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Posted January 23, 2012

CU students find use for old race numbers • High demand closes Frostbike Registration • Liv/Giant adds marketing manager

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2012

Editor's note: Former BRAIN managing editor Jill Janov happened to be vacationing in Seattle last weekend and, homesick for journalism and the bike industry, volunteered to check in with some of the city's bike retailers to see how they were dealing with the snow storm.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 23, 2012

BIARRITZ, France (BRAIN) Jan 23, 14:31 MT — BH Bikes has expanded into France with a company-owned subsidiary in Biarritz, a tourist beach town on the Bay of Biscayne about 10 miles from the Spanish border.

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2012

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 23, 12:42 MT — Raleigh America has signed a multi-year global licensing agreement with LifeCore Fitness whereby it’s transferring the operation of its Diamondback Fitness division to the Vista, California, company.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 23, 2012

Hincapie hires Zornes; grows tri sponsorship • Florida dealers association progressing on trail system • Trips for Kids to host 14th Annual 'Brews, Bikes and Bucks' Bash • BRAIN web editor joins retailer's radio show

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2012

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) Jan 23, 06:55 MT — To serve the surging triathlon market, Portland, Oregon-area chain Bike Gallery has converted the upper floor of its Beaverton location into a separate store, Epic Tri Shop. A grand opening is set for this Wednesday evening.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 20, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:42 MT — Bikes exported from Taiwan returned to 2009 levels last year, dropping 13.7 percent in units from 2010. But the value of those exports rose 10.7 percent an indicator of the island’s ongoing shift to higher quality, innovative products.

Posted in International
Posted January 20, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:04 MT — A huge snow-rain-and-ice storm that hit the Seattle area this week, leaving as many as 250,000 people without power, has brought bike retail sales to a near halt.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 20, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Jan 20, 14:01 MT — Scott Bicycles has increased dealer prices and MSRPs on most of its bicycles, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Jan. 20, 10:15 am MT — Industry veteran Chris DiStefano will be joining the clothing company Rapha starting next month.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 19, 2012

Free-Flite donates $10,000 to SORBA chapter • Switchback magazine partners with IMBA

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 20 — Tonight at 8, ABC television viewers will watch judges decide whether to support a business pitch fr

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 19, 2012

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:47 pm MT— Specialized Bicycle has hired a new general manager for the U.S. market with decades of experience in the footwear and outdoors industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 19, 2012

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:30 pm MT — The mountain bike cult brand Maverick has shut down as of Jan. 1, and the brand's future is uncertain.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2012

GLEN ROCK, NJ (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:20 pm MT — “When it comes to wrenching, I believe I’m number one,” Juan Mejia says. Well, if time spent in front of a repair stand is any indicator, that may not be boasting.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 19, 2012

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 2:39 pm MT —Hotlines Europe is the new exclusive UK distributor for DT Swiss wheelsets, suspension and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 19, 2012

New Belgium Brewery awards Bikes Belong $30k grant • NICA honors students, volunteers and supporters • Nineteen Wetsuits moves offices • Northwave continues RadioShack-Nissan-Trek sponsorship

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 8:40 am MT —Sunglass maker SPY has joined USA Cycling as an official sponsor.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 18, 2012

OLNEY, Il (BRAIN) Jan.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan. 18, 1:11 pm MT—Giant Bicycle is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 900 road bikes because their forks can crack.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the fork problem.

Posted in Recalls

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