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Posted August 10, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano felt the pinch from the global economic recession in the first half of 2009 as a sharp drop in personal consumption led to lackluster sales in both the bicycle components and fishing divisions.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 7, 2009

BRAIN is recruiting retailers to sit on our State of Retail panel for the 2009/2010 year. Panelists are asked to weigh in on a range of topics pertaining to their business, the state of the industry, etc. and the responses are printed in each edition of the magazine.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2009

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Based on dealer feedback that many are still concerned about their inventory levels, The Bike Cooperative (TBC) has launched an aggressive promotion that will provide members with an opportunity to reduce inventory, increase their average sale, and send emails to their customers, all at no cos

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2009

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—A Workshop on ASTM Standards on Trial: The Impact of the Absence of Standards on Product Liability Litigation in a Mock Trial (Commotio Cordis in the Courtroom), will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 7, 2009

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has awarded grants to four recipients, totaling $17,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 7, 2009

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—The 2009 inductees to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame include Anne-Caroline Chausson (Racing History), Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Assocation (Advocacy), The Larkspur Canyon Gang (Pioneers) and Dave Garoutte (Pioneers).

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 6, 2009

"Okay, New Rule: If you need a study to tell you that texting while driving is dangerous, I have three letters for you."

—Bill Maher

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ Recreational/Leisure segment has appointed Mario Stein as vice president for Cycling Sports Group (CSG) Asia.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales declined 15 percent in local currencies for the first six months of the year, according to earnings report released Thursday by Mavic’s parent company, Amer Sports.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 6, 2009

NORFOLK, VA (BRAIN)—A trademark infringement lawsuit between Conte’s Bike Shop and P&K Ventures, Inc., the operator of eight Conte’s franchises, has settled out of court.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2009

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Lake Cycling will not have any interruptions through preseason, said Josh Greenberg, managing director of Lake Cycling, in response to questions about whether its majority owner, Veltec Sports, would alter the distribution model for the shoe brand.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will no longer be the exclusive distributor of the Sidi shoe brand in the United States, Veltec Sports’ chief executive officer Manfred Krikke told BRAIN yesterday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—West Coast GoldSprints Roller Racing has unveiled details of its upcoming Las Vegas event, the Kreitler Cup, to be held on Thursday, September 24, coinciding with Interbike ‘09.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 5, 2009

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The 2009 NBDA Super Seminar series embraces the NBDA's "Independent Concept" philosophy to empower and assist bicycle retailers in becoming strong and dynamic independent retail brands in their communities.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted August 5, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—A new bicycle safety law went into effect yesterday, where drivers have to gives cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing or risk a $110 ticket, according to the TV news station KMGH Denver.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will play host to 65 new exhibitors and 1,100 brands for the 2009 Interbike International Expo and Outdoor Demo in Las Vegas the week of September 21-25.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 4, 2009

"The bike is who we are; it represents a gigantic part of our life, and Kenny's life especially."

—Pamela Mooney, commenting on her Peet's Coffee and Tea Newport Beach bike wedding. You'll have to read the story to find out more (click on link).

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2009

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Look technology is now available for Lambert’s customers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2009

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN)—Finish Line Technologies has appointed Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) as its exclusive Canadian distributor.

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Kokanee Crankworx 2009 is ready to rip this Saturday, and will kick off the celebration of all two-wheeled addictions as the Bike Expo, Demo and Tech Zones open to the public in the morning and the Dual Slalom racers go head to head in the afternoon.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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