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Posted February 16, 2009

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Suunto has hired Judd Feingold as its new sales representative for the New England area.

Feingold’s territory includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2009

BURLINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Parlee Cycles and The Cycle Loft have formed an exclusive relationship offering high quality hand-built carbon fiber bicycle frames to the northwest of Boston and beyond.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 16, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group will release its first retail sales tracking reports for the bicycle industry by the end of the second quarter, according to Jim Spring, president of the market research firm based in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 15, 2009

"There is only one like it in the world therefore hard to pawn it off. Reward being offered."

—Lance Armstrong Twittered after his TT bike was stolen after Saturday's Tour of Cali prologue.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2009

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Fizik has rolled out a new 2009 grassroots rider support program: the Fizik Link. The program was created to help up-and-coming North American cyclists achieve a higher competitive level of cycling and to advance the local race scene in their respective communities.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission tabled a petition last week that would have given the bicycle industry temporary relief from a strict new rule that limits the amount of lead in children’s bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2009

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has completed a year-long product information overhaul surrounding the popular bike care range, including a complete update of the global Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and a redress of the product packaging and labeling.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its international sales force to focus efforts on regional market opportunities and strengthen its position with both direct retail management and distributor partnerships.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2009

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—REI said this week that it would lay off 61 full-time employees due to a significant slowdown in business late last year and continued projected weakness in 2009.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Following a succession of wins gained in early season professional road competitions, consumers will have their first opportunity to see and experience the new Dura-Ace 7900 and 7970 Di2 Electronic shifting road components at select stages of the 2009 Tour of California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 12, 2009

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has partnered with product-video distributors Invodo to help bring professional product and brand videos to consumers through the retail Web sites of SmartEtailing's 900-plus clients.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Cynergy Cycles, a Specialized Concept Store in Santa Monica, California, has been sold to Sean Flynn, owner of Surf City Cyclery in Huntington Beach, California.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2009

"What's with starting the bike race on Valentine's Day? It's like they think bike dorks have nothing going on in the romance department."

—Adrian Montgomery, Scott USA's marketing and PR director, on the Tour of California, which kicks off in Sacramento tomorrow.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Just one month after launching, Lifeboat Solution's Press Camp(TM) has already confirmed 20 publications and Web sites, and seven bicycle industry companies for the June 23-25 event in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2009

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation's entire line of BMX products has been tested and passed in accordance with the new law passed by Congress regarding the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road’s six-city Tech Tour kicks off on February 23, in Denver, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 11, 2009

"Now, with respect to Sean Hannity, I didn't know that he had invited me for a beer. You know, but—I will take that under advisement. Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high, but I'm always good for a beer."

—President Obama

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Nike will begin restructuring its business, which could mean up to 4 percent (1,400 employees) in workforce reductions.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar and others have issued a voluntary recall on certain bars that contain peanut products that were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 10, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l, have issued a voluntary recall of some 2008 forks.

Posted in Recalls

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