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VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports net sales hit $834.9 million last year, an increase over $772.8 million of sales it had in 2010. For the year, gross margin remained at 34 percent.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 2:58 PM MT—Tony Lo was optimistic about Taiwan’s export business on the eve of Taipei Cycle, Asia’s largest trade show. (Click on link above to download the PDF newsletter from Taipei Cycle.)

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 1:31 PM MT—Giant Bicycle is the latest company to sign on with Vendor-Link Cycling, a partnership it expects will help improve its lead times and fulfillment with access to real-time sell-through data from the Los Altos, California, software compa

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012 9:16 PM MT—Taipei’s international airport bustled with industry folks flying in from the U.S. and Europe Monday night in advance of the annual Taipei Cycle show, which kicks off Wednesday in Taiwan’s capital city.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

Lambert to distribute Clif Bar and Muc-Off • Dahon launches new website

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) Mar 5, 2:25 PM MT—Canadian distributor Lambert has added Clif Bar and Muc-off to its product mix.

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Mar 5, 10:30 AM MT—Andy Tompkins has joined Vendor-Link Cycling as vice president of supplier sales and account management.

Tagged People

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012 MT—Bicycling magazine is making its most ambitious foray yet into digital publishing with the launch of its annual Buyer’s Guide.

Tagged Media/Publishing

VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) Mar 2, 13:02 MT—Momentum Magazine, a lifestyle cycling magazine, has transitioned from being a free publication to a newsstand magazine with a cover price of $4.95. The first issue hit newsstands March 1.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) Riders and sponsors braved the rain on Thursday, heading east to Folsom and Carmichael and racking up 45 miles out-and-back mostly along the American River Trail, an often-cited gem in the Sacramento region.

Tagged BRAIN News

GRENCHEN. Switzerland (BRAIN) Mar 2, 2012 7:35 AM MT—BMC will take over sales in North America for its newly acquired Stromer Swiss e-bike brand, the company said on Thursday.

TORONTO, ON (BRAIN) Mar 1, 16:33 MT—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced Thursday that executive director Janet O’Connell will step down from her role later this year.

Tagged People

Minnesota retailers partner with high school league • Wingflyer ads California sales reps • Bicycling blogger to host panel discussion with NAHBS builders • Downeast Bicycle Specialists plans open house • Alliance announces photo contest winners • Golden, Colorado, celebrates its bike industry

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 12:35 MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is offering retailers an opportunity to participate in a webinar on March 8.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) Mar 1, 11:40 MT— The Milan bicycle show will become the Verona bicycle show this year as organizers seek a new strategy to re-energize the flagging tradefair.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 07:43 MT — From decades-old stores to relative newcomers and from transportation bike-focused to custom builds, retailers downtown run a wide gamut.

Tagged BRAIN News

Boulder, Austin and Asheville to host cyclocross nationals • D'Amour Bicycle to distribute American Classic in Canada • Specialized and Strava promote climbing challenge • Alpine Bike Parks offers starter package for bike park lovers • Selle San Marco strengthens marketing team

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Feb 29, 12:27 MT—Industry veteran Scott Montgomery is the new CEO and partner in the Idaho-based clothes brand Club Ride.

Montgomery was a longtime executive at Cannondale and later founded Scott Sports' bike division in the U.S.

Tagged People

Editor's Note: Several BRAIN editors are on a dealer tour of Davis and Sacamento, California, this week. Today's report is on their tour of shops in Davis.

Tagged BRAIN News

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28, 19:18 MT—Veteran cycling journalist Jim Langley is organizing a campaign among California cyclists concerned about the specter of rumble strips along the shoulder of Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

REDWOOD CITY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29—February 29th comes around only once every four years, so the publishers of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com are making use of the date to pr

Tagged Media/Publishing

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