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Posted May 6, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is once again hosting its annual Bike to Work Day Industry Commute Cup Challenge to inspire some friendly competition within the industry during National Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Official Rules:

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 6, 2008

TAINAN, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—They say an army moves on its stomach. And so does the A-Team. No better example of what keeps a group of Taiwanese businessmen moving is turkey-rice. After some 70 kilometers of riding, the A-Team pulled into the Fountain Restaurant in Jia-yie, a town along the way.

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Posted May 6, 2008

NAME: Stella Yu
COMPANY: Velo
TITLE: General Manager
AGE: 60

It’s tough enough to succeed in the bicycle business. It’s even tougher to succeed as a woman.

Posted in International
Posted May 6, 2008

NAME: John Chen
COMPANY: Wellgo
TITLE: General Manager
AGE: 55

The bicycle business runs in John Chen’s family. Chen, founder of pedal manufacturer Wellgo, is the brother-in-law of Stella Yu, founder of Velo saddles.

Posted in International
Posted May 6, 2008

"What twist of fate has you meet your hero, become friends and then run his company? It's a strange set of circumstances, and at times I am both awe inspired and overwhelmed by it. But, the goal is to make an iconic brand, and what better way than to start with an iconic name."

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2008

BRAIN's still waiting on its formal invitation to the Jenna Bush/Henry Hager wedding in Crawford, Texas this weekend. We sure hope it's an open bar wedding (click on link).

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Jeff Buerman to cover sales for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, working with Kelly O’Brien.

Scott Irvine has joined sales covering Minnesota, North and South Dakota, working with Dominic Petit.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has appointed Andy Tompkins as its new show director.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted May 5, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will increase wholesale prices of the following European brands: Colnago, Sidi and Vredestein.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2008

CHANGHUA, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—When the A-Team, led by a police escort, rolled into the Merida factory late Monday a throng of employees chanted their approval, especially since Michael Tseng, their boss, was leading the pack which included the city’s mayor.

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Posted May 5, 2008

NAME: Michael Tseng
COMPANY: Merida
TITLE: Deputy Chairman
AGE: 51

Posted in International
Posted May 5, 2008

NAME: Hank Kao
COMPANY: SRAM
TITLE: General Manager, Asia
AGE: 55

Posted in International
Posted May 4, 2008

ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Furthering its mission to caffeinate all outdoor enthusiasts, Kinetic Koffee Company has announced that Liberty Mountain has partnered with the company to
distribute its small-batch-roasted, organic coffees.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Erin Wille was hired as Veltec Sports' new marketing coordinator.

Wille can be reached at (775) 886-7576 ext 133 and at
erin@veltecsports.com.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2008

HSINCHU, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—It was a grand send-off Sunday for the A-Team.

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Posted May 4, 2008

"Can I do the things I wanna do
That I don't do because of you
And I'll take a left and I'll second
guess into a total mess..."

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: King Liu
COMPANY: Giant
TITLE: Chairman
AGE: 74

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

GRAND JUNCTION, CO—Six years ago when Mavic’s pre-built wheel offerings took the market by storm, many expected wheel-building knowledge to die out as dealers gave up trying to compete with their own store-built wheels.

Contrary to expectation, however, custom wheelbuilding is going strong.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Alex Chen
COMPANY: Alex Global Technology
TITLE: President

Because his name stands behind every wheel he sells, Alex Chen is a stickler for quality. And Alex Global Technology makes a lot of wheels for bicycles, cars, military trucks, buses and even airplanes.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

MONTEREY, CA—The weather gods looked down more favorably on this year’s Sea Otter Classic as attendees enjoyed mostly sunny skies, with a little frosty wind—make that a lot of wind on Saturday, when gusts reached 25 miles per hour.

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