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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.

ANA adds Haibike to its omnichannel program with launch of e-commerce site in US

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has added its Haibike e-bike brand to its omnichannel program with the launch of an e-commerce site for the brand

Free-Flite Bicycles to celebrate 40th anniversary this weekend

MARIETTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Retailer Free-Flite Bicycles will mark its 40th anniversary serving the Atlanta metro region with a celebration and open house this Sunday, April 8, at its Marietta location

Deadline for America’s Best Bike Shop applications nears

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Time is getting short to take part in the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s sixth annual “America’s Best Bike Shops” program.

New book on LeMond’s comeback due in June

“The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France,” will be published in hardcover in June.  The book by Daniel de Vise chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping. “With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero,” the publisher said.  The 432-page book is being published by Atlantic Monthly Press. It will retail for $27.  De Vise will be making appearances at bike shops and book stores around the U.S.

ANA makes $5 million in repayments after discovering bike import duties mistake

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — As part of a review late last year, managers at Accell North America discovered that the company had been underpaying U.S. Customs on some bike import duties since 2013.

Dorel to investors: Bike biz will improve in 2018

Company says inventory levels are right and new sporting goods business should give it a boost. MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported 0.6 percent growth in fourth-quarter revenue at its bike division, which includes Cannondale, Sugoi, GT, Schwinn, Mongoose and Caloi. However, full-year revenue declined 7.8 percent

Accell North America appoints John Short as CEO

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has appointed W. John Short as its new CEO

3T announces new sales and management structure in North America

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T Bike America has announced a new U.S. sales and management structure to be headquartered in Toronto

Gear box brand Pinion officially launches in the US

DENKENDORF, Germany (BRAIN) — After years of limited availability in North America, the German gearbox brand Pinion is targeting U.S.