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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tom Kattus is leaving Campagnolo North America after 10 1/2 years as the company's general manager for North America. Kattus and the Italian company said the parting was amicable.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, England (BRAIN) — Set to open in February, the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub will offer the cycling industry R&D facilities including two wind tunnels, 3D scanning tools for CFD (computational fluid dynamics) modeling, and a robot-equipped "bike efficiency rig."

Company is expanding international distribution and sales through large retailers.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes, launched in 2007, has recently sold its 2 millionth balance bike, less than three years after celebrating the sale of 1 millionth bike. 

BAAR, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Piet van der Velde plans for his new P&A brand to offer stable pricing and margins at the upper end of the price spectrum, and said he aims to provide products worth the price.

IMBA's revenue and expenses in recent years.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — The loss of Subaru as a corporate sponsor two years ago revealed larger issues at the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — William Robert "Bobby" Hawley Sr., passed away last Thursday at age 87.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has signed a licensing agreement with Shimano to offer Micro Spline-compatible freehubs for use with the new XTR M9100 12-speed mountain group. All the freehubs will be produced at I9’s facility in Asheville, and will be available by the end of the year.

BOULDER, Colo.  (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Patricia Rojas-Ungar to lead its advocacy agenda as the vice president of government affairs. Rojas-Ungar is currently vice president of public affairs at the U.S. Travel Association.

The Storck headquarters store in Idstein, Germany.

IDSTEIN, Germany (BRAIN) — The high-end German brand Storck Bicycles has opened its consumer direct sales to most international markets, including the U.S., where the brand has about nine dealers but no distributor.

Photos courtesy of Spokes, Etc.

ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — In an emergency response trial held here recently, bicyclists were able to transport 1,250 pounds of water and 1,100 pounds of food over difficult terrain, showing how the vehicles can be put to use when needed the most.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Bicycle Manufacturers' Association has withdrawn its request to the European Commission to begin registering the imports of e-bikes into the EU.

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MUNICH (BRAIN) — BikeYoke says its new Divine SL internally routed dropper post was launched in response to riders’ requesting a shorter-travel post than the German brand’s predecessor, the 125- to 185-millimeter-travel Revive dropper.

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