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Posted January 4, 2012

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Sky Yaeger, senior product manager at Spot Brand, has left the Golden, Colorado-based company in a product development restructuring.

The industry veteran was brought on board in May of 2010 to jump-start its Taiwan production of urban bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nonprofit community shop The Bike Shack is seeking the donation of land or retail space to relocate from its shrinking, tattered current home.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 4, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano Europe has hired a new PR and events manger. Rudy Bouwmeester, 29, will take over the role vacated by Harald Troost last September.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—What will Scott Sports do with the Syncros brand now that it owns it?

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 3, 2012

BERGAMO, Italy and AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini Maglifico Sportivo has opened a distribution office in the United States. The new subsidiary gives Santini a direct presence in the U.S., and is the company’s fourth subsidiary.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2012



SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) — Jury selection starts Wednesday in Specialized's lawsuit against Volagi over the start-up brand's carbon bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist John Wilcockson is leaving Velo magazine for the Move Press title Peloton. Patrick O'Grady, a part-time web editor and cartoonist for Velo and VeloNews.com, also has left the organization.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 3, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has bought the components and accessories brand Syncros from Ritchey Design, Scott and Ritchey announced Tuesday.

Scott said the brand, most recently known for its downhill mountain biking products, will be expanded into the road and cross-country markets.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing's new website is now configured for both consumer-direct and IBD sales.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Omnichannel
Posted January 1, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' offices are closed Monday in observation of the New Year. News coverage will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Our entire staff wishes you a safe and healthy start to 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 30, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Uncertainty over economic stability in Europe has Taiwanese manufacturers in wait-and-see mode as 2012 orders dip from suppliers in its most important export market.

Posted in International
Posted December 30, 2011

More electronics, 11-speed coming to road, while SRAM stays true to mechanical

By Matt Wiebe and Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Top-end road bikes for model year 2013 will be spiffed up by new drivetrain innovations working their way through the product pipeline.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 30, 2011

Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Toby Hill

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 30, 2011

Hermes Sport staffs up as product line grows • Still time to register for Park tech summit • Houston launches bike share program • Bike expo planned for Georgia

Posted in North America
Posted December 29, 2011

Mike Sinyard's letter to retailers this week regarding Amazon's Price Check App is escalating an industry-wide conversation and examination of the interaction between brick-and-mortar stores and the many alternate retailing channe

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 29, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cateye USA president Thomas Prehn went on an Amazon buying spree of sorts last spring and summer. He has an office full of receipts and packages to prove it.

"I was probably Amazon's best Cateye customer," Prehn said Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 29, 2011

Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!).

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 29, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—China is playing an increasingly important role for Merida as the Taiwan manufacturer reported significant rises in units sold and revenue generated in the country during the first 11 months of the year.

Posted in International
Posted December 29, 2011

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—When All Spoked Up partner Matt Knowles first saw the building that would house his new bike shop, he knew right away his business had found a home.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 29, 2011

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery is looking to help customers stick to their New Year’s riding resolutions—and sell a few extra bikes in the process.

Posted in Retail News

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