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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

ANOKA, Minn. (BRAIN) — Sales in Vista Outdoor's Revelyst business unit — formerly its Outdoor Products segment — decreased 10% in the company's fiscal third quarter, which ended Dec. 24. Revelyst contains bike industry brands Giro, Bell, Fox Racing, QuietKat and others.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
The decision will cut 100 to 150 jobs.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group plans to combine its two manufacturing facilities here and move a portion of production to other European sites, leading to a workforce reduction of 100 to 150 jobs.

Joe Graney

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Joe Graney will step down as Santa Cruz Bicycles' CEO to spend more time with his family, a Santa Cruz spokesperson said. 

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo has moved from its traditional fall dates to spring, but organizers said it will remain a meeting place for handmade builders as well as cycling enthusiasts.

Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Brands looking to add some Swiss precision to their bike products are looking to 9T Labs, a 5-year-old continuous fiber composite manufacturer. The brand might be a common sight on some high-end bikes and parts from major brands in the coming seasons.

Schwalbe's factory in Vietnam.

REICHSHOF, Germany (BRAIN) — Schwalbe, which historically has split tire and tube production between its factories in Indonesia and Vietnam, says it is focusing on Vietnam exclusively at least for the time being. 

KORTRIJK, Belgium (BRAIN) — At the Velofollies trade fair here this week, Belgian Cycling Factory is relaunching the Eddy Merckx bicycle line, which has been off the market for several years. 

Steve Gluckman

(BRAIN) — Tern has added Steve Gluckman and Shirley Chen to its senior management teams.

Photo courtesy Scott Sports

SEOUL, Korea (BRAIN) — South Korean apparel brand Youngone Corp., which acquired a majority share in Scott Sports in 2015, has loaned its subsidiary 150 million Swiss francs ($176 million).

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The MADE handmade bike show, which held its first show last year in Portland, will add a second this June in Australia. The Made Australia show will be June 28-29 at the Darebin International Sports Centre in Thornbury, Victoria, near Melbourne.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Image from the Fischer Auction Co. online listing.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Almost three years after the brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Eminent Cycles' remaining frames, bikes and parts are being auctioned this month. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said during her State of the State address Tuesday that she will propose a state-wide ban on the sale of uncertified lithium-ion batteries.

Tagged Electric bike
Brandt Furgerson.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Colnago named Brandt Furgerson CEO for Colnago America, which serves the United States, Canada, and parts of Latin America.

EL PASO, Texas (BRAIN) — Helen of Troy third-quarter net sales declined 1.6% year-over-year, despite the Home & Outdoor group's sales increasing 3.1%.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Amer Sports owns ENVE Composites

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports, parent company of ENVE Composites and other outdoor brands, officially announced the filing of a U.S. initial public offering.


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