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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.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2015
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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Blue Cycles is transitioning its operations to the West Coast and readying for an introduction of its 2016 line even as its CEO, Steven Harad, is no longer with the company.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2015

DEL MAR, Calif. — Benno Baenziger, co-founder of Electra, is back in the bike industry with a new line called Benno Bikes and is looking for a distributor to handle sales in North America and internationally.

Posted in North America
Posted July 30, 2015

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin shipped 8 percent more units in the second quarter than a year earlier but saw revenue edge slightly lower as unfavorable currency rates reduced revenue by $59 million and negatively affected margins during the period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 30, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has signed with Mountainview Sports Group for sales representation in the Southeast states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted July 30, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company's caffeinated sports drink tablets, sold under the Energy name in the U.S., have been certified by Canadian authorities. In Canada, the tablets are being sold under the Boost name and are now available through its Canadian distributor, Red Pine Outdoor Equipment.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is partnering with Interbike to present Bike MS: Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2015
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Oakley Inc. is laying off 167 employees in Southern California, including 137 at its Foothill Ranch headquarters, according to a report from the California Employment Development Department, as parent company Luxottica Group of Italy continues to integrate the sunglass and apparel brand into its global business.
Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2015

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has announced nominees for this year's induction into the hall. Members of the hall can now vote for their choices; votes will be accepted until Aug. 12.

The Induction Ceremony will be held at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2015

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak and Osprey Packs have settled a patent infringement lawsuit the CamelBak filed against Osprey in February. The companies did not release terms of the settlement

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2015

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has added a female designer to its staff, as a part of the brand's strategy to increase women's sales to 50 percent of its overall sales by next year.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new distributor, Zeitbike, is being launched this week by Fritz Bohl, the former CEO of Abus North America. Zeitbike's dealer portal went live Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has launched a new campaign intended to inspire riders to try riding dirt roads and paths as a way to escape traffic and make the riding experience more enjoyable.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 27, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has officially unveiled a new corporate logo. The new design was introduced at a global distributor meeting in Germany. The company also released a usage guide for distributors and retailers that includes recommendations and regulations for all Felt branding.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2015

FREEPORT, Maine (BRAIN) —The Carrabassett Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association has received a $50,000 grant from LL Bean's Charitable Giving for Conservation and Outdoor Recreation.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2015
Growth from e-bike sales in Europe; North American performance 'below expectations.'

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. noted that operating profit in the first half of the year was up 29 percent to $53.8 million (€49.1 million), while net profit was up 21 percent to $34.9 million (€31.9 million).

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 23, 2015
Nick Hage.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Nick Hage, who started with Cannondale in 2010 in sales operations, was recently promoted to the role of vice president, sales and operations for Cycling Sports Group's Cannondale brand.

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