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The Campagnolo 80th anniversary group

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Tullio Campagnolo founded his company here 80 years ago this year, and the company that bears his name is preparing an 80th anniversary parts group and wheelsets to be released to the public next month.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano sales gained 11 percent last year as bicycle product sales grew 12 percent and fishing sales grew 8 percent.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Italian fork brand Marzocchi has moved its U.S. operations from Valencia to Long Beach, California, and following a difficult year in 2012, says it is ready to return strongly to the OE market for the 2014 model year. The company plans to introduce new models to the industry at the Taipei Cycle Show in March and other models to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in California in April.

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — European industry veteran Andi Schmidt, has joined Hayes Components as its European marketing manager.

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Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul. Photo: tony Di Zinno

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike shops in Colorado and Pennsylvania are gathering donated gear for the Afghanistan cycling team.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant has announced plans to build a new $50 million (NT$1.5 billion) headquarters and research and development complex by 2016. 

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Triathlon is now a separate department within the Italian clothing brand Castelli, the company announced Monday.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta will be providing GPM10, a London-based operator of bike touring and training camps, with a rental fleet of top-of-the-line Serotta MeiVici bicycles, the companies announced.

OEM powerhouse looks to build its own brand in the U.S.
Velo Senso saddle

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — While the Velo saddle brand is little known among U.S. bike consumers, the Taiwanese company behind the brand is a powerhouse in Asian OEM production, making saddles, grips and handlebar tape for a variety of major brands over the years.

PAAL-Beringen, Belgium (BRAIN) — Belgian bike manufacturer Ridley Bikes has hired Richard Wittenberg as vice president of international operations.

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has ended its relationship with its longtime U.K. distributor, Madison.

Tagged Distributor news

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic’s sales rose 7 percent to $174 million (129 million euros) last year, and jumped 5 percent during the final quarter, according to Amer Sports. Amer Sports is the parent company of Mavic as well as Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and other brands.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi is buying Italian parts and accessories distributor Alpen By Verza Srl, the company announced Thursday. Alpen By Verza has been operating for more than 30 years.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Distributor news
Cyclists in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy European Cyclists' Federation

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Nantes, France, will host the 2015 Velo-city conference, a meeting of more than 1,000 bike advocates and planners from around the world.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN)—Cannondale wrapped up a four-day camp for its first title-sponsored WorldTour road race team on Monday, an event marked by the Hollywood-themed rider introduction in the heart of Southern California’s film industry. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Friends, family and supporters of mountain bike racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car last month, are forming a foundation in his name in hope of

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CARSON, CA (BRAIN)—Custom apparel maker Champion System on Friday introduced its 2013 pro road cycling team, marking the second year for the world’s first Asian-based UCI Pro Continental squad.

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KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply's longtime leader, Chuck Hooper, will step aside this spring as Greg Blackwell becomes president of the distributor, which is owned by the Accell Group.

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AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ever wanted to work for a pro cycling team, helping top athletes prepare and recover, washing their clothes, making their food, and basically acting like a combination coach, physical therapist and mom?

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European parts and accessories trade association Coliped returns to Taipei Cycle this year as the biggest exhibitor with 93 booths in 9,000 square feet of space. 

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show


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