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Posted January 25, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 12,200 bikes due to faulty carbon forks. Models affected are the 2012 and 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc complete bikes and framesets. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 25, 2013
From the magazine

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN) —Magura picked up so much new disc brake spec for 2013 it topped up the diesel in two Sprinter vans sending them out to support dealer clinics around the country.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted January 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Multisport website Slowtwitch.com has released its list of the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S., the Slowtwitch 50.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN Top 100
Posted January 24, 2013
Pat Sorenson, president of Penn Cycles, with Gary Sjoquist

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Retailer Penn Cycling is offering free bike repair and maintenance classes to all participants in the Minnesota High School Cycling League.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2013
From the magazine
From the January issue of BRAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — While the industry’s three prominent advocacy groups decided to continue to work independently last August, the merger talks forced each to evaluate funding and internal resources. The failed unification brought to light a need to refocus priorities, said Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / From the Magazine
Posted January 24, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Triathlon specialty retailer Austin Tri-Cyclist is expanding to a second location in the Texas capital, home to several major tri events.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports, parent company of Norco Bicycles, is expanding its sales team in Eastern North America, a rapidly growing market for the distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 24, 2013

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) — Burley Design LLC, manufacturer of child bicycle trailers, has shaken up its executive suite, promoting Frank Roome to president and Kathy Herrmann to chief operating officer. Owner Mike Coughlin remains CEO.

Posted in North America
Posted January 24, 2013
REI's new tube packaging

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Cycling apparel company Craft plans to offer consumers a 30-day guarantee on base layers and jerseys, a bold step for Huub Valkenburg, the company’s CEO. But he’s confident that once cyclists wear Craft’s cycling apparel, few will ask for their money back.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 24, 2013
Jax

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California chain Jax Bicycle Center is relocating its Mission Viejo store about five miles away to a new location in Laguna Niguel that will be more conducive to staging rides and demos directly out of the shop. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 23, 2013
Troy Lee with the A1

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Troy Lee Designs returns to its roots with the launch of the new A1 trail helmet, a departure from the carbon fiber full-face, moto-inspired helmets for which the brand is known. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 23, 2013

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Longtime Cannondale and Pacific Cycle product managers Curt Davis and Greg Blake have joined folding bike brand Dahon as directors of product development. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2013

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — A federal appeals court has affirmed Hydrapak's victory in a patent infringement lawsuit.

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Fixed-gear bike company Pure Fix Cycles has hired industry veteran Terry Duran as global sales manager. Duran was previously national sales manager for Scott Sports' U.S. bike division.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2013
Kenji Haroutunian explains OR's decision to remain in Salt Lake City to a local television news reporter.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Salt Lake City officials, along with hundreds of part-time workers who support Outdoor Retailer’s winter and summer shows, are breathing a sigh of relief — Outdoor Retailer will remain at the Salt Palace at least through 2016.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — The mayor of Philadelphia said Tuesday that he will work to bring "a major pro cycling event" back to the city as soon as next year.

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2013
Hugh Walton

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Hugh Walton is going back to work for Descente, the clothing brand with which he has had a long relationship.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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