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Posted September 1, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—For cycling fans that subscribe to DirecTV just to tune into the Tour de France, Tour of California and other big races, September 1 wasn't a good day.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sidi has turned to an old friend, Al Budris, to head up its direct sales subsidiary in the U.S. market. Budris will serve as general manager of a new dealer-direct sales entity for Sidi cycling shoes.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2009

Chris King’s Chris DiStefano (left) and Jeff Menand are making the most of their time while in Europe for the Eurobike trade show. Arriving several days before the show started on Monday, the two set out on custom Cielo 29ers—dubbed “Hans and Franz”—and visited a handful of dealers in the region by bike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2009

ARGENBUHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Saris introduced the Joule, a cycling computer it designed specifically for cyclists who train with power, to international media at Eurobike’s Demo Day yesterday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 1, 2009

ARGENBUHL, Germany (BRAIN)—More than 100 companies rolled out their best under a bright blue sky as hundreds of retailers and their staff flocked to this rural town’s elementary school to test bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 31, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Newly formed Q Cycle LLC will be the exclusive distributor of Exustar products in the U.S.

Industry veteran Bill Imielski is the experience behind Q Cycle, which has already been shipping Exustar product from its 6,000 square foot Albuquerque, New Mexico facility since mid-July.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Support grassroots advocacy by submitting your best biking and walking photos to the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s People Powered Movement Photo Contest and enter to win an all-expense-paid 10-day bike tour of Tuscany courtesy of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2009

TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations has hired John Snelgrove as its new global sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 31, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Triathlete Magazine's Kona Demo Days is sold out. Vendors will include Cannondale, Cervelo, Fuji, Kestrel, Orbea and Scott among others.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 31, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—About 100 brands will allow dealers to test their new products today in Ratzenried, at the foothills of the Alps in the Allgäu region, marking the start of the five-day Eurobike trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 31, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

KETCHUM, ID—What a difference a year can make.

At the 2008 Tour de France Scott was the bicycle sponsor for the ProTour cycling team Saunier Duval. This year Scott was the bicycle sponsor of Columbia-HTC.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2009

BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Suppliers had stocked up for what they hoped would be a strong selling season only to have retailers and consumers ask when would the rain stop and summer start.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—In an article in the September issue outlining new sales policies for Raleigh USA’s Diamondback line, we wrote:

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 30, 2009

GARDEN CITY, ID (BRAIN)—Hippie Tech Suspension’s Shox-in-a-Box program taps the company’s inventory of forks and shocks to get rebuilt product in customers hands within days.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2009

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA is swiching names, and now will be known as Magura Direct, serving as the umbrella name for all the brands distributed by the company.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged four apparel makers for deceptively labeling and advertising items as made of bamboo fiber, when they are made of rayon.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sport Group’s (CSG) headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting October 31.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 27, 2009

Check out Ray Keener hitting the streets for sales on the BRAIN Blog. Click on link.

Posted in North America
Posted August 27, 2009

FOSTER CITY, CA (BRAIN)—The FRS Company, a developer and marketer of sustained energy products, has added Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a key national distributor to target its core fan base of bicycling and sports focused consumers.

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