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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.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2009

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Deuter has hired of Christian Mason as director of sales and marketing. Mason brings his extensive experience in sales, marketing and product development to the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Fred Drenhouse died over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. Drenhouse had worked for a several major companies in the industry and was director of operations at Advanced Sports when he passed away, said Pat Cunnane, the company’s president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A physician accused of deliberately injuring two cyclists by slamming on his car’s brakes on a narrow Brentwood road last year was convicted Monday of assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem and other serious criminal charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2009

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Five NBDA members have been elected to two-year terms on the NBDA board of directors.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ideal Bike Corporation appointed Michael Chen as its vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 2, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Retailers in the Western region will benefit from faster shipping times from Quality Bicycle Products as early as next spring, when the distributor plans to have a Utah warehouse up and running.

Posted in North America
Posted November 2, 2009

TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Todson is in discussions with Genuine Innovations to find a resolution involving a patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies, according to Todson president Neal Todrys.

Posted in North America

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