Amer’s Mavic/Enve sales slump 12 percent in Q1

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Sales in Amer Sports’ cycling division, comprising the Mavic and Enve brands, were down 12 percent in local currencies in the first quarter, to 32.1 million euros ($38.9 million). The company said its cycling sales were “adversely impacted by lower OEM orders.” Amer’s total sales were up 1 percent in the quarter, to 664.2 million euros

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.

Felt Bicycles makes changes to sales structure, promotes Adam Micklin and Jake Duehring

Adam Micklin has been promoted to vice president of global sales & marketing.

Bike share operator CycleHop moves to California; appoints regional manager


45NRTH launches website for fans of groomed winter fat biking

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — 45NRTH, the QBP-owned fat bike brand, has launched a consumer website focused on groomed winter fat biking locations

Durango Mountain Resort opens full-service bike shop

DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — Durango Mountain Resort recently held a grand opening for Purgatory Cycle Works, a full-service retail, service and rental shop on the resort grounds.

Compass: Camelbak, Fox boost full-year revenues

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, parent of Camelbak and Fox, reported strong growth in sales of both brands during 2012.  “At Fox we posted another strong quarter as business continues to perform at a high level across all markets,” said Compass CEO Alan Offenberg in a fourth-quarter and year-end earnings call Thursday morning.

Adventure Cycling expands headquarters

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association is close to completing an expansion of its Missoula, Montana, headquarters. The nonprofit group will celebrate the unveiling with a block party for members, donors and supporters July 6.

Finisterre Bise women’s gilet review

We’re big fans of lightweight, insulated gilets. They’re not just handy for hanging around before and after rides but get the right one and it sneaks into a pack for long cold weather rides where you can pull it out at map/lunch/mechanical stops.

The Bise not only scores big in that it packs into its own pocket (doubling as a pillow in a camping pinch…) but also that the insulation is Primaloft Eco, a recycled synthetic insulation that (and here’s the science bit) retains 75 percent of its heat when wet.

Having worn it through the British ’summer’ we’ve had the chance to test that more thoroughly than usual. It also dries fast too – handy when you know it’s going to get the same again the next day.

The cut is unbulky and properly female shaped and we really like the zip-free handwarmer pockets (have you ever felt the pain of zip teeth on cold skin?). We can’t speak highly enough of the Bise’s comfort, especially after keeping it on for the remainder of the ride after a stop on one extra cold day.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike