Marc Sani

Marc Sani

Marc was in the second month of a four-month kayak trip exploring the nooks and crannies of Baja’s 800-mile coastline when he received a cryptic message from home. Call Bill Tanler. A quick phone call from Bahia de Los Angeles and the deal was struck. They would launch Bicycle Retailer & Industry News in January 1992. Tanler, who passed away from a heart attack in 1999, lived to see BRAIN become the dominant trade magazine in the industry. Sani, who now serves as publisher, has helped steer the magazine over the years through several wrenching corporate transitions. Sani is a former wire service and newspaper reporter who thrives on news whether in print or on the web. He became interested in cycling and joined a local cycling club in the mid 1980s, but candidly admits that skiing is his first love and cycling was one way to stay in shape for backcountry powder.

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October 23, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Doug Emerson and Frank Banta called the Boulder Valley Velodrome their "field of dreams." Emerson and Banta built it, and cyclists came. Now the pair is seeking new owners who would take their dreams and make this Olympic-caliber velodrome a world-class venue.

Posted in North America
October 20, 2017

TAINAN, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Charles Wu, who founded KMC Group in 1977, has passed away at his home in Tainan. He died Sunday at the age of 77 surrounded by his family. A funeral date is pending.

Posted in International
October 13, 2017
The home of VeloNews and VeloPress in Boulder.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The World Triathlon Corporation has sold VeloNews, along with Triathlete and other media titles, to Pocket Outdoor Media, a company founded by Felix Magowan, a previous owner of VeloNews. The sale was finalized late Thursday.

Posted in Industry News
October 2, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Attorneys involved in a product liability case are seeking to exclude a Taiwanese company, ADK Technology Ltd., which manufactured a carbon fiber fork with an allegedly defective steerer tube.

Posted in International
September 15, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — A long-running personal injury lawsuit can proceed after Giant Manufacturing failed to convince the Illinois State Appellate Court that it should be cut loose from the suit because, the Taiwanese company said, it essentially had no ties to the sale of Giant bicycles in Illinois.

Posted in International
August 31, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Steve Bellefeuille, Accell North America's former vice president of purchasing, is taking over a helmet brand best known in the winter sports industry. Bellefeuille has been named president and CEO of Pret, Inc. and has moved to Park City where the company is located.

Posted in Industry News
August 22, 2017
Wikimedia Commons photo by Sam Sailor.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For duty purposes, bike cassettes are once again being treated just like freewheels — exempt from all duty requirements, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Posted in North America
August 22, 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elaine M. Enick, the wife of Specialized executive vice president Bob Margevicius, died Saturday in an accident near their home in this seaside community. She was 62.

Posted in Industry News
August 9, 2017

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — ECRM, the Ohio company that bought Lance Camisasca's PressCamp, has shut down the operation effective Wednesday due primarily to the ongoing weakness in the bicycle and outdoor markets.

Posted in North America
Camisasca and ECRM part ways due to changing market
July 12, 2017

BEIJING (BRAIN) — Ofo, a Chinese company with plans to rewrite the global rules on bike sharing, got a $700 million cash infusion last week in another round of financing.

Posted in International

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