BUFFALO, NY (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has requested that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) conduct a reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,334,846.
NoTubes.com recently filed a lawsuit against Specialized alleging that certain rims and wheels of Specialized infringe the "'846 patent."
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has hired four new employees including Tim Edwards as director of operations, Luke Elrath as Breezer brand manager, Paul DelBuono as product services manager and Barrett James as compliance administrator.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has hired Chris Bingham as its new warranty manager.
PAYSON, UTAH (BRAIN)—Delta 7 Sports finished its move to a new facility last week, giving the growing company three times the amount of space as its former building.
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—China’s decision to give some tax relief to exporters will have little to no effect on bicycle prices, according to Bob Margevicius, Specialized’s vice president and a sourcing expert.
“When you parse it down to what the net effect is, it’s tiny,” Margevicius said Friday.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Even though the first deadline to comply with the new consumer product safety legislation has come and gone, there’s still plenty of confusion among manufacturers regarding the potential implications of the law.
HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Oahu is launching its own bike sharing program next year called Momentum B-cycle project.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The sport of competitive cycling in the United States continues to grow, according to the latest figures released by USA Cycling.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has bolstered its global product development team with three new hires in the last three weeks.
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—As its own economy slows, mainland China is increasing tax incentives for a slew of exported products, including bicycles.
The government announced that it would increase the export tax rebate on Chinese-made bicycles to as much as 14 percent from 9 percent.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has opened its first flagship store in Taiwan.
The store features more than 1,000 square feet of retail space and is located next to one of Taiwan's busiest bike paths in Taichung County, Taiwan’s bicycle manufacturing center in central Taiwan.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has again increased its distributorship relationships by adding another international partner. Dirt Works Australia Pty Ltd in New South Wales, is the leading wholesaler of high-end bicycles, components and accessories in the land down under.
ALPINE, NJ (BRAIN)—The New York City man who died last Wednesday from a Nov. 9 cycling accident on Route 9W will be remembered with a memorial ride this Sunday.
While many in the industry were preparing for Thanksgiving, WTB marketing manager Dain Zaffke raced in one of the most brutal bicycle races known to mankind in Costa Rica called La Ruta.
Norco is currently undertaking an online survey with its retailers and dealer to help better understand the marketplace and plan future initiatives.
Click on link to take part.
"We at Free Flite (Marietta, GA) think we have the best damn tree in the land, mainly because of the topper. We welcome any challenges for stores who think they can do better. Bring it on, chumps."
—Travis Webb, manager.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—How good a year did Giant Manufacturing have this year? So good that Giant is expected to award its Taiwanese employees year-end bonuses equal to a whopping 23 months’ salary.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A financial storm may be raging over the world economy, but the sun is still shining on the Taipei Cycle show.
Show organizers said Tuesday that Taipei Cycle 2009 is already sold out and is expected to be modestly larger than last year’s show.
BLOOMFIELD, CT (BRAIN)—Brian Tinsley kept asking for a job as a mechanic at Mike Wolf’s store, but Wolf kept telling him no—that is unless he got some credible training.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its executive team to facilitate its financial and production operations, as well as streamline and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts around the world.