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Toys ’R’ Us bankruptcy pummels Dorel Sports’ first quarter

Weather also slowed the start to bike sales in spring, company says.

Focus Bikes brings long-travel e-MTB to North America

Company said it's already sold out the first shipment. CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bikes is now selling a long-travel enduro e-bike, the SAM², in the U.S.

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.

Pivot officially launches Shuttle e-MTB in US

MONTEREY, Calif.

Forest Service allowing e-bikes in Mammoth Bike Park

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif.

Italian Pavilion returns to Sea Otter expo, highlighting nation’s brands

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Giant posts revenue decline for 2017, predicts single-digit growth for 2018

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)  —Giant Manufacturing, closing its books on 2017, posted revenue for the year of $1.9 billion, a 3.5 percent decline from 2016.

LAB urges changes to Senate bill regulating autonomous vehicles

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists, responding to the first U.S. pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle, is supporting changes to Senate legislation that would regulate the self-driving cars and trucks.

Velogicfit launches new version of its 3D Motion fit system

CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand (BRAIN) — New Zealand-based bike fitting company Velogicfit has launched a new 3D Motion bike fitting system for bike retailer use. The company said the new version of its system is easier to use and allows customers to see the effect of position changes in real time.