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Posted January 9, 2013
An opinion column by Jamie Fuller, founder and chairman of Skins and founder of the Change Cycling Now group.

Dear Lance,

So you’ve finally decided to speak out. Frankly, it’s not before time and I trust the hype, preparation and anticipation will be worth it. In fairness, by choosing to undertake a broadcast interview with Oprah Winfrey you have certainly guaranteed visibility for your much-awaited response.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 8, 2013
Judy Freeman and Chloe Woodruff of the crankbrothers Race Club

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — The Crankbrothers Race Club is a two-woman team for 2013 and has picked up several new sponsors including Scott Bikes.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 8, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales at IBDs bounced back in November after October declines, with overall annual sales remaining on track for a record 2012, according sell-through data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 8, 2013
The Interlock cable pulls out of the seatpost.

VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Kickstarter.com continues to be a popular tool for innovators in the bike industry, who increasingly are using the crowd-funding site to complement other investment possibilities.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 8, 2013

MOORPARK, CA (BRAIN) — Sugoi has expanded its North American sales rep force by 15 percent, the company announced.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2013
Sandi Lennehan

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has Sandi Lennehan to chief financial officer. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 7, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Indoor bike park The Lumberyard MTB will host its inaugural Sugar Showdown Women’s Weekend, a riding instruction event and competition for female  riders of all skill levels, from Jan. 25-27.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 7, 2013
Nicole Formosa

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer international editor Nicole Formosa is leaving to join Bike magazine as managing editor. Her last day with BRAIN will be Jan. 18. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 7, 2013
Denver company also spins off its schwag business
The Sampson Stratics FS pedals are adjustable in many directions

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports has two new pedals — including one model with an innovative bike fitting feature — and is splitting off its private label business for events into a new company called Event Gear.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2013
The First Friday cap sold out quickly Friday.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giro launched a new program Friday to offer limited-edition items to its fans on Facebook. The first item, a cotton cycling cap, quickly sold out its run of 50.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2013
The Garmin Edge 810

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Garmin is introducing a variety of new products, including at least two new cycling computers, at this week's massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 4, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Rapha has launched its product line tied to its sponsorship of the Team Sky team, including defending Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins. Rapha has a four-year agreement with the team.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 3, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — The National BMX Hall of Fame has opened the nomination process for this year's inductions.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Awards
Posted January 3, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — The mountain bike racing community is mourning the loss of South African racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car while training in his home country on Thursday.

Stander, 25, was a 2008 and 2012 Olympian and the 2008 UCI World Cup champion in the U23 category. 

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013
Dealer-direct sales to complement sales through distributors

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — Minoura will start offering dealers the option of buying some of its products directly from its Iowa warehouse.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2013
Riders on a New York City green lane last summer.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — REI has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Bikes Belong Foundation to expand its Green Lane Project.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The early months of this year could bring resolutions on one or more duty- and subsidy-related investigations currently under consideration by the European Commission relative to trade between Asia and the European Union.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley announced Thursday that it will be distributing Tacx trainers, bottles and cages to U.S. dealers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

POSTFACH, Germany (BRAIN) — Disc brakes on road bikes? Not so fast, says Germany’s brake specialist, Magura.

Magura has launched a study logging how a number of test riders use disc brakes over miles of European roads before deciding whether the technology is an option for the company.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted January 3, 2013

NOIDA, India (BRAIN) — U.K. trade show organizer ITE Group is launching India Bicycle Expo in November as the first international exhibition of bikes and bike parts for the growing premium market. 

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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