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November 2, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Unlike many of the other markets the BRAIN staff visited on our Dealer Tours, there's been no turnover among the Chicago-area retailers we visited in 2013. If you value stability and you like speaking with the same shop owner year after year, then Chicago is your market.

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Chicago's IBDs focus on the business with little drama
November 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This month IMBA is launching a new fundraising push to fund dozens of pre-approved new mountain bike trail projects around the country. The organization has identifued 68 trail and bike park projects in 31 states that will benefit from the fundraising.

Posted in Industry News
November 1, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory reported record sales of $127.4 million in the third quarter, up 16.9 percent from the same period last year. In its bicycle division, which includes sales through the Fox, Marzocchi, Race Face and Easton Cycling brands, sales were up 8.8 percent in the quarter.

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November 1, 2017

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro on Wednesday reported a 37 percent increase in third-quarter revenue to $329.8 million and net income of $14.7 million, compared with a loss of $104 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

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November 1, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA is now offering U.S. customers the option of having their bikes assembled, delivered and fit by Velofix, the mobile bike service franchiser.

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November 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Representatives from the bike industry can register for free admittance to the Philly Bike Expo on the event's website until noon ET Thursday, Nov. 2. There is no registration at the event. 

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November 1, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin on Wednesday reported a 3 percent increase in third-quarter revenue to $743 million, but the company's fitness segment — which includes cycling products — saw sales decline 12 percent during the period to $167 million.

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November 1, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris has released a re-branding of CycleOps, PowerTap and Bike Fixation that emphasizes each brand's connection to Saris. Now each of the brands is being "endorsed" by Saris, so CycleOps has become "CycleOps by Saris," PowerTap is "PowerTap by Saris," and so on.

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Saris becomes the "endorsing brand" of CycleOps, PowerTap and Bike Fixation. Saris Parking is rolled into Bike Fixation.
November 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has released an updated Global Heatmap, first released in 2015. The interactive data visualization is based on more than 1 billion recorded activities from Strava athletes across the globe.

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November 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Lauren Gregg has joined Fuji Bikes as the brand's mountain bike marketing manager. She will be leading Fuji's mountain bike marketing including advertising, and sponsorship.

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