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Posted September 30, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—If you happened to be walking the Interbike show floor, you probably saw—at least once—an attendee holding a box of Shimano shoes.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 30, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM and Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking have finalized their equity partnership deal, giving LBMB a 40 percent stake in SRAM.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews, under its new owners, San Diego-based Competitor Group, is shifting gears as it sprints into a new media environment where consumers are getting information from print, the Web and now their cellphones.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 30, 2008

What are Lance Armstrong, carbon fiber and Trek Bicycles?

The answers in the form of a question posed by contestants on the game show Jeopardy last week.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycle manufacturers, retailers, advocacy groups and industry guests were optimistic about the market and its future as they gathered last week for this year's Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 29, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers’ Association dedicated its board meeting at Interbike last Friday to discussing the implications on the industry of the recently updated Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Daryl Hannah is a fan of the environment, but not of e-bike manufacturer Currie Technologies.

The actress has sued Currie for putting her picture on their promotional Web site and on the cover of a company catalog without her permission. Her picture is no longer on the Web site.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—LA Times staff writer David Colker took a look at e-bikes while at Interbike. Click on link to see his full report.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 29, 2008

Congrats to Helen Bicycles' (and resident BRAIN Handmade Show photographer) Scott Sing. His worn and beat up pair of Sidi's (pictured) won him a new pair at Interbike. His old pair had logged an amazing 102,616 miles.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong and Trek have been reunited, and there's little doubt that Trek brass were grinning ear to ear when the seven-time Tour de France champ announced his return to professional road racing last week.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that annually provides 1,000 new bicycles to underprivileged Utah children, has announced the combined fundraising efforts of its annual Dinner Auction and time trial event raised $10,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 28, 2008

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has backed the expansion program of the Northern California High School Mountain Bike Racing League, which has recently created a Southern California league and is now drawing up plans for state-oriented high school cycling leagues across the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2008

"Boy, you know every time I see Hole-in-the-Wall again, it's like seeing it fresh for the first time. And every time that happens, I keep asking myself the same question: how could I be so damn stupid to keep coming back here?"

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Part of the partnership deal between SRAM and Lehman Brothers Merchant Bank (LBMB) involves establishing a $10 million Cycling Advocacy Fund. Stan Day, SRAM’s president, sketched out details of the fund during a press conference yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Half-past seven may not be the most popular hour to hold an Interbike event, but about 60 or so folks managed to pull themselves out of bed to attend IMBA’s second annual industry breakfast on Thursday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 25, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Jim Marshall to the position of western regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong spoke to the bicycling media Thursday morning about raising global awareness for the fight against cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Civia Cycles unveiled its second line of transportation-oriented bikes, dubbed the Loring, at Interbike on Wednesday.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—A study by the direct marketing firm Catalyst Communications released yesterday at Interbike concludes that nearly 95 percent of IBD’s core customers are age 30 or older.

They are also much more likely to be married men earning more than $50,000 a year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted September 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Besides introducing its A2BTM electric bike yesterday to bike dealers at Interbike, Ultra Motor also announced results of its first annual Smart Transport Survey.

Posted in Product/Tech

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