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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
Posted August 31, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Business and advocacy leaders gathered at the first Advocacy Summit held at Eurobike Thursday to discuss how to unlock 6 billion euros of government funding for new cycling infrastructure to stimulate bicycle sales in a stagnant market.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
Colnago C59 disc fork

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The industry's still waiting for hydraulic brake/shift levers from Shimano and SRAM. Meanwhile, Shimano's new Di2 wiring throws a wrench into alternative options.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
Shimano PRO VIBE handlebars

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shimano is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 67 sets of PRO VIBE carbon handlebars.

The handlebars. manufactured by Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan, can break during riding. No consumers have reported breakages, however.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will race in Rapha clothing next year, the team and clothing supplier announced Thursday.

As part of a four-year agreement, Rapha will also supply Team Sky with off-the-bike clothing, the company said.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Eurobike
Posted August 30, 2012
Electra Townie Go

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Electra is putting the “E” into its name with a new SRAM-powered electric bike that U.S. dealers can test ride at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day said on Thursday he still feels taking the company public is the right decision for the long-term, and will initiate an IPO as soon as stability and visibility improves in global financial markets.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — ENVE has hired a new director of engineering, Scott Nielson, formerly of Trek Bicycle Corp.

Nielson has 15 years of composites engineering, testing, and manufacturing experience.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 29, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first day of Eurobike's indoor trade show (following an outdoor demo on Tuesday) drew in thousands of retailers and media from around the world.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The Thule Group combined its expertise in racks and luggage to create its newest product line, a range of panniers, racks, saddle bags and handlebar mounted iPhone and iPad sleeves called Pack n’ Pedal.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike

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