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SPEEDWAY, Indiana (BRAIN)—The NAHBS Awards, the finale to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, have received a major overhaul including the judging protocol, the awards categories, the meaning of the awards, and the issue of the awards themselves.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show

CARVER, MN (BRAIN)—Following a six-year absence, Basso Bikes, an Italian road bike brand, is re-entering the U.S. market through a partnership with DNA Imports.

DNA Imports, a new company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is headed by partners John Dyste and Kevin Lennon.

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox saw sales to Europe and Asia grow to $30.4 million over the second quarter, up from $21 million over the same quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Strong sales in Europe among Dorel Industry’s specialty brands drove nearly 16 percent growth in the company’s cycling segment in the second quarter of the year, according to an earnings report released on Tuesday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek president John Burke had a simple message to retailers when it came to the changing retail landscape that exists in 2011.

“Great companies play offense,” said Burke, in reference to online sales competition, and what he calls “a definite trend that’s out there.”

Tagged Events / Web/Internet

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)--The National BMX Hall of Fame will add four new inductees for the class of 2011 including Donny Atherton, John Purse, Mike Dominguez and Russ Okawa.

Tagged Awards

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.

Tagged People

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--Hydrapak's reservoir closure system and method (Application No.: 11/445,721) has been approved for the issuance as a patent by the U.S. Patent Office.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—“The line looks really solid—especially the new road stuff."

Tagged Events

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Hill has joined the editorial ranks at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as senior editor.

Tagged BRAIN News

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has launched a new website at, reflecting the fresh look of a company 25 years young.

Tagged Web/Internet

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Kyle Bezanson of KB Sales Group; he will join the company’s bike rep force.

Tagged People

VILLORBA, Italy (BRAIN)—A memorial service is scheduled today in Italy to honor Andrea Pinarello, the 40-year-old son of Pinarello founder Giovanni Pinarello who died last week of a heart attack.

Andrea collapsed at the finish line of the first stage of the Giro del Fruili amateur stage race.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics has hired Joe Prebich at its new marketing director.

Tagged People

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products to pursue "something big and relevant" within the BMX world.

Tagged People

NANJING, China (BRAIN)—Asia Bike, billed as the first bike show focused on the high-end market in China, saw success in its inaugural year with attendance from more than 130 top industry brands.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Sports Chalet saw its sales total $82.8 million, an increase of 3.9 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago. Sports Chalet, however, still reported a loss of $0.8 million, or 6 cents a share.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s Derby Cycle expects to post third-quarter revenue of around 84.4. million euros ($122.3 million), an increase of 35 percent over the same quarter last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic sales grew 17 percent in the second quarter of the year, driven equally by sales of wheels and cycling soft goods like footwear and apparel, Heikki Takala, president and CEO of Mavic’s owner Amer Sports said in a conference call on Thursday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has announced today that Neal Rogers has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Velo.

He takes over for Ben Delaney, who left the magazine after the Tour de France so that he could spend more time with his family.

Tagged Media/Publishing


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