Osprey Packs names Jack Gresmer bike sales manager

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired industry veteran Jack Gresmer as bike sales manager. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Jack join the Osprey team,” said Jeff Busic, Osprey’s vice president of global sales

Boogaloo e-MTB race series expands for 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Boogaloo eMTB Race Series presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems is expanded for 2018 with more race venues and race categories.  The Series kicks off on May 12-13 at Vail Lake, a high-desert racing and camping resort near Temecula, California

Sea Otter notches another record year

MONTEREY, Calif.

Kent buys Univega brand, will relaunch it as a US-made IBD brand

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is bringing back the Univega brand, once a bike shop mainstay.

Shimano sales off to a strong start in 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano said a mild economic expansion in Europe, a buoyant labor market in North America, and a moderate recovery Japan contributed to a 5.1 percent net sales increase in its bicycle division in the opening quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year. The bike division notched sales of 68 billion yen ($626 million) in the quarter. Operating income for the division increased 5.5 percent over the prior year, to 14.8 billion yen.  “In the U.S., consumer sentiment was strong, driven by the buoyant labor market, and business conditions turned firmer, mainly in the manufacturing sector,” the company said in its quarterly report Tuesday.

USA Cycling and U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame announce agreement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

Pirelli cuts OEM deal with Pinarello

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli will provide its PZero Velo tires for all Pinarello’s Dogma F10 bicycles this season. “It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce this OEM agreement with one of the world’s most prestigious bike makers,” said Antonella Lauriola, COO of the Velo Pirelli business unit

Ben & Bikes podcast to include PeopleForBikes’ ’Surprising Bike Legislation‘ segments

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Each edition of the Ben & Bikes podcast will now feature a segment produced by PeopleForBikes, called “Surprising Bike Legislation.” The popular bike podcast, which has new issues every two weeks, is hosted by Ben Lockett. The PeopleForBikes segments will highlight a current legislative issue and how to get involved.

BMC Switzerland hires Ryan Cleek as North American marketing manager

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has hired Ryan Cleek as the North American marketing manager.

Sea Otter 2018: Brands return after absence; e-MTBs make their mark

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic opened Thursday with an expo that includes more than 500 booths representing nearly 900 brands and covering 165,000 square feet of space at Laguna Seca Raceway