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Posted November 16, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—ASTM International has approved a new voluntary standard developed to assist manufacturers in testing trailer cycles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Accessing Loaded Precision Products’ colorful component line just got easier. The line is now available through BTI, the company’s first distribution partner.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 16, 2011

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has promoted three key executives and set up a new North American marketing team to focus specifically on driving more consumers to Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized said this week that it would extend its carbon fiber recycling program to dealers and consumers early next year.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2011

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The eighth annual Saris Gala, held Saturday, Nov. 12, raised almost $100,000 for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.

“In an economy like this, that shows a lot of support for the Bicycle Federation,” noted Saris Cycling Group advocacy director Heather Fortune.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 15, 2011

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is calling on members nationwide to reach out to U.S. lawmakers in support of proposed federal legislation on taxing online sales.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2011

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Next year, Taipei Cycle turns 25 and show organizers are celebrating the milestone by introducing several new features including the first D&I awards to promote innovation and design in Taiwanese products; holding the show in conjunction with the 39-year-old sporting goods show and first

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted November 15, 2011

HEERENVEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Bike sales fell below expectations in the third quarter for Accell Group due to bad summer weather in Europe and general economic conditions, the Dutch company said in a press release issued Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 14, 2011

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)— Rolf Prima has introduced a two-year crash protection plan, dubbed the Hero program, which provides repair coverage for the company’s alloy and carbon road and mountain wheels in case of crash.

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Blueseventy, leading supplier of open water and triathlon wetsuits, has hired John Duquette as country head for North America.

Duquette previously worked for the company from 2007 through 2010 before joining the sales team at Orca for the 2011 season.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 14, 2011

VICTORVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Bangladesh factory GermanBangla Bicycles has opened a U.S. subsidiary in Victorville, California, as it looks to drum up business among North American bicycle brands seeking a low cost manufacturing alternative to factories in China and Taiwan.

Posted in International
Posted November 14, 2011

DALY CITY, CA (BRAIN)—The fourth annual San Francisco Bicycle Expo, held over the weekend at Daly City’s Cow Palace, brought in more than 6,000 attendees and 125 exhibitors to experience the full range of the Bay Area’s cycling culture.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 14, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Former Specialized director of U.S. sales John Thompson starts today at Giant USA in the newly created role of executive director of sales.

Thompson is charged with developing short and long-term growth plans for Giant and its retail network, Giant USA said in a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 13, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s manufacturers saw nominal revenue increases in October with Merida reporting the largest gains for the month, according to figures released on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 12, 2011

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—State Bicycle Co. has opened two more concept shops in Denver, Colorado and Campbell, California. The fixed-gear and single-speed brand opened its first concept store in Hollywood, California, and last month unveiled a new U.S. dealer program.

Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2011

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—J&B is looking to increase brand awareness of its Origin-8 in-house brand at the shop level with a new employee purchase program.

Shop employees now can save up to 20 percent off wholesale pricing on all Origin-8 products, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 12, 2011

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Velo Magazine’s tech editor Nick Legan will be a guest speaker at the Park Tool Tech Summit events this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 12, 2011

BURBANK AND SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica’s first full-service Bike Center is set to open this week while the city of Burbank is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and ride with the mayor to its new Burbank BikeStop today.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 10, 2011

SLATINA, Romania (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has opened a second Romanian factory in a small town near the Bulgarian border, about 60 miles from its existing production facility in Eastern Europe.

Posted in International
Posted November 10, 2011

CAVE CREEK, AZ (BRAIN)—Subtitled “Races for Open Spaces,” the third annual Cave Creek Bicycle Festival will be held Nov. 11-13 to raise funds for desert preservation.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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