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MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Pedros has signed on as a supplier partner with The Bike Cooperative, bringing the total number of rebate-paying industry brands in the co-op to 41.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The Accell Group is anticipating higher sales during the second half of the year, and for full-year revenue to exceed 2011’s numbers.

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Ride On hosted two fewer exhibitors this year, but that didn’t seem to slow the steady traffic up to the 27th floor of Taichung’s Hotel One, where the spec show has been held for the past two years.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Mayor Jason Hu shaking hands with Eurobike's Erich Reiss and Eurobike show director Stefan Reisinger looks on.

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung’s gregarious Mayor Jason Hu officially welcomed the industry to the city at a formal dinner Wednesday evening at the swanky new Millennium Vee Hotel. 

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VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Continuing economic concerns, particularly in Europe, coupled with back-to-back tough snow seasons led to inflated retail inventories and flat sales during the third quarter for Easton-Bell Sports.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Eyewear supplier Spy reported an 8 percent increase in net sales during the third quarter and 10 percent uptick through the first nine months of the year.

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VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company recently relocated to a larger office space and distribution center.

MRP's Paul Aieta

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — U.S.-based White Brothers is assembling its newest generation Loop Series suspension forks in Taiwan to serve its OE customers.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Hutchinson's Kevin Buchet. Photo: Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hutchinson is courting U.S. product managers with a more North American centric line-up designed to jumpstart its three-year goal to break into the top three tire brands in the market.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan’s manufacturing hub transforms into an industry show and tell session this week as product managers and sales teams merge in Taichung to talk about 2014 product and beyond. 

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Al Nordin is convinced it’s only a matter of time before the market for electric bikes in North America develops into a thriving category. And as the president of NuVinci’s bike division, he has been positioning the company for the past eight years to be ready for the inevitable.

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The groundbreaking ceremony Friday. Photo: Lynette Carpiet

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American broke ground Friday on a substantial expansion to its U.S. headquarters here. The expansion comes on the heels of recently announced expansions at its South Carolina warehouse and the headquarters of its Pearl Izumi division in Colorado.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — 2012 bike imports reached 14.4 million through September, a 29 percent increase over last year. Suppliers have continued bringing in substantially more kid’s bikes than last year.

Fat bikers hit the trail. Photo courtesy of the Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival

ISLAND PARK, ID (BRAIN) — Gaining winter access to national parks for fat bikes is a goal of advocates meeting at January's Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival, to be held at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort here. 

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Julien Carron is stepping down as technology coordinator at the international cycling union, UCI, at the end of November, the organization announced Friday.

Carron has been central to the UCI's equipment approval program, including its "UCI Approved" frame stickers.

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BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Commuter bike company Brooklyn Cruiser is expanding into Canada, opening dealers in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary for the 2013 season.

Restore Red Hook jersey

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — The bike community in New York is taking action to help Sandy recovery efforts.

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DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has plans to expand its sales and business operations in Eastern Europe. The company is appointing a new area sales manager who will oversee partner, product and distributor activity in the region.

BLACK HAWK, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's Supreme Court to rule on cyclists' access to a road in a Rocky Mountain casino town.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sports Chalet’s sales for its fiscal second quarter rose 3.9 percent to $91.5 million as same-store sales jumped 5.5 percent for the 13 weeks ended Sept. 30, the sporting goods chain reported Wednesday.

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