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WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Despite the marketplace awash with new bike inventory, Trek Bicycle is encouraging cyclists to buy used in the name of sustainability through its new Red Barn Refresh program.

Tagged DEI and Sustainability

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Speed Tech, an electrical connector supplier, says VanMoof Asia owes it $5,038,000.

Zwift will sell Wahoo hardware and Wahoo will offer trainers bundled with Zwift software subscriptions.
The Wahoo Kickr Core.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — A year to the day after Zwift launched its first stationary trainer, the Hub — which led Wahoo Fitness to quickly file suit for patent infringement — Zwift and Wahoo are announcing terms of an "amicable settlement" that include each company selling bundles containing the other’s products.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor made a public filing with the Security and Exchange Commission Tuesday, revealing details of its plan to spinoff its outdoor sports brands into a new company separate from its ammunition business. 

Carsten and Gaby Sommer and Sven Bauer, right.

SCHLITTERS, Austria (BRAIN) — Lithium-ion battery manufacturer The BMZ Group acquired e-bike brand Nox Cycles Austria, its sister companies in Germany and Switzerland, and the Hawk Bikes brand.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments
Christian Dahlheim, left, of Volkswagen, and Janus Smalbraak of Pon.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings and Volkswagen Financial Services will collaborate to expand e-bike leasing for employees and commercial customers in the U.S. and Europe.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Bike manufacturer Ideal Bike Corp. says its representative will make claims worth $1.52 million at a creditors meeting being held Monday by VanMoof Asia Ltd., a Taiwan-based business related to the Netherlands-based e-bike brand.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness and Zwift have agreed to settle a patent suit over Zwift's Hub stationary trainer. 

A court filing Thursday shows both sides are asking the court to dismiss Wahoo's patent suit against Zwift and any counterclaims, with each side to pay their own legal fees. 

Tagged Lawsuits/legal

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — MIPS will acquire 25% of sensor technology company Quintessential Design Inc. (Quin) for $7.3 million.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Pon.Bike has added Italian road and track shoe brand Nimbl to its growing portfolio. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

LONDON (BRAIN) — British e-mobility company Lavoie has acquired VanMoof and intends to stabilize, grow, and develop the Dutch e-bike brand that declared bankruptcy in July.

Acquisition terms were not announced.

Tagged Electric bike / Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

WELS, Austria (BRAIN) — Pierer Mobility AG, the owner of Felt Bicycle and e-bike brands including Husqvarna and GASGAS, announced first-half revenues of 1.154 billion euros ($1.26 billion), up 20.2% from the first half last year. 

Tagged Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — E-Bike Smart is a new electric bike safety education online course created by PeopleForBikes, the League of American Bicyclists, and Bicycle Colorado to help riders of all ages and experience levels learn how to ride responsibly.

Tagged Electric bike
The checkout page of the Giant fake website.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles says it is aware of a fraudulent website mimicking its U.S. domain and has started the process of eliminating it by notifying the Federal Trade Commission, which investigates online scams in the U.S., and the brand's global legal team in Taiwan.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton’s fiscal year has concluded with $1.13 billion in revenue, down 48% from the prior year and 64% from the year before that. 

The company’s net loss for the year was $1.26 billion, partly a result of a costly seatpost recall that was announced in May.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

DENVER (BRAIN) –  Pactimo is working with Maui artist Welzie to create a Love Maui Love Collection of jerseys and running shirts, with sales proceeds dedicated to supporting those devastated by the recent Maui fires.

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods reported net sales increased 3.6% year-over-year in the second quarter and after an organizational review eliminated some customer support center jobs on Monday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Bicycles started a click-and-collect program through its network of dealers, giving customers the option to buy online and pick up at the nearest Yamaha dealer

Tagged Electric bike

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Peloton launched a B2B division that will offer its hardware and interactive software to clients in hospitality, corporate wellness, gyms, and community wellness.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — E-bike reseller Upway will offer a repair program exclusively for VanMoof owners here beginning the week of Sept. 4.

Tagged Electric bike


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