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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
Posted February 24, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA and OutdoorIndustryJobs.com, an employment network Web site for the outdoor, bicycle, hunting and fishing, action sports and winter sport industries, have partnered to bring a state-of-the-art online job board focused directly on the bicycle industry.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Only in the Northwest where coffee is king is it possible for police to track down a bike theft suspect with a cup of java.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 24, 2008

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has announced the six recipients of the $25,000 in grants.

Awarded twice a year and available to cycling focused community groups, BTAC’s Grant Program will support projects that put more people on bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 22, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—While she loves each and every one of you in the industry, BRAIN's do-it-all editor Megan Tompkins has taken a much needed vacation starting today.

She will be gone for two weeks in Africa, possibly hunting wild game, but more likely searching for e-mail access and a Starbucks.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2008

"By using my song, and my band's name, Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"

Posted in North America
Posted February 21, 2008

"Hey I'd like to daze away to a
Place like no one has known
In a state of mind I could call mine
That only I could own
Where I could hum a tune anytime
I choose, and then there is no such thing as time
Where I can feel no pain just calm and sane

Posted in North America
Posted February 21, 2008

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN)—Midwest Cycling has partnered with Trek to offer two people from each city a unique opportunity to integrate bicycles into their daily life.

The Go By Bike Challenge started yesterday in Omaha, NE, Kansas City, MO, and St. Louis, MO.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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