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Posted February 9, 2012

USA Cycling announces gravity tour dates • Seattle Bike Supply hires Castonguay for sales • CatEye offers custom computers for advocacy

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2012

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 9, 14:13 MT— The Dutch owners of Lake Cycling have sold the shoe brand to Lake Cycling International B.V., a newly formed company also based in the Netherlands.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 9, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Feb 9, 14:04 MT— Trek Bicycle will maintain its relationship with Lance Armstrong as the Tour hero returns to triathlon competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 9, 2012

Editor's note: On the occasion of Ernesto Colnago's 80th birthday, we are re-publishing an article on Colnago's resurgence in the U.S. market. The article originally ran in the September 2011 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Doug McClellan

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 9, 2012

The UCI is declaring its year-old frame approval program a success and says it will expand the program into wheels next.

The international cycling union says 57 manufacturers have sent 96 frames through the approval process and gained the right to use the "UCI-approved" label on the bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 9, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 9, 09:43 MT—Walmart has added ACT USA and ACT China, independent, third-party ISO/IEC 17025-accredited testing groups, to its list of preferred vendor test labs.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 8, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Feb 8, 18:27 MT Sport Chalet Inc. on Wednesday reported a 2 percent decrease in same-store sales and slightly deeper loss for its fiscal third quarter as unseasonable weather kept customers away from winter resorts.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 8, 2012

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) Feb 8, 18:09 MT — With sales flat in most world markets, Shimano cited sales of sports bikes into China as driving its bicycle component sales up 5 percent last year to $2.3 billion (177.3 billion Yen).

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Feb 8, 16:09 MT—QBP is teaching some of its employees how to work on bikes, in hopes of expanding their career horizons and perhaps encouraging them to ride more.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 8, 2012

Crankbrothers dreambikes auction continues, $29,000 raised so far • Quebec fondo renamed with new sponsors • MJM Associates to manages western sales of Lake shoes; offers bike demo program • Endurance Films becomes USA Cycling Silver Level Sponsor • Pedego launches social media campaign

Posted in North America
Posted February 7, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Feb 7, 12:16 MT—SRAM made a big splash with the introduction of its new Red road group in Mallorca last week.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 7, 2012

Post-Interbike Fondo ride route announced • Four brands team up to promote Cutters Ball during Frostbike • Chris Carmichael is national spokesman for Tour de Cure series

Posted in North America
Posted February 7, 2012

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) Feb 7, 06:37 MT — Six key industry suppliers have stepped up their commitment to the Australian market through an investment in the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) advocacy group.

Posted in International
Posted February 7, 2012

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 7, 11:58 MT—A new owner at Marin Bikes will allow the 26-year-old company to invest in "a little of everything," a company executive told BRAIN Tuesday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 6, 2012

By Doug McClellan

Editor's note: BRAIN's complete package on nonprofits, including an executive salary breakdown, is in the February issue.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 6, 2012

By Nicole Formosa

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 6, 2012

The SixFifty656xc is one of five new 650b models from KHS for 2012.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 6, 2012

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Posted in Retail News
Posted February 6, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Feb 6, 12:55 MT—Nielsen Holdings, which runs the well-known television traffic survey as well as the bike trade show Interbike, is reporting a revenue increase of 8 percent for 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Interbike
Posted February 6, 2012

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) Feb 6, 12:28 MT—Sport's highest court on Monday announced that Alberto Contador has been found guilty of doping at the 2010 Tour de France.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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