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Posted June 24, 2011
HEERENVEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group's subsidiary Batavus has acquired all shares in Vartex AB.

Vartex is a trading company in bicycles and bicycle parts based in Varberg, Sweden. Vartex operates via a nationwide network of dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 23, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—PressCamp ended its three-day run Thursday night with most editors and suppliers leaving Dear Valley for home this morning.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 23, 2011
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The Park Tool Tech Summit will be held in Atlanta and Minneapolis in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 23, 2011
SAN JOSE, CA, (BRAIN)—MerchantOS, a web-based point-of-sale system for bike shops, and VendorLink-Cycling, the bike industry's collaborative supply chain soloution, has announced that VendorLink-Cycling is fully integrated into the MerchantOS POS platform allowing MerchantOS customers to easily enroll with VendorLink-C
Posted in North America
Posted June 22, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—New product lines for 2012 will offer retailers more choices, greater value and a continuation of expensive technology trickling down to lower price points.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 22, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Cannondale unveiled a line of new helmets for 2012 at PressCamp that will give its dealers another choice when deciding which helmet brands to stock for the season. The new line will range in price from $109 for its top-of-the line road helmet to $39.95 for entry-level riders.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 22, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Subscribers to VeloNews will be surprised when they receive their August issues in the mail, as the 40-year-old magazine is about to undergo a name change. Instead of VeloNews it will simply be known as Velo, the magazine’s editor, Ben Delaney, confirmed today.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted June 22, 2011
BRAIN's website will be down for a short period starting at 2 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) due to site maintenance. It should be back up and running in the evening, and perhaps even earlier.
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 22, 2011
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—As the people of Joplin, Missouri, struggle to rebuild their lives and community following the devastating tornado in May, killing an estimated 139 individuals and resulting in millions of dollars of property damage, elete electrolytes has shipped a product donation of its elete Electrolyte Add-In thr
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 22, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has selected Leisure Trends Group to develop its annual list of Top 100 Retailers, one of the most popular annual features in the magazine.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted June 21, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Some 30 editors from a variety of magazines had the chance to look at a host of new products at the first day of PressCamp—2012 products most retailers will see at Interbike if not sooner.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted June 21, 2011
Join Leisure Trends for a Webinar on June 28 as they look at cycling retail sales trends with a special emphasis on: what is happening in road bike sales; are 29ers growing the mountain bike category or taking share from 26ers; and are the current inventory levels too high or too low?
Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 21, 2011
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles has hired Mike Giraud as the company's product development specialist.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 21, 2011
BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN)—The JD Group, a manufacturer of bicycle components and developer of electric technology for electric bicycles, has opened a new battery testing laboratory at its electric mobility and e-bike factory in Dongguan, China.

Posted in North America
Posted June 21, 2011
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing has opened a West Coast office in Emeryville, California, to oversee production and manufacturing at the company’s factories in and around the Bay Area. Its main headquarters are in White River Junction, Vermont.

Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2011
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative recently completed its second annual Great American Bike Sale national promotion.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 20, 2011
NUNSPEET, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—What was reserved only for Shimano Dura-Ace, Di2 electronic shifting technology can now be found on Ultegra, bringing it to a wider group of consumers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 20, 2011
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Joe Schwartz as brand specialist.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 20, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The European Commission is recommending that anti-dumping duties on Chinese bicycle imports into Europe continue for three years.

Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2011
DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Some 30 editors begin meeting today with more than 24 companies to get a peek at new trends and products for 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp

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