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Posted October 31, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Longtime web editor Jason Norman has left Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. His last day with the magazine was Oct. 28.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 31, 2011

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s net sales climbed 3.7 percent to $2.1 billion (161.6 billion yen) while its operating income dropped 11 percent during the first nine months of 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 30, 2011

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing of Louisville, Colorado, the world's largest manufacturer of machined derailleur hangers, hosted an open house at its facility on Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 30, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle, has announced a new promotion where customers can order insulated sport water bottles customized with photos of their pets.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Fresh off a victory against a U.S. lawmaker’s attempt to remove federal funding for bicycle infrastructure projects from the federal Transportation Enhancements program, the industry is mobilizing anew against an amendment proposed by Sen.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 30, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Q-Outdoor, the outdoor and snow sports distribution division of QBP, has broadened its Nordic products distribution with new vendors and expanded product offerings from existing vendors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 30, 2011

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)— BOB Trailers Inc. has issued a recall for its strollers with embroidered canopy logos, saying the backing patch of the canopy’s embroidered logo can detach, posing a choking hazard for babies and young children.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Trek, has issued a voluntary recall of about 27,000 FX and District bikes from the 2012 model year.

The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 27, 2011

Bicycle Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida, is sexy and we're pretty sure they know it. Click on title and then link to find out what we're talking about.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2011

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—After four years in Speedway, Indiana, NAHBS HQ is uprooting and moving to Louisville, Kentucky, the venue for the 2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, and also home to many enthusiastic handmade bicycle fans.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 27, 2011

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings, which owns Fox Racing Shox and CamelBak, has secured $515 million in new debt financing to expand its existing businesses and finance acquisitions.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2011

ROTORUA, New Zealand (BRAIN)—Zerode owner Rob Metz was sort of pestered into starting his own mountain bike brand.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2011

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Sales at Mavic rose 15 percent in the third quarter, with strong growth in wheels and cycling shoes, parent company Amer Sports stated in an earnings call Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 26, 2011

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—As the manufacturer of Chariot products Thule has been notifying its customers in North America of a recall to select Chariot bicycle trailer kits.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 26, 2011

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak and Water.org are teaming up for a second consecutive year to share a simple and powerful way to help some of the 884 million people who lack access to safe water.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 26, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has named Chris Bogue as vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

Previously, he held high-level sales and marketing positions with Pactimo, Pearl Izumi, Casio and K2 Sports. He will begin his role with Zoot in Vista, CA, on November 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2011

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National has added two new chapters, formed by the Desert Recreation District (DRD) (Indio, CA) and the Buellton Park and Recreation Department (Buellton, CA.)

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 26, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand (BRAIN)—Vittoria’s Lion Tyres factory in Bangkok not only produces Vittoria branded tires, but it is a large OEM tire maker for numerous high-end tire brands. As floodwaters continue to rise in Bangkok, officials at Lyon Tires say so far its factory is not affected.

Posted in International
Posted October 25, 2011

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Vendor-Link Cycling (VLC), the business intelligence solutions company for the cycling industry, announced that the Action Sports Division of Easton-Bell Sports (EBS) will be using VLC to improve dealer service as well as planning and forecasting.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2011

HEERENVEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Dutch bike maker Accell Group has formed teams to scout acquisition candidates in North America and Southern Europe, according to a Dutch press report cited by the Bike Europe newsletter.

Posted in North America

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