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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day said on Thursday he still feels taking the company public is the right decision for the long-term, and will initiate an IPO as soon as stability and visibility improves in global financial markets.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Eurobike

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — ENVE has hired a new director of engineering, Scott Nielson, formerly of Trek Bicycle Corp.

Nielson has 15 years of composites engineering, testing, and manufacturing experience.

Tagged People

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first day of Eurobike's indoor trade show (following an outdoor demo on Tuesday) drew in thousands of retailers and media from around the world.

Tagged Eurobike
Mike Cooper

DRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — They are not particularly compact or cute, nor do they feature racing stripes. But the Cooper bicycle line has some strong connections to the Mini Cooper automobiles, starting with the bike brand's founders, the Cooper family.

Tagged Eurobike
Ken Avery

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN) —Vittoria wants to grow its market share in mountain bike tires in the U.S. and recently hired Ken Avery as a dedicated brand and product manager for its Geax off-road tire line.  

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences / People

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN)—Thousands of retailers, media people and suppliers came to this town Tuesday to test ride bikes under stunning blue skies.

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Market factors such as the devaluation of the euro, Europe’s economic slump and poor weather are all weighing on the minds of many gathered here for the start of Eurobike on Wednesday.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—When it comes to bicycles, the Dutch know how to treat themselves.

Tagged Eurobike


BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Fat bike maker 9:ZERO:7 is moving its distribution center from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ogden, Utah, the company announced this week.

The company said the new location will allow it to service its dealer base more easily.

Tagged Distributor news

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — Police in Tampa will use Kona's recently launched Safariland 29er patrol bikes at the Republican National Convention this week.

The convention was brought to order briefly on Monday before being adjourned because of an approaching tropical storm.

Hawley has added two new sales reps in the West to round out coverage there following the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Nevada earlier this year.

Tagged Distributor news
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Eurobike 2012: Workers complete the pump track on Tuesday

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike, the global industry’s largest and most important tradeshow starts Tuesday, drawing 40,000 visitors to the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany during its four-day run.

Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle tempered its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday due to a weaker than expected spring selling season caused by poor weather in much of Northern Europe.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Except in Flomax commercials, Baby Boomers no longer drive the U.S. bike market, but an upcoming generation may help produce another bike boom like the one that bell-bottomed Boomers created in 1970s.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.

Tagged People

KENT, WA (BRAIN)Kyle Casteel is leaving Raleigh USA after 13 years with the organization, most recently as senior product/brand manager.

Tagged People

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)Participants at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this year won't have to change clothes in a dusty parking lot or take the shuttle bus back to The Strip wearing a sweaty chamois, thanks to an "Official Changing Station" hosted by Zoic.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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