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Posted July 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, had a strong response to John L. Mica's (R-FL, pictured) briefing on the next transportation bill yesterday morning.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2011

"We're looking to continue to create awareness for these young kids. Not only in this community, but in the world. Me having an influence with my voice, I'm blessed. So the No.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2011

HOLSTEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN)—Danish company CeramicSpeed has entered into a formal distribution partnership in Australia with Melbourne-based Monza Imports.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 6, 2011

BOZEMAN, MT (BRAIN)—Teko Socks is moving its U.S. operations from Boulder, Colorado, to Bozeman, Montana, as part of its new partnership with the Hyalite Outdoor Group.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2011

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The European Patent Office has notified Trek Bicycle that its patent application on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system (which is already patented in the United States #7,837,213) has been approved and will soon mature into a patent in Europe.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 6, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jon Swanson has joined Giant Bicycles as global category manager-road.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 5, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

WATERLOO, WI—While Europe is fast becoming the dominant market for U.S. suppliers, most have taken a back seat when it comes to influencing European bicycle standards that determine what they sell. But that’s changing.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

SUN VALLEY, ID—In a product development timeline of bicycle innovations, Adrian Montgomery thinks the hash mark for 2011 will signify the year aero road bikes arrived for good.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

The retail bicycle market returned to flat in 2010 signaling signs of a recovery from the economic hardships of 2009.

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2011

ORONO, MAINE (BRAIN)—Fietsmarkt, a trade magazine for Dutch bicycle retailers, has again organized a tour of bicycle and accessory manufacturers in China from November 5 - 13, 2011. The Light Electric Vehicle Association is helping to promote the tour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 5, 2011

CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell will now head up action sports development and be involved with mountain bike marketing at Troy Lee Designs.

"My focus is all action sports, without motors..." he said in an email to colleagues and friends about his new position with Troy Lee.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 5, 2011

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative is introducing an “IBD friendly” approach to eCommerce with the launch of its new website, BikeStoreGuys.com.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 5, 2011

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, continues its streak of success by surpassing booth and exhibitor sales expectations for the end of June, and is expected to sell out by Thanksgiving.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted July 5, 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Kona Europe has appointed a UK sales and marketing team as part of parent company Kona Bicycles’ plan to go direct starting July 1.

Posted in International
Posted July 4, 2011

“I guess you could say I was a hoarder of bike stuff.”

—Craig Morrow, who has opened up a museum in Pittsburgh to showcase his vast collection. Click on title and link to read full story.

Posted in North America
Posted July 4, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Future has strengthened its cycling portfolio with more digital innovations.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Federal Highway Administration has informed state Departments of Transportation of another rescission of funds, this time totaling $2.5 billion. The action is taken under the 2011 Full-year Continuing Appropriations Act.

Posted in North America
Posted July 4, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—As part of an ongoing synthesis of their business practices, Shimano and Pearl Izumi have centralized their trade ordering, support and communications systems.

Posted in North America
Posted July 4, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Kirk Pacenti is aiming for a new industry-wide standard when it comes to cassette bodies for 10/11 speed systems.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 1, 2011

BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy 4th of July. Regular news will resume tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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