MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—More than 575 retailers from around the United States joined 170 international dealers at the 2012 Specialized Dealer Event in Monterey, California. It concluded over the weekend.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Norbert Olberz, founder of Sport Chalet, passed away from natural causes last Friday. He was 86.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports is in the process of shutting down operations. Its Dutch parent company began laying off staff at the offices and warehouse in Carson City, Nevada, and Boulder, Colorado, earlier this week.
“Hanging out with Yeti fans from all over the world, riding with them—it always reminds us exactly why we do what we do. When we get back to the factory after Tribe Gathering–and recover from the festivities–we always are extra motivated to live up to our fans expectations.”
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has created a lineup of Livestrong-themed bikes to support the fight against cancer.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle World of Houston has expanded with a third store focused solely on triathlon products including swimsuits and goggles, running shoes and apparel as well as tri bikes and accessories.
SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM will layoff another 27 people at its Schweinfurt, Germany, factory by the end of this month as it completes the second phase of its production shift to Taiwan.
PARSIPPANY, NJ—Kent International’s largest customers are mass-market retailers. But lately, bike shops looking for lower-priced entry level models are turning to the company to fill in their lines.
By Jason Norman
As the popularity of 29ers continues to rise, engineers are drawing up new suspension platforms better tailored to fit their larger wheel size.
By Nicole Formosa
TAIPEI, Taiwan—It’s been a difficult road full of uncertainty for Joshua Hon and his mother Florence Shen, as they launch a new folding bike brand that competes with Dahon, a family company they both spent decades championing.
CHAM, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Specialized has expanded its European headquarters in Switzerland adding R & D and engineering staff to work on projects specific to the domestic bike market.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is once again compiling its Top 100 list of retailers and, like last year, opening up the process so retailers, especially those in smaller towns or who own smaller shops, have an equal opportunity to participate in the process.
MAINZ, Germany (BRAIN)—The city of Mainz, Germany introduced a 4 million euro plan to integrate bicycles into the city’s public transportation system this week.
WINDSOR, CO (BRAIN)—David Roberts has enlisted a small local army of friends and customers to help him ride the bikes over from his current Spokes Inc. store to a larger space on Main Street in Windsor, Colorado, tomorrow, in a quasi “bike parade.”
STARKVILLE, MS (BRAIN)—Much has transpired since Jan Morgan, co-owner of Boardtown Bikes, was biking on Mississippi’s Highway 50 when a car struck her from behind, carrying her 200 yards on the car's hood before stopping.
“We are working to build private sector support for a bike share system that has a lot of interest and a groundswell of financial support already."
—Craig Staley, GM of Mellow Johnny's. A group of private investors, led by Mellow Johnny's, is rallying to make an Austin bike share system a reality.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—After one too many close calls because of rutted and washed out trails in the Southern California trail systems, 18-year industry veteran and music producer Jim Furey has had enough and will be using album sales from his music project Solarno (click on link) to help raise funds for the Intern
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley's Steve Blick and his family have launched "I Ride For the Kids" (www.irideforthekids.com). A portal of information inspired by sports, “I Ride For the Kids” serves as a resource for families dealing with Pediatric Cancer.
SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis is transitioning out from his post as president of Serotta Sport, and has teamed with Woolmark to help grow awareness and demand for Australian Merino wool within the sports apparel sector.