SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 14, 10:41 MT—Mark Jordan, the former editor of Decline magazine, has joined Fox's bicycle division as global marketing communications manager. Jordan will be charged with communicating the Fox mountain bike product line to the media and consumers.
Yuba opens distributor Down Under, adds new hires • U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame launches Legends Gran Fondo May 6 • A social network for bike shops launched
CONCORD, NH (BRAIN) Feb 13, 11:00 MT—Richard Sachs — bicycle maker is a new photo book focused on Massachusetts-based frame builder Richard Sachs.
Fizik enters aftermarket insole market • German bike expo VELOBerlin second show planned for March • Correia launches adventure touring company • Hayes is title sponsor of Niner's demo program • Giant sales rep sets masters hour record
NEUBIBERG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 13, 06:56 MT While the rest of the publishing world is figuring out how to supplement print products with digital and online coverage, the team behind the velobiz.de website is doing the opposite.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Feb 10, 15:48 MT Suppliers imported 15.6 million bikes last year, down 4.1 million from 2010’s record 19.8 million bikes, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Imports were 2.5 million bikes below the prior-eight-year average of 18.1 million units.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 10, 09:50 MT —Easton-Bell Sports has appointed new presidents of its Bell/Blackburn and Giro/Easton divisions as the company looks to increase the differentiation between each brand.
LONDON, England (BRAIN) Feb 10, 07:19 MT — Future plc, the owner of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com websites, and Cycling Plus and Procycling magazines, is reporting a slight overall decline in revenue over its first quarter, but a 41 percent increase in digital revenues.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Feb 9, 15:06 MT—U.S. bike advocacy groups are urging supporters to contact their representatives in Washington before next week's votes on a major transportation bill they say would gut federal spending for biking and walking projects.
USA Cycling announces gravity tour dates • Seattle Bike Supply hires Castonguay for sales • CatEye offers custom computers for advocacy
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 9, 14:13 MT— The Dutch owners of Lake Cycling have sold the shoe brand to Lake Cycling International B.V., a newly formed company also based in the Netherlands.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Feb 9, 14:04 MT— Trek Bicycle will maintain its relationship with Lance Armstrong as the Tour hero returns to triathlon competition.
Editor's note: On the occasion of Ernesto Colnago's 80th birthday, we are re-publishing an article on Colnago's resurgence in the U.S. market. The article originally ran in the September 2011 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
By Doug McClellan
The UCI is declaring its year-old frame approval program a success and says it will expand the program into wheels next.
The international cycling union says 57 manufacturers have sent 96 frames through the approval process and gained the right to use the "UCI-approved" label on the bikes.
EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 9, 09:43 MT—Walmart has added ACT USA and ACT China, independent, third-party ISO/IEC 17025-accredited testing groups, to its list of preferred vendor test labs.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Feb 8, 18:27 MT Sport Chalet Inc. on Wednesday reported a 2 percent decrease in same-store sales and slightly deeper loss for its fiscal third quarter as unseasonable weather kept customers away from winter resorts.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) Feb 8, 18:09 MT — With sales flat in most world markets, Shimano cited sales of sports bikes into China as driving its bicycle component sales up 5 percent last year to $2.3 billion (177.3 billion Yen).