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Posted April 25, 2012

Obama designates Sea Otter venue a National Monument • Participation in outdoor recreation hits highest level in five years • 2XU supplies Omega Pharma-Quick Step with compression gear

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2012

Earth Day honor for Spokesman Cycles owner • Eastern Mountain Sports triples size of Manchester, Conn., store • Polar has new president, launches Tour de France computer • FSA and Vision official Giro d'Italia partners

Posted in North America
Posted April 24, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 2:37 PM MT—Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show are asking the industry to chime in about the best location and date for the semi-annual expo, held in Salt Lake City since 1996.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 24, 2012

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 10:26 AM MT—High school mountain bike racing continues to grow quickly and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is making some staff changes to accommodate the growth.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 24, 2012

Bicycling announces Editor's Choice awards • Bellwether and Profile Design debut Promoboxx partnership • Soulcraft offers dealers a stock 29er frame • Trek partners with Whistler's Summer Gravity Camps

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — Owners of bikes they bought used ride more, buy more, and visit bike shops more often than owners of bikes they bought new, according to a new study.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 23, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 11:09 AM MT—Trek Bicycle announced Monday, the day after Earth Day, that it has recycled more than 70,000 pounds of carbon fiber since it instituted its recycling program last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 23, 2012

New York law firm offers bike crash app • Howler app tracks stolen gear • Women's-only Venus de Miles rides benefit charity • Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

Infinit enters gel market • VSF hires Uwe Wöll • Lambert enrolls in SmartEtailing Supplier Sync • Fox Sports to air 18 hours of Tour of Utah coverage

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:12 AM MT—Rove Bike may be a name familiar to few in the industry, but its parent company Neco has been behind the scenes machining headsets and bottom brackets in Taiwan for the biggest names in the industry for nearly three decades.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 23 2012 9:05 AM MT—Retailers remain divided over whether 650b is a good thing for the bike business, but product on display as well as booth talk at this year’s Sea Otter Classic expo reaffirmed that the in-between wheel size is gaining broad indust

Posted in North America
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Owners and managers from 38 of the industry’s biggest-volume stores began heading back Thursday evening and Friday morning following two days of seminars and training with peers and hearing from industry outsiders and business experts on the topics of customer service, profitability, consumer tr

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:51 AM MT—Norco is debuting its new performance road bike line, Tactic, at this week’s Sea Otter expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:46 AM MT—Raleigh America on Thursday announced that it had promoted Chris Speyer to the position of executive vice president of product and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 20, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The BRAINy awards reception capped off the three-day Bicycle Leadership Conference last night. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News publisher Marc Sani and Bicycle Product Suppliers Association president Chris Speyer presented awards recognizing industry achievement at the supplier level.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 19, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Thursday April 19 2012 5:54 PM MT—Fox Racing Shox unveiled its new unified fork and rear shock system —called CTD, for Climb, Trail and Descend — on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic expo.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2012

Onza comes back to America • Ibis goes big • Advocates fight to protect Sea Otter land

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onza, one of the iconic brands of the 1990s mountain bike boom, is re-entering the U.S. market with a line of mountain and road tires.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Open, the new mountain bike brand designed by Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen and former BMC CEO Andy Kessler, debuted today at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Retailers must become trend spotters to identify the driving forces behind today’s business and to plan for long-term success.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 10:18 AM MT—Shimano is set to unveil a new budget gravity group, Zee, on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic. It’s priced low so freeride slope bikes can be accessibly priced but still have Shimano technology.

Posted in North America

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