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Posted March 1, 2010

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley posted double digit growth in 2009 despite the rocky economy according to year-end earnings results released Monday by Oakley’s parent, Luxottica Group.

The solid results last year were on top of double-digit growth in 2008, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 1, 2010

PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—POP displays in all Bristol Farms stores feature a unique Special Edition 2010 Foes Racing Pasadena Crown City Commuter Bike as a prize valued at $2,600 to customers that avail themselves of an easy in-store tear-off sheet that directs them to the FRS Cycling specific site and a chance to win th

Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference's six-week original consumer survey received more than 2,300 responses.

“Some of the write-in answers were quite heated,” said Bikes Belong’s Kate Scheider, who conducted the survey. “People who ride a lot clearly feel invested in our industry.”

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 1, 2010

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists' Open House will highlight more than 900 new items featured in the distributor's catalog for the 2010 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2010

RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show saw an estimated 6,200 visitors over its three days in Richmond, Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2010

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BY MATT WIEBE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Imagine starting a bike shop in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, without the help of bankers and as a young 20-year-old with little to no retail experience.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 1, 2010

BY JASON NORMAN

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Posted March 1, 2010

BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

FLETCHER, NC—To the U.S. Patent Office, it is known as a “steering bearing assembly for wheeled vehicles.” The bicycle industry knows it simply as the threadless headset.

Posted in North America
Posted February 28, 2010

Word on the handmade streets is that the famed frame builders' show is heading to Austin, Texas next year. They say everything is bigger in Texas. We'll see if that also holds true for next year's handmade show.

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Posted February 28, 2010

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX's new Web Site features a dealer log in.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 28, 2010

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The German dealer association VSF has awarded their first ethic award to the World Bicycle Relief. President of World Bicycle Relief F.K. Day attended the ceremony in Berlin, Germany, to receive the award personally.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 28, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods will distribute Team issue RadioShack kits; they will be available through various retailers beginning in March.

Posted in North America
Posted February 28, 2010

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group cashed in on the growing popularity of bikes for transportation last year, posting a 6 percent increase in sales and a 15 percent spike in profit.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 25, 2010

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in Phoenix have tailored their product selection based on a flat city center and the world-class mountain bike trails that surround it by focusing on cool cruisers and hot 29ers, participants on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix discovered.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 25, 2010

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids' annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser held Sunday, February 21, attracted more mountain bike pioneers, along with dozens of Bay Area-based mountain bikers, than it has since its inception 12 years ago.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 25, 2010

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s will relocate from a business park in Wilmington, Massachusetts to a century-old former shoe factory in nearby Haverhill this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted February 25, 2010

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—The BTI 2010 catalog began arriving on shop doorsteps nationwide this week courtesy of UPS delivery.

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Posted February 25, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—In the Bicycle Products Supplier Association (BPSA) December report bicycle shipments to dealers fell 9 percent last year. Sales fell a relatively mild 4 percent as the average unit price climbed $18 to $356.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 24, 2010

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in the Valley of the Sun have carved out distinct niches to differentiate themselves from other stores within the Phoenix metropolitan area, as riders on the the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix saw first-hand yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 24, 2010

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—BionX will give a Lifeboat Events PressCamp 2010 special edition “BionX-powered bike” to every editor and event staff member at PressCamp in order to provide eco-friendly transport and enhance the sustainability of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp

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