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Posted February 14, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 13, 2012

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

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2012

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.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 13, 2012

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN) Feb 14, 00:01 MT—Five years after unveiling its

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 13, 2012

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

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2012

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.

Posted in International
Posted February 10, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Feb 10, 16:05 MT —Recycled Cycles Inc.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 10, 2012

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.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 10, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 10, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 9, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 9, 2012

USA Cycling announces gravity tour dates • Seattle Bike Supply hires Castonguay for sales • CatEye offers custom computers for advocacy

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Posted February 9, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 9, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 9, 2012

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

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 9, 2012

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.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 9, 2012

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.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 8, 2012

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 8, 2012

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).

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Feb 8, 16:09 MT—QBP is teaching some of its employees how to work on bikes, in hopes of expanding their career horizons and perhaps encouraging them to ride more.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news

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