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Posted November 19, 2010
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Avenir has launched its new Web site.

The entire offering of waterproof bags, gloves, bike lights, bike components, pumps and more for every type of riding is available for perusing and purchase on Avenir’s first-­ever Web site launched this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 19, 2010
ROCHESTER, MN (BRAIN)—In order to take his 31-year-old business to the next level, Bob Gritman decided he needed to take a leap, transforming his Rochester, Minnesota store into a Specialized Elite Shop. It opened last Friday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Full Speed Ahead, has issued a voluntary recall of about 9,300 Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer cranksets that are used by numerous bicycle manufacturers.

The manufacturer is TH Industries of Taiwan.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 19, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took 
control of the bike company earlier this month, closed the first round of bids for Titus on Friday, November 19, at noon. It has since entered a second round of bidding.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 18, 2010
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes is moving in a new direction in terms of its support of local advocacy groups.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 18, 2010
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead (FSA) has picked up International Trade as its new distributor in South Africa.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 18, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic, Inc. has hired Zack Vestal as its communications and PR manager for the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 18, 2010
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Adam Micklin as the company's new global director of sales.

Micklin brings over 25 years of industry experience in strategic sales and leadership with some notable brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 17, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Josh Furlow as its senior vice president of operations.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 17, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has opened its first IZIP concept Store in Venice, California.

The store isn't just about selling electric bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2010
SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Australian-based Bont Cycling has established a United States subsidiary in Carlsbad, California, to directly service its growing U.S. market base.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., maker of the Polar Bottle, has launched an online store on its Web site to provide a direct sales outlet for its water bottles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2010
Crankbrothers dreambikes initiative was inspired by Hans Rey and his Wheels4Life charity, which donates bikes to people in developing countries who need basic transportation.
Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2010
MARINA, CA (BRAIN)—Sidi America hosted a small group of editors for its first media day last week at its offices near Monterey on California’s central coast.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2010
HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group N.V. has reached agreement on the acquisition of all outstanding shares in Bianchi Bisiklet A.S. (Turkey), which also includes a 50 percent participation in the well-known Italian company Atala.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has introduced The MasterLink—a customer service tool that combines existing Specialized systems with the latest in online technology.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, have announced a new program called “Pick Me for DealerCamp,” which enables bicycle retailers to request a subsidy to attend the event in 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 16, 2010
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—RealCyclist.com is launching their own professional cycling team in 2011.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—For the first time ever, shops, teams, clubs and event organizers can design and preview their custom-designed Specialized water bottle online before placing an order.

Posted in North America

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