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Posted November 14, 2012

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — The Accell Group is anticipating higher sales during the second half of the year, and for full-year revenue to exceed 2011’s numbers.

Posted in International
Posted November 14, 2012

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) — Bike Friday is recalling about 3,800 Tikit folding bikes as part of a voluntary recall in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The handlebar stem on the Tikit can break. So far Bike Friday has received six reports of breakage, two of which resulted in injuries.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 14, 2012

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Ride On hosted two fewer exhibitors this year, but that didn’t seem to slow the steady traffic up to the 27th floor of Taichung’s Hotel One, where the spec show has been held for the past two years.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 14, 2012
Mayor Jason Hu shaking hands with Eurobike's Erich Reiss and Eurobike show director Stefan Reisinger looks on.

 TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taichung’s gregarious Mayor Jason Hu officially welcomed the industry to the city at a formal dinner Wednesday evening at the swanky new Millennium Vee Hotel. 

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 14, 2012
A mock-up of a custom colored San Marco ERA saddle

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) —'You can't make 10,000 black saddles and be done for the season,' says San Marco's Giovanni Girardi.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 14, 2012
DVO's Bryson Martin

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — From red to green, the cadre of former Marzocchi employees who formed DVO Suspension earlier this year seem to be finding it easy being a new color scheme.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 13, 2012

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Continuing economic concerns, particularly in Europe, coupled with back-to-back tough snow seasons led to inflated retail inventories and flat sales during the third quarter for Easton-Bell Sports.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 13, 2012

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Eyewear supplier Spy reported an 8 percent increase in net sales during the third quarter and 10 percent uptick through the first nine months of the year.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 13, 2012

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company recently relocated to a larger office space and distribution center.

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2012
MRP's Paul Aieta

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — U.S.-based White Brothers is assembling its newest generation Loop Series suspension forks in Taiwan to serve its OE customers.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 13, 2012
Hutchinson's Kevin Buchet. Photo: Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hutchinson is courting U.S. product managers with a more North American centric line-up designed to jumpstart its three-year goal to break into the top three tire brands in the market.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 13, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan’s manufacturing hub transforms into an industry show and tell session this week as product managers and sales teams merge in Taichung to talk about 2014 product and beyond. 

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 13, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Al Nordin is convinced it’s only a matter of time before the market for electric bikes in North America develops into a thriving category. And as the president of NuVinci’s bike division, he has been positioning the company for the past eight years to be ready for the inevitable.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 12, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association invites its members to a webinar Wednesday by business consultant Tom Shay. The webinar, titled Strategies to Win in a Challenging Economy, is from 10 to 11 a.m. Pacific standard time.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 12, 2012
The groundbreaking ceremony Friday. Photo: Lynette Carpiet

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American broke ground Friday on a substantial expansion to its U.S. headquarters here. The expansion comes on the heels of recently announced expansions at its South Carolina warehouse and the headquarters of its Pearl Izumi division in Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — 2012 bike imports reached 14.4 million through September, a 29 percent increase over last year. Suppliers have continued bringing in substantially more kid’s bikes than last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 11, 2012
Recalled Diamondback Steilacoom RCX

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Diamondback is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commision on a recall of about 40 cyclocross bikes that were assembled with incorrect headset parts. The incorrect part could cause the steerer tube to fail, although the company has had no reports of incidents.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Giro chose Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles’ hip Silverlake neighborhood to preview its new line of casual and performance road apparel to the cycling media on Thursday evening. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 9, 2012
Fat bikers hit the trail. Photo courtesy of the Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival

ISLAND PARK, ID (BRAIN) — Gaining winter access to national parks for fat bikes is a goal of advocates meeting at January's Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival, to be held at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort here. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Julien Carron is stepping down as technology coordinator at the international cycling union, UCI, at the end of November, the organization announced Friday.

Carron has been central to the UCI's equipment approval program, including its "UCI Approved" frame stickers.

Posted in International Tagged People

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