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Posted June 13, 2011

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycles will be unveiling its new Core Retail Lab at this year's dealer event.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Managing editor Lynette Carpiet will become editor of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as longtime editor, Megan Tompkins, departs later this month to join Shimano’s OEM sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 10, 2011

Cyclists might start singing "Chicago is my kind of town..." after reading about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's quest to make the Windy City "the bike-friendliest city in the country."

Click on title and then "Visit Link" to read story.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun & Co. has appointed Mason Reay as its new president.

In this role, Reay, who joined Nuun in 2010 as head of marketing, will expand his responsibilities to include oversight of finance, customer support and business operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2011

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Slidepad Technologies, maker of a new single-lever, automatic brake system, has formed an agreement with an established Taiwanese manufacturer to build Slidepad braking systems for OEM distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted June 10, 2011

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Bicycle riding has increased 2.9 percent in 2010 from the previous year, according to the National Sporting Goods Association director of research and information services Dan Kasen.

“I think the [stronger] economy had something to do with it,” Kasen said of the modest gain.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 10, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Joshua Hon, former vice president of Dahon and son of co-founder and CEO Dr. David Hon, will separate from the brand and launch his own bike company next week in Taipei.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Graphite, a brand strategy and design agency based in Los Angeles, has been hired by the Electra Bicycle Company to produce 2011 brand, retailer initiatives.

In a soon-to-be-announced campaign, Graphite and Electra will visit key accounts across the country next month.

Posted in North America
Posted June 9, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—For the 2011 selling season SR Suntour has added a number of new aftermarket distributors in order to better serve North American dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 9, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)—Orbea USA has hired three additional full time, factory reps to its external sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 9, 2011

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN)—Four legends of American cycling will be inducted on November 5 into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 9, 2011

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has received a major human resources boost as Ben Capron has stepped away from his post as chief brand officer of Specialized Bicycle Components to become the development director at NICA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—After more than two years developing the supplier partner program for The Bike Cooperative and signing strategic contracts with more than 38 vendors, Wren has transitioned to contractor status with The Bike Cooperative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc has acquired the SBR Triathlon Series.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Quality Bicycle Products, has issued a voluntary recall of about 100 Civia bicycle racks for mounting over the front bicycle wheel.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 8, 2011

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Riding the coattails of the most successful month in their 25-year history, Hawley is opening a West Coast distribution center in Sparks, Nevada—a suburb of Reno.

The new center will complement Hawley’s East Coast hub in South Carolina and provide a more complete national coverage.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 8, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—A little over a year after joining Advanced Sports Inc. as director of sales, Steve Parke has left the company. His last day was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 8, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—A little over a year after joining Advanced Sports Inc. as director of sales, Steve Parke has left the company. His last day was Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 7, 2011

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN)—Downeast Bicycle Specialists will now begin offering Gore Ride-On products to its dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 7, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's new rechargeable light line has more than doubled the light output over previous year's product offerings.

In addition to its high LED outputs, the company revealed a new entry-level series rounding out the entire line of commuter products.

Posted in Product/Tech

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