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Posted May 28, 2013
The Rivendell Walnut Creek showroom, in sepia. Photo courtesy Rivendell.

WALNUT CREEK, CA (BRAIN) — Rivendell Bicycle Works is opening a pop-up location in San Francisco's Mission District for next week, June 1-9.

The location is near Shotwell and three blocks from the 24th & Mission BART station.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 28, 2013

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN) — Tire supplier Schwalbe North America has expanded its distribution center in the Pacific Northwest, adding 36,500 square feet of warehouse space.

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association says a U.S. House budget proposal would have devastating impacts on the nation’s public lands and the economic benefits they generate.

Posted in North America
Posted May 24, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA has been designated a Google Trusted Store, a program that Google launched about a year ago.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 24, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) — This weekend's USA Cycling professional road and time trial championships are being held, for the first time in the event's 28-year history, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after many years in Greenville, South Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted May 24, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Not long after Specialized unveiled its new wind tunnel, employees at Giant challenged the fellow Californian brand to a duel.

Posted in North America
Posted May 23, 2013
First annual sales growth since 2007 for the retailer

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet Inc. posted fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, reporting a 6.8 percent increase in comparable store sales for the quarter ended March 31 compared with the same period in 2012.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 23, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel CEO and president Martin Schwartz told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday morning that despite the slow start to the year—which he attributed to bad weather that persisted through April—he remains confident that the recreational and leisure segment will

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists’ Women Bike program recently awarded $7,500 in grants to organizations in four cities in an effort to engage more women of all ages and from all backgrounds in cycling. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted May 23, 2013
The new XO shifter in red

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is introducing an upgraded version of its mountain bike trigger shifters for three of its parts groups, and is trickling down its Type 2 anti-chain slap feature to its X7-level rear derailleur.

The company said all the updated parts are available this month.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 23, 2013

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group reported this month that first-quarter sales for its wholesale division — in which Southern California-based Oakley is a key brand — jumped 7.5 percent compared with a year earlier to 781 million euros ($1 billion), helping propel overall comp

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Three new brands — Chamois Butt’r, Wilderness Trail Bikes and LegLube — have added SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now referral feature to their websites.

Posted in North America
Posted May 22, 2013

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Dorothy Nichols has joined women’s bike apparel brand Shebeest as its national sales manager, heading up sales in the IBD and specialty sporting goods channels. Nichols, who will be based out of Denver, Colorado, will begin the new role June 3.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 22, 2013

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA (BRAIN) – When Snow Summit Resort opens for the summer season this Saturday, Southern California mountain bikers are in for a treat.

Posted in North America
Posted May 22, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. reported overall first-quarter sales of $9 million, up 11 percent from $8.1 million a year earlier, and narrowed its net loss as the eyewear supplier’s Happy Lens Collection got off to strong launch.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 22, 2013
Cielo Sportif Racer

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has restructured its sales model and increased production of its Cielo high-end steel bike line so that any authorized Chris King dealer can begin stocking and selling the framesets.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 22, 2013

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Future plc, publisher of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com and a handful of cycling print publications including Cycling Plus, saw a decline in group revenue of 1 percent in its first financial half, even as digital revenue was up 33 percent year-on-year and now represents 25 percent

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports

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