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Posted April 23, 2015

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales in the first quarter of 2015 were about flat compared with last year, the brand's parent company, Amer Sports Corp., announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 23, 2015

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group released a brief statement Thursday saying that it has "recorded an increase in both turnover and profit in the first months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014."

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 22, 2015
Brand synergy?
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has completed the acquisition of Louisville Slugger, which it first announced about a month ago.
Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted April 21, 2015
Updated: Back-office functions relocated to Connecticut from British Columbia. Bike apparel sales to be handled by Dorel's outside rep force in the U.S. Independent reps continue to sell Sugoi running apparel.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Dorel Sports is reorganizing its apparel division. The company is opening a new facility later this year that it's calling the Apparel Center of Excellence in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2015

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Following an in-depth system audit, Orbea has decided to cease manufacturing in Kunshan, China, at the end of June and expand its facility in Portugal.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle, which bills itself as the U.K.'s largest online bike and tri-sports retailer, is planning a new multimillion-dollar marketing campaign aimed at increasing its penetration with cycling enthusiasts in the U.K. and Australia. 

Posted in International
Posted April 14, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The International Cycling Union (UCI) has decided to allow teams to test disc brakes in a limited number of road races this season and next, with an official introduction of road discs scheduled for the 2017 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted April 14, 2015

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Effetto Mariposa has hired Aspekt Brand Communications, a new PR and marketing firm headed by industry veteran Suzette Ayotte, to handle its public relations in the USA.

Posted in International
Posted April 13, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sport legends Chris McCormack and Timo Bracht will each speak at this summer's Global Conference, an event produced by Triathlon Business International.

The event is July 9-11 in Roth, Germany, in conjunction with the Challenge Roth triathlon.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted April 13, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Shimano were the top vote getters in multiple categories in BikeRadar's 2015 Most Wanted Awards.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Awards
Posted April 10, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike plans to show a new Yamaha motor-driven collection of e-bikes at next week's Sea Otter Classic, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the Accell brand's introduction to the U.S. market.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 10, 2015

(BRAIN) — The BikeAid app is a global bike store locator with thousands of bike stores listed. The app is available as a free download for iOS and Android mobile devices. 

Posted in International Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted April 8, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — As a strong U.S. dollar continues its tight grip on a weak euro, Campagnolo North America is doing what few companies choose to do. Since February, the high-end Italian component maker has dropped its wholesale prices to U.S. distributors 18 percent.

Posted in International
Posted March 30, 2015

ZWOLLE, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Fast Forward Wheels has moved its headquarters to a larger building in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The company said it moved due to growing sales and the need for more storage and workspace. The new headquarters are in an old steel factory.

Posted in International
Posted March 26, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation, a maker of protective gear for motorsports and bicycling, announced 2014 revenues of $18.5 million, up 24 percent over its 2013 sales. 

Posted in International
Posted March 25, 2015

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — E-commerce vendor Wiggle is moving its distribution base 150 miles, from Portsmouth to Wolverhampton, U.K., in the West Midlands region.

Posted in International
Posted March 20, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Industry veterans Steve Metz and Rafe Schlager are at Taipei Cycle not only to promote a new aftermarket product, but to sell what they see as a valuable technology for both OEs and cyclists.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
In a sit-down with BRAIN at Taipei Cycle, SRAM’s CEO also discusses the company’s move into electronic shifting and its upcoming move in Chicago.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — By mid-morning Thursday, SRAM’S booth at the Taipei Cycle Show was bustling with visitors as Stan Day — the company’s co-founder, CEO and president — stood nearby greeting friends and customers.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
Kask general manager Diego Zambon and sales manager Ylenia Battistello

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Kask, the Italian helmet company, will soon boost its presence in the mountain bike market, showing off samples of a new helmet at Sea Otter. 

Posted in International Tagged Sea Otter Classic / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 19, 2015
The Zeta road post has 25 millimeters of drop.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Getting road riders on board with a dropper post is no small challenge — off-road riders accept change much more readily than the pavement crowd, KS Suspension’s Rick Taylor believes. 

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

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