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Posted December 28, 2010

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The UCI has published the approval protocol for its new frame and fork testing certification process set to start on Jan 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 27, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Fuji Bicycles has teamed up with the local cycling community in New York to help Cuba native Damian Lopez Alphonso make it to the 2012 Cycling Paralympics.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 27, 2010

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale and GT have signed on to become the bike sponsors for the Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, New Hampshire, in 2011 and 2012.

Posted in North America
Posted December 27, 2010

GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European Two-Wheelers’ Association, known as ETRA, will submit a report to the European Commission in the first half of 2011 outlining a strategy for a low carbon economy by 2050, including incorporating the use of bicycles as part of a clean transport system.

Posted in International
Posted December 27, 2010

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—Revenue for Taiwan’s top two manufacturers rose in November, putting both Giant and Merida on track for double digit growth in 2010, according to numbers released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted December 26, 2010

PORTSMOUTH, U.K. (BRAIN)—A Team Wiggle rider got an early Christmas present this year when the organizer of the 2012 Olympic mountain bike course came calling looking for a test rider.

Posted in North America
Posted December 26, 2010

Longmeadow, MA (BRAIN)— New England Specialty Sports Inc., a newly formed sales agency, will represent Shimano Cycling and Pearl Izumi in six New England states.

Posted in North America
Posted December 26, 2010

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Intense BMX, Sinz and THE have signed a deal to supply frames and components to Australia’s top BMX professionals in 2011.

Posted in North America
Posted December 26, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bina Bilenky, the mind behind the Philly Bike Expo and Philadelphia’s Bilenky Cycle Works, is bringing her marketing expertise to next year’s San Diego Custom Bicycle Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 23, 2010

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has restructured its sales force under the direction of Adam Micklin, the company’s new director of global sales.

Posted in North America
Posted December 22, 2010

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)— The UCI provided some clarity this week into the cost and timeframe associated with a new preproduction approval process for frame and fork concepts.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 22, 2010

BRAIN wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!! Current news coverage will resume on Monday, December 27.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 22, 2010

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is launching First Gear, a youth cycling initiative with a global reach that promotes cycling as a regular part of kids’ lives.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 22, 2010

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The Dreambikes program came about as a way for Crankbrothers to display its new line of components and demonstrate a new visual paradigm for the mountain bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 22, 2010

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has received Men’s Journal magazine’s 2010 Gear of the Year award for its Raptor 10 mountain biking hydration pack. It is featured in the current Gear of the Year special issue, available on newsstands now.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 22, 2010

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—Sigma USA will be moving to a new location approximately three miles from its current suburban Chicago location. The new building located in St Charles, Illinois is a larger, newer and more energy efficient facility.

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2010

“I love this town. But what they need to do is create a moratorium on the sign rules for Christmas, as long as the signs are related to the holidays. Then get everyone to put up lights and decorate and attract people to the city to look at how beautiful it is.”

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2010

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has chosen Marilyn Price to receive a 2010 PCFSN Community Leadership Award.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 20, 2010

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano plans to revise its distributor and retail pricing for aftermarket sales of its high-end components effective Jan. 1. The change, which will reduce margins throughout the supply chain, is an effort by Shimano to help combat pricing from on-line discounters.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2010

Tremendous Wall Street Journal story on the U.S. Postal Service team—from start to finish and everything in between. Click on title and link to read full story.

Posted in North America

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