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Posted September 10, 2018
The new Osprey Raptor.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — With a president who is a former longtime leader of CamelBak, and a bike industry veteran brought on as a new bike-specific sales manager, Osprey Packs isn't shy about its ambitions.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 7, 2018
Bianchi has significantly increased its dealer support in the Western US /Rocky Mountain regions with the addition of Vince Bynan in Utah, Wyoming and Southeast Idaho,  and Brent & McKenzie Winebarger and Tony Iannicito covering Colorado, and New Mexico. 
 
Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted September 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The public comment period ended Thursday for a proposed 25 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports, including most categories of bicycle products. Now the industry can do little but wait for the Trump administration to announce whether it will go ahead on the package. Meanwhile, the president has proposed another round of tariffs that would hit virtually every product coming from China.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs
Posted September 7, 2018
Eoin Comerford says he was surprised by the industry's vehement response to the online store.

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Eoin Comerford, the CEO of Moosejaw, says a controversial new curated website featuring premium outdoor gear, part of Walmart's e-commerce site, has the potential to expand the outdoor industry's reach.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 7, 2018
Saris's owner said his company has been "abandoned by bicycle trade and industry groups" who sided with importers.

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (BRAIN) — When Ali Yazdian began planning his bike rack company about three years ago, he was determined to manufacture in the U.S., as much as possible near his home in the Salt Lake Valley.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs / From the Magazine
Posted September 7, 2018

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha has cut 15 jobs at its headquarters in the name of reducing redundancy and costs, the company said. The company said sales were up significantly last year but that it now focusing on long-term profitable growth rather than short-term sales.

Posted in International
Posted September 6, 2018
The new Felt logo.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has rebranded, with a new logo, new corporate colors, and a new website.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 6, 2018
Takala at Thursday's presentation.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports CEO Heikki Takala made clear Thursday that the company is considering selling off both its cycling brands, Mavic and Enve. In the most gentle but firm way, Takala said there might be a better owner out there, somewhere, for the brands, both of which he called "iconic."

Posted in International
Posted September 6, 2018
RWC changed its DU Bushing Pilot to this shade after Park's complaint.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Park has held a trademark blue bike tools since 2008. But RWC's owner said he's switched to a different shade and accuses Park of bullying him.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 6, 2018

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haro Bicycle Corp. has announced organizational changes in sales and product management — promoting its sales director and bringing aboard new product managers for its BMX and lifestyle bike lines.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 6, 2018
Photo from the grand opening of Decathlon's San Francisco lab store in April.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The world's largest sporting goods retailer — which does considerable business in cycling — plans to open a 47,000-square-foot store in Emeryville, California, in the spring. The planned location is in a former Toys R Us store and will join Decathlon's "lab store" in San Francisco, which it opened in April.

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