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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

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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

In addition to his work for peloton magazine (announced last week), John Wilcockson will be contributing a weekly column to the Red Kite Prayer cycling blog called

Tagged People

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has moved its corporate offices into a new building in Scotts Valley to make room for the consolidation of its manufacturing

Olken joins Hostelling board • Lezyne offers web Buyer's Guide

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)— Ming Tan has left Ritchey Design for a new position as vice president and general manager at Upland Sports Group, the owner of Capo Cycling.

Tagged People

Midwest Bike Expo set for for Jan. 29 in Illinois • Park Tool adds to engineering and graphic design teams • Abus Mobile Security adds sales manager • Sugoi adds sales and design executives


FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Panda Bicycles has hired “Action” Pat Hegedus as its second frame builder and Rebecca Dodge to support its growing dealer business as merchandize and marketing director.

Tagged People

Megan Tompkins sat down with Bonnie Tu, executive vice president and CFO, at the Liv / Giant store in Taipei to talk about what Giant has learned from its first dedicated women’s retail store.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

NICA aims for 1,000 high school coaches • Women's coalition announces new board • Lockett joins Leisure Trends • Hodgson steps away from SNEWS

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Sky Yaeger, senior product manager at Spot Brand, has left the Golden, Colorado-based company in a product development restructuring.

The industry veteran was brought on board in May of 2010 to jump-start its Taiwan production of urban bikes.

Tagged People

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano Europe has hired a new PR and events manger. Rudy Bouwmeester, 29, will take over the role vacated by Harald Troost last September.

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—What will Scott Sports do with the Syncros brand now that it owns it?

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

BERGAMO, Italy and AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini Maglifico Sportivo has opened a distribution office in the United States. The new subsidiary gives Santini a direct presence in the U.S., and is the company’s fourth subsidiary.

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