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MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has sent amended dealer agreements to select retailers asking they stop selling certain competing brands.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—While the average retail price of bikes was up 3 percent, unit sales dipped 4 percent in June, according to RetailTRAK data from Leisure Trends Group.

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Sales in the outdoor and fitness markets helped lead Garmin, Ltd. to a 7 percent increase in total revenue in its second quarter, to $718 million.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN PIETRO di STABIO, Switzerland (BRAIN)Assos is restructuring its global online retailers to form a new network called AID, short for Assos Internet Dealer.

Tagged Web/Internet

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)It was just a matter of time.

After organizers of the Interbike Expo hired former pro downhill champion Leigh Donovan as an account executive, a downhill race during the show's annual OutDoor Demo was a no-brainer.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Amid carbon craze, made-in-USA bike brand works to maintain domestic manufacturing

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) —The rise of carbon fiber has forced some tough decisions on Intense Cycles.

Tagged BRAIN News

LONDON (BRAIN) — During NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony Friday, a commentator noted that a flying dove bicycle segment reminded him of the iconic image of a flying bike from the 1980s movie classic, ET, the Extra Terrestrial.

Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship

Editor's note: This article first ran in the July 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Tagged BRAIN News

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Monday July 30 2012—Nirve Sports is launching a limited edition Coca-Cola cruiser this month. The red bike will have a suggested retail of $470 and be sold through Nirve's retailers and Coke's network of collectible retailers.

Trident to distribute Alpinestars in Canada • Road Warrior offers reps a discount • CamelBak promotes two • Currie graduates territory managers • Chrome sponsors messenger championships • Chamois Butt'r sponsors CrossVegas

OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) Friday July 27 2012 9:42 AM MT—Albabici is now working with Shopatron for online sales fulfillment, Albabici president Gianluca Caliari announced this week.

Editor's note The following story ran in the July 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) Thursday July 26 2012 10:56 AM MT—The warm winter brought smiles all around as suppliers and retailers booked record early sales. Yet sales success is slowing in the heat of summer for suppliers.

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)The second day of DealerCamp launched under bright blue skies and cool temperatures without a hint of thunderstorms. And dealers took full advantage of the day taking dozens of bikes—mostly 29er mountain and high-end road—out for a spin.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN) Wednesday July 25 2012 5:09 PM MT—Outdoor Gear Canada has signed on with SmartEtailing's Supplier Sync, making the distributor's brands, including its bike brands, available on participating retailers' websites.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday July 25 2012 4:57 PM MT—Retail sales of outdoor products lost some momentum in June, according to a report by the Outdoor Industry Association.

Brooks Union Jack saddles celebrate Olympiad • Green Guru hosts third annual cruiser ride at OR • San Diego retailer teams with Giant and Spy on race team

Florida festival moved to Tampa • Spy signs Trebon • Rapha makes Olympic deliveries • Castelli sponsors team

SNOWBASIN, UT (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012—Mike Clark has sold more than two-dozen Pugsleys and Moonlanders this year at Velo City Bikes, and so it was no surprise to see him at the Surly exhibit at 9:30 Sunday morning.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Distributor news

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—If Trek was looking for more space to showcase its 2013 products to European retailers when it opted out of Eurobike this year, it certainly found what it was looking for.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences


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