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Posted December 8, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times yesterday highlighted some California custom framebuilders who are doing well for themselves in an age when most bicycle manufacturing has gone to Asia.

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Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted December 8, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Madison has secured the purchase of the Saracen brand and all the related intellectual property.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 8, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Choosing the right brands and branding mix for your store is essential for success, according to Ian Cross (pictured), outside sales manager for The Hawley Company.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 8, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund’s first grant award of $200,000 has went to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 8, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Many companies attending the Taichung mini-shows took the first steps Monday toward bringing the event under a single organizer, provided it remains “cheap, efficient and casual.”

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week
Posted December 5, 2008

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."

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2008

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 5, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has hired Chris Bingham as its new warranty manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 5, 2008

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.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 5, 2008

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.

Posted in International
Posted December 4, 2008

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.

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2008

HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Oahu is launching its own bike sharing program next year called Momentum B-cycle project.

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2008

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.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has bolstered its global product development team with three new hires in the last three weeks.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2008

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.

Posted in International
Posted December 3, 2008

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.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2008

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.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2008

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2008

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.

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2008

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.

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