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Posted July 15, 2011

By Jason Norman

As the popularity of 29ers continues to rise, engineers are drawing up new suspension platforms better tailored to fit their larger wheel size.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 15, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

TAIPEI, Taiwan—It’s been a difficult road full of uncertainty for Joshua Hon and his mother Florence Shen, as they launch a new folding bike brand that competes with Dahon, a family company they both spent decades championing.

Posted in North America
Posted July 14, 2011

CHAM, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Specialized has expanded its European headquarters in Switzerland adding R & D and engineering staff to work on projects specific to the domestic bike market.

Posted in International
Posted July 14, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is once again compiling its Top 100 list of retailers and, like last year, opening up the process so retailers, especially those in smaller towns or who own smaller shops, have an equal opportunity to participate in the process.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted July 14, 2011

MAINZ, Germany (BRAIN)—The city of Mainz, Germany introduced a 4 million euro plan to integrate bicycles into the city’s public transportation system this week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 14, 2011

WINDSOR, CO (BRAIN)—David Roberts has enlisted a small local army of friends and customers to help him ride the bikes over from his current Spokes Inc. store to a larger space on Main Street in Windsor, Colorado, tomorrow, in a quasi “bike parade.”

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 14, 2011

STARKVILLE, MS (BRAIN)—Much has transpired since Jan Morgan, co-owner of Boardtown Bikes, was biking on Mississippi’s Highway 50 when a car struck her from behind, carrying her 200 yards on the car's hood before stopping.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 13, 2011

“We are working to build private sector support for a bike share system that has a lot of interest and a groundswell of financial support already."

—Craig Staley, GM of Mellow Johnny's. A group of private investors, led by Mellow Johnny's, is rallying to make an Austin bike share system a reality.

Posted in North America
Posted July 13, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—After one too many close calls because of rutted and washed out trails in the Southern California trail systems, 18-year industry veteran and music producer Jim Furey has had enough and will be using album sales from his music project Solarno (click on link) to help raise funds for the Intern

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2011

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley's Steve Blick and his family have launched "I Ride For the Kids" (www.irideforthekids.com). A portal of information inspired by sports, “I Ride For the Kids” serves as a resource for families dealing with Pediatric Cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Web/Internet
Posted July 13, 2011

SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis is transitioning out from his post as president of Serotta Sport, and has teamed with Woolmark to help grow awareness and demand for Australian Merino wool within the sports apparel sector.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 13, 2011

BELFAST, Ireland (BRAIN)—Chain Reaction Cycles will open its new store at the end of August in Belfast, Ireland, as an expansion to its brand and as a way to increase its reach to the customer, company director Chris Watson said in a recent interview with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 12, 2011

"The Danube Bike Path is by far our top seller and has been since BikeToursDirect started eight years ago. It's especially popular among families and first-time cycle tourists because it's flat, well-marked and on a dedicated asphalt path away from traffic.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—A new retail and training facility, set to open in early August, aims to become cycling’s most comprehensive performance center.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Amazon.com is saying not so fast to California when it comes to the recent state law requiring all companies with operations or affiliates to collect sales tax.

Posted in North America
Posted July 12, 2011

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN)—Ibex Outdoor Clothing will be providing a direct distribution channel beginning with the spring 2012 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 12, 2011

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Tim Jackson has been hired as marketing manager for the BH and Pivot brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 11, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Abus has two new distributors in the United States with Hawley Company and KHS. Abus will also continue to distribute through J&B Importers in the United States.

Abus founded a North American subsidiary earlier this year in Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 11, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh Bicycles and MFG Cyclocross are kicking off the cyclocross season two months early with Raleigh's Midsummer Night's Cyclocross at the Raleigh Retailer Summit at Suncadia Resort in Roslyn, Washington, on July 21.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 11, 2011

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has hired Hugh Ewing as its sales and operations manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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