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LONDON, UK (BRAIN) Thursday April 26 2012 6:15 AM MT—Accell Group NV has completed its purchase of Raleigh Cycle Ltd., one of the oldest and largest bike companies in the world, for about $80 million.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN) Wednesday April 25 2012 8:55 PM MT—The China Cycle Show starts Thursday in Shanghai in its largest form ever with 5,900 booths and 1,300 exhibitors in 1.3 million square feet of space at the city’s New International Expo Center.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

DISS, UK (BRAIN) Wednesday April 25 2012 1:20 PM MT—Steve Domahidy, a co-founder and former head of R&D at Niner Bikes, has joined bf1systems, a British motorsports company that last year introduced an innovative road bike prototype, the Factor 001.

Tagged People

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Wednesday April 25 2012 11:48 AM MT—Derby Cycle AG's chief financial officer Uwe Bögershausen is stepping down May 31 and will be replaced by Reiner Brüls. Brüls was most recently CFO of J. Müller AG, Brake.

Tagged People

Obama designates Sea Otter venue a National Monument • Participation in outdoor recreation hits highest level in five years • 2XU supplies Omega Pharma-Quick Step with compression gear

Earth Day honor for Spokesman Cycles owner • Eastern Mountain Sports triples size of Manchester, Conn., store • Polar has new president, launches Tour de France computer • FSA and Vision official Giro d'Italia partners

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 2:37 PM MT—Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show are asking the industry to chime in about the best location and date for the semi-annual expo, held in Salt Lake City since 1996.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 10:26 AM MT—High school mountain bike racing continues to grow quickly and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is making some staff changes to accommodate the growth.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

Bicycling announces Editor's Choice awards • Bellwether and Profile Design debut Promoboxx partnership • Soulcraft offers dealers a stock 29er frame • Trek partners with Whistler's Summer Gravity Camps

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — Owners of bikes they bought used ride more, buy more, and visit bike shops more often than owners of bikes they bought new, according to a new study.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 11:09 AM MT—Trek Bicycle announced Monday, the day after Earth Day, that it has recycled more than 70,000 pounds of carbon fiber since it instituted its recycling program last year.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

New York law firm offers bike crash app • Howler app tracks stolen gear • Women's-only Venus de Miles rides benefit charity • Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart

Infinit enters gel market • VSF hires Uwe Wöll • Lambert enrolls in SmartEtailing Supplier Sync • Fox Sports to air 18 hours of Tour of Utah coverage

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:12 AM MT—Rove Bike may be a name familiar to few in the industry, but its parent company Neco has been behind the scenes machining headsets and bottom brackets in Taiwan for the biggest names in the industry for nearly three decades.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:05 AM MT—Retailers remain divided over whether 650b is a good thing for the bike business, but product on display as well as booth talk at this year’s Sea Otter Classic expo reaffirmed that the in-between wheel size is gaining broad indust

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Owners and managers from 38 of the industry’s biggest-volume stores began heading back Thursday evening and Friday morning following two days of seminars and training with peers and hearing from industry outsiders and business experts on the topics of customer service, profitability, consumer tr

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:51 AM MT—Norco is debuting its new performance road bike line, Tactic, at this week’s Sea Otter expo.

Tagged Distributor news

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:46 AM MT—Raleigh America on Thursday announced that it had promoted Chris Speyer to the position of executive vice president of product and marketing.

Tagged People

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The BRAINy awards reception capped off the three-day Bicycle Leadership Conference last night. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News publisher Marc Sani and Bicycle Product Suppliers Association president Chris Speyer presented awards recognizing industry achievement at the supplier level.

Tagged BRAIN News

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Thursday April 19 2012 5:54 PM MT—Fox Racing Shox unveiled its new unified fork and rear shock system —called CTD, for Climb, Trail and Descend — on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic expo.

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