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Posted November 9, 2009

South Queensferry, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines has appointed Andy Gowan to look after the UK marketing of their brands that include Lapierre, Ghost, Lynskey, Nuke Proof and Ragley.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 9, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Canada’s Mountain Equipment Co-op expects to move about 5,000 mid-level road, mountain and urban bikes in the first year selling its new bike line, according to Tim McDermott, bike product manager for MEC.

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Mike Wallenfels to be its new CEO. He started his new position yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 8, 2009

"I don't want to win unless I know I've done my best, and the only way I know how to do that is to run out front, flat out until I have nothing left. Winning any other way is chicken-s#!t."

—Billy Crudup as Steve Prefontaine in "Without Limits."

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2009

MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Sidi America has contracted Perfect Pitch Creative to provide creative services for marketing and promotions, in a collaboration that will elevate Sidi’s profile with consumers and dealers alike.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2009

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has launched a new advocacy initiative that will pump $300,000 into locally-oriented, bicycle-related non-profit organizations through its U.S. dealer network in 2010.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The holiday season is fast approaching and the staff at Bicycle Retailer is wishing the nation’s retailers a joyous shopping season. And you can help. Send us your product pick for the season’s best stocking stuffer.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 8, 2009

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has hired Matt McClendon to be its after market sales manager.

McClendon had been with Kenda USA as its OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 6, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized wrapped up a three-day women’s product launch today in Santa Barbara, California, where it hosted a half-dozen writers and editors from women’s health, fitness, travel and outdoor magazines.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 5, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Do you have bike related videos that you'd like to share with the BRAIN audience?

If you do please email the web editor at jnorman@bicycleretailer.com for possible inclusion on the front page of the BRAIN Web site.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 5, 2009

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Third quarter revenue dropped 11 percent in Dorel Industries’ recreational and leisure segment, which includes its bike business, but for the year, the division remains up 1.4 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 5, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic has added two new elements for 2010: a Gran Fondo and collegiate cycling categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted November 5, 2009

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company is setting up a college trust fund for Ian Foyster’s 13-year-old daughter Hailey. Foyster had been with Hawley since 2004 and worked as the company’s service center manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 4, 2009

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell sales declined 11.3 percent for the third quarter of 2009, but the company began to see some signs of stabilization during the period including higher margins in the Action Sports segment, according to an earnings report issued on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 4, 2009

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo Group has created a division within the Group in order to better coordinate the communication and sales activities toward the OEM channel.

Posted in North America
Posted November 4, 2009

“He’s in a different league from all the other public figures who ride a bike. He’s not just out there riding, he’s competing and, in some cases, winning.”

Posted in North America
Posted November 4, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has launched its own line of bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Sales revenue at Taiwan’s big three manufacturers rebounded slightly in September coming off double-digit drops in August, according to numbers released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 3, 2009

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Blue Sky Cycles in Longmont, Colorado, closed on Monday, a result of declining sales in light of the recession.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 3, 2009

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Pivot Cycles has signed with On The Edge of Quebec to distribute their products to Canada. The deal with On The Edge (OTE) does not include BH Bikes.

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