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Posted January 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Triple Eight Distribution is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall more than 30,000 kids helmets that do not comply with CPSC safety regulations.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 6, 2012


Posted in North America
Posted January 5, 2012


Posted in Retail News
Posted January 5, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Panda Bicycles has hired “Action” Pat Hegedus as its second frame builder and Rebecca Dodge to support its growing dealer business as merchandize and marketing director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2012

Megan Tompkins sat down with Bonnie Tu, executive vice president and CFO, at the Liv / Giant store in Taipei to talk about what Giant has learned from its first dedicated women’s retail store.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted January 4, 2012

NICA aims for 1,000 high school coaches • Women's coalition announces new board • Lockett joins Leisure Trends • Hodgson steps away from SNEWS

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance, Inc., is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 2,900 Forte Pro Carbon road pedals. The pedal body can break, causing the rider to lose control. The company has received reports of three pedals breaking; no injuries were reported.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 4, 2012

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Sky Yaeger, senior product manager at Spot Brand, has left the Golden, Colorado-based company in a product development restructuring.

The industry veteran was brought on board in May of 2010 to jump-start its Taiwan production of urban bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nonprofit community shop The Bike Shack is seeking the donation of land or retail space to relocate from its shrinking, tattered current home.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 4, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano Europe has hired a new PR and events manger. Rudy Bouwmeester, 29, will take over the role vacated by Harald Troost last September.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—What will Scott Sports do with the Syncros brand now that it owns it?

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 3, 2012

BERGAMO, Italy and AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini Maglifico Sportivo has opened a distribution office in the United States. The new subsidiary gives Santini a direct presence in the U.S., and is the company’s fourth subsidiary.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2012



SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) — Jury selection starts Wednesday in Specialized's lawsuit against Volagi over the start-up brand's carbon bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist John Wilcockson is leaving Velo magazine for the Move Press title Peloton. Patrick O'Grady, a part-time web editor and cartoonist for Velo and VeloNews.com, also has left the organization.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 3, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has bought the components and accessories brand Syncros from Ritchey Design, Scott and Ritchey announced Tuesday.

Scott said the brand, most recently known for its downhill mountain biking products, will be expanded into the road and cross-country markets.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing's new website is now configured for both consumer-direct and IBD sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel
Posted January 1, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' offices are closed Monday in observation of the New Year. News coverage will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Our entire staff wishes you a safe and healthy start to 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 30, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Uncertainty over economic stability in Europe has Taiwanese manufacturers in wait-and-see mode as 2012 orders dip from suppliers in its most important export market.

Posted in International
Posted December 30, 2011

More electronics, 11-speed coming to road, while SRAM stays true to mechanical

By Matt Wiebe and Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Top-end road bikes for model year 2013 will be spiffed up by new drivetrain innovations working their way through the product pipeline.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 30, 2011

Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Toby Hill

Posted in Retail News

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