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Posted November 6, 2013

DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has appointed Jeff Frost as its new executive director. The Iron Horse is Colorado's oldest cycling event and attracts 4,000 participants, including racers and tour participants. The event is held Memorial Day weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 6, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar on Thursday that will focus on holiday season marketing and strategies for bike shops.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 6, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Hearing from dealers that Chain Reaction or Wiggle is offering products below wholesale is not a phone call any supplier wants to field.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 6, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike will host an industry ride for Southern California retailers, manufacturers and media Saturday, Nov. 16.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 6, 2013
Wick and Ollie Thomas

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — KORE, a longtime mountain bike brand with early roots in Southern California’s dirt scene, is enjoying a resurgence in sales as a growing list of bicycle companies again spec the iconic company’s products.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 6, 2013
MicroShift's mountain bike shifter test machine.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Being a viable alternative to Shimano is not easy for the small Taiwanese company MicroShift.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 5, 2013
CEO says Bell and Giro orders are up, but calls Easton cycling 'troubled' and promises a strategic shift

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports' cycling product sales declined $4.5 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 28, and CEO Terry Lee indicated much of the loss came from the Easton cycling division, which he called "troubled."

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. on Tuesday reported its 10th consecutive quarter of year-over-year sales growth, with third-quarter sales ticking up 3 percent to $10.2 million from $9.9 million a year earlier.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

Editor's note: These numbers were later restated by Leisure Trends. Please see article about the updated figures.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 5, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products hopes to get more shop employees on its Foundry brand of carbon bikes and is extending special pricing to retail employees. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has opened a store in Singapore that includes the company's first in-store custom ordering station outside the U.S.

Posted in International
Posted November 5, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer and Oval Concepts, has hired Ellen Johnson as its senior product manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 5, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — Firefighters responded Monday morning to a blaze at Lynskey Performance’s Chattanooga factory, but employees said the incident had no significant effect on frame production or other company operations.

Posted in North America
Posted November 5, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft will be sponsoring and supplying the Australia-based pro cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE for the next three seasons, the clothing company announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 5, 2013
Erik Saunders, VP's brand manager in the U.S.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—When Shimano announced its distribution shakeup in July, a number of Taiwanese component suppliers began calculating the odds of picking up additional aftermarket

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 4, 2013
History Panel Conference held the same day in Davis, California.

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) — A new class will be inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 16, in a presentation at the Freeborn Hall on the U.C. Davis campus. This year’s inductees are Vince Menci, Mike King, Doris Travani-Mulligan and Beth Heiden.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 4, 2013
A SRAM Red hydraulic brake caliper

The company says situation applies to a narrower range of serial numbers than initially reported.

Posted in Recalls

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