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Posted July 1, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not only the biggest race on the calendar for the pros, but also the industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 30, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—It’s too early to tell what impact a newly signed trade agreement between Taiwan and China eventually will have on the bicycle industry.
Posted in International
Posted June 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Bicycles, have issued a voluntary recall of about 2,100 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bikes from 2009.

The manufacturer is ADK Technology Limited of China.

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 30, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pat Cunnane was in a Performance store in Raleigh, North Carolina, the other day when a customer walked in and asked whether the store had a Fuji Absolute 3.0 in stock. Cunnane immediately took note.

Posted in North America
Posted June 30, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 100 cyclists gathered on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol early this week to voice their disapproval of a bike ban in Black Hawk, a small gambling town in the state that’s made headlines for its new ordinance.

Posted in North America
Posted June 30, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has repositioned sales manager Eric Truman to the newly created product manager position.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Revolution Cycles has hired Angela Koch to the newly created of events and advocacy coordinator.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 30, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association (TBEA) has committed $50,000 per year for three years to the Bikes Belong Foundation.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 29, 2010
"And yes, this will be final Tour de France. It's been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks."

—Lance Armstrong tweeted.
Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2010
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—TAITRA, long recognized in the bicycle industry for its role in promoting the Taipei Cycle Show, is turning its focus to the outdoor and sporting goods industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 29, 2010
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—For the first time in over a decade Cinelli framesets are being offered as complete bikes to U.S. customers.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will open two new retail locations and relocate and remodel two other locations in Pennsylvania and California.

Posted in North America
Posted June 29, 2010
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has begun selling family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—With just under three months until Interbike's International Bicycle Expo 2010, Interbike's net-sold, square-feet exhibit space at the Sands Convention and Expo Center has surpassed the 2009 show, with only limited amount of exhibit space still available.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 28, 2010
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Velimpex Marketing is moving, but staying in town.

The new address is:

1825 Sharp Point Drive, Suite 126
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged, but won't be up and running until Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Three former executives at VeloNews have launched a venture capital fund looking to buy small, enthusiast-based businesses or information-related product and service companies.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Botelho and Adam Durazo are focused on Bike-alog’s future; the two want to provide a more complete and accurate catalog for shops going forward.

Posted in North America
Posted June 28, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano’s XTR mountain bike group always offered up high performance, but it wasn’t always necessarily suited for different types of riders or terrain.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 27, 2010
DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Exhibitors at this year’s PressCamp walked away from the event pleased with the exposure gained by spending three days meeting with editors from two dozen national and international publications.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 25, 2010
"The maximum load is listed as a '12-pack of beer' and it is designed for the wheel-size of a 700c road bike, which pretty much means carrying Pabst Blue Ribbon on a fixed-gear bike."

Posted in North America

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