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Posted March 4, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply is mailing its 10th anniversary catalog to its dealers this week. 

The new catalog features more than 1,500 new items, the company said.

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN) — Tucker & Bloom, a Nashville-based commuter and travel baggage maker, has signed Groundswell PR to head up their public relations efforts. Groundswell PR will handle all media relations, brand communications and social media outreach.

Posted in North America
Posted March 4, 2013

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, which represents the bike industry to the UCI and the International Olympic Committee, will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show this month.

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 1, 2013

BURNABY, BC, Canada (BRAIN) — Sugoi has been named the "Official Performance Apparel" for the Ironman triathlons in North America and Europe.

The clothing brand, owned by Dorel Industries, has reached a three-year agreement with Ironman, said Sugoi president Kyle Weiner.

Posted in Industry News
Posted March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists is supporting a program to encourage women to ride in Washington, DC, with a $15,000 grant.

The League is announcing the grant for the Women & Bicycle program, on the eve of the National Women's Bicycling Forum held here on Monday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 1, 2013
A Trek Project One with Qhubeka team paint job

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek will donate $200 to a rural South African youth program for each Project One Trek sold with a special MTN-Qhubeka team paint job.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 1, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — For the second year, Tern will provide a bike share service at the SXSW new media and music conferences in Austin, which are held March 8-17 this year.

This year Tern's bike share program is being sponsored by NBC’s Revolution TV show.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 1, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond Inc. has announced its latest list of international distributors for its Revolution trainers.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 1, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — NBC Sports Network will air daily coverage of the Paris-Nice stage race, with coverage starting Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. For the second year in a row, the network will air daily coverage of all eight stages.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 1, 2013
The SRAM G8 hub

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan. The new line was developed over the course of 22 months at SRAM's facility in Schweinfurt, Germany, where the company has traditionally manufactured much of its internal gear products.

Posted in International
Posted March 1, 2013

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) — Cane Creek is adding a "Buy Local Now" button to its website, allowing consumers to order its products from participating nearby retailers, or simply visit the shops to buy the product. The program is coordinated by SmartEtailing.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 28, 2013
The Deore 610 group in black

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano on Thursday released some details of its new product changes for the first part of this year, including a new mountain bike group with trickle-down technology, some new 11-speed road wheels, gearing options for 650b and 29er bikes and an 8-speed entry-level road group.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 28, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — A newly formed investment group has purchased carbon wheel manufacturer Mad Fiber, the first of several bike industry acquisitions it's eyeing in 2013. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 28, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Levine is joining Specialized Bicycle Components’ retailer education program, SBCU.  Levine, the founder of Signiture Cycles, will teach dealers "the implementation and refinement of a sustainable fit business."  

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 27, 2013

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Jason Federico to its global sales team in aftermarket sales support and hired Steven Sperling for the newly created position of customer service representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 27, 2013

SECAUCUS, NJ (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle’s annual expo returns for its 15th edition this Sunday, March 3, with more than 50 vendors, including four first-time brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Distributor news
Posted February 27, 2013

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Bernie Doering, who headed Easton-Bell Sports’ global sales up until last summer, is back at the company. The former Nike executive had resigned his position with EBS last July. 

Posted in North America Tagged People

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