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Posted August 1, 2016

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has hired industry veteran Lori Barrett as its North American brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) – PeopleForBikes has announced its latest round of community grants. Two of the grants were done in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 29, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will roll out its online sales program in select U.S. states later this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted July 28, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Connex has reduced the U.S. wholesale and suggested retail prices of its chains by about 10 percent due to the continued weakness of the euro against the U.S. dollar, the company announced this weel. The company also announced a new minimum advertised price policy in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted July 28, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — SKS USA will now act as the exclusive North American brand manager and distributor of SQlab saddles.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 28, 2016
Company doesn't mention cycling products in quarterly presentations.

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin stocks hit a 52-week high on Wednesday after earnings and revenue far exceeded analyst expectations for the first half. The company also raised its guidance for the second half.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 28, 2016
Company exceeds Wall Street expectations, points to improved sell-thru rates and continued marketshare dominance.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro announced a second quarter sales decline of 47 percent this week, along with a loss of nearly $92 million, after reporting a profit last year in the same period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 27, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following last year's "Breaking Away" reunion at the Interbike Awards Gala, this year's Interbike awards ceremony will include an appearance by at least four of the top-billed cast members of the 1985 cycling film "American Flyers."

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike / Interbike Awards
Posted July 26, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Greg Herbold is retiring from work with SRAM and RockShox after 25 years with the brands as a racer, product developer and ambassador.

Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2016

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed Stan Brajer as its senior VP of U.S. sales and marketing. Brajer brings more than 20 years of experience in sports, fitness and retail to Polar. Previously, Brajer he was VP of U.S. sports sales for Timex.

Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley is now distributing bike and ski bags from the German brand EVOC.

The announcement comes less than 12 months after Lambert, Hawleys' sister company, relaunched EVOC in Canada. EVOC products will be available for ordering from Hawley in October.

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2016

SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mountain bike website PinkBike.com is holding its third annual video contest with GoPro. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 25, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has launched of a series of educational seminars designed specifically for suppliers and their staffs.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted July 25, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has opened registration for new exhibitors. The thirteenth edition of NAHBS will be held next year in Salt Lake City, March 10-12. Applications for new exhibitors are now being accepted.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted July 25, 2016

TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Over the next five days some 300 dealers, many of them authorized Salsa dealers, will get a peek at what Quality Bicycle Products has to offer for 2017.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2016
Nick Hage

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has promoted Nick Hage to general manager IBD U.S. and appointed Steve Reeds senior vice president operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 22, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The Glukos Company Inc. has expanded its roster of action sports athletes by signing BMX and mountain bike icon Mike King.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 21, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group reported gobal sales growth of 8.2 percent in its second quarter, but the company said said the Sports Authority and Sport Chalet closured hampered sales in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 20, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycle Parts has hired Lee Kilpatrick to expand the importer's sales of Sapim spokes and Ryde rims to OEMs and specialty wheel builders.  

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Philadelphia Bicycle Expo have hired O2 Active as communications consultant for the 2016 event, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 5-6.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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