Month: June 1998

Scicon expands following investment

ROMANO D’EZZELINO, Italy (BRAIN) — The parent company of travel bag maker Scicon has received a capital investment that will bolster growth worldwide and a new 4,000-square-meter (43,000-square-foot) office and manufacturing space in Northern Italy. The new facility will be shared with Scicon’s sister brand, Ftech custom cycling clothing. Scicon is a brand of ASG International SRL, a joint …

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Application period open for Camber Outdoors mentoring program

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Applications are now open for Camber Outdoors’ mentoring program. The program is touted as the only cross-industry, cross-company mentoring program in the active-outdoor industries. Application submissions will be accepted through Oct. 10; director- and manager-level women working in the active-outdoor industries are encouraged to apply. “As we work with the active-outdoor industries …

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Outerbike announces summer 2017 demo event in Crested Butte

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — As Outerbike’s fall event in Moab gets underway on Friday, organizers have announced that they will hold an event next summer in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Crested Butte Outerbike will be held August 18-20 and will be produced in partnership with the Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Outerbike’s owner, Western Spirit Cycling, …

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New submissions and updates being accepted for Industry Directory

Deadline is Oct. 28; annual directory to include new distributor map. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are collecting new listings and updates for the annual Industry Directory.  The Industry Directory is the most complete listing of more than 2,400 North American organizations serving the bicycle industry and its retailers. …

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Volagi co-founder Robert Choi injured after collision with vehicle

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Robert Choi, the co-founder of Volagi Cycles, was seriously injured after an accident involving a motor vehicle while riding after work Tuesday. The company announced Wednesday that Choi is in coma at a hospital here. The company also said it was shutting down operations indefinitely. The company has set up a …

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Interbike says diminished dealer count, plus East Coast event, contributed to lower numbers in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — As Interbike closed on Friday, show organizers reported that the show’s visitor count dropped by 10 to 12 percent over last year, while exhibition space was down by 8 percent, according to preliminary figures. The show generally doesn’t release final numbers until several weeks after the show closes. Show spokesman Justin …

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Phillip Lucas joins Velocomp as vice president of sales and marketing

JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp LLC has hired Phillip Lucas as its vice president of global sales and marketing. Velocomp manufactures PowerPod power meters and the Newton Power Cycling Computer.  Lucas, who was most recently director of the Americas for Eddy Merckx Cycles, will officially start with Velocomp in late October. Lucas also is a …

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Velocity centralizes rim and wheel production and distribution in Michigan

Company will close its Florida facility. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is moving all its rim and wheel production and distribution to its headquarters here, beginning in December. The company will close its rim factory in Jacksonville, Florida, which has operated for about five years. Employees at the Florida facility are being offered …

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Finish Line hires Oris Intel to monitor MAP pricing

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line has unilaterally adopted a minimum retail advertised price policy. The company said its MAP policy was designed to ensure the preservation of Finish Line’s strong brand presence and value within its core IBD channel. Finish Line has hired Oris Intel to monitor the online minimum advertised prices for all products subject to its MAP. “Thanks …

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