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Kitsbow developing mountain bike gloves with Mechanix Wear

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Upscale mountain bike clothing maker Kitsbow is working with glove maker Mechanix Wear on a new line of mountain bike gloves that will be launched later this year. Kitsbow plans to offer two models of riding gloves with Mechanix branding.  Mechanix Wear is based in Valencia, California, and produces gloves for the  automotive, industrial, tactical and construction industries.

Sea Otter 2018: Kids’ bike brands move young riders up the age spectrum

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca.

By Emma on April 17, 2018 | Mountain Bikes, Safety
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BRAIN Dealer Tour Kansas City

Date:? Start: May 21, 2018 End: May 25, 2018 Location: Kansas City Email:? mtompkins@bicycleretailer.com Bicycle Retailer editors will visit bike shops in the Kansas City region this week to learn about what’s selling, how business is doing so far this year and learn about local and regional sales trends.

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.

Interbike registration opens; show announces new exhibitors

Show organizers say they have commitments from Cannondale, Pivot Cycles, KHS and other major bike brands.

Sea Otter Expo is sold out

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic say they have sold out the entire expo area for this year’s festival. The expo will include more than 500 exhibitors representing nearly 900 brands and occupy 165,000 square feet of display space.

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.

Guest editorial: An anonymous mechanic asks who got a cost of living raise this year

Editor’s note: This anonymous guest editorial first appeared in PBMA Mechanics Minute, a weekly newsletter from the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. You can subscribe to the newsletter at  probma.org/newsletter-archive. So ..

Interbike opens product submissions period for Innovation Awards

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.

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