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Posted August 9, 2011

SPEEDWAY, Indiana (BRAIN)—The NAHBS Awards, the finale to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, have received a major overhaul including the judging protocol, the awards categories, the meaning of the awards, and the issue of the awards themselves.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted August 9, 2011

CARVER, MN (BRAIN)—Following a six-year absence, Basso Bikes, an Italian road bike brand, is re-entering the U.S. market through a partnership with DNA Imports.

DNA Imports, a new company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is headed by partners John Dyste and Kevin Lennon.

Posted in North America
Posted August 9, 2011

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox saw sales to Europe and Asia grow to $30.4 million over the second quarter, up from $21 million over the same quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 9, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Strong sales in Europe among Dorel Industry’s specialty brands drove nearly 16 percent growth in the company’s cycling segment in the second quarter of the year, according to an earnings report released on Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 8, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek president John Burke had a simple message to retailers when it came to the changing retail landscape that exists in 2011.

“Great companies play offense,” said Burke, in reference to online sales competition, and what he calls “a definite trend that’s out there.”

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Web/Internet
Posted August 8, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)--The National BMX Hall of Fame will add four new inductees for the class of 2011 including Donny Atherton, John Purse, Mike Dominguez and Russ Okawa.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 8, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 8, 2011

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)--Hydrapak's reservoir closure system and method (Application No.: 11/445,721) has been approved for the issuance as a patent by the U.S. Patent Office.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—“The line looks really solid—especially the new road stuff."

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 5, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Hill has joined the editorial ranks at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as senior editor.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 5, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has launched a new website at www.ryderseyewear.com, reflecting the fresh look of a company 25 years young.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted August 5, 2011

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Kyle Bezanson of KB Sales Group; he will join the company’s bike rep force.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2011

VILLORBA, Italy (BRAIN)—A memorial service is scheduled today in Italy to honor Andrea Pinarello, the 40-year-old son of Pinarello founder Giovanni Pinarello who died last week of a heart attack.

Andrea collapsed at the finish line of the first stage of the Giro del Fruili amateur stage race.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics has hired Joe Prebich at its new marketing director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2011

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products to pursue "something big and relevant" within the BMX world.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 4, 2011

NANJING, China (BRAIN)—Asia Bike, billed as the first bike show focused on the high-end market in China, saw success in its inaugural year with attendance from more than 130 top industry brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 4, 2011

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Sports Chalet saw its sales total $82.8 million, an increase of 3.9 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago. Sports Chalet, however, still reported a loss of $0.8 million, or 6 cents a share.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 4, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Germany’s Derby Cycle expects to post third-quarter revenue of around 84.4. million euros ($122.3 million), an increase of 35 percent over the same quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 4, 2011

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic sales grew 17 percent in the second quarter of the year, driven equally by sales of wheels and cycling soft goods like footwear and apparel, Heikki Takala, president and CEO of Mavic’s owner Amer Sports said in a conference call on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 4, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has announced today that Neal Rogers has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Velo.

He takes over for Ben Delaney, who left the magazine after the Tour de France so that he could spend more time with his family.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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