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Posted May 31, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN))—Frame and fork exporters, who ended February 67 percent above the year before, really picked up sales over the first quarter. By the end of March they had almost doubled their shipments over 2009, shipping 316,481 kilos of frames and forks, an increase of 155,890 kilos so far this year.
Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 30, 2010
BRAIN wishes you and yours a happy Memorial Day. Regular news coverage will resume tomorrow.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted May 27, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ CEO Martin Schwartz told company shareholders on Thursday that he expected momentum in the bike business to continue into 2010 buoyed by innovative new products and rebounding consumer confidence.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will greet bicycle riders today outside U.S. DOT headquarters to accept a thank you letter signed by over 275 organizations nationwide for the Secretary’s leadership on bicycle and pedestrian issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 27, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Riding a Breezer Finesse commuter bike, Patrick Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports, Inc., won the annual Bike versus Car versus Transit race held Wednesday in Philadelphia, beating the competition by nearly six minutes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 27, 2010
LEOMINSTER, MA (BRAIN)—Northern California-based The Hive, known for its cranksets and hubs, has bought E.Thirteen, which was owned by suspension guru Dave Weagle. The Massachusetts-based company is best known for its chain retention systems.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 27, 2010
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission pushed back the deadline for third party testing of kids bikes this week, granting the industry a stay of enforcement for the third time since the new law passed almost two years ago.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2010
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) will now distribute Answer Products.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2010
LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—China’s output of electric bicycles reached 22.2 million in 2009, a 1.5 percent increase from the previous year, according to China Electric Bicycle Industry Report 2009.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 26, 2010
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)-California state legislators are proposing $4.9 billion in new tax hikes, including requiring online retailers to report their California sales to state tax authorities monthly.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2010
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Close to 100 people met super-sprinter Mark Cavendish, while getting signed copies of his new book, “Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker” at Helen’s Cycles in Santa Monica on Monday night.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 25, 2010
GARDEN GROVE, CA (BRAIN)—Cervélo opened its Southern California R & D facility to a small group of journalists and retailers on Monday afternoon timed with the launch of its limited production R5ca road frame, the California team’s first release.

Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has opened online registration to retail attendees of the Interbike International Expo 2010, September 22-24, preceded by OutDoor Demo on September 20 and 21. Qualified buyers are invited to register at www.interbike.com/register/attendee-registration (click on link).
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted May 25, 2010
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Topeak has hired Eddie O'Dea as its U.S. in-market representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2010
"I'm doing it now because, well, look, with the benefit of hindsight and a somewhat different perspective, I made some misjudgments. And of course, I can sit here and say all day long, if I could do it again I'd do something different, but I just don't have that choice.
Posted in North America
Posted May 25, 2010
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has hired Bert Low as its new sales manager.

Low will be handling sales to national sporting good chains as well as Todson’s network of wholesale distributors, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 25, 2010
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Aaron Tieman to national sales manager, replacing Steve Glazer.

Glazer, who had been with Marin for 10 years, chose to pursue opportunities outside the industry, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 24, 2010
Chris Carmichael's tribute to Bill Edwards—a racer, coach and educator—who passed away recently after a long battle with cancer.

The following are Carmichael's comments:

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2010
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—With the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show scheduled for Austin, Texas, February 25-27, preparations are already underway, with significant members of the Austin cycling community—Mellow Johnny's and the Bicycle Sport Shop—pledging their support for the world's No. 1 custom bicycle show.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 24, 2010
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—DepartmentofGoods.com is a new online gear megastore that sells the latest outdoor, surf, skate, bike, and mountain equipment from more than 400 brands at closeout prices, according to a press release.

Posted in North America

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