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Posted March 12, 2013
Teeman with his retirement cake. Photo courtesy of Giant.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2013

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has selected Shock Therapy as its new distributor for the German and Austrian markets. Shock Therapy has been in business for 16 years. The company started out rebuilding suspension and more recently has added Pivot bikes to its lineup of products. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 12, 2013

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has a new platform that helps retailers create and share social media content.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 11, 2013
A Bill Keith memorial T-shirt. Photo: Pat Hus

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (BRAIN) — More than 100 friends and family, many from the bike world, gathered here at Bethune Beach Park Saturday to remember Bill Keith, a long-time industry member and athlete.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — Juniper Action Strategies, the U.S. agent and distrbutor for Syntace and Liteville products, has changed its name to Radsport USA.

"Radsport" is the German word for "cycle sport" — appropriate as the company works with only German bike brands.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2013
Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — The owner of Interbike may be for sale, industry trade site

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Interbike
Posted March 11, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Ian Hylands as its full-time photographer and videographer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which was purchased late last year by Lake Rudd Capital Partners, has signed 10 new international distributors, the company announced Mon

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 11, 2013
George Simone

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has promoted George Simone to national sales director, the company announced Monday. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2013
Bob Fortune

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Robert Fortune, a member of the family that owns Saris Cycling Group and an active cycling advocate, died recently at age 90 after a long illness.

Bob Fortune was the father of Chris Fortune, who co-owns Saris with his wife Sarah.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.

Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.

Posted in International Tagged People / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — A San Francisco man is set to become one of the few bicyclists in the country to face felony manslaughter charges, for running into an elderly pedestrian in a busy intersection last March.

Posted in North America
Posted March 7, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales got off to a slow start at independent bicycle dealers this year. While total dollar sales held steady at $145 million, unit sales slipped 2 percent in January, according to sell-through data from Leisure Trends Group. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted March 7, 2013

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, parent of Camelbak and Fox, reported strong growth in sales of both brands during 2012. 

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 7, 2013
"Snowmageddon" quickly turned to "Nomageddon" in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Despite a shutdown of the federal government here ahead of an approaching snowstorm Wednesday, advocates attending the National Bike Summit this week took to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and aides to improve safety for cyclists, among other goals.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted March 7, 2013
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OLNEY, IL (BRAIN) — Magura has announced a recall of some of its hydraulic brake levers because they can fail in extreme cold conditions.

Posted in Recalls

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