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Posted July 13, 2010
NEUSTADT, Germany (BRAIN)—Since January, the falling value of the euro has increased raw material costs for Sigma Sport by 15 percent, according to Frank Sirringhaus, president of the Neustadt, Germany based computer, light and heart rate monitor company.

Posted in North America
Posted July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with distributor Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 330 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bikes from 2010.

Posted in Recalls
Posted July 13, 2010
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—An effort is underway to ban bicyclists from several narrow two-lane highways in semi-rural southwest St. Charles County, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

There was a packed house at a Monday night council meeting, with people speaking out on both sides of the issue.
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Posted July 13, 2010
LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines Europe Ltd has announced the dates for their 2011 product launch show, October 6 - 9, 2010, just off Brick Lane in London.

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Posted July 13, 2010
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Sports Multiplied is now distributing Prologo Saddles.

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Posted July 13, 2010
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—4th of July weekend not only brought fireworks to the sky, but also to the IBD sales floor.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 12, 2010
GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Scott Bikes will enter the electric bike market next year through a partnership with industrial engineering giant Bosch.

Scott will introduce the E-Sub 20 and the E-Sportster at the Eurobike tradeshow this fall. Retail prices will start around €2,000.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 12, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) was selected to compete in the July Pepsi Refresh Project for a $25,000 prize.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 12, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Cyfac International, builder of custom bicycle frames for more than 25 years, has signed a contract with Keonys, Europe’s No. 1 reseller of Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) products, most notably the CATIA PLM Express solution.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Taiwanese manufacturers, many of whom are well known among bicycle industry executives, are now making a concerted push into the outdoor and sporting goods market.

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Posted July 12, 2010
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. has completed its sales agency selection for the U.S. bike market.

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Posted July 11, 2010
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle retailers now have another option for submitting purchase orders to Giant.

Posted in North America
Posted July 9, 2010
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named The Hitch Company and Norco as its two new Canadian distributors. The announcement is effectively immediately with the transition scheduled for completion September 1.

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Posted July 9, 2010
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Tara Wilkinson as its new director of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 8, 2010
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—National Sporting Goods Association vice president of Information and research Thomas B. Doyle is retiring from the NSGA, effective early in the fall of 2010. Doyle is one of NSGA’s longest-tenured staff members, having spent 39 years in the sporting goods industry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 8, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With three weeks to go until Lifeboat Event’s inaugural DealerCamp, final plans for the event are taking shape.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 8, 2010
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (BRAIN)—Icebreaker is launching a cycling apparel line that will hit retail this winter. The New Zealand-based company is best known for its apparel sold through the outdoor channel.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 8, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Veteran product manager Steven Fairchild has rejoined Advanced Sports. He will take on all road and specialty product development for ASI's bike brands including Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer and Terry.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 8, 2010
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Spot Brand has hired Sky Yaeger as its senior product manager. She's working out of her Marin County, California home.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 7, 2010
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Evitt, the driver of the Ford F-350 pickup that struck and killed cyclist Paul Clark, was sentenced on Tuesday to 100 hours of community service and fined roughly $100. The Alameda County District Attorney accepted the conditions as a plea bargain for a misdemeanor manslaughter charge.
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