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Scott releases new women’s trail bike, the Contessa Genius

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (BRAIN) — After launching the new Genius trail bike last month, Scott has released the Contessa women’s version of the bike. The Contessa Genius has the same frame as the regular Genius, but is tailored for female riders with smaller diameter grips, a women’s saddle, shorter stem, narrower handlebar and a smaller chainring

Fox Factory bike-related sales up 3% in second quarter

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corp

Peter Henry joins NBDA board of directors

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry’s Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s board of directors.

Industry design veterans team up on new mountain bike brand

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades. But soon after meeting up again for the first time in years (”Thanks, LinkedIn,” said Clark), the pair decided they had some ideas for a new mountain bike brand that they needed to act upon.

Hiplok offers lockable bike storage with Airlok

LEAMINGTON SPA, U.K. (BRAIN) — Hiplok’s new Airlok is  a high security bicycle storage hanger that offers a secure yet elegant bike storage solution indoors or out. Airlok has secure wall fixings, hardened steel framework, and a secure lockable bolt.

PressCamp: Strong sales season for Pivot speeds debut of new models

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Pivot had been scheduled to unveil the revamp of its Mach 4 Carbon model at Eurobike. But a robust early selling season for the original version of the lightweight 27.5-inch, 115-millimeter-travel trail bike, which debuted here at PressCamp three years ago, accelerated the time table. With a low-slung toptube providing generous standover, the bike was a favorite among shorter riders, and had sold out from sizes XS to M about a month and half ago, Pivot founder Chris Cocalis said.

Bag Balm comes to cycling from an udder market

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Bag Balm has been a Vermont-made solution for chapped cows’ udders for over 100 years. And for ages, in-the-know folks have used it to moisturize and protect their hands and for other non-bovine applications, including as a chamois crème.

Brands and editors press the flesh at PressCamp

Outdoor and bike industry journos get the full story on brands at the event, and will question Utah state officials on land policy Wednesday.

Former retailer launches second children’s book on Kickstarter

TETON VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — The founders of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald, launched a second Kickstarter campaign to expand on their book “B is For Bicycles” and podcast series, which encourages kids to ride their bike. The Fitzgeralds, former owners of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, are launching their second illustrated, hardcover children’s book, “Buddy Pegs Taking the Lead.” It features the loveable animal characters from the Fitzgerald’s first illustrated children’s book.

Chris McGovern joins Donnelly Sports

Editor’s note: On Monday morning, BRAIN mistakenly posted an old announcement about a personnel change at Donnelly Sports.