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

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

Sweet Protection releases its spring mountain bike apparel and helmet line

OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of its spring mountain bike line for men and women. The Norwegian brand said highlights of the spring line include the updated Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MTB helmet and Dissenter helmet. The Bushwacker II is an enduro/trail bike helmet that now includes STACC ventilation, which the company said ensures uninterrupted airflow over the temporal artery to enhance cooling

Latest NSGA report shows ’Wheel Sports’ participation is flat

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Early figures from the 2018 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association’s Sports Participation in the U.S. report shows participation in the study’s “Wheel Sports” category, which includes cycling, remains flat, up just 0.1 percent over the prior year

Outerbike plans Bentonville, Arkansas, event for 2018

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Western Spirit Cycling, the organizer of the Outerbike demo events is planning one for Bentonville, Arkansas for next October. Western Spirit plans four Outerbikes for next year: spring and fall events in Moab, an August event in Crested Butte, Colorado, and the new Bentonville event in late October

Cane Creek announces special edition eeBrakes, coil sprung fork and low-profile headset at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is releasing three new products at this year’s Eurobike show: a coil-sprung version of the company’s HELM suspension fork; a special El Chulo edition of its eeBrakes caliper road brakes; and the Slamset headset for riders seeking a low stem position. Cane Creek will also produce a new version of its Ergo Control bar ends, which the company has not sold since 2015

Donnelly Sports ends Clement license, launches Donnelly Cycling

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports LLC, which has been licensing the Clement name from Pirelli, is ending its use of the trademark with the Italian-based tire brand. Donnelly Sports’ owner, Donn Kellogg, will launch the tires and wheels under the Donnelly Cycling brand name this fall. Donnelly will unveil its new branding at the Eurobike show here this week.

REI teams with Barnett’s Bicycle Institute to offer women’s-only master technician class

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — When REI announced that it would send 16 female employees to Barnett’s Bicycle Institute for a women’s-only course, the outdoor retailer received more than 350 applications.

Puello family to launch new brand with KTM Industries

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Susanne Puello, who this spring left Accell’s Winora Group — a company her grandfather founded — plans to launch two new brands in partnership with KTM Industries AG at Eurobike later this month. Puello and KTM announced Tuesday that they had formed PEXCO GmbH, “a bicycle company focusing on e-mobility.” PEXCO, which stands for ”Puello e-mobility crossover company,” will be based in Schweinfurt

Longtime mechanic Ben Chournos opens service shop in Utah

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working as a mechanic in the U.S.