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Posted January 25, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—When Electra received a patent for its Flat Foot technology last summer, it put the industry on notice it would protect this patent. In December it filed a patent infringement suit against Trek over its Pure and Cruiser bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted January 25, 2011
VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.

“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 25, 2011
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-­Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 25, 2011
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead is moving its U.S. warehouse and offices from Woodinville to Mukilteo, Washington next week, a move it hopes will be the least disruptive since its Taiwan factory is closed during the Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 3. FSA expects to be closed from Feb.
Posted in North America
Posted January 24, 2011
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.

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Posted January 24, 2011
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A group of independent retail organizations and small business owners gathered to discuss common challenges including Internet sales at the first ever AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 24, 2011
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Canadian women’s mountain biking label Loeka Clothing launched the first clothing recycling program for the industry.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 24, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The electric bike category has just gotten a little more competitive with the Stromer’s launch into the United States.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 23, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2011
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycling.com has added three new hires to its web staff.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 21, 2011
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group said that The Hawley Company will carry Answer Products for the 2011 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 21, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Spring has sprung (at least according to our editorial calendar and the recent SoCal weather), which means one Jason Norman is looking for some fresh product picks.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 20, 2011
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The UCI has delayed its new labeling program for race frames and forks until early February.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 20, 2011
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, have formed a promotional partnership with Triathlon America, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, to create a Triathlon America GearCamp at DealerCamp this July in Utah.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 20, 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted former Inside Triathlon senior editor Courtney Baird to editor-in-chief of the magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 20, 2011
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Organizers have finalized the agenda for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference to be held this April.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 20, 2011
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Few U.S. distributors and retailers have heard the name Zixtro. But most instantly recognize names like OGIO, Callaway, Cleveland and Oakley.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 19, 2011
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group this week ended its long-term relationship with its independent European sales agent and will take over distribution, sales and marketing from a new company-owned office.

Posted in North America
Posted January 19, 2011
TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant employees welcomed home a group of its global general managers earlier this week as they completed their eight-day cycling tour through Taiwan and finished right back where they started—at Giant headquarters in Tachia.

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