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Posted March 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers imported 27 percent more bikes in January compared to the year prior, for an increase of 267,153 units, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Jerry Casale, co-founder of the Philadelphia International Championships and beloved member of the cycling community, died Wednesday night following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 71.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—TRP and Formula are each showing early versions of hydraulic disc brake road bike levers with integrated Shimano Di2 shifting.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 8, 2012

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Northern California chain Mike’s Bikes is set to open its 10th store in April, offering an especially cozy atmosphere for shoppers: The shop’s customer waiting area will include a fireplace left over from the building’s previous incarnation as a restaurant.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 8, 2012

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Revenue and income for CamelBak and Fox Racing Shox were up last year, according to year-end earnings reported by parent company Compass Diversified Holdings.

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

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)—Sales in Dorel’s recreation and leisure segment climbed 11 percent to $861.8 million in 2011, accounting for 36 percent of its overall business.

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

Tim Johnson ride to raise $100K for advocacy • First Bike Expo New York shaping up • Cobalt Commerce offers discount to TBC members • Specialized dealers launch women’s ride day

Tim Johnson ride to raise $100K for advocacy

Posted in North America
Posted March 8, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 8 2012 3:00 PM MT—Change is afoot in the U.S. market, and a statistical analysis prepared for the annual A-Team meeting during the Taipei Cycle show Thursday offered a hint of what suppliers and retailers should consider over the next few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 8, 2012

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling is introducing a wheel demo rebate program, Ride2Decide, exclusively in the U.S. market effective Friday, March 9. The move is an extension of the high-end wheel maker’s U.S. dealer-direct distribution model launched in September.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 7, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 7 2012 1:54 PM MT—Encouraged by a new trade agreement that eliminates duties on bikes and parts shipped across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwanese exporters are betting on future business in China.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 7, 2012

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN)—Marking its 40th anniversary, South Dakota retailer Two Wheeler Dealer moved its Rapid City store to a new, 4,900-square-foot location and reopened as a Specialized elite-level store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 7, 2012

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports net sales hit $834.9 million last year, an increase over $772.8 million of sales it had in 2010. For the year, gross margin remained at 34 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 7, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI is set to enter two new markets, with plans to open a store in San Antonio, Texas, this fall and its first Florida location, in Jacksonville in spring 2013.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 6, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 2:58 PM MT—Tony Lo was optimistic about Taiwan’s export business on the eve of Taipei Cycle, Asia’s largest trade show. (Click on link above to download the PDF newsletter from Taipei Cycle.)

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 6, 2012

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 1:31 PM MT—Giant Bicycle is the latest company to sign on with Vendor-Link Cycling, a partnership it expects will help improve its lead times and fulfillment with access to real-time sell-through data from the Los Altos, California, software compa

Posted in North America
Posted March 6, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 1:26 PM MT—They say what’s bad for snow sports retailers is good for bike retailers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 5, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012 9:16 PM MT—Taipei’s international airport bustled with industry folks flying in from the U.S. and Europe Monday night in advance of the annual Taipei Cycle show, which kicks off Wednesday in Taiwan’s capital city.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 5, 2012

Lambert to distribute Clif Bar and Muc-Off • Dahon launches new website

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) Mar 5, 2:25 PM MT—Canadian distributor Lambert has added Clif Bar and Muc-off to its product mix.

Posted in North America
Posted March 5, 2012

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Mar 5, 10:30 AM MT—Andy Tompkins has joined Vendor-Link Cycling as vice president of supplier sales and account management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 4, 2012

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN) Mar 5 2012 MT—Bicycling magazine is making its most ambitious foray yet into digital publishing with the launch of its annual Buyer’s Guide.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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