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Posted July 10, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Leading up to its sixth edition, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) has seen strong exhibitor registration numbers as frame builders and other exhibitors react positively to Richmond, Virginia as its 2010 venue.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 9, 2009

Talk about a fork in the road. SmartEtailing's Mark Graff picked this durable little accessory up out on a morning road ride earlier this week. Needless to say, Graff managed to escape the fork incident unscathed, and armed for breakfast.

Posted in North America
Posted July 9, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has launched a new Business To Business Web site.

With this new system, Veltec offers its dealer network instant insight into inventory levels, order placement and fulfillment and tracking.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 9, 2009

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Lake Cycling continues to build its outside sales rep force with the addition of two more industry veterans to represent the brand in Florida, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 9, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles bolstered its marketing team with the addition of media and communications veteran Kip Mikler. The former editor of VeloNews brings more than a decade’s worth of experience in cycling journalism and communications to Felt.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 9, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is collaborating with the BMX industry to produce an urban riding competition and a special BMX section in its official trade show guide to promote the category during Interbike 2009 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, September 23-25.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 8, 2009

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Velo Vie Bicycles is introducing the Velo Vie Dealer Network in the United States as a result of IBD demand.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2009

REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Belgium Knee Warmers’ Padraig has announced the launch of a new blog called Red Kite Prayer (click on link).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 8, 2009

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Giant Japan will distribute Zipp Speed Weaponry products in the Japanese market.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cycle Dog, owned by Lanette Fidrych, is a relatively new company that makes dog leashes and collars out of old bike inner tubes.

Posted in North America
Posted July 8, 2009

DAYTON, OH (BRAIN)—System Cycle Supply will host its first annual 2009 System Symposium Open House Friday, August 7 through Saturday, August 8. This event is open to bicycle retailers and representatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 7, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

SEATTLE, WA—Sales, deals, steep discounts—they’re a common sight in retail these days. Consumers have come to expect—and demand—lower prices for goods as stores take cuts in margins to move out aging inventory in a stale economy. And bike shops are no exception.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2009

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—As a commodities trader Ed Vigil has spent his career diversifying portfolios to manage risk.

He applied that diversification strategy to his bike business by creating a corporate division servicing the premiums and incentives industry.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 7, 2009

BY MATT WIEBE

MORGAN HILL, CA—What does the industry see as the next big thing?

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 7, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has acquired Italian bicycle brands Galmozzi and Lygie from Atala S.p.A. The company also plans a series of reproduction frameset classics under its Atala, Cicli Italia, Galmozzi, Lygie, Maino and Umberto Dei brands. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted July 7, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek has made staffing changes within the sales and marketing department to improve communications and customer service with its customers.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2009

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss U.S. sales and marketing manager Kenny Roberts has decided to step down from his position in order to pursue educational goals.

His last day will be July 31. He has been with the company for more than five years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 7, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes is partnering with UK brand Mezzo Bikes to distribute three models of folding bikes in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2009

"Think Tallboy, 29er carbon frame, under 5 pounds. Maybe something else too."

—Santa Cruz Bicycles owner Rob Roskopp when asked what Santa Cruz will unveil at this year's Interbike, in a recent Q&A that will appear in the August 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2009

"Btw, sorry we were late for the sign on this am. It was [Ben] Stiller's fault!!"

—Lance Armstrong tweeting before yesterday's Tour de France stage, where his team (Astana) was fined $92 for being late.

Posted in North America

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