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Posted July 31, 2009

KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Giant introduced a new range of stems, seatposts and handlebars this week representing the company’s first foray into the component business.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 31, 2009

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

PORTLAND, OR—Slate Olson never wants to ride a gravel road again.

Through the Rapha Continental, the performance apparel company’s pursuit of the most epic rides across the country, he has handled enough gravel descents to last a lifetime.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

BY MARC SANI

ASPEN, CO—Last summer Michael Wamtler sold $79,000 worth of Storck bicycles in one week.

Posted in North America
Posted July 31, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

SUN VALLEY, ID—Dealers can expect more value-driven, price-conscious options for 2010 if product displayed at PressCamp is an indication.

Exhibitors at the June media event showed product in line with a more conservative approach toward consumer spending.

Posted in North America
Posted July 30, 2009

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica sales were up 3.5 percent in the second quarter due in large part by the performance of Ray-Ban and Oakley.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 30, 2009

KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles emphasized weight and rigidity in its 2010 line of full suspension mountain bikes, which includes three new long-travel aluminum frame sets and two new short-travel carbon fiber bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 30, 2009

DUBLIN, Ireland (BRAIN)—The cycling equipment industry has formed the Global Organization of Cycling Equipment Manufacturers (GOCEM) with the objective of providing a unified voice for the cycling industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted July 30, 2009

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA has hired multi-time mountain bike champion and Olympian Ruthie Matthes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 30, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Participants of the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market are optimistic about the opportunities for the outdoor recreation market and are committed to weathering the economic challenges together.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 30, 2009

It's amazing! Ray Keener has still kept his summer retail job! To read more about his latest retail exploits, click on the link to the BRAIN Blog.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2009

NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN)—The Wacoal Sports Science Corporation (WSSC), makers of CW-X Conditioning Wear, has signed an agreement with Big Bear Sports to be the brand's new distributor in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Posted in North America
Posted July 29, 2009

NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN)—New York City Council has approved a bill requiring commercial building owners and managers to provide access for bicycles, according to the New York Times.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 29, 2009

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—After four years, Fox Racing Shox has launched its new Web site (click on link).

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 29, 2009

FORT MYERS, FL (BRAIN)—Former Colombian BMX team member Al Herrera has opened E & A Bicycles in Fort Myers, Florida.

Herrera previously owned cycling shops in Cali, Colombia. Since moving to the United States seven years ago, he has managed several cycling shops prior to launching E & A Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 29, 2009

"Hey pistolero, there is no 'i' in "team." What did i say in March? Lots to learn. Restated."

—Lance Armstrong (in none other than a Tweet), in response to Alberto Contador's comments on how he never has admired Armstrong and never will.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2009

Congrats to Boa Technology president Mark Soderberg who took 1st at the U.S. Mountain Biking Championship. Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2009

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Sidewall is now distributing Snafu parts and accessories in the United States.

Sidewall will be distributing popular Snafu parts like the Mobeus detangler and AstroGlide cable, and much more.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has partnered with RentaBikeNow.com to provide the latter’s powerful reservation engine so that bike rental and tour reservations can begin directly from bike shop Web sites.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Call it the "Lance Effect," call it what you will, this year's Tour de France TV ratings were way up over last year.

Live morning coverage was up was up 98 percent over last year, with nearly 530,000 viewers, compared with more than 267,000 from 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 28, 2009

ROCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge granted a stay late last month in a patent infringement lawsuit between the parent company of Stan’s NoTubes and Specialized.

Posted in North America

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