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Posted March 8, 2011

BURLINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—After tracking steady annual growth in the BMX category, Jeff Palter decided to give his BMX customers a place of their own. Palter, the owner of Cycle Loft outside Boston, last week opened a dedicated BMX and skateboard shop.

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Posted March 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Some 15 editors from urban-focused cycling magazines and websites as well as non-endemic media met with transportation brands to see 2011 product and learn about what’s driving this important segment yesterday at the inaugural Urban PressCamp.

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Posted March 7, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Kinetic has begun distributing its line of trainers and power computers in Europe as it attempts to compete with market leaders Tacx and Elite.

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Posted March 7, 2011

SAN FRANSISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Anthony Mangieri, owner and pizzaiolo of Una Pizza Napoletana, and Sean Walling, frame builder of Soulcraft Cycles, will combine their talents to sponsor Routa Libera, a San Francisco frame builder show on March 20. The show will be at Una Pizza Napoletana, 210 11th St and Howard St.

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Posted March 7, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Rodale Inc.’s Bicycling magazine unveiled the best new bikes for 2011 as featured in its annual Buyer’s Guide, which is now on sale at newsstands and online (click on title and then "visit link.")

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 7, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems has teamed up this week with Mike’s Bikes in Sausalito, California, and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition to promote the fun side of night cycling and specifically the importance of commuter safety.

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Posted March 7, 2011

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Lambert has updated its positioning in the market along with its brand identity.

As Lambert has now expanded into other sports, including the addition of outdoor and running divisions in 2010, the time was ripe to re-brand the company, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 4, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Nicole Chabot as international sales director.

Chabot brings more than 18 years of business management and international sales experience in both the consumer lifestyle and outdoor industry arenas.

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Posted March 4, 2011

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has hired Echos Communications to develop and execute their public relations initiatives.

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Posted March 4, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Southeast Sports Marketing (SSM) to represent the brand in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

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Posted March 4, 2011

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—After 10 years in borrowed garages, nonprofit Spokes for Folks has a valuable new corporate partner: the Hans Johnsen Company.

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Posted March 4, 2011

CARMEL, CA (BRAIN)—Bay Bikes, a Monterey, California cycling institution for over 25 years, just opened a brand new shop in nearby Carmel.

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Posted March 3, 2011

"Get a job and buy a car!"

—Comment shouted out of a passing car to the Dealer Tour crew as pedaled on a particularly trafficked stretch in San Diego. Click on the link above to see photos and commentary from the final day of the San Diego Dealer Tour.

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Posted March 3, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN’s San Diego Dealer Tour wrapped up on Thursday with a 40-mile inland circuit stopping at Black Mountain Bicycles, Hi-Techbikes.com, Trek Bicycle Superstore and North of the Border Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / BRAIN News / Events
Posted March 3, 2011

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA (BRAIN)—Edge Technologies, Inc., a provider of point-of-sale (POS) systems to bicycle shops, is making a seamless integration for its customers with VendorLink-Cycling, a provider of supply chain collaboration services to the bicycle shop channel of trade.

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Posted March 3, 2011

CONCORD, MA (BRAIN)—Velocon Sports has signed a multi-year agreement with German-based Storck Bicycle to be the exclusive United States distributor for the company's road and mountain bike products.

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Posted March 3, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, OH (BRAIN)—Jim Wannamaker has stepped down as marketing director for Kenda USA. He will be taking a position at Vee Rubber, as further details will be made available regarding this early next week.

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Posted March 2, 2011

"This is why I ride"

—Campagnolo's Tom Kattus before downing a hotdog and slice of pizza at Wednesday's lunch stop during the BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Diego. For more pictures from the day, click on the link above to BRAIN's Facebook page.

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Posted March 2, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Downtown San Diego stores in the Mission Hills area have carved out unique niches to serve the local community. Participants on BRAIN’s Dealer Tour yesterday visited four stores within a three-mile radius, each with distinct personalities.

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Posted March 2, 2011

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has reopened its Hawley Service Center.

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