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    Leatt’s chase for records continues


    South African head-to-toe protective equipment supplier Leatt Corporation continues to chase records. Its just-released first quarterly report of 2021 shows record sales of $12.90 million. Compared to the first three months of the previous year, this is an increase of 71 percent. Operating income was even up 459.6 percent ...

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    Dakine with MTB shoe debut, expands MTB apparel lineup


    Dakine , founded in 1979 in Hawaii and focusing on the surf, windsurf, kiteboard, snowboard, ski, skateboard, mountain bike and travel segments, has expanded its mountain biking range to include footwear and new tech wear for spring 2021. Dakine has been active in mountain biking for more than 20 years. ...

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    Oberalp Group will present new collections and behavioral study at Virtual Convention on May 18


    Vienna-based international behavioral research institute Karmasin Behavioural Insights conducted a wide-ranging study for the Oberalp Group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to examine the rising outdoor trend in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The institute surveyed a total of nearly 900 participants on the topic of “ ...

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    Construction starts on new Kettler Alu-Rad e-bike factory in Germany


    Kettler Alu-Rad , a member of Europe’s leading bicycle purchasing cooperative Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft ( ZEG ), is beginning with the construction of a new production facility in the German state of Saarland. As early as the first quarter of 2022, the first e-bikes are expected to roll off the production ...

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    Vista Outdoor Q4 sales rise 40%


    Vista Outdoor reported sales of $597 million in the fourth quarter ended March 31. That is up 40 percent year-over-year and well above the guidance of $510 million to $530 million given at the time of the third-quarter results. Sales growth was attributed to strong demand across both Vista’s ...

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    Fox Factory Q1 sales shine with surge in bicycle product sales


    Suspension specialist Fox Factory continues to soar. The company posted record sales for the third consecutive quarter. Q1 2021 sales increased 52.5 percent to $281.14 million (€231.16m). This amount is split between Fox’s Powered Vehicle Group ( PVG ) Q1 revenue of $162.75m (€134.01m, +35 percent) and Fox’s ...

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    Bicycle boom pushes Q1 sales at Dorel


    Dorel Industries said revenues at its sports segment increased for the eighth consecutive quarter in the three months ended March 31, rising by 43.6 percent in reported U.S. dollars to $270 million, and by 41.5 percent in local currencies, driven by the growing global demand for bikes. The second ...

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    SRAM rewards shareholders after strong year


    SRAM , the private maker of bicycle components, plans to issue a $1.1 billion term loan to finance a special distribution of $750 million to its shareholders, after a banner year in which its sales jumped to $974 million, thanks to the recent bike boom. The rest of the proceeds ...

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    Oakley introduces Kato sport performance sunglasses


    Oakley is launching the new Kato series, a range of frameless performance sunglasses designed to deliver an expanded field of vision, enhanced impact protection and a customized fit. Kato eyewear was first spotted at La Vuelta in Spain in autumn 2020, worn by Oakley-sponsored athletes Chris Froome ...

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    Scarpa renews its support to the Giro d’Italia, with an eye on sustainability


    Scarpa will be an official supplier of the Giro d’Italia for the second consecutive year. The 2021 edition of the iconic bicycle race, organized for the first time in 1909, will start on Saturday, May 8 in Turin. Scarpa will provide the event’s staff with a limited edition ...

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    Derby Cycle becomes Kalkhoff


    The German bicycle manufacturer Derby Cycle , part of the Dutch Pon Bike Group ( PBG ; with brands Cervélo , Focus , Faraday , Juliana , Kalkhoff , Santa Cruz and others), will operate under the Kalkhoff brand name in the future. In addition, the historic Kalkhoff ...

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    Bicycle boom gives Austrian specialist retail some record boosts


    The record result brought in by the Austrian market in 2020 is not only due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The trend toward bicycles, especially e-bikes, began several years earlier. Today, bicycles are the strongest sales drivers in the Austrian sporting goods market, alongside the ski and outdoor segments. It should ...

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    Rose Bikes sets course for the future with new production hall


    German DTC bicycle supplier Rose Bikes is opening a new production hall in its hometown of Bocholt. This represents not only expanded production capacity but also reorganized logistics and additional regional employment. According to the family-owned company, there is room for an additional 120 jobs here. Currently, Rose Bikes ...

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    Bicycle tire manufacturers Vittoria Group and A. Dugast join forces


    Dutch bicycle tire manufacturer A. Dugast , best known for its handmade cotton and silk tires for cyclocross, track and road racing, has been fully acquired by Italian bicycle tire giant Vittoria Group . As a result of the deal, A. Dugast’s CEO Richard Nieuwhuis has received an undisclosed ...

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    Start of the 16th Eurobike Award


    The Eurobike has launched the registration for the 16th Eurobike Award . Companies, designers and developers from the international bicycle and mobility industry now have until July 8 to enter their new products. Early bookers until July 13 will receive a discount. The winners are traditionally announced on the ...

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    New Fulcrum distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg


    Fulcrum Wheels , an independent wheel company that belongs to the Italian bicycle component supplier Campagnolo Group , has a new distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg. Previously, the German wholesaler and importer Hermann Hartje was responsible for the brand in those countries, but the partnership has now been dissolved ...

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    SKS Germany and Ortlieb launch joint clinics


    Bicycle accessories manufacturer SKS Germany and waterproof equipment manufacturer Ortlieb have jointly launched the “ SKS Ortlieb Roadshow ” in Germany. The tour is intended to give interested dealers a time-efficient possibility to learn about new products, the brands and the associated USPs such as “Made ...

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    Albion launches first women’s apparel line; hires former Rapha lead designer


    Albion has released its new spring/summer 2021 collection of performance cycling clothing, which comprises the brand’s first women’s products. Both the men’s and women’s items are made using the same recycled performance fabrics. The women’s range also features a women’s specific bib short pad for long-distance riding by Elastic ...

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    Büchel Group subsidiary Wittkop acquires Italian competitor Selle Esse


    German bicycle parts and accessories manufacturer Büchel Industrie Holding (a.k.a. Büchel Group ) announced that its Wittkop Sattel subsidiary is acquiring Italian competitor Selle Esse , founded in 2009. The deal will be effective May 1 for an unspecified amount. The acquisition will also allow Wittkop, which was ...

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    Mips Q1 sales boosted by strong demand for bike helmets


    When bicycle sales pick up in times of pandemic, Sweden’s Mips AB and its Brain Protection System ( BPS ) helmet technology are also in the front row. The first quarter of the year – usually the company’s smallest quarter – was the fourth-largest in company history ...