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Posted May 4, 2008

"Can I do the things I wanna do
That I don't do because of you
And I'll take a left and I'll second
guess into a total mess..."

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: King Liu
COMPANY: Giant
TITLE: Chairman
AGE: 74

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Alex Chen
COMPANY: Alex Global Technology
TITLE: President

Because his name stands behind every wheel he sells, Alex Chen is a stickler for quality. And Alex Global Technology makes a lot of wheels for bicycles, cars, military trucks, buses and even airplanes.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

MONTEREY, CA—The weather gods looked down more favorably on this year’s Sea Otter Classic as attendees enjoyed mostly sunny skies, with a little frosty wind—make that a lot of wind on Saturday, when gusts reached 25 miles per hour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Anthony Lo
AGE: 60
COMPANY: Giant Manufacturing
TITLE: General Manager

For Westerners, Tony Lo is the most visible official of the world’s biggest bicycle company. His long partnership with Giant founder King Liu has been one of the most successful in the industry.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek retailers expressed sadness but little surprise that Trek plans to sever its 13-year relationship with Greg LeMond.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire . . . the A-Team.” So went the introduction to the cult 1980s TV show about a group of over-the-top commandos who wisecracked their way through seemingly impossible missions.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant's president, Tony Lo, told a packed press conference yesterday that now is the time for bicycle industry executives to develop a true passion for cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 1, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—With two months of Cannondale and Sugoi sales on the books, Dorel Industries reported a strong first quarter as revenue in its bicycle division soared 55 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Eleven communities were honored with the League of American Bicyclists prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community designation and eleven communities renewed their designation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 1, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A fundraiser is being held in conjunction with tomorrow's CCCX Downhill Race Series in honor of Mark Reynolds who died on April 19.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 30, 2008

BRAIN was informed yesterday that Tim (Masi Guy) Jackson was involved in a bad bike accident at the San Diego velodrome. He suffered broken ribs, a few fractured neck bones and a mangled thumb, according to blue squirrel. He underwent surgery yesterday.

Posted in North America
Posted April 30, 2008

"New Rule: Now that gas costs the same four bucks at every gas station, you can drop the nine-tenths-of-a-cent bull$#!*."

—Bill Maher

Posted in North America
Posted April 30, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After tumbling 13 percent in 2006, cycling participation rebounded slightly in 2007.

Overall participation was up five percent—from 35.6 million riders in 2006 to 37.4 million riders in 2007—according to statistics released this month by the National Sporting Goods Association.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 30, 2008

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta has launched a paint program that still enables customers to design their own bike frame, but now they can see an almost limitless array of paint colors accurately depicted with a few clicks of the mouse.

Posted in North America
Posted April 30, 2008

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products has promoted John Williams to president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 30, 2008

SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Attendance fell at last week’s Shanghai Show. Big brands like Trek and Specialized went missing and many international visitors cancelled travel plans at the last minute because the Chinese government suddenly tightened visa requirements.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 29, 2008

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) named Kurt Person general manager and vice president of its Hayes Bicycle Group division to replace Rhonda Kirkwood, who’s leaving the company on her own accord.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 29, 2008

XANTUSIA, CA (BRAIN)—Multi-sport Web site Slowtwitch.com has hired industry veteran Jay Prasuhn as senior editor.

Prasuhn spent his last nine years at Triathlete Magazine, where he also worked as senior editor. Moving forward he'll be working closely with Slowtwitch editor-in-chief Herbert Krabel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 29, 2008

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Highway Two, distributor of Continental, Brooks England, Crankbrothers, Fizik and Selle Royal, has hired George Eubanks as the company’s national sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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