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Posted November 20, 2012

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — The Community Spoke, a bicycle co-op that provides free access to tools, parts and maintenance assistance, has closed indefinitely following a burglary in which thousands of dollars in bikes, tools and other shop supplies were lost. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 20, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Juergen Eckmann is stepping down as president of Pearl Izumi, the company announced Tuesday, after 11 years with the company. Eckmann will be replaced by Mike O'Connor, who is being promoted from vice president of consumer service, retail & distribution.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2012

LA FUYE, France (BRAIN) — No need to wait for Black Friday. Holiday shoppers with a cycling fan on their list can get started today thanks to The Robb Report's "21 Ultimate Gifts" issue.

Posted in International
Posted November 20, 2012

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website BikeRoar is offering U.S. dealers free listings to market their businesses, with an eye toward rolling out premium services that would display retailers’ in-stock inventory and pricing as well as detailed shop information such as videos and store tours.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 19, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Fueled by strong online sales, third-quarter net income at Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. rose 21 percent, to $50.1 million from $41.5 million a year earlier.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 19, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco Bicycles has signed on a four-member enduro team that will compete in the burgeoning all-mountain race discipline aboard the Canadian brand’s new line of 650b, or 27.5-inch-wheeled, full-suspension bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 19, 2012
Free Wheeling by Lewis Tardy

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If you dream about how Lewis Tardy’s Free Wheeling or one of the other SRAM Part Sculptures you saw at Interbike would look in your home or shop, now is your chance to buy.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 19, 2012

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Douglas Ritter has joined Mavic, Inc., representing the brand as sales rep in Nevada and Arizon effective November 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 19, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has released its calendar of 2013 national championships events for road, mountain bike, track and BMX.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 19, 2012
The Stages Power

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling, which is manufacturing a new crank-based power meter, has slightly changed its product name prior to its planned delivery in January.

The company has changed the product's name from StageONE to Stages Power. The company name remains Stages Cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2012

SPOKANE, WA (BRAIN) — Trek and Moots dealer Two Wheel Transit has completed its move from downtown Spokane to a new location in the Washington city’s South Perry Street District. The new shop opened Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 16, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — After a successful first year Bike Expo New York returns next May 2-4 at Basketball City, a new venue just north of the Manhattan Bridge. The three-day consumer show serves as the primary fundraiser for local nonprofit Bike New York.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 16, 2012

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN) — Cannondale has entered into a partnership with Team Sho-Air Inc. to launch the Sho-Air/Cannondale North American mountain bike team, based out of Southern California.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 16, 2012

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead has shifted to earlier hours at its U.S. office outside of Seattle to better accommodate retailers on the East Coast.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 16, 2012

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Campagnolo has hired Joshua Riddle to coordinate and implement a global marketing strategy for the company’s brands. Riddle’s background includes stints at Trek Bicycle and Pinarello, as well as work in Europe and Latin America.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted November 15, 2012

NANJING, China (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Asia Bike show announced that they are moving the trade show into October to avoid overlapping with the Chinese Moon Festival holiday, which falls Sept. 19-21.

Posted in International
Posted November 15, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Since showing its first set of hydraulic road disc brakes on Colnago’s C59 road bike at this year’s Taipei Cycle show, Formula has been fielding a nearly endless stream of inquiries from potential OEM customers.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 15, 2012
Magnesium castings at the SR Suntour factory near Taichung.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The industry's major bike makers sent product managers to the heart of Taiwan's manufacturing area this week to consider products for complete bikes that bike shops won't see until later 2013 or later.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 15, 2012
Kenda's Jake Scott

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Kenda is planting roots in Germany in order to raise the profile of the Taiwanese tire maker in Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 14, 2012

LEVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike distributor Lambert has appointed Edward P. Wright as national sales director and Edouard Lauzier as sales manager for the Quebec and Atlantic markets.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news

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