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Posted March 11, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which was purchased late last year by Lake Rudd Capital Partners, has signed 10 new international distributors, the company announced Mon

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Posted March 8, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.

Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.

Posted in International Tagged People / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 5, 2013
The EuroVelo network

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cyclists' Federation has launched a new website, www.eurovelo.com, that provides information to those wishing to cycle the EuroVelo routes.

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Posted March 5, 2013

CAMPAGNOLO CREMASCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Deda Elementi is urging its European dealers to watch out for wheels and components stolen from its warehouse here last month.

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Posted March 4, 2013

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, which represents the bike industry to the UCI and the International Olympic Committee, will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show this month.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2013
A Trek Project One with Qhubeka team paint job

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek will donate $200 to a rural South African youth program for each Project One Trek sold with a special MTN-Qhubeka team paint job.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 1, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond Inc. has announced its latest list of international distributors for its Revolution trainers.

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Posted March 1, 2013
The SRAM G8 hub

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan. The new line was developed over the course of 22 months at SRAM's facility in Schweinfurt, Germany, where the company has traditionally manufactured much of its internal gear products.

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Posted February 22, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that revenues surged in 2012 largely due to bike brand acquisitions and growth in the electric bike market.

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Posted February 21, 2013
The Campagnolo 80th anniversary group

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Tullio Campagnolo founded his company here 80 years ago this year, and the company that bears his name is preparing an 80th anniversary parts group and wheelsets to be released to the public next month.

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Posted February 18, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano sales gained 11 percent last year as bicycle product sales grew 12 percent and fishing sales grew 8 percent.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 18, 2013

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Italian fork brand Marzocchi has moved its U.S. operations from Valencia to Long Beach, California, and following a difficult year in 2012, says it is ready to return strongly to the OE market for the 2014 model year. The company plans to introduce new models to the industry at the Taipei Cycle Show in March and other models to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in California in April.

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Posted February 15, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — European industry veteran Andi Schmidt, has joined Hayes Components as its European marketing manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 12, 2013
Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul. Photo: tony Di Zinno

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike shops in Colorado and Pennsylvania are gathering donated gear for the Afghanistan cycling team.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 12, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant has announced plans to build a new $50 million (NT$1.5 billion) headquarters and research and development complex by 2016. 

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Posted February 11, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Triathlon is now a separate department within the Italian clothing brand Castelli, the company announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 8, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta will be providing GPM10, a London-based operator of bike touring and training camps, with a rental fleet of top-of-the-line Serotta MeiVici bicycles, the companies announced.

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Posted February 7, 2013
OEM powerhouse looks to build its own brand in the U.S.
Velo Senso saddle

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — While the Velo saddle brand is little known among U.S. bike consumers, the Taiwanese company behind the brand is a powerhouse in Asian OEM production, making saddles, grips and handlebar tape for a variety of major brands over the years.

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Posted February 7, 2013

PAAL-Beringen, Belgium (BRAIN) — Belgian bike manufacturer Ridley Bikes has hired Richard Wittenberg as vice president of international operations.

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Posted February 4, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has ended its relationship with its longtime U.K. distributor, Madison.

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