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Posted September 29, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)–And you thought ESPN just covered dunks, touchdowns and home runs. Not so fast my friends.

ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit delved deep into the fixie culture for an outstanding story.

Click on link to read.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 29, 2009

LANCASTER, PA (BRAIN)—Red Rose Imports will now distribute Tommasini Bicycles in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—In the quest for lighter, stiffer and stronger framesets many manufacturers are incorporating tapered steering configurations into their frame designs. With the performance benefits comes added complexity in identifying headset requirements and managing parts inventory at the shop level.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 29, 2009

Number "5" is alive: World Bicycle Relief President F.K.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Not quite two weeks after its official Labor Day weekend opening, the Bionicon USA Headquarters and Demo Center in the Kern River Valley suffered a devastating fire.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

MONTREAL, Quebec—Dorel Industries will leverage the recently acquired Iron Horse brand to gain market share in the sporting goods channel where the company hasn’t previously had a position, according to Martin Schwartz, chief executive officer of Dorel.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009

BETHEL, CT—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sports Group’s headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting Oct. 31.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2009

PORTLAND, OR—Though U.S. sales of Brompton folding bikes have grown at a rate of 45 percent annually over the past five years, the UK brand believes there’s still a lot of room for growth.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports director of marketing Elisette Carlston is leaving the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 28, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—The adoption of quick-release devices on bicycles has led to a heightened potential for injuries due to front wheel separations. A new ASTM International standard defines the performance of primary and secondary wheel retention systems in order to prevent unintended wheel separation.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook) has created a Bicycle Products Division devoted exclusively to Fallbrook’s largest and fastest-growing market segment.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2009

SRAM's XX group attracted a lot of attention at Interbike in its own right but a close look in the jewel boxes showcasing the new mountain group revealed some special guests: a tarantula and a bearded lizard. SRAM’s David Zimberoff said the company rented the desert creatures from a local pet shop.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike officials were surprised—and relieved—by the turnout at this year’s show, which concluded on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 27, 2009

COLUMBIA, MO (BRAIN)—Click on link for Parade story on some bike friendly cities in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 27, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Parents on the hunt for kids bikes this holiday season will have a fast and easy way to find the bike they want and have it shipped, fully assembled, to their doorstep.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2009

LONDON, UK (BRIAN)—Factory Media and Dig BMX Magazine have added Scott Towne as U.S. advertising manager to the Dig staff. Towne will be responsible for U.S. ad sales for Dig BMX magazine and DIGBMX.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Two fundamentals of recreation have come together as nationwide bike rental network RentaBikeNow.com joins forces with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), which drives the conversion of former railroad lines into recreational paths.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—On page 25 of today's Show Daily issue (click on link for full issue), we wrote in the headline "Chariot Carriers Redesigns Popular Cheetah Line, But Pricing Goes Up." The headline should have read that "...Pricing Goes Down."

We apologize for the error.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 24, 2009

Click on link to view Show Daily Issue Three.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is launching October 1 as a new organization to promote and facilitate interscholastic high school mountain biking in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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