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Posted August 12, 2008

What do "The Wall Street," "The Hipster," "The MoMA" and "Mudflap Tammy" have in common with artist David Byrne (pictured circa 1991)? No, they're not tracks off his latest album; they're actually Byrne-designed bike racks that will grace NYC streets.

Click on link for details.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2008

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports said on Tuesday that sales of cycling helmets, accessories and components, eyewear, snowsports helmets and other fitness-related products grew 9.4 percent in the second quarter of 2008, helping boost the company’s overall sales by $14 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2008

"They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
THEN WE CAN DIG IT!"

—Isaac Hayes. Hayes died at his home on Sunday. He was 65.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2008

HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2008

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox earned $34.4 million in the second quarter of 2008 compared with $26.7 million for the same period of 2007, according to an earnings report released by Fox’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2008

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Over the past three years, Dakine has contributed nearly $20,000 in labor and contributions to maintain trails located on the Barlow Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted August 10, 2008

"The world just got a little less funny."

—George Clooney said of actor and comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday from complications from pneumonia. He was 50.

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Posted August 10, 2008

LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—It's not everyday you get to see a seven-time Tour de France champion and cycling legend compete in a mountain bike race.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 8, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submissions for its Interbike Show Daily issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 8, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Two Colorado Cyclist employees were killed on August 6 when a motorist apparently drove her one-ton pickup into a group of cyclists, according to Colorado Springs police and local news accounts.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 8, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycle service manager Joe Schraff died on August 4. The 38-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.

“The guy had a super strong work ethic,” said John Haywood, general manager of Jax Bicycle Huntingon Beach store, where Schraff worked at. “The guy was always on it.”

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 7, 2008

Good luck to the U.S. men and women riders representing the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games that start today. Click on link to see how our BMX men (Bennett, Day and Robinson) and one woman (Kintner) qualified for this year's Games.

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Posted August 7, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported its highest six-month revenue and net income in company history on Thursday, aided in part by the purchase of Cannondale and Sugoi in the first quarter.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 7, 2008

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

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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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