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Posted April 20, 2010
BY MARC SANI

LOS ANGELES, CA—What happens in China never stays in China—it reverberates worldwide. So concern over China’s rising labor rates and the stability of its currency, the yuan, has executives at companies big and small keeping a calculator close at hand.

Posted in International
Posted April 20, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

HILTON HEAD, SC—The rental car business may be down but bike rentals are booming. Stores that cater to rental customers report an increase in business over the past five years as tourists increasingly embrace cycling to tour a city.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Online retailer registration for DealerCamp is open, and Lifeboat Events is offering a chance for free lodging or an upgrade to a suite to retailers who sign up now.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2010
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger, the manufacturer of honey-based, natural energy foods, was recently named a "Colorado Company To Watch" award winner.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2010
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named RideRep Group, based in Escondido, California, as sales agency for the Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada territories.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bruno Maier, who joined the Bikes Belong staff in June 2009 as membership and development director, has been promoted to vice president.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 19, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Perhaps it was the four days worth of sun that caused the state of euphoria that manufacturers were feeling at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. But most likely the jubilance had to do with the strong first quarters most companies reported seeing thus far.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 16, 2010
Santa Cruz's marketing guru Scott Turner talking shop with a young fan. To see more pics from Sea Otter click on above link of PDF newsletter.
Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—There was plenty of new eye candy to drool over at the SRAM booth at Sea Otter on Friday as the component maker unveiled its latest and greatest to the public.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 16, 2010
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine has named the winners of its 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards in the bikes and shorts categories.
Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 16, 2010
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX is offering some special deals to its retailers.

Place an order over $200 anytime before Friday, May 14, 2010 and you will earn credit on your next order.

Here are the details:

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2010
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima has expanded its sales rep force with the additions of three new outside sales reps. New additions include Pat Mahoney, Bill Potter and Mike Lifshotz.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 15, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke and Specialized’s Mike Sinyard shared the podium at the Bicycle Leadership Conference yesterday morning and rallied the industry behind them to raise a whopping $573,000 for the IMBA Public Lands Initiative.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 15, 2010
Hydrapak's Matt Patterson finds some downtime to stretch out and read the Sea Otter Event & Gear Guide (produced by BRAIN). Click on link to see more photos from Sea Otter in the PDF newsletter.
Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2010
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—With demand for handmade bicycles thought to be picking up, and the 2011 NAHBS venue set for Austin, Texas, the search will soon commence for venues for the period 2012-15.
Posted in North America
Posted April 15, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Big wheels aren’t just for men anymore. At least Giant and Specialized think so.

Both brands are introducing women’s specific 29ers to the masses at Sea Otter much to the delight of many female riders who have been clamoring for big wheels to call their own.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 15, 2010
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis has been named president of the newly formed Serotta Sport, which will act as the exclusive North American distributor for Serotta custom bicycles. Mavis was co-founder of Pearl Izumi and later president of Sugoi Performance Apparel.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 14, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News handed out its BRAINy awards with an emphasis on individual achievement and industry service at the Bicycle Leadership Conference yesterday.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Mike Sinyard, founder and president of Specialized Bicycles, prompted a round of resounding applause when he reminded attendees at the Bicycle Leadership Conference that the industry—whether manufacturing products, supporting racing or selling products at retail—requires passion if it’s to succeed.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries is spending $5 million on a new national marketing campaign to pump new life into the Schwinn brand and attract dealers in the specialty channel.

Posted in North America

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