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Posted October 30, 2009

ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Henk Schipper has left Ritchey/Syncros in the UK to focus on Fast Forward Wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 29, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer has opened online retailer, buyer and designer registration for its Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo and All Mountain Demo, scheduled to run January 20-24, 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 29, 2009

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Lambert has terminated its distribution agreement with Race Face.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 29, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—A slow bike market took its toll on Shimano as the company saw its sales tumble to $1.47 billion (134.44 billion Yen) through September, from $1.87 billion (170.6 billion Yen) last year. The company’s income fell to $149.98 million (13.68 billion Yen) from $307.38 million (28.03 billion Yen).

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 29, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic's net sales declined by 14 percent for the first nine months of the year, according to earnings report released Thursday by Mavic’s parent company, Amer Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess is the new co-CEO of Electra Bicycle Company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A.'s exclusive distribution agreement with BiciSupport S.r.l. has been terminated. Albabici LLC of Oxnard, California has been awarded the distribution of BiciSupport products by BiciSupport S.r.l.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano Inc. is slashing its full year profit forecast as U.S. and European consumers cut back purchases on mid- to high-end bicycles and fishing gear, according to Bloomberg News.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2009

COTTAGE GROVE, WI (BRAIN)—Livestrong fitness equipment is now showing up at Dick’s Sporting Goods locations throughout the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Steve Meineke had just gotten off the plane from Hong Kong last Friday when he got a call that Raleigh’s power was out.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has sued Hayes Bicycle Group claiming that the company’s Stroker hydraulic disc brake infringe on one of SRAM’s patents.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

The web editor is looking for retailers and suppliers who are giving back this holiday season—whether it be toy drives or something else—for stories on the web and in print in December.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Jeff Weiss to the newly created role of vice president of international business development.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2009

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company's service center manager Ian Foyster was tragically killed on Monday.

"He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was shot," said Dave Goeppner, marketing manager for The Hawley Company.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted October 26, 2009

“Your cyclists really know their stuff. It’s more intense than in San Francisco. The bike coalition is strong there, but in Portland, the cyclists are more into the details. They want to know how their handle bars will work with handrails.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

MIRAMAR, FL (BRAIN)—Who dares to believe they can keep up with seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, on a bike? Well the people behind Clear2Go, the sports water bottle with a replaceable filter, are giving would-be cyclists around the country the opportunity to do just that.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

JUPITER, FL (BRAIN)—Sports Marketing Surveys and the Gluskin Townley Group have formed a joint venture to publish a monthly Consumer Intelligence: Bicycles & Bicycling Report beginning January 2010.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—The nation's first Bikestation Secure Bike Module, a new concept in cost-effective, compact, multi-use bicycle transit center, is contracted for installation at the Covina Metrolink station in Covina, California.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 26, 2009

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—Hill Billy USA, a Southern California company offering a wide range of golf-related products and services, is launching Dogleg–a series of electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2009

CLICK ON LINK to see Al Budris' (president of Sidi) response to today's 5th Spot.

Posted in North America

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