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SAN JOSE, CA, (BRAIN)—MerchantOS, a web-based point-of-sale system for bike shops, and VendorLink-Cycling, the bike industry's collaborative supply chain soloution, has announced that VendorLink-Cycling is fully integrated into the MerchantOS POS platform allowing MerchantOS customers to easily enroll with VendorLin

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—New product lines for 2012 will offer retailers more choices, greater value and a continuation of expensive technology trickling down to lower price points.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Subscribers to VeloNews will be surprised when they receive their August issues in the mail, as the 40-year-old magazine is about to undergo a name change. Instead of VeloNews it will simply be known as Velo, the magazine’s editor, Ben Delaney, confirmed today.

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BRAIN's website will be down for a short period starting at 2 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) due to site maintenance. It should be back up and running in the evening, and perhaps even earlier.

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OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—As the people of Joplin, Missouri, struggle to rebuild their lives and community following the devastating tornado in May, killing an estimated 139 individuals and resulting in millions of dollars of property damage, elete electrolytes has shipped a product donation of its elete Electrolyte Add-In

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DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Some 30 editors from a variety of magazines had the chance to look at a host of new products at the first day of PressCamp—2012 products most retailers will see at Interbike if not sooner.

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Join Leisure Trends for a Webinar on June 28 as they look at cycling retail sales trends with a special emphasis on: what is happening in road bike sales; are 29ers growing the mountain bike category or taking share from 26ers; and are the current inventory levels too high or too low?

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NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles has hired Mike Giraud as the company's product development specialist.

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BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN)—The JD Group, a manufacturer of bicycle components and developer of electric technology for electric bicycles, has opened a new battery testing laboratory at its electric mobility and e-bike factory in Dongguan, China.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing has opened a West Coast office in Emeryville, California, to oversee production and manufacturing at the company’s factories in and around the Bay Area. Its main headquarters are in White River Junction, Vermont.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its second annual Great American Bike Sale national promotion.

Running early April through the end of Bike to Work Week, the event helped dealers kick off their season while providing national exposure to member stores and partner brands.

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NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Joe Schwartz as brand specialist.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The European Commission is recommending that anti-dumping duties on Chinese bicycle imports into Europe continue for three years.

DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Some 30 editors begin meeting today with more than 24 companies to get a peek at new trends and products for 2012.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Charlie Cooper, former vice president and general manager of Leisure Trends Group, has been promoted to president of the market research company. He takes over for Jim Spring, Leisure Trends founder and president for the past 22 years.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Joshua Hon’s new folding bike brand Tern launched Saturday in Taipei where the company is headquartered.

FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN)—Popular Science magazine is asking CFEprPlus, an industry marketing agency owned by Steve Boehmke, to provide worthy products for consideration for their annual "Best of What's New"

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Increasing their sales team, Rolf Prima has partnered with Marc Katz to handle their Southeast territory, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. In addition to Rolf Prima, Katz represents Castelli, Kask, Focus and Ortlieb.

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SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports has tapped action sports industry veteran Scott Oliver as its new director of sales for bike in North America. Oliver fills the position left by Pat Hus when he accepted the role as Interbike’s managing director last month.

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By Nicole Formosa

When Ryan Gurr’s Specialized rep invited him on a four-day trip west to the Amgen Tour of California, he assumed he would be sitting in on some sort of new product presentation.


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