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Posted May 19, 2014
The factory is shut down for now.

AUBURN, Wash. (BRAIN) — Last week’s riots near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, so badly damaged Bor Yueh, which manufactures bike racks for Tubus and RackTime, that it is shut down for now, said Ortlieb USA president Jeff Scully.

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Posted May 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual CycloFemme rides held May 11 to mark Women's Global Cycling Day were held in 303 communities worldwide, the organization announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 16, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwanese executives with factories near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — where rioters looted or destroyed dozens of businesses including some in the bicycle industry — are expected to quickly get production lines back in operation barring further assaults.

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Posted May 15, 2014

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (BRAIN) — Information on the rioting that may have partially destroyed or damaged a variety of Taiwanese-owned factories in Ho Chi Minh City is sketchy, but initial reports say at least a half-dozen were damaged or destroyed.

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Posted May 13, 2014

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI is planning a fourth and possibly a fifth "satellite" World Cycling Center, to be built somewhere in Central or South America in the next few years.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted May 13, 2014

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s sales hit $742.2 million (75.7 billion yen) over the first quarter, compared to $620.5 million (63.3 billion yen) over the same period last year. Sales in its bike division hit $598.6 million (61.1 billion yen), an increase of 19 percent. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 12, 2014
Bell's Australian motorsports distributor, Monza, will take over bike helmet distribution there.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG Sports has extended its distribution agreements with Australia' Sheppard Industries for BRG's Giro and Blackburn products. Both agreements have been extended five years.

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Posted May 8, 2014
Company also expands U.S. warehouse in Colorado.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Swobo has a new agreeement with U.K.-based retailer Charlie the Bikemonger, which will distribute the brand in Europe and serve as the base of operations for swobobikes.eu.

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Posted May 7, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle Ltd., the online sports retailer, has appointed Giles David as chief financial officer, effective June 1.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014
Updated
Counterfeit (left) and real Squirt Lube.

DENVER (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court in Colorado has issued a temporary restraining order against the former U.S. distributor of Squirt chain lube.

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Posted May 5, 2014
Titev.

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Nikolay Titev, who will augment WTB Europe's sales staff, managing Southeastern Europe's aftermarket as well as OEM sales. Titev is based in Bulgaria.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 29, 2014

DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Dahon held a conference for its Asian distributors last weekend in Pattaya, Thailand. This year the company has expanded its regional events, with distributor conferences in Asia and Europe.

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Posted April 24, 2014

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. is reporting a positive start to the year.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 24, 2014

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales grew 8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, to 39 million euros ($54 million) worldwide, according to an interim report released Thursday by Mavic parent Amer Sports.  

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 18, 2014

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale has hired Sebastien Gillot as its new head of communications. Gillot was most recently with the International Boxing Association, where he was head of communications and public relations.

Posted in International Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is the latest brand to create a cycling club on Strava.com, where the component company's fans can share their ride information and socialize.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps
Posted April 14, 2014

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has boosted its North American presence by establishing a new U.S.-based headquarters in San Leandro, Calif.

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Posted April 9, 2014
Shannon Galpin with team members last year.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has increased its support of Mountain2Mountain, a program that helped create the first-ever National Women's Cycling Team in Afghanistan. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted April 8, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond will be joining Eurosport as an on-air channel ambassador, providing analysis on the network's coverage of Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in a preview and review show called "LeMond on Tour."

Eurosport is broadcast in 54 European markets.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted April 4, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — FE Sports is now handling sales and marketing of  Wahoo Fitness products in Australia.

The agreement is effective immediately and includes Wahoo's full product line of cycling computers, heart rate monitors, cycling trainers, sensors and accessories.

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