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LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 7:57 AM MT—A proposed 20 percent increase in duties on bikes imported into India from China stands to raise retail prices in that emerging market, according to local media reports.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Hydrapak in a patent infringement case filed last August by Vagabond Source Systems, an Israeli supplier of water reservoirs for personal hydration packs.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — If you noticed an unusual number of new road racing product introductions in the media this spring, there may be a contributing factor — the international racing union is requiring manufacturers to publish information about new bikes before the bikes can be used in international competition.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

Two new at-large directors join USA Cycling board • FasCat Coaching launches online power meter store • Hydrapak supplying bladders for Shimano and The North Face • ASI hires Chuck Webster as New England Territory Manager

HANNOVER, Germany (BRAIN)Online registration has opened for this year’s Eurobike design and green awards. The website for registration is www.ifdesign.de, and the deadline to enter is July 20.

Tagged Awards / Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

CGI launches e-commerce program, GearBuzz • Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival links with Morgul-Bismark race • ENVE introduces new clincher and tubular rim models • Five ProTeams confirmed for Tour of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) Utah-based Icon Health & Fitness is suing five top developers of mobile and online fitness-related applications for allegedly infringing two of its patents through various devices, websites and systems that allow users to upload and store exercise d

Tagged Mobile bike apps

Tern wins Red Dot Award • Trips for Kids to celebrate 25th anniversary with gala and auction • New edition of Your First Triathlon available from VeloPress • Cervelo official bike of Gran Fondo Canada series • Bianchi official bike of 2012 Tours of Tucson

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 11 2012 6:32 AM MT—Bob Haro, one of the founding fathers of BMX freestyle and the namesake of Haro Bicycles, is coming back to the bike industry with a limited edition anniversary bike and a new brand.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (BRAIN) Wednesday April 11 2012 6:24 AM MT—Norco Bicycles has opened its third partnership store, Norco Cap’s Abbotsford in British Columbia.

Tagged Distributor news

Camelbak hires Ted Ganio and Stephen Barnes • 3T launches new corporate website • Showers Pass offers drinking tube attachment • Tate Labs offers alternative Garmin computer mount

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 10 2012 9:19 AM MT—Specialized has hired Megan Tompkins as public relations manager for the U.S. market.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Monday April 9 2012 4:23 PM MT—Specialized has won the latest round in a nearly four-year-old patent dispute with Stan's NoTubes.

Iowa students wins Saris' poster contest • VCU joins Fuji University Bike program • Voting open for Foundry Tradesman and Tradeswomen finalists • Bicyclinghub.com marks ten-year anniversary, welcomes Marc Kipp

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 6 2012 9:36 AM MT— Members of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame voters registry have until April 15 to submit their ballots for 2012 inductees.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

Hincapie Sportswear adds to sales team • ENVE Composites increases warranty to five years • Fred Perry adds cycling-inspired fashions

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:45 AM MT—The research company Leisure Trends is reporting that bike shop sales in February were up 12 percent over the same month in 2011, likely due to warmer weather nationwide this year.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 8:07 AM MT—Munich’s bike show is apparently benefitting from the decision to take on the well-known ISPO name.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:00 AM MT—Bikes Belong has selected six cities for its Green Lane Project, which works with city officials to develop green lanes, which are protected bike lanes.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

Felt adds to marketing and creative staff • Exergy Tour offers $100,000 prize list

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 11:26 AM MT—Felt Bicycles has added two new staff members to its marketing and creative departments.

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