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HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group recently issued a business update to its shareholders and business partners and included an update on its Babboe cargo bike recall over concerns about the structural integrity of its frames.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed into law a legislative package to enhance lithium-ion battery safety standards that includes recognizing EN and UL testing standards.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Chris Speyer, most recently Chief Merchandising Officer at REI Co-op, is joining the Canadian sports retailer Mountain Equipment Company. He will officially join MEC at the end of the month. 

David Sperstad.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our July magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are your expectations of sales reps? How are relations among retailers, sales representatives, and manufacturers?

EL PASO, Texas (BRAIN) — Osprey and Hydro Flask parent company Helen of Troy's net sales fell 12.2% in the first quarter year-over-year. The Home & Outdoor category, which Osprey and Hydro Flask are part of, declined 8.6%.

More product highlights as the organizers announce increases in trade and consumer attendance.

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of Eurobike, which closed Sunday following its closing weekend consumer festival, said attendance by both consumers and trade visitors was up slightly this year over last. 

Remember all the bikes we sold during COVID? The riders are still out there, and they're still riding.

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Photo: Nicolas Det/Eurobike

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Day 2 (July 4) at Eurobike lacked fireworks, but pretzels, wiener schnitzel and potato salad were an acceptable substitute for hot dogs, apple pie and — potato salad. Here are a few things we turned up.

Photo: Eurobike/Frank Baumhammel

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — The third Eurobike to be held at the Frankfurt Messe opened Wednesday for three days of trade show action followed by a weekend consumer festival.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will join other brands in offering a direct-to-consumer bike buying option after unveiling its Consumer Choice program that will provide 15% to 20% margins to the consumer's closest Partner Level retailer.

Blair Clark.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon's Blair Clark is retiring as North America general manager, and his responsibilities are being temporarily transferred to the brand's headquarters in Koblenz, Germany.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has appointed Hap Seliga as president of its US subsidiary.

UPDATED with bid price.

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Spia Cycling, a subsidiary of Giant Manufacturing, has emerged as a stalking horse bidder for the assets of Stages Cycling LLC. Stages, Foundation Fitness LLC and related companies filed for Chapter 11 protection in Nebraska’s federal bankruptcy court here on June 22. 

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New Product

(BRAIN) — Magura's Gustav Pro hydraulic brake system is designed for e-MTB and gravity applications, manufactured specifically for heavier bikes.