selected the top athlete nominees in six different categories representing the majority of cycling disciplines.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted August 6, 2015
Decline in sales in Europe and North America, and foreign exchange losses impact earnings.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported that second-quarter revenue for its bike business, Dorel Sports, was down $35.2 million or 12.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Revenue totaled $251.1 million compared to last year's $286.2 million for the segment.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 6, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) —New distributor Zeitbike has hired Dennis Ocondi as sales representative for the state of Washington.

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Posted August 5, 2015
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — In a first for a major U.S. bike brand, Trek Bicycle will begin sales of complete bikes to consumers via its website in late September. Bikes will be shipped to the brand's retailers — not direct to consumers — for assembly, and retailers will receive a service commission on each sale.
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Posted August 5, 2015
Easton and Race Face sales contribute to increase; company raises its fiscal year guidance.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp. said Wednesday that its sales in the first half of its fiscal year were up 15.8 percent, to $165 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 5, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Lynskey Performance Designs has hired Randy Finnell as the company's new director of sales.

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Posted August 4, 2015
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has extended the submission deadlines for new products to be featured in the three editions of the Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the expo, and for BRAIN’s expanded Interbike show issue (Oct. 1 cover date this year).
Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 4, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Smith has hired action sports industry veteran Tim Weisser as West Coast sales manager for sports/outdoor lifestyle and Benny Cruickshank as sports channel communications manager.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 3, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' latest print issue, the Aug. 1 edition, takes the temperature of the industry after the first six months of the year. The verdict: It’s sluggish, say distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 3, 2015

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has completed the sale of CamelBak Products to Vista Outdoor Inc. for $412.5 million plus an additional $14.1 million of estimated cash and working capital adjustments.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted August 3, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has established a standalone business unit called Haibike USA to handle the sales and marketing of Haibike e-bikes in the United States.

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