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Posted October 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Trek, has issued a voluntary recall of about 27,000 FX and District bikes from the 2012 model year.

The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 27, 2011

Bicycle Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida, is sexy and we're pretty sure they know it. Click on title and then link to find out what we're talking about.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2011

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—After four years in Speedway, Indiana, NAHBS HQ is uprooting and moving to Louisville, Kentucky, the venue for the 2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, and also home to many enthusiastic handmade bicycle fans.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 27, 2011

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings, which owns Fox Racing Shox and CamelBak, has secured $515 million in new debt financing to expand its existing businesses and finance acquisitions.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2011

ROTORUA, New Zealand (BRAIN)—Zerode owner Rob Metz was sort of pestered into starting his own mountain bike brand.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2011

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Sales at Mavic rose 15 percent in the third quarter, with strong growth in wheels and cycling shoes, parent company Amer Sports stated in an earnings call Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 26, 2011

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—As the manufacturer of Chariot products Thule has been notifying its customers in North America of a recall to select Chariot bicycle trailer kits.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 26, 2011

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak and Water.org are teaming up for a second consecutive year to share a simple and powerful way to help some of the 884 million people who lack access to safe water.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 26, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has named Chris Bogue as vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

Previously, he held high-level sales and marketing positions with Pactimo, Pearl Izumi, Casio and K2 Sports. He will begin his role with Zoot in Vista, CA, on November 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2011

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids National has added two new chapters, formed by the Desert Recreation District (DRD) (Indio, CA) and the Buellton Park and Recreation Department (Buellton, CA.)

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 26, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand (BRAIN)—Vittoria’s Lion Tyres factory in Bangkok not only produces Vittoria branded tires, but it is a large OEM tire maker for numerous high-end tire brands. As floodwaters continue to rise in Bangkok, officials at Lyon Tires say so far its factory is not affected.

Posted in International
Posted October 25, 2011

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN)—Vendor-Link Cycling (VLC), the business intelligence solutions company for the cycling industry, announced that the Action Sports Division of Easton-Bell Sports (EBS) will be using VLC to improve dealer service as well as planning and forecasting.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2011

HEERENVEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Dutch bike maker Accell Group has formed teams to scout acquisition candidates in North America and Southern Europe, according to a Dutch press report cited by the Bike Europe newsletter.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—Olympic and world championship track medalist, Erin Hartwell, has joined the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in the new position of sponsorship manager.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 25, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America has restructured its IBD sales team to better respond to the regional needs of its dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2011

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—It’s not unusual that retired BMX rider Taj Mihelich launched a new bicycle company. But what is of note is that Fairdale isn’t a BMX company, selling instead road/commuter bikes.

“I always wanted to do commuter bikes,” Mihelich said.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2011

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Luxottica Group S.p.A. reported net sales at its Wholesale Division, which owns Oakley, rose to €555.1 million ($784 mm) in the third quarter ending Sept. 30, from €518.3 million ($669 mm) in the third quarter of 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 24, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group (LTG) has hired Scott Buelter as vice president of its Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) Division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 24, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclists including current professionals and racing legends will take to the picturesque roads of Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains on Thursday, Nov. 3, to benefit the family of Road Bike Action magazine editor Zapata Espinoza, whose wife, Ronette, died of cancer this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 24, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX (BRAIN)—Trinity Bicycles will move to a new space in Sundance Square, a 35-block retail, residential, entertainment and cultural district in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Posted in Retail News

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