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Posted April 2, 2008

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback has launched of a brand new Web site that has been completely redesigned.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted April 2, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong will be doing something unprecedented this summer as it provides 1,000 bikes each for the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 2, 2008

Top 5 reasons why BRAIN is renaming this slot on the news page The 5th Spot:

5. We now have a name for saying that your news isn't worthy of our top four slots.

4. We're trying to give the impression that were as cool as the consumer pubs.

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2008

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Schlage Lock Co., owner of the Kryptonite brand of locks, and Todson, distributor of the OnGuard brand of locks, have settled a patent dispute involving a lock mounting bracket. The companies signed a settlement agreement March 7.

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2008

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Eugene Sloane, author of "The Complete Book of Bicycling," died of complications from pneumonia last Saturday. He was 91.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 1, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada’s Dorel Industries will no longer file certain reports with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, but remains a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted April 1, 2008

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines have moved their West Coast office from Burbank to Valencia.

Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden said Valencia is a better location for testing and meeting with people in the industry.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 1, 2008

Click on link to check out this fixed gear cruiser (with front brakes) by 3G Bikes. It retails for a very nice $299.

If you'd like to learn more about this bike contact Gary Silva at gary@3gbikes.com.

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2008

BY LYNETTE CARPIET

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Bike Summit broke records last month as 525 advocates, transportation and health officials, suppliers and retailers donned power suits—and fluorescent bike pins—to make a case for bicycling at the nation’s capital.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 1, 2008

BY MATT WIEBE

AGOURA, CA—Last year industry veterans said bike sales grow when the economy goes soft. But as they look ahead now, many are taking in a deep breath as it seems this recession may be different.

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2008

BY MARC SANI

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Jay Graves was walking the aisles at the Taipei International Cycle Show when he bumped into Tony Lo, Giant’s chief executive officer; their conversation quickly turned to how consumers will react to higher bicycle prices.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted April 1, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 31, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Carlton Reid at Bikebiz.com broke this story yesterday.

Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2008

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America, owner of Diamondback Fitness, will close Diamondback’s Camarillo, California, offices and move the operation to its facility in Kent, Washington, said Steve Meineke, Raleigh’s president.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 31, 2008

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—In a reorganization at Raleigh America, Chris Speyer has been named vice president of marketing and product. As part of the company’s realignment, Reed Pike’s position as marketing director has been eliminated.

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail staff training for Shimano’s Coasting concept and the 2008 Coasting bike models is now live at www.sellingcoasting.com (click on link).

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 31, 2008

BIRMINGHAM, England (BRAIN)—Brooks England, the English purveyor of handmade leather saddles and accessories since 1866, is inviting dealers worldwide to submit applications for its Dealers of Excellence 2008 program.

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2008

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has verbally agreed to acquire Mexico’s leading producer of fireworks, Boom Grande.

The deal is expected to close prior to the July 4th Holiday.

Posted in North America
Posted March 30, 2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, Quebec (BRAIN)—Barrett Corporation, a privately held international management Company, has become the majority shareholder in Cycles Lambert.

Roynat Capital now retains a significant minority interest in Cycles Lambert.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 30, 2008

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic launched a password-protected Web site that makes it easier for retailers to place orders and track shipments. The Web-based tool allows dealers to order products and check stock levels without picking up the phone. It also lets them view open orders and shipment status online.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet

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