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Posted February 13, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — PR firm Verde Brand Communications has created an action sports and lifestyle division, which is being led by Verde's Keith Cozzens.

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Posted February 13, 2014
Company to be renamed BRG Sports

VAN NUYS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. has agreed to sell its Easton baseball and softball business to Bauer Sports for $330 million, the company announced Thursday. It also said it is close to selling its Easton hockey business to "a third party."

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 13, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos has hired Beth Leibo as its central territory manager, the company announced this week. Leibo will manage sales and retailer support in 14 states in the middle of the U.S., from the Dakotas south to Louisiana.

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Posted February 13, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports, now headquartered in Utah, is sponsoring the state's high school mountain bike racing league with a program that the company said will ensure any kid who wants to ride has the equipment to do so. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 13, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — BMC is moving its U.S. subsidiary from Boston to San Diego, and expects to be up and running in the new building the first week of March.

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Posted February 11, 2014

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Micargi Bicycles has hired 40-year industry veteran Gary Hoisington as director of design and engineering and brand manager.

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Posted February 11, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride is reporting sales of $1.7 million last year, a 119 percent increase over 2012, when the company's net sales were $779,000.

The privately held company voluntarily publishes its sales figures.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 11, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies, the manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrains, has hired Rick Soberanis as its "chief accelerator of sales and business development" for bike North America. Soberanis started working with Fallbrook's NuVinci bicycle division on Feb. 2.

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Posted February 11, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is holding its 2014 open house in Peabody, Mass., this year to allow more Boston-area retailers to attend.

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Posted February 11, 2014

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed a multi-year agreement that designates Rudy Project as the Official Helmet of Ironman for North America, the company announced this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 11, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.

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Posted February 11, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro, Inc. said it plans to offer a registered initial public offering of its common stock.

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Posted February 10, 2014

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Apparel maker Soulforce Cycling has relocated to a new facility in Wheat Ridge. The new 2,300-square-foot facility houses the brand's headquarters administrative offices, design studio and warehouse and shipping hub.

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Posted February 10, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.

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Posted February 10, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.

Faircloth started at Marin in 2003. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 7, 2014

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.

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Posted February 7, 2014
However, company forecasts 20 to 25 percent increase for first quarter of 2014.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries’ earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2013 in its recreational and leisure segment — which includes Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Dorel’s mass-market bike brands — will come in lower than a year earlier due to “a poorer product mix” and late order delivery at Cycling Sports Group, the company announced.

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

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) filed an objection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over its proposed rule change that states once a firm voluntarily agrees to undertake a corrective action plan, the firm is legally bound to fulfill the terms of the agreement. Currently suppliers are under no legal restraints when filing a voluntary recall.

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Posted February 6, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin Bicycle has partnered with Team Roger C. Peace Cycling, the only independent team competing on a global para-cycling schedule, as provider of its Pro4 line of race tires and other team support throughout the season.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 6, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Carmichael Training Systems and Peaks Coaching Group have selected PowerTap as a preferred power meter, giving athletes access to power equipment and guidance.

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