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Posted August 28, 2012


BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association has committed to another three-year, $150,000 investment in the Bikes Belong Foundation. This will bring TBEA's total contribution to $300,000 by 2015.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 28, 2012

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Fat bike maker 9:ZERO:7 is moving its distribution center from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ogden, Utah, the company announced this week.

The company said the new location will allow it to service its dealer base more easily.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 28, 2012

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — Police in Tampa will use Kona's recently launched Safariland 29er patrol bikes at the Republican National Convention this week.

The convention was brought to order briefly on Monday before being adjourned because of an approaching tropical storm.

Posted in Industry News
Posted August 27, 2012

Hawley has added two new sales reps in the West to round out coverage there following the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Nevada earlier this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 27, 2012
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Posted in Industry News
Posted August 27, 2012
Eurobike 2012: Workers complete the pump track on Tuesday

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike, the global industry’s largest and most important tradeshow starts Tuesday, drawing 40,000 visitors to the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany during its four-day run.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 24, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 23, 2012

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle tempered its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday due to a weaker than expected spring selling season caused by poor weather in much of Northern Europe.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 23, 2012

Except in Flomax commercials, Baby Boomers no longer drive the U.S. bike market, but an upcoming generation may help produce another bike boom like the one that bell-bottomed Boomers created in 1970s.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 22, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2012

KENT, WA (BRAIN)Kyle Casteel is leaving Raleigh USA after 13 years with the organization, most recently as senior product/brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)Participants at Interbike's OutDoor Demo this year won't have to change clothes in a dusty parking lot or take the shuttle bus back to The Strip wearing a sweaty chamois, thanks to an "Official Changing Station" hosted by Zoic.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 22, 2012

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)Giant USA has added Karsten Hagen as Northwest regional manager. His region includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 22, 2012

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)Louis Garneau will institute a minimum advertised price policy starting with its summer 2013 collection, effective Nov. 1.

The MAP policy will apply to all of Garneau's product categories, including cycling, triathlon and Nordic skiing apparel.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted August 21, 2012

Leslie Bohm, who passed away Monday at 59, had a long history in the bike industry, with many friends among retailers and suppliers. Many of them have offered their remembrances to BRAIN.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2012
Leslie Bohm

Leslie Bohm, who devoted his career to cycling and to helping independent bike shops compete with larger vendors, died Monday evening after several years of fighting cancer. He was 59.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2012

AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini U.S. is expanding its outside sales force with the addition of a national custom clothing coordinator and territorial reps covering Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2012

BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Magura has restructured its bike parts sector internally at its German headquarters in an effort to deliver fast and efficient workshop services to dealers and end consumers.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclocross Magazine has added a third member of its editorial team, Joanna Jones, who starts as managing editor.

Jones is an avid cyclist and former collegiate racer. She will steer the publication's print and online content and its community-contributed content.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / People
Posted August 20, 2012

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)Hans Bergman announced Monday that he is stepping down as general manager of Assos North America to take a position with the ski clothing company Kjus North America.

Posted in International Tagged People

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