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Posted May 9, 2010

FAR HILLS, NJ (BRAIN)—After falling victim to credit card fraud two years ago, staff at The Sports People in Far Hills, New Jersey has been vigilant.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Revenue and profit grew in Dorel Industries’ bike division during the first quarter of the year as early spring weather and rebounding consumer confidence drove sales at independent bike shops and mass merchants, according to first quarter earnings results released by the company on Thursday

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 6, 2010

The Belgian postal service 'De Post' has released a limited edition Eddy Merckx postage stamp.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Expanding their international presence, Rolf Prima has partnered with Timac to be their exclusive distributor for Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Posted in North America
Posted May 6, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—When Windsor Bicycle Center owner Mike Stollmeyer decided he wanted a new retail location with a completely new look for his Sonoma County, California business, he decided to partner with Giant Bicycle's retail merchandising team.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 6, 2010

FAIRFAX, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo’s Sky Yaeger, WTB’s Patrick Seidler and Breezer’s Joe Breeze were among a select group that recently toured the Cal Park Hill Tunnel in Marin County to get a firsthand look at the $13 million bicycle/pedestrian portion.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 5, 2010

Volkswagen is the latest non-endemic to introduce an electric bike—well kind of. The Volkswagen Bik.e can travel up to 12.5 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 12.5 mph. But the thing that jumps right out at you is the lack of pedals or exposed gears, so it's actually closer in functionally to a scooter.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Vittoria Industries North America, LLC (VINA) and Vittoria Sourcing Asia (VSA) will now be the exclusive distributors of Northwave products in North America.

VINA general manager Ron Dougherty wasn't available for additional comment as of press time.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Klean Kanteen, have issued a voluntary recall of about 1.2 million Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts in the United States and 102,000 in Canada.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nirve Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 725 Red Star 100, Skulls 285 and Cannibal Chopper 340 bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized Bicycle Components, have issued a voluntary recall of about 1,350 Epic 26-inch and Era 26-inch mountain bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 4, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., manufacturer of the Polar Bottle, has modified the design of its popular insulated water bottles to improve their squeezability.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 4, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Following the success of the first “Ride Like King Day” last May, Giant will once again honor its founder King Liu with a second annual running of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 4, 2010

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—BTAC will now be offering retailers the chance to win prizes if they register before the "Early Bird" deadline of June 30.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 4, 2010

HARTMANNSDORF, Germany (BRAIN)—Diamant, a European brand acquired by Trek in December 2002, celebrated its 125th anniversary last month at its German factory, a celebration capped by a visit from Tave Schur.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Following two months of dedication, hard work and infinite passion, the doors of the Nordic Region’s first Specialized Concept Store called Ride 4 Fun recently opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 4, 2010

***NOTE: Nick Margadonna's first quote in the print issue was cut off. The full quote has been added to this web story. We regret the error.***

BY JASON NORMAN

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2010

BY MATT WIEBE

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Headlines kept the health care debate front and center for months, but in spite of political posturing its passage should have little immediate impact on small retail stores or businesses.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 4, 2010

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SAN JOSE, CA—Eighteen months after recalling 40,000 Keo pedals in the U.S., Look Cycle USA feels too many cyclists are still riding the potentially faulty product. In response, it’s hatching a second dealer-focused effort to repair or upgrade the remaining pedals.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2010

BEDFORD, PA (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has completed layoffs at Cannondale’s Bedford, Pennsylvania, facility as part of a previously announced plan to move frame manufacturing to Asia.

Posted in North America

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