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Posted September 26, 2012

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN) — H3 Publications, publisher of Decline, Road and Tri magazines, has hired Joss DeWaele to fill the role of assistant editor for all three titles.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted September 26, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Shimano, which already sponsors the BMC pro road racing team, will expand its relationship with BMC next year and take over sponsorship of its pro mountain biking team, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 26, 2012

RICHMOND, VICTORIA, Australia (BRAIN) — The Australian accessory brand Knog is opening a European headquarters in Lyon, France, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted in International
Posted September 25, 2012
The Rapha section at Mellow Johnny's.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Rapha clothing is carefully expanding its brick-and-mortar retail network in the U.S., even as it ends sales to online retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2012

The ExpoBici show in Padua, Italy, closed Monday after a four-day run.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Specialized is recalling about 12,000 Globe bike models because the fork can break. The company has received four reports of the forks breaking, resulting in facial, head and shoulder injuries.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 24, 2012
Praxis’ sister brand eyes 2014 spec
Turn's hollow carbon crank

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Praxis, a fast-growing maker of cold-forged chainrings, is planning to enter the crank market with its Turn line. The company is tooling up to offer the road cranks for the 2014 model year and will meet with OEMs at November's Taichung Bike Week, a key show for OE spec.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 24, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Total attendance at last week's Interbike Expo was up nearly 10 percent over the previous year, hitting 25,536, show organizers announced Monday.

Total store count, the number of retail buyers and attendance at the OutDoor Demo also were up, show director Pat Hus said.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 24, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycle Company and its parent company, Ethic Industries, are completing a move from Texas to Colorado and have added space, manufacturing capacity and manpower, company officials said.

Posted in North America
Posted September 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — With its new products, marketing and staffing, Bell is aiming to recapture its past relevancy with the action sports scene.

Executives at the Bell helmet division of Easton-Bell Sports have completed a two-year effort at re-engineering the brand.

Posted in North America
Posted September 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — America’s only Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond, did not make an appearance at Interbike last week, and the LeMond Fitness booth his company had reserved was not used.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 23, 2012
Both sides agree to kick the problem down the road past the election and holidays

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Labor and East Coast shipping industry negotiators have agreed to a 90-day contract extension, averting a potential shipping season strike that would have disrupted holiday season deliveries nationwide on the eve of the presidential election.

Posted in North America
Posted September 21, 2012
From the October issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
Salsa's titanium Warbird

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — What is a gravel bike, and why would anyone want one?

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted September 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Coach and cycling software developer Dirk Friel's video of a driver who tailed him and a partner on a road ride recently led to the driver being cited for several traffic violations.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted September 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Thule is shining some of its Interbike spotlight on SportRack, the Canadian rack maker it bought in 2006.

Posted in North America
Posted September 19, 2012
The story behind worlds silver medalist Taylor Phinney's Giro shoes

American road racing phenom Taylor Phinney won a silver medal in the time trial Wednesday wearing some unusual Giro shoes that the company, by coincidence, is introducing to U.S. retailers here at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike
Posted September 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Hawley announced on Wednesday, the first day of the Interbike Expo, that it is now distributing O2 Cycling products to U.S. retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike / Distributor news
Posted September 18, 2012
Ridin', hammerin', polishin' and other action as Interbike preps for opening.
Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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