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Posted September 7, 2009

DORVAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kempter Marketing Inc. will be the exclusive distributors in Canada for Charge bikes. In four years Charge has launched themselves to the front of the transportation bike scene with single speeds, retro three speeds, city bikes and internal geared commuters.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek introduces the World Bicycle Relief Reserve headset. Cut from high-grade stainless steel, serialized to commemorate the limited run of 500 pieces and packaged in a Western Cedar wooden box; this is one unique headset with a very special purpose.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 7, 2009

"I was sliding exuberantly down the track when, with a thump, I came off the seat and landed painfully on the crossbar. This was surely it - his victory moment. His victory moment, with me sprawled in the dirt. Yet he was gracious, concerned - the perfect gentleman as he rolled up my trousers to check my knee."

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) is expanding the “I” in IMBA with the formation of IMBA Europe.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 3, 2009

Dirt jumping on the San Francisco Bay? Yes, sir. Click on the link to see some amazing aerial footage from the City by the Bay.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2009

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI) is open for business at its Portland, Oregon campus at 3961 N. William Avenue. It has opened one classroom for mechanics' training and plans to open an additional frame-building classroom next door.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2009’s BTAC Retailer Power Program is back, and is bigger and better than before.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 3, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The No. 2 brand in Germany is about to enter the U.S. market for the first time through a new relationship with Sinclair Imports.

Posted in North America
Posted September 2, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—GU Energy Labs and Carmichael Training Systems have announced a 20-city author tour and ride-along series in support of Chris Carmichael's new book "The Time-Crunched Cyclist."

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 2, 2009

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo 2010 will be held from July 22 to July 25. The dates were confirmed in several meetings with industry representatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 2, 2009

"It's not a handicap. It forces me to ride stronger."

—Levi Leipheimer, on joining Lance Armstrong and Team RadioShack for the next two years. He is often asked why he would continue on with a team where Armstrong will be the leader for the Tour rather than trying to pursue his own ambitions.

Posted in North America
Posted September 2, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Comments about the massive size of the Eurobike trade show echoed throughout Messe Friedrichshafen’s 14 exhibition halls as the indoor show kicked off on Wednesday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 1, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s parent company said on Tuesday that it would consider divesting the cycling brand from its portfolio in order to focus on categories where it had the best long-term opportunities.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—For cycling fans that subscribe to DirecTV just to tune into the Tour de France, Tour of California and other big races, September 1 wasn't a good day.

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Posted September 1, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sidi has turned to an old friend, Al Budris, to head up its direct sales subsidiary in the U.S. market. Budris will serve as general manager of a new dealer-direct sales entity for Sidi cycling shoes.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2009

Chris King’s Chris DiStefano (left) and Jeff Menand are making the most of their time while in Europe for the Eurobike trade show. Arriving several days before the show started on Monday, the two set out on custom Cielo 29ers—dubbed “Hans and Franz”—and visited a handful of dealers in the region by bike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2009

ARGENBUHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Saris introduced the Joule, a cycling computer it designed specifically for cyclists who train with power, to international media at Eurobike’s Demo Day yesterday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 1, 2009

ARGENBUHL, Germany (BRAIN)—More than 100 companies rolled out their best under a bright blue sky as hundreds of retailers and their staff flocked to this rural town’s elementary school to test bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 31, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Newly formed Q Cycle LLC will be the exclusive distributor of Exustar products in the U.S.

Industry veteran Bill Imielski is the experience behind Q Cycle, which has already been shipping Exustar product from its 6,000 square foot Albuquerque, New Mexico facility since mid-July.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Support grassroots advocacy by submitting your best biking and walking photos to the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s People Powered Movement Photo Contest and enter to win an all-expense-paid 10-day bike tour of Tuscany courtesy of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.

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