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Posted September 1, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Smart, a rectangular booth tucked away amid much more elaborate setups in one of Eurobike’s large trade halls, was a hive of activity Thursday morning as photographers jockeyed for optimal shooting position and a television crew conducted interviews.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about the component company’s plans to go public, saying the move would lay the financial foundation for future growth, improve transparency in the industry and ensure SRAM’s existing management would steer the compa

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2011

Bicycling magazine kicked off its 50th Anniversary with a VIP event at the Classic Car Club in NYC with cycling legend Eddy Merckx. Pictured (L-R) are Bicycling editor-in-chief Peter Flax, Eddy Merckx, Bicycling SVP/publishing director Chris Lambiase and Gita Sports marketing director Sandy Nicholls.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Silas Hesterberg has joined Giant’s Global Development team in the role of global product developer - off-road.

In his new position he’s responsible for enhancing and expanding Giant’s line of off-road bikes, with a strong focus on the sport and hardtail segments.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 31, 2011

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has promoted Sarah Harper Burke to the position of retail marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 31, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Gary Newkirk, an industry veteran and a professional photographer, joins the staff at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News today as its director of sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 31, 2011

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group announced Wednesday that it would increase its minority stake in Derby Cycle AG to approximately 22 percent.

Posted in North America
Posted August 31, 2011

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—The Munich District Court in Germany has granted a preliminary ex parte injunction against several Dahon North America products for design patent violation. The design patent covers Dahon’s Ios and Vector models, which Dahon North America has been offering as part of its 2012 range.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2011

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Dealers, distributors and press will stream into Messe Friedrichshafen this morning by the thousands as the Eurobike tradeshow opens in Southern Germany. (Click on title and then open file to right of headline to view Eurobike PDF Newsletter).

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 30, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has bolstered its U.S. sales team by adding more reps, while wrapping up their Spring '12 pre-booking season. Spring ‘12 prebookings are already reaching record highs for Canari, and the custom apparel department continues its 35 percent growth trend.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2011

GRANBURY, TX (BRAIN)—DannyShane has added Turning Point, based in Boise, Idaho, to represent the cycling apparel product line in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Posted in North America
Posted August 30, 2011

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has extended its deadline for retail attendee registration to September 2.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 30, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike attendees will have plenty of opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of triathlon thanks to special VIP access to the Ironman World Championship 70.3 the day before Interbike begins and an expansive Tri Zone at the expo itself.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 29, 2011

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association has elected new board members.

Posted in North America
Posted August 29, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—To celebrate urban cycling and give the fast-growing category a dedicated platform, Interbike will debut the Urban Yard, presented by Chrome Industries at the industry trade show Sept. 14-16.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 29, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (BRAIN)—Q Cycle LLC, the exclusive distributor of Exustar products in the U.S. market, will close its doors after two and a half years in business.

Posted in North America
Posted August 29, 2011

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (BRAIN)—Shimano is expanding its neutral support program in Latin America by sponsoring the granddaddy of all adventure races: La Ruta de los Conquistadores.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 29, 2011

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycles sold 73,000 electric bicycles in the first nine months of the year, a jump of nearly 86 percent from the same time period last year, according to an earnings report released by the company on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 28, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Silverfish have ended their distribution partnership for the UK market after seven years.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 28, 2011

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale’s global marketing director Frank Hwang is no longer with the company.

Cannondale officials didn’t say much about the internal change, but Bob Burbank, the company’s general manager, issued a brief statement confirming Hwang’s departure and wishing him well.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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