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Posted March 4, 2011

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has hired Echos Communications to develop and execute their public relations initiatives.

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Posted March 4, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Southeast Sports Marketing (SSM) to represent the brand in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

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Posted March 4, 2011

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—After 10 years in borrowed garages, nonprofit Spokes for Folks has a valuable new corporate partner: the Hans Johnsen Company.

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Posted March 4, 2011

CARMEL, CA (BRAIN)—Bay Bikes, a Monterey, California cycling institution for over 25 years, just opened a brand new shop in nearby Carmel.

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Posted March 3, 2011

"Get a job and buy a car!"

—Comment shouted out of a passing car to the Dealer Tour crew as pedaled on a particularly trafficked stretch in San Diego. Click on the link above to see photos and commentary from the final day of the San Diego Dealer Tour.

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Posted March 3, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN’s San Diego Dealer Tour wrapped up on Thursday with a 40-mile inland circuit stopping at Black Mountain Bicycles, Hi-Techbikes.com, Trek Bicycle Superstore and North of the Border Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / BRAIN News / Events
Posted March 3, 2011

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA (BRAIN)—Edge Technologies, Inc., a provider of point-of-sale (POS) systems to bicycle shops, is making a seamless integration for its customers with VendorLink-Cycling, a provider of supply chain collaboration services to the bicycle shop channel of trade.

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Posted March 3, 2011

CONCORD, MA (BRAIN)—Velocon Sports has signed a multi-year agreement with German-based Storck Bicycle to be the exclusive United States distributor for the company's road and mountain bike products.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 3, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, OH (BRAIN)—Jim Wannamaker has stepped down as marketing director for Kenda USA. He will be taking a position at Vee Rubber, as further details will be made available regarding this early next week.

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Posted March 2, 2011

"This is why I ride"

—Campagnolo's Tom Kattus before downing a hotdog and slice of pizza at Wednesday's lunch stop during the BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Diego. For more pictures from the day, click on the link above to BRAIN's Facebook page.

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Posted March 2, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Downtown San Diego stores in the Mission Hills area have carved out unique niches to serve the local community. Participants on BRAIN’s Dealer Tour yesterday visited four stores within a three-mile radius, each with distinct personalities.

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Posted March 2, 2011

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has reopened its Hawley Service Center.

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Posted March 2, 2011

BROOKLINE, MA (BRAIN)—Harry Montague, a residential architect, came up with his folding bike design to make it easier to access the Potomac River Trail, the C&O Canal and many other of his favorite rides.

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Posted March 1, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike shops along Coast Highway 101 have a unique advantage: ride-by traffic. Participants on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Diego visited four stores yesterday that benefit from proximity to this scenic coastal stretch popular with cyclists and triathletes.

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Posted March 1, 2011

Want to see pictures from San Diego Dealer Tour Day 1? Click "Visit Link" above to check out our Facebook page.

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Posted March 1, 2011

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—This July, when the largest body of travel subsidized retailers ever to attend a trade event gathers at Deer Valley Resort for DealerCamp, their top retail customers may be close behind.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2011

CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—Arizona retailer Global Bikes has expanded its footprint with a third location, which opened its doors for business Monday in Chandler, a prominent suburb of Phoenix.

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Posted March 1, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ellen Hall will bolster marketing efforts at Boulder Cycle Sports, a shop with strong ties with its community that opened a second location last spring. She has accepted a newly created position in marketing at the Boulder, Colorado business owned by Brandon Dwight.

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Posted February 28, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Less than six months after announcing its formation, new triathlon industry trade group Triathlon America pulled in more than 200 people to its inaugural conference this week in San Diego.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Triathlon Business Conference
Posted February 28, 2011

Global Competition Heats Up

By Jason Norman

Exchange rates that have closed the gap between Asian currencies and the dollar and a growing gray market for bike parts globally have combined to exacerbate a battle that has long existed between brick-and-mortar bike shops and online retailers.

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