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Posted August 7, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is partnering with clothing maker SmartWool to distribute its wool apparel and accessories.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—GE Money and Felt Bicycles have signed a multi-year agreement to provide consumer financing at Felt dealers nationwide.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing is celebrating its 15th anniversary by returning to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which starts today and runs through Sunday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has struck a new equity partnership with Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking (LBMB), one of the seven asset classes of Lehman Brothers' global private equity business.

The deal is expected to close in late September.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—The answers that didn't make the September issue print cut for Bicycle Retailer's Q & A session with Pivot's Chris Cocalis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently caught up with Pivot Cycles' Chris Cocalis for a question and answer session for the September issue.

Below in Bicycle Retailer's Web Exclusive section are his responses that (due to space constraints) ended up on the cutting room floor.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2008

If you're traveling by bike to this year's Democratic National Convention in Denver, don't expect rock star parking in front of the Pepsi Center. (click on link)

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Posted August 6, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Suspension fork and shock manufacturer Manitou has launched training on 3point5.com, adding to the online retail training company’s growing collection of cycling brands.

Posted in North America
Posted August 6, 2008

RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Eastern Bikes has promoted Bryan Byrd to national sales manager.

Byrd has worked for Eastern for a little more than a year, previously working as a sales manager for an industrial supply distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Organizers of CrossVegas and the USA CRITS Finals announced that they will each stage separate bicycle industry only races for the upcoming September 2008 Interbike International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted August 5, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Velonews.com added a new products section to its Web site a few months ago and the site is looking to lift the profile of the section as it continues to rebuild its offerings after its redesign.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 5, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Guru Bikes and Quality Bicycle Products have agreed to team up for the next several years.

Posted in North America
Posted August 5, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Look Cycle USA, have issued a voluntary recall of about 40,000 pairs of Keo pedals.

The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

Posted in Recalls
Posted August 5, 2008

Who are those masked men? (Click on link) That would be, of course, the U.S. cycling team that flew into Beijing yesterday, obviously concerned about the city's poor air quality. Let the games begin (cough, cough).

Posted in North America
Posted August 4, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has appointed Andy Ewas to the position of outside sales representative for the New England territory, effective August 15.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 4, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has hired Daryl Walter as its new chief financial officer.

Walter will be managing accounting, treasury, IT, HR and collections for the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 4, 2008

Thanks to (huge Beastie Boys fan) Bionicon's Mic De Min for stopping by BRAIN World Headquarters yesterday for a ride.

Posted in North America
Posted August 3, 2008

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—In its second year, Colorado Crankworx drew more athletes and vendors and helped Winter Park Resort sell more lift tickets to its Trestle Bike Park than the first time around. Still, event organizers and bike industry exhibitors say the young festival still has plenty of room for growth.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 3, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submission for its October issue.

All news submissions for October should be sent to managing editor Lynette Carpiet at lcarpiet@bicycleretailer.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 1, 2008

Just another reminder not to keep a loaded gun in your bike bag. (Click on link)

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