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LONDON (BRAIN) — Science in Sport, marketer of the SiS brand of sports nutrition, reports group revenue increased 150% in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailers who have opinions and want their voice to be heard, listen up: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News seeks retailers for its 2019-20 State of Retail panel.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Bollé Brands, which Vista Outdoor sold last year, has acquired the Spy Optic brand.

Spy Optic, which designs, markets and distributes sunglasses, goggles, helmets and prescription eyewear, joins Serengeti, Cébé and H2Optix within the Bollé Brands portfolio. 

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Mark Satkiewicz

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mark Satkiewicz has long been a part of the outdoor and cycling community, most notably as the former CEO of Smartwool. Last month he made news again as co-founder of SBT GRVL, a new gravel event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fantic USA, the North American subsidiary of the Italian e-bike manufacturer, is opening new headquarters in Denver, Colorado. 

Tagged Electric bike
CrankTank plans a new media event to be held in conjunction with the Dirty Kanza in 2020.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Marketing and event company CrankTank is planning a new media event to be held in conjunction with the Dirty Kanza gravel event in Emporia, Kansas, next year.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Impact Media Summit
Items on tariff lists 1, 2, and 3 were set to increase from 25% to 30% on Oct. 1. On Wednesday, President Trump said that increase will be delayed until Oct. 15.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that a planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, including many bike products, will be delayed 15 days.

Tagged Tariffs
A photo from Guettler's complaint in court records.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — X Games medalist Ryan Guettler is suing Hyper Bicycles and Walmart over use of a photograph of Guettler on the packaging of some Hyper accessories sold at Walmart stores.

The DH7 Derailleur features a locking B-knuckle at the hanger called the Hall Lock.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Tektro Racing Products has moved beyond its brake specialty to release a 1x7-speed drivetrain for gravity bikes, which it revealed last week at Eurobike. The drivetrain was the first of several new products on TRP's horizon in the next two years.

Tagged Eurobike

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit launched in 2015, has changed its name to Outride and launched an expansion and a fundraising platform as it looks to expand beyond its founding sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Bosch displayed an e-cargo bike at Eurobike. Photo courtesy Eurobike Friedrichshafen.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike attracted 6.6% more trade visitors than last year's show, which was held in July for the first time and without the traditional show-closing Festival Day.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Zwift is ramping up its retailer experience program this year with an emphasis on driving customers to IBDs armed with more knowledge and a membership teaser to join the simulated riding game.

Tagged Mobile bike apps / Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The date when German e-bike motor company Fazua enters the U.S. market is now set, the company said.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Bernstein and his fiancee, Gloria Liu.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Andrew Bernstein, the industry veteran who was injured in a hit-and-run in July, says he hopes to return to his job at True Communications as soon as possible.

Company wants to serve commercial clients via IBDs.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike this week, Tern is highlighting the commercial use possibilities for its bikes and accessories 

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chad Peterson, the chief operating officer at Intense LLC, died Monday from injuries sustained in a bike accident near Temecula.

Brendan Quirk

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Allied Cycle Works has named Brendan Quirk as its new interim CEO. Quirk cofounded Competitive Cyclist in Arkansas and later served as an executive vice president at, North American president of Rapha, and most recently as the cycling program director for Runway Group.

An update on the new ownership of Accell North America's brands and Mavic.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Take notice: When a European conglomerate says one of its business units is "noncore," read: "Make us an offer" and reach for your wallet.

Last year, Eurobike had a cargo bike area with 20 exhibitors. It's doubled for this year.
Photo: Dean Yobbi

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Messe Friedrichshafen was the hub of frenetic activity Tuesday afternoon with Eurobike preparing to open.

Tagged Eurobike

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Department of Interior on Friday said all classes of e-bikes will be regulated as traditional bicycles on non-motorized federal lands. The change will take place within 30 days and primarily affects the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.

Tagged Electric bike


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