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Posted July 25, 2011

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—While much smaller than its annual Frostbike gathering at its Bloomington, Minnesota, distribution center, vendors who set up booths inside Quality Bicycle Products’ new Ogden warehouse yesterday said it offered a captive and high-quality audience.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Distributor news
Posted July 24, 2011

"I hope I brought a great deal of joy to my countrymen, my country. It's been a pleasure and an honor to fly the flag over here."

—Cadel Evans, winner of this year's Tour de France, and native Australian. The 34-year-old is the oldest Tour champion since before World War II.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2011

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports will now distribute SpiderTech.

SpiderTech is known for its kinesiology tape therapy, and used world-wide by an ever growing list of professional sports therapists and athletes.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 24, 2011

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo wrapped for the final year in its original form on Sunday as the three-year-old Munich tradeshow looks ahead to a fresh start with a different date and name next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 24, 2011

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—With a modest footprint but majestic hopes, the historic Milan bicycle show was relaunched this weekend as a stand-alone event.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 22, 2011

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported 9 percent growth in sales and 13 percent rise in net profit for the first six months of the year, according to earnings figures released Friday by the Dutch company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 21, 2011

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Following an intensive week-long training session, Quality Bicycle Products has earned the accreditation to become an authorized DT Swiss service center.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 21, 2011

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco unveiled its 2012 line in Whistler, British Columbia earlier this week, highlighting three new bikes, appealing to a wide variety of riders.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 21, 2011

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima is in the process of consolidating all manufacturing and assembly to its facility in Nanjing, China, where the majority of the company’s manufacturing already takes place.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2011

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Cyclocross dealers and the fans they cater to may want to take a look at Shimano’s new cyclocross group—cantilever brakes, cranks and front derailleur.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 21, 2011

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Interbike’s show director, Andy Tompkins, told Raleigh dealers that the annual show will again be in Las Vegas for 2012 as he laid out plans to put some zest back into this September’s show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 21, 2011

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for unlawful competition with their Mobility Holdings, Ltd. and Tern Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has taken over sales of its Focus brand in the U.K. from Wiggle as part of a new strategy to start direct distribution in that region.

Online retailer Wiggle had been Focus’ exclusive distributor in the U.K.

Posted in International
Posted July 20, 2011

LA Times columnist Hector Tobar says sharing the road is a two way street. Click on title and then "visit link" to read column.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Nine senior transportation leaders and policy makers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio, visited Minneapolis to tour the city’s vast bicycling network last week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 20, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association has released the OIA VantagePoint June Monthly Trend Report, which reveals that compared to the general retail sector, outdoor product sales notched a smaller-than-anticipated 2.7 percent sales increase for the five-week fiscal month of June to $1.23 billion.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 20, 2011

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima will be moving its manufacturing and office to downtown Eugene, Oregon, about three miles from their current location.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2011

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Some 100 Raleigh retailers heard the company’s president, Steve Meineke, tell them Wednesday that Raleigh is refocusing its long-term strategy on supporting so-called “cause” rides, events that attract thousands of cyclists every year.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 19, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition released a new tip sheet that will help bike companies conduct easy and effective in-district meetings with members of Congress. Letting representatives know that “Bikes Mean Business” is essential to making the case for continued federal investment in bicycling.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear recently unveiled its new 8,800 square foot facility to the masses with an open house that drew cycling teams, advocacy groups and acquaintances.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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