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Parlee hires Steve Fairchild • Hydrapak names Kim director of operations • Serfas hires new SoCal rep • Avery Stonich joins Outdoor Industry Association

Hawley to offer Crankbrothers pedals • Specialized rolls out Vendor-Link Cycling • Bikes Belong awards $25,000 grant to SLC

Saris dealer video contest offers trip to Italy • Trestle Bike announces Colorado freeride festival • Park's Atlanta tech summit sells out • NRF announces 'Best Retail Stories' video contest

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan voters’ re-election of President Ma Ying-jeou for a second and final term over the weekend bodes well for the future success of island bike manufacturers.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Usually by the time November rolls around suppliers have brought in well over 17 million bikes. But overly optimistic imports two years ago, coupled with poor sell-through last year, slowed down the bike business 22 percent from 2010.

Parkin and Caldwell's Christmas came early • TMG adds to retail team • Trek Women announces 2012 event partnerships • OIA works with Outside on 'Best Places to Work' feature • Mellow Johnny's race expands

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — The newly united ABA and NBL BMX associations are holding their first unified summit next month in Louisville.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan voters go to the polls this weekend to decide a close presidential race that bears implications for cross-strait relations between the island and mainland China.

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—A jury is expected to return a verdict Friday in a whittled down case that Specialized has filed against Volagi in Santa Clara Superior Court here.

Cycleops to supply Vacansoleil pro team • Triathlon industry forms association • New touring company focuses on corporate needs • Crankbrothers auctions 'dream bikes' for charity

LONDON (BRAIN)—The London Bike Show opens Thursday and runs through Sunday. The four-day consumer show is held at ExCel London in the city’s Royal Docks area.

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SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized and Volagi attorneys will present their closing statements Thursday morning in Santa Clara Superior Court here, and put their clients' fate in the hands of a jury.

Accell Group completes purchase of Currie • CamelBak hires eastern sales manager • Norco signs mountain biker Mike Hopkins • IMBA hires two new regional directors

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized and Volagi lawyers expected to rest their cases Wednesday afternoon in the breach of contract and trade secrets case playing out in Santa Clara Superior Court here.

Hawley adds account manager • Bianchi strengthens Southeastern presence • Smith Optics signs with Bike Coop • Lyman PR to represent Hincapie Sportswear • Five Boro Tour opts for lottery registration • Florida Tour supports non-profit

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Campbell, California-based Barracuda Networks is replacing Cervélo as the co-title sponsor

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s bike manufacturers reported modest revenue gains in 2011 in the face of rising raw material and labor costs, currency fluctuations and a global economic downturn.

BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN) — Producers of a new trade magazine and show are aiming at retailers who sell action sports, bikes and outdoor merchandise.

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South Shore Distributing moves • Triathlon America announces conference speakers • Third Philly Bike Expo planned for October •

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