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Posted March 18, 2009

BRAIN tech editor Matt Wiebe roamed the halls of the Taipei Cycle Show to find the hottest (ladies, er) product trends for next model year. From mainstream to downright quirky, click on link to see a sampling of products being shown over there.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund will make a $40,000 contribution to the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to launch the formation of IMBA Europe.

SRAM's contribution will firmly establish a united Pan-European effort for mountain bike advocacy and sustainable trail development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 18, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Lawmakers in the state of Oregon earlier this month introduced a bill that seeks to levy bike licensing and registration fees, which would be used to pay for development and maintenance of bike lanes, paths and other bicycle-related transportation improvements.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two weeks into his new role as president of Ideal Bike Corporation, Hermes Chang is making his formal entry into the bicycle industry at the Taipei Cycle Show.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 18, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A-Team chairman Michael Tseng asked the organization’s members at a general meeting yesterday to increase production on the island so that Taiwan’s major bicycle manufacturers need import fewer components from offshore.

Posted in International
Posted March 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) have introduced the Complete Streets Act of 2009 into the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2009

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—SCOTT USA has added Brian Bohlman to its U.S. bicycle group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 17, 2009

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has entered into a tool supply partnership with World Bicycle Relief.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 17, 2009

BRAIN tech editor Matt Wiebe roamed the halls of the Taipei Cycle Show to find the latest and greatest product coming down the pipe. From mainstream to downright quirky, here's a sampling of products being shown here.

Posted in International
Posted March 17, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s new president, Ma Ying-jeou, opened the 22nd annual Taipei Cycle Show telling a packed room of international guests that Taiwan is now the world’s most important market for innovative and high-quality parts and bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2009

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative (TBC) has introduced a new email platform to its membership, allowing dealers to create their own customized emails and send them to their customers at an extremely low cost.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has selected creative agency Bailey Gardiner to handle its national public relations.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2009

Have you seen BRAIN's blog coverage on our new Taiwan blog? Click on link to check out blog coverage straight from the Taipei International Cycle Show.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Taiwanese government wants 160,000 new electric scooters on the road over the next four years.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 16, 2009

When Bonnie Tu selected the location for the Liv / Giant store in Taipei, people thought she was crazy. The location was in the main business area where banks and major corporations were located, far from the central shopping district. But Tu said the location needed to be next to the target customer.

Posted in International
Posted March 15, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has signed on to be the official bike sponsor of Epic Rides' 6th Annual Whiskey Off-Road bike race taking place on April 25, 2009.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 15, 2009

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported net sales of $131.7 million in 2008, up from $105 million the year before, according to earnings released on Friday by its parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 15, 2009

"Make fun, not war."

—Hugo Martin, writer for the LA Times, at the end of his story about the trail system at Monterey's Ft. Ord. Click on link to read story.

Posted in North America
Posted March 13, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Representatives from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association met with CPSC staff Wednesday to appeal a petition that seeks to exclude kids’ bikes from new regulations on lead limits. The BPSA made the petition on behalf of its 85 member companies and the industry at large earlier this year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 12, 2009

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) members shipped 14,499 more units to shops last year, a 6.5 percent increase over 2007. Sales revenue rose 9.3 percent over the year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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