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Posted February 24, 2010
Listen up, Kona fans!!! Kona's running a cool photo caption contest in an effort to celebrate the company's ever-expanding international Facebook fan base as it approaches a whopping 10,000.

Click on link for the full low down.
Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2010
ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—Jenson USA has relocated its headquarters and primary distribution center to the city of Riverside, California.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2010
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—While much of the country is still buried under drifts of snow, riders on the first day of the Phoenix Dealer Tour yesterday experienced crisp but sunny weather.
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Posted February 23, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Since buying Lazer Helmets from its parent company last month, new majority owner Sean van Waes has bulked up staff both in the U.S. and at company headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium, to help propel the brand into a solid No.3 position.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Bouker Pool as its senior vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2010
OXNARD,CA (BRAIN)—Albabici, a distributor of Italian cycling products based in Southern California, has added three brands to its lineup: Fondriest Italian-crafted carbon fiber frames, Limar ultra-lightweight helmets and BiciSupport bicycle shop tools and supplies.

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Posted February 22, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Salsa Cycles gave dealers attending Frostbike last weekend an early peak at its rebranding effort, showing updated products and designs that reflect its new Adventure By Bike slogan.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers fare in this year-round cycling market on the magazine’s Phoenix Dealer Tour that kicks off today.

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Posted February 22, 2010
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications has decided to sit on the sidelines right now and not publish Tri magazine as they intended to originally do in May.

“I pulled the plug,” said Dave House, owner of H3 Publications. “It just got way too political.”

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 22, 2010
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)­­­­—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Chris Gould as retail sales representative for the brand in Las Vegas, NV; Arizona; New Mexico and El Paso, TX.

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Posted February 21, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—With the lessons learned from a challenging 2009 still fresh on the mind, the mood among retailers and vendors gathered at Frostbike over the weekend was nonetheless one of optimism heading into the 2010 selling season.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Frostbike
Posted February 21, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Blue Moon beer will be flowing at the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year, but several other sponsors have come to the show too, which in its sixth annual edition is enjoying the most successful year to date.

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Posted February 21, 2010
Web editor Jason Norman needs retailers help for a story. Jason's looking to hear from retailers who use iPhone/Smartphone apps to help them with their day-to-day business. What are your favorites? What apps couldn't you live without?
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Posted February 21, 2010
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Hotlines Europe has partnered with WTB performance products, further enhancing Hotlines portfolio of brands. This exclusive distribution will be for the UK and Ireland.

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Posted February 18, 2010
New Yorkers, can't make it to next week's (Feb. 26-28) North American Handmade Bike Show in Richmond, Virginia?
Posted in North America
Posted February 18, 2010
CARLSTADT, NJ (BRAIN)—Action Bicycle, the northeast's largest distributor, has confirmed the addition of three of the nation's top bicycle advocacy groups to its 2010 Open House Expo.

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Posted February 18, 2010
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Co. has partnered with LeSaint Logistics to provide warehousing, inventory and real-time shipping control, management and reporting.

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Posted February 18, 2010
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Lou Mazzante has been named editor of Mountain Bike magazine.

Mazzante replaces Jasen Thorpe, who is establishing a media and marketing services agency and will continue as an independent sales representative for Rodale’s cycling titles.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 18, 2010
COLUMBIA, SC (BRAIN)—A U.S. Federal Court judge has approved a nearly $5 million settlement in the case of a distracted driver who allegedly was using a cell phone when she struck and killed two bicyclists three years ago in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Posted in North America
Posted February 17, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The new Selling Cycling DVD and Owner's Guide is on its way to bike retailers in seven countries. The 2010 program includes The 71% Solution, a new 15-minute video and online module that shows how to sell to the 164 million U.S. non-enthusiasts who want to ride a bike more often.

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