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Posted April 18, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Steve Frothingham

LONGMONT, CO—One of the largest bike manufacturers in the world, India’s Hero Cycles, is looking to start small in the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 10:49 AM MT—Nukeproof is launching a new slopestyle frame that has a hydraulic gyro integrated with the headtube. The integration reduces stack height above the head tube to just 10mm, allowing a lower stem.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 8:32 AM MT—BMC started this week’s Sea Otter festivities early with the global launch of its teamelite TE01 carbon fiber 29er race bike Tuesday evening in Monterey.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

Bell hires former BMX pro Allan Cooke • Dirt Rag hires Boulanger, Hall • LAB awards new bike-friendly workplaces • Magura wins red dot award • Mt. Borah sponsors Minnesota high school league

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2012

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 8:15 AM MT—Specialized is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 600 Tektro brake levers used on some of the company's aero/time trial bikes and sold in the aftermarket.

Posted in Recalls
Posted April 17, 2012

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 12:01 PM MT—Fox is serious about tempting suspension mechanics to take its new Fox/UBI Master Tech Class.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 17, 2012

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 11:35 AM MT—Less than a year after launching its women’s-specific brand, Giant is investing more resources into the growing division with a new apparel and accessories designer, a second demo van to visit retailers and an expanding

Posted in North America
Posted April 17, 2012

Shimano/Pearl Izumi offers free freight • The Bike Cooperative and Lifeboat Events team up at DealerCamp • Albabici offers 100 percent Italian Ursus wheels • MTS Sports Group to represent Louis Garneau in the Northwest • Sigma USA offers triple-wireless downloadable computer

Posted in North America
Posted April 17, 2012

LARAMIE, WY (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 9:07 AM MT—This season RedKitePrayer.com will be the new home to live race commentary from Charles "Live Update Guy" Pelkey.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 16, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 9:19 AM MT—Future Publishing said it is accelerating BikeRadar.com's growth in the U.S. market with a staff expansion and a soon-to-be-released North American site.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted April 16, 2012

Dyste to represent Mt. Borah Cycling in Minn. • Mavic hires new East Coast sales promoter • Boa adds to marketing department • Diamondback launches new website • Erik Zabel to ride Berkshire Cycling Classic Cyclosportif • New Garneau-Quebecor team launched

Posted in North America
Posted April 16, 2012

Editor's note:The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

By Toby Hill

ROCK HILL, SC (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 8:17 AM MT—Moab. Boulder. Whistler. … Rock Hill?

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 16, 2012

LUDHIANA, India (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 7:57 AM MT—A proposed 20 percent increase in duties on bikes imported into India from China stands to raise retail prices in that emerging market, according to local media reports.

Posted in International
Posted April 16, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Hydrapak in a patent infringement case filed last August by Vagabond Source Systems, an Israeli supplier of water reservoirs for personal hydration packs.

Posted in North America
Posted April 13, 2012

SANTA CRUZ CA (BRAIN) Friday April 13 2012 2:23 PM MT—Epicenter Cycling in Aptos, California, has expanded to a second location in Santa Cruz. A grand opening is planned for May 5.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 13, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — If you noticed an unusual number of new road racing product introductions in the media this spring, there may be a contributing factor — the international racing union is requiring manufacturers to publish information about new bikes before the bikes can be used in international competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 12, 2012

Two new at-large directors join USA Cycling board • FasCat Coaching launches online power meter store • Hydrapak supplying bladders for Shimano and The North Face • ASI hires Chuck Webster as New England Territory Manager

Posted in North America
Posted April 12, 2012

HANNOVER, Germany (BRAIN)Online registration has opened for this year’s Eurobike design and green awards. The website for registration is www.ifdesign.de, and the deadline to enter is July 20.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 12, 2012

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 3:20 PM MT—Big Shot Bikes, a three-year-old company that allows consumers to build and order custom fixie bikes online, is now opening dealers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 2:35 PM MT—Three bike manufacturers and SR Suntour are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 17,000 bikes because the SR Suntour suspension forks can fail.

Posted in Recalls

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