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(BRAIN) — A marketplace website will offer consumers a way to buy and sell pre-owned Kitsbow Cycling Apparel. The Kitsbow Experienced Apparel website — created and operated by Treet — recently uploaded design and photo-shoot samples, and items from its gear library, including

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Leatt Corporation recorded record revenue for 2022 despite a fourth-quarter losses of 53%. The protective gear brand reported full-year revenue of $76.3 million, up 5% year-over-year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

GOUDHURST, England (BRAIN) — Whyte Bikes acquired Quench Cycles after the retailer shut down over the holidays following 18 years in business.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components announced it will withdraw from the B Corporation recertification process, a designation from B Lab that a company meets sustainability standards while balancing profit with purpose.

Tagged DEI and Sustainability

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (BRAIN) — Time Bicycles announced plans Thursday for the nation's largest carbon fiber bicycle manufacturing facility after acquiring a 140,000 square-foot factory in nearby Landrum.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Andreani doesn’t consider its new U.S. distribution center here a typical clearinghouse for suspension products and tools for mountain bikes and motorcycles.

Tagged From the Magazine

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow Cycling Apparel, an employee-owned benefit corp that manufactures locally here east of Asheville, will close in about three weeks after failing to raise enough capital during a community financing round.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Democratic congressmen have reintroduced the E-BIKE Act, renewing hope that Congress can pass federal tax credit for e-bike purchases.

Tagged Electric bike

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — In addition to signing off on the lithium-ion battery safety legislative package on Monday that the City Council passed earlier this month, Mayor Eric Adams announced further action in response to the city's escalating fires caused by micromobility devices.

Tagged Electric bike
Shanna Powell.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Shanna Powell says her path to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the bike industry is a "roundabout, twisty, weird one."

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Flyer Electric Bikes is expanding distribution and will offer a free e-bike to new in-store stocking and non-stocking retailers if they sign up for the brand's dealer network through Beeline Connect by May 1.

Tagged Electric bike

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS has added HLC and Serfas as U.S. distributors. ABUS said both distributors have "excellent" warehousing and shipping teams that will improve the retail ordering experience.

Tagged Distributor news

DANA POINT, Calif. (BRAIN) — “It takes a substantial investment to change the status quo, but it can be done,” said Bonnie Tu, chairperson of Giant Group. 

Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference

DANA POINT, Calif. (BRAIN) — As the Bicycle Leadership Conference got underway Tuesday night several keynote speakers noted it's been a tough year for the industry. And much of the chatter among attendees focused on the ongoing inventory oversupply facing most bicycle suppliers.

Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference

SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike brand Rocky Mountain has acquired the German bicycle distributor BikeAction. Since 1988, BikeAction has been the brand's distributor in Germany, Austria, the Benelux, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia.

Jason Bauer.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our March magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What percentage of your ‘COVID customers’ are still riding? What programs or initiatives do you usually implement to keep people on their bikes and how does your local community foster cycling?

Tagged From the Magazine

DENVER (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes founder Chris Sugai has joined Gates as general manager of Gates Global Mobility.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BRAIN) — The Bureau of Land Management is considering allowing e-bikes on the Campbell Tract, which is a 730-acre Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) here.

Tagged Electric bike
Frank Bohle

REICHSHOF, Germany (BRAIN) — The privately-owned company that owns the tire brand Schwalbe is reporting 2022 sales of 335 million euros ($359 million), up 20% from the year prior. It was a new company sales record in its 50th anniversary year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
The company said it still has excess inventory but demand remains high for e-bikes and high-end bikes.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Group's revenue was up 12.5% last year, to NT$92.04 billion ($2.99 billion) up from NT$81.8 billion in 2021.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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