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Posted May 20, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has acquired Canditalia S.r.l., a Milan, Italy-based company specializing in the design of bicycle accessories. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted May 20, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired Mike Gann for the newly created position of director of product development. Gann will oversee product processes for all of ASI’s brands including Fuji , Kestrel, SE and Breezer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2009

And the 11th Annual Industry Commute Cup Challenge winners are?

Industry Category Winners:

1-50 full time employees: PORTLAND DESIGN WORKS

51-100 full time employees: SHIMANO NA BIKE DIVISION

101+ full time employees: SPECIALIZED USA

IBD Winners:

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s sales hit $959.7 million during the first quarter compared with $912.1 million last year. However, same store sales dropped 6 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 20, 2009

BEND, OR (BRAIN)—Steve Larsen died Tuesday night after finishing a run on the track near his home in Bend, Oregon. An exact cause of death isn't known at this time. He was 39 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 19, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—To celebrate Lance Armstrong’s return to racing on SRAM Red, the company has commissioned a series of limited edition posters commemorating his primary 2009 races.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 bicycles with JD suspension forks.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Norco, has issued a voluntary recall on about 3,600 frames.

The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Trek, has issued a voluntary recall of about 16,000 bikes with JD suspension forks.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 19, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has rounded out its family of 11-speed groupsets with the introduction of the all-aluminum Athena 11S, a lower pricepoint option designed to reach more consumers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 18, 2009

Will Calkins, SmartEtailing's content production manager, who runs the company's Longmont, Colorado, office, just had his first child, a boy named Connor Calkins. He was born Friday May 15 at 12:40 a.m. and weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces.

Posted in North America
Posted May 18, 2009

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—First quarter sales were down 5.2 percent in Easton Bell Sports’ Action Sports segment as the company contended with delays of shipments of OEM cycling components to bike manufacturers and slow sales of fitness equipment in the mass channel.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 18, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show (RMBS) was to highlight small custom frame builders, and they will remain the show’s focus, but show organizer Carol Johnson is also now opening up participation.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 18, 2009

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Lake Cycling has bolstered its outside sales rep force by hiring industry veterans to represent the brand in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, Okalahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 17, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Suppliers, reacting to the nation’s recession, brought in the fewest bicycles in the first quarter of the year since 1998. However, the dollar value of all units is the second highest in the same 11 years, said Jay Townley, an industry consultant.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 15, 2009

WHEELING, IL (BRAIN)—Ochsner International is now distributing Italian bicycle manufacturer Guerciotti.

The frames being ridden to victory in the Giro D'Italia by the Diquigiovanni team can now be obtained in the United States through Ochsner.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2009

GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—By donating money with each new subscription, Mountain Flyer magazine has already raised thousands of dollars this year that will go toward building new trails and working on access issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted May 15, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike, producer of the International Bicycle Expo and OutDoor Demo trade only events, has announced that buyer attendee registration is now open. Qualified buyers can register by clicking on link.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted May 15, 2009

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA will become the exclusive distributor of Uvex brand bicycle products in the United States beginning June 1. Magura dealer direct distribution will focus on Uvex’s helmets and sunglasses.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2009

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has appointed Allan Cooke to the position of BMX brand manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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