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Posted July 21, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Following an intensive week-long training session, Quality Bicycle Products has earned the accreditation to become an authorized DT Swiss service center.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 21, 2011
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco unveiled its 2012 line in Whistler, British Columbia earlier this week, highlighting three new bikes, appealing to a wide variety of riders.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 21, 2011
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima is in the process of consolidating all manufacturing and assembly to its facility in Nanjing, China, where the majority of the company’s manufacturing already takes place.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2011
SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Cyclocross dealers and the fans they cater to may want to take a look at Shimano’s new cyclocross group—cantilever brakes, cranks and front derailleur.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 21, 2011
SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Interbike’s show director, Andy Tompkins, told Raleigh dealers that the annual show will again be in Las Vegas for 2012 as he laid out plans to put some zest back into this September’s show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 21, 2011
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for unlawful competition with their Mobility Holdings, Ltd. and Tern Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2011
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has taken over sales of its Focus brand in the U.K. from Wiggle as part of a new strategy to start direct distribution in that region.

Online retailer Wiggle had been Focus’ exclusive distributor in the U.K.

Posted in International
Posted July 20, 2011
LA Times columnist Hector Tobar says sharing the road is a two way street. Click on title and then "visit link" to read column.
Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Nine senior transportation leaders and policy makers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio, visited Minneapolis to tour the city’s vast bicycling network last week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 20, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association has released the OIA VantagePoint June Monthly Trend Report, which reveals that compared to the general retail sector, outdoor product sales notched a smaller-than-anticipated 2.7 percent sales increase for the five-week fiscal month of June to $1.23 billion.
Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 20, 2011
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima will be moving its manufacturing and office to downtown Eugene, Oregon, about three miles from their current location.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2011
SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Some 100 Raleigh retailers heard the company’s president, Steve Meineke, tell them Wednesday that Raleigh is refocusing its long-term strategy on supporting so-called “cause” rides, events that attract thousands of cyclists every year.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 19, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition released a new tip sheet that will help bike companies conduct easy and effective in-district meetings with members of Congress. Letting representatives know that “Bikes Mean Business” is essential to making the case for continued federal investment in bicycling.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2011
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear recently unveiled its new 8,800 square foot facility to the masses with an open house that drew cycling teams, advocacy groups and acquaintances.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 19, 2011
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology has restructured its team, while adding several new employees.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 19, 2011
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design director of North American sales Kendall Young has left the company to pursue new opportunities.

"A decade is a considerable tenure with any company and while this is a difficult decision, I sense the time is right for all,” Young said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 19, 2011
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo will be renamed ISPO Bike next year and move to Aug. 16 to 19 as it looks to become a must-attend industry tradeshow.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 18, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—As Felt Bicycles introduced its 2012 product offerings to the cycling media at its Irvine, California headquarters yesterday, the company looks to bring its racing and performance heritage to a wider audience with more options at better price points.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 18, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Joe Lawwill has joined Shimano American Corporation as the mountain bike marketing specialist.

Based out of company headquarters in Irvine, California, he will take over all aspects of mountain bike marketing including advertising, sponsorship, events and public relations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 17, 2011
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—More than 575 retailers from around the United States joined 170 international dealers at the 2012 Specialized Dealer Event in Monterey, California. It concluded over the weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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