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Posted February 8, 2010

Doug Hall, national sales manager at Fox Head, Inc. and Jodi Hall (freelance PR consultant for various cycling ventures) have just added a second little mountain biker to their brood: Lucie Francesca Hall, born Jan. 30, 2010, 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 20-1/2 inches long.

Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2010

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference, April 13-15 in Monterey, CA, has already drawn more retail attendees than in any of the past four years, including seven REI staff members.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 8, 2010

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Known for its high-end downhill, slopestyle, all mountain, dirt jump and XC bikes, Andorran-based Commencal is introducing its new PSR range of complete bikes into the U.S. market. The line features entry to mid-level hardtail XC bikes, with retail prices from $549 to $1,195.

Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2010

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports is now a distributor of SRAM road product.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 8, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—Montague Corporation, a full-size folding bike company, has just launched a new Web site at www.montaguebikes.com (click on link).

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 7, 2010

Congrats to the New Orleans Saints on last night's Super Bowl win over the Indianapolis Colts. Great team and an even better story.

Posted in North America
Posted February 7, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized decided to move its West Coast distribution center from its headquarters in Morgan Hill, California, to Salt Lake City 11 years ago after taking a look at the cost per square foot of leasing a facility, the strong labor market and the ability to deliver orders to dealers in 11

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2010

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has hired industry veteran Chris Allen (pictured) and lean manufacturing expert Jeff Moates to prepare for the next stage of growth.

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2010

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s net sales fell 13 percent in 2009 due to declining OEM orders and weak demand in the U.S., according to year-end financial results released Thursday by Mavic’s parent company, Amer Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 4, 2010

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—In response to the international relief effort following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, BE Innovations, creators of ZYM electrolyte drink tablets, is donating both product—ZYM Endurance tabs—plus 30 percent of its online profits to the agency, Direct Relief International, which distributes

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 4, 2010

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Bikestation is preparing to unveil its latest locations in the cities of Claremont and Covina this month. Both will be supported by local retailers and are located along the Metrolink commuter rail that stretches across the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 4, 2010

NUNSPEET, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano Europe Group has restructured its sales and marketing departments by integrating all European activities for Shimano products (Shimano, PRO and AIM brand) within one organization.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2010

"The city really is more palatable when you have a straight shot through it, with less lights and less stop signs. I think cyclists deserve to have something similar to the freeway system."

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2010

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has added its 18th supporting vendor, with Topolino Technology now a supplier partner.

Members of the Cooperative can earn rebates on all purchases of Topolino products. Topolino is introducing their line through a demo wheel program with a buy-back guarantee.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2010

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—In recent years identifying proper headset fit for any given bicycle has been complicated by the evolution and introduction of new standards, as well as the use of tapered and conversion configurations, which often mix standards.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has launched a new Apple iPhone application available for free download direct to your iPhone or from the iTunes Store.

Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2010

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine editor Lou Mazzante, who has led the title for the past three years and has overseen two of the strongest volumes in Bike’s history, will leave the magazine at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 2, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle is the title sponsor of the 2010 Dirt Series mountain bike skills program.

Posted in North America
Posted February 2, 2010

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo (BRAIN )— Paceline Products has reached an agreement with Grease Monkey Wipes to distribute their products to retailers throughout the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 2, 2010

I got word from Sidi America that the deadline has been extended to February 15 for your chance to tell a Sidi story and win some shoes.

To send in your memorable Sidi story or to learn more about the contest, click on link.

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