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Decline was steeper in Fox's bike-related businesses.

(BRAIN) — Fox Factory revenues in its Speciality Sports Group, which includes its bike-related brands, were down 43% in the company’s 2023 fiscal year, a decline the company attributed to “channel inventory recalibration” and “lower end consumer demand.”

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Charlie Cunningham

MARIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famers Charlie Cunningham and Jacquie Phelan are selling Cunningham’s customized and refurbished Phil Wood & Co. spoke threading machine to support his ongoing care following a bike accident almost nine years ago.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — A settlement was reached Friday in State Farm Insurance Company's civil action lawsuit against Rad Power Bikes on behalf of an insured homeowner client who suffered property damage after his e-bike caught fire.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal / Electric bike
Led by Fitness products, Q4 revenue increases 13% year-over-year.

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. posted record revenue for 2023, while fourth-quarter revenue increased 13% year-over-year boosted by the Fitness segment.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
GT Managing Director Jason Schiers.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is amid a transformation back to its IBD and off-road roots, the company says, and longtime industry pro Jason Schiers has had a lot to say about it.

Tagged Electric bike

UTRECHT, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority told the Accell Group cargo brand Babboe to stop selling its bikes for not investigating a series of reported broken frames as required by law.

Tagged Electric bike

NEWARK, N.J. (BRAIN) — Samuel Mancini, who pleaded guilty nearly two years ago to securities fraud in connection to a failed plan to buy up several legacy Italian cycling brands, is now asking the court to schedule his sentencing hearing.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A public comment period ends next Wednesday, Feb. 21, for industry members and others who want to tell the U.S. Trade Representative's Office how they feel about extending an exclusion from a 25% tariff on Chinese-made bicycle products.

Tagged Tariffs / Electric bike
Tim Rutledge at the Sea Otter Classic. Photo courtesy of Gork Barrette.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Tim Rutledge, a longtime industry product manager and legendary cyclocross and road racer, died Monday after a battle with cancer. Friends and family confirmed his passing to BRAIN on Tuesday. He was 65. 

Company says North American bicycle interest remains ‘firm.’

TOKYO (BRAIN) — Shimano announced full-year 2023 sales in its bicycle division of 364,679 million yen ($2.42 billion) on Tuesday, a 29.5% decrease from the year before. Operating income in the division was down 55%, to 65,251 million yen. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes will shut down the Ride Spot mobile app after nearly five years on Feb. 29 to devote resources to its infrastructure project and advocating for better policy.

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group's year-over-year net sales for the fourth quarter decreased 5% while yearly sales were down 10% compared to 2022 as bike-related product sales continued to decline.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Despite some bike helmet sales growth in the Sport sub-category, MIPS' fourth-quarter net sales decreased 15% year-over-year while yearly net sales were down 37%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. fourth-quarter revenue declined 8% year-over-year as did its 2023 revenue despite camera sell-through increases in the second half of the year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — Belgium e-bike brand Cowboy has started an at-home mobile service to support its European riders.

Tagged Electric bike

OAK PARK, Ill. (BRAIN) — Some air travelers who hope to bring a bike on their trip are running into road blocks with Southwest Airlines. The wording in the carrier's bike policy is confusing and travelers say it is enforced inconsistently.

Seeks $2M in damages.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (BRAIN) — A man is suing Shimano North America and Trek Bicycle for $2 million in damages after his bike's Shimano V-brake lever impaled his thigh during a fall on a bike path.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal
Revelyst's brands include Bell, Giro, QuietKat, CamelBak, Fox Racing, Blackburn and more.
Quarterly sales of the Revelyst divisions under the previous brand organization.

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Revelyst, the division of Vista Outdoor that contains its bicycle-related brands, is closing offices in four communities as it consolidates its related brands into three groups.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — A month after saying she would propose a state-wide ban on the sale of uncertified lithium-ion batteries, New York Gov.

Tagged Electric bike

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Enve Composites owner Amer Sports did not meet pricing expectations for its initial public offering over analysts' concerns with its Chinese parent company Anta Sports Products.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments / Earnings/Financial Reports


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