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Posted March 24, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 24, 2010
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3T Cycling, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Ventus Ltd and Ventus Team Bicycle Aerobars.

The aerobars were manufactured in Taiwan.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 23, 2010
WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 23, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 23, 2010
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 23, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle retailers who order products online are finding significant improvements in ordering and determining inventory availability via Giant’s new dealer Web site called the “G-Store.”

Posted in North America
Posted March 23, 2010
SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM’s Schweinfurt Germany location will move from being a production facility to a R&D and service center for its road, MTB, suspension and trekking components.

Posted in International
Posted March 22, 2010
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Jon Swanson has joined Reynolds Cycling as vice president of product management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 22, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The March 31 deadline for DealerCamp exhibitors to provide targeted retailer lists is rapidly approaching.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 22, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) has launched a new research & development department. Leading this new department will be Stanford University exercise and sport sciences researcher, Dr. Stacy Sims.

Posted in North America
Posted March 22, 2010
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Thule is selling Yakima products it purchased from a retailer through a dedicated Web site, Racks4Cheap.com.

Posted in North America
Posted March 21, 2010
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative continues to bring on new supplier partners with the addition of Race Face. Effective immediately, members of the cooperative earn rebates on all purchases of Race Face products.

Posted in North America
Posted March 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with distributor Do It Best Corp, have issued a voluntary recall of about 1,000 bicycle bells made by Botou Baite Bike Co.

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 19, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle is ushering in a first of its kind as the Southern California manufacturer is set to open two new Giant branded stores.

Posted in North America
Posted March 19, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—With three days down and one to go, exhibitors at Taipei Cycle said they’re pleased with the business they’ve accomplished thus far at the annual trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 18, 2010
BAXTER, IA (BRAIN)—Phil Wood, the man responsible for sealed hubs and bottom brackets, died on March 14 at his daughter's home in Roseville, California. He was 83.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 18, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Merida, Taiwan’s No. 2 bike manufacturer and primary supplier to Specialized, will invest $3 million to expand capacity at its Changhua factory, Merida president Michael Tseng said on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 18, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Gizmo Gear of Las Vegas is now a U.S. distributer for Gaerne Cycling Shoes.

Posted in North America
Posted March 18, 2010
SINGAPORE (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia has partnered with Edge Composites for exclusive distribution in Singapore, Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia), Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Posted in North America

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