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Posted February 29, 2008

In the Cannondale/Dorel March 1 print story, there was a line that stated when Performance used to carry Cannondale "apparel" in parenthesis. We meant to say when Performance used to carry Cannondale "bikes." Performance still does carry select Cannondale apparel and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 29, 2008

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Interbike will decide in the coming months where the industry will gather for its annual event starting in 2010. Along with Las Vegas, Interbike’s home for the past 10 years, Denver and Anaheim are on the table.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted February 29, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

PORTLAND, OR—Local fire officials were among the unlikely guests at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show. They dropped by on the second day of the show because the Oregon Convention Center exhibit hall was at capacity.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 29, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

MONTREAL, Quebec—When Dorel Industries purchased Cannondale early last month the industry’s top tier became a little more crowded and competitive.

Dorel had no problem throwing down the gauntlet either.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 28, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After his longtime partnership with GT ended at the end of 2007, Brian Lopes was continually asked by media and fans who he'd be riding for in 2008.

Well, the wait is over, as Lopes has chosen Ibis Cycles.

Posted in North America
Posted February 28, 2008

TRUCKEE, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Taylor, the man who founded Jet Lites, died Monday morning in a skiing accident at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe.

Jet Lites has been in business for nine years making high-end lighting for cyclists.

For details on how the accident occurred click on link.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 27, 2008

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)–Accell Group is buying Ghost Mountainbikes, a high-end German bicycle brand, adding yet another premium bike company to its ever-growing corporate portfolio.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 27, 2008

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s 2007 net income jumped 44 percent, to about $178 million, after the components giant set an all-time sales record of nearly $1.9 billion last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 27, 2008

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists, the Northeast’s largest parts and accessories distributor, will once again be holding an Open House in Maine.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN's looking for some new products to feature in its product review section. All we need from you is product info, high res image, suggested retail price and company contact information. Make sure your subject line includes company name and product name.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 26, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group was featured in March's Popular Mechanic magazine.

The focus: Made in the USA titanium frames, of course.

Click on the link to see the short feature.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 26, 2008

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—While the Sea Otter Classic has long been known as a "see-and-be-seen" event for athletes, the same could be said for manufacturers and their new products.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 26, 2008

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—Carbon Sports, the high-end manufacturer of lightweight wheels, has founded Carbon Sports North America.

Carbon Sports North American is based in Ottawa, and its operational structure includes secure bonded warehousing in upstate New York.

Posted in North America
Posted February 26, 2008

LONGVIEW, WA (BRAIN)—A Washington podiatrist suspected of stealing $56,000 worth of high-end bikes in eight states has committed suicide.

Dr. Jacob Bos, 36, took his own life on Feb. 23 while in the psychiatric ward of St. John’s Hospital in Longview, WA, said Longview Police Sgt. Mike Hallowell.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 26, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Every year when we deliver our annual industry directory, we inadvertently leave out a company like Ritchey and Syncros, make a mistake in the information, or find out later that a company moved without telling us.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 25, 2008

ODGEN, UT (BRAIN)—Jim Pfeil joins Edge Composites as the company’s general manager. Previously, Pfeil was the founder and president of Reynolds Composites.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 25, 2008

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—From its inception in 2005, the Kona AfricaBike program has had a simple, primary focus: provide durable, easy-to-maintain AfricaBikes to healthcare workers to assist in the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 25, 2008

WHEAT RIDGE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheat Ridge Cyclery will be opening its doors tomorrow night for its annual “Women’s Night Out” starting at 6:30 p.m. The shop is expecting high attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 25, 2008

SANTA ROSA, CA (BRAIN)—“It was crazy.”

That’s how owner Dave Chavis of Dr. J'S Bicycle Bicychiatry in Solvang described the Tour of California as it rolled through town last week.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 24, 2008

PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Inclement weather didn't dampen the crowds' spirit as they lined the course from Santa Clarita to Pasadena, cheering on American Levi Leipheimer as he captured his second straight Tour of California title yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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