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Posted September 10, 2012

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN)—Most of Sky Yaeger's career in design and product development has required long and frequent flights to Taiwan, but her latest gig should keep her much closer to home.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Split Pivot, Inc., the suspension company founded by Dave Weagle, is suing Trek Bicycle for patent infringement involving a rear suspension design.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — When the Planet Bike Cup kicks off the biggest cyclocross series in the country in a few weeks, Trek Bicycle will have a major presence in the fast-growing sport for the first time.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America will distribute Selle Italia in the U.S. and Canada, the companies announced this week.

Vittoria Industries will handle all distribution, customer service, warehousing and marketing for North America starting October 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 7, 2012
Former Specialized and Trek manager joins Bluetooth communications brand

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Cardo, the maker of Bluetooth communications systems for cyclists, has hired Mike Abrams as its Eastern territory manager, and Brenda Lyons as a Western sales rep.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 6, 2012

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN) — Gary Sjoquist, the director of QBP's advocacy program, has been elected to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is in Crested Butte. He will be officially inducted into the Hall at a ceremony during the Interbike show in Las Vegas later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards / Interbike
Posted September 6, 2012

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN) — Electric bike maker Currie Technologies is working with folding bike maker Dahon to introduce, you guessed it, an electric folding bike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 5, 2012
Action Outdoor & Bike organizers plan four shows for 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the first Action Outdoor & Bike Expo say their first show was a success and they are planning a series of four shows for 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 5, 2012

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta is introducing a line of stock frames, allowing dealers to put stock Serottas on their salesfloors or make them available for special order much more quickly than the company's custom frames.

Posted in North America
Posted September 5, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Mechanics interested in learning how to work for a race team can now apply for registration in USA Cycling's 2012 Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, which is being held November 28 to December 2 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America
Posted September 5, 2012

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) —Dr. Min H. Kao, the "Min" in Garmin and the company's chairman and CEO, has established a plan to sell a portion of his shares in the company over a designated period.

Two of Kao's family trusts, of which he is a trustee, also will sell shares.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted September 5, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN) — SpokesWomen, a professional networking group for women in the bike industry, is planning several networking events at the upcoming Interbike Expo in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 4, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Hundreds of friends packed a Boulder church on Sunday to remember Catalyst founder Leslie Bohm, who died of cancer August 20.

Posted in North America
Posted September 4, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX (BRAIN) – Hank Estrada, owner of the Charles A. James Bicycle Shop, has moved his 92-year-old shop to a larger space in San Antonio, Texas. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 4, 2012
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 4, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo organizers are reminding exhibiting companies that they don't need to wait in line in Las Vegas to register their booth staff. They can be registered now online at www.interbike.com.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 4, 2012
Club Ride headquarters, Ketchum, Idaho

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Idaho-based clothing maker Club Ride has moved into a new building with three time the square footage of its previous headquarters. 

The company has also expanded its product line, its staff and even its credit line, it announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted September 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has promoted John Solinsky to Oval Concepts product and brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 4, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Specialized has expanded its recall of some Tektro aero brake levers included with its S-Works Shiv framesets and bikes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 4, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM plans to break ground in the coming weeks on its second factory in China with a target to have the plant running within 12 to 15 months. The factory is near Kunshan, home to the mainland China factories for Taiwan’s two biggest frame manufacturers, Giant and Merida.

Posted in International

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