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Posted October 30, 2008

"They don't like to miss their shows at night or the early-bird special at the diner."

—Jon Stewart, referring to Florida's block of senior voters during an appearance by Barack Obama on his show.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke told a gathering of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers Thursday night that he’s never been more bullish on cycling’s future than he is right now.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 29, 2008

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—RoadBikeAction.com will launch a new column on October 30 entitled "Page 8: Lance Armstrong's Comeback Chronicles" covering the dramatic return to racing of the seven-time Tour de France champion.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 29, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Next Thursday November 6, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) invites its members to participate in an Internet seminar with OIA’s government affairs team for a look at the new president and the new majorities in Congress.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 29, 2008

BAKERSFIELD, CA (BRAIN)—Despite the slumping economy, Alan Bradley, owner of Finish Line Bikes in Bakersfield, California, saw his business in August 2008 double over last year. The same thing happened in September, while October is headed in that direction.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 29, 2008

Under beautiful skies in Carlsbad, California, Campagnolo's Tom Kattus (far left) and Brian Sarmiento (far right) were nice enough to let Team BRAIN break in some of Campy's new 11-speed gruppos yesterday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Kozo Shimano, former president of Shimano American, no longer works for the company that bears his name.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 28, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)— Oakley sales rose 16 percent in the third quarter of 2008, helping to boost parent company Luxottica during difficult economic conditions.

Luxottica released earnings for the period ending September 30 during a conference call on Tuesday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 28, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano will kick off an 11 city dealer tour in Irvine, California on November 20.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2008

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition cycles has completed an agreement with MultiSports Zone Mexico to distribute the company’s line of bicycles and accessories in Mexico.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2008

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—The United States is on a path to creating what could become the largest official bicycle route network in the world, thanks to the approval of a new plan by America's leading authority on national route designations.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2008

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 20th edition of the Subaru Denver VeloSwap took place Saturday in more than 100,000 square feet of expo space at the National Western Complex in Denver. Under beautiful sunny skies, the event showed strong attendance in both the vendor and attendee categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 27, 2008

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has hired Dusty LaBarr as its new team mechanic.

For the last two years, LaBarr worked with Trek/VW as team head mechanic. Now, he'll be rolling with the Factory Team for the remainder of the cyclo-cross season in North America and Europe, as well as the mountain bike season.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Cycling and multisport authority Cadence Cycling & Multisport Centers will team with Cervelo, on a Cadence Preferred Coaching Partnership agreement for 2009, which will benefit customers of both innovative companies worldwide through their synergistic pairing.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2008

"Chris DiStefano—"the other Chris"—of Chris King, pretending to know how to inflate a tire. Once the tire pressure got over 20 PSI, it was greater than his weight and he had to stand on the handle to pump...I saw it myself."

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2008

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Ingersoll-Rand plans to cut several thousand jobs and close plants after sales slowed and production capacity added this year was no longer needed.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2008

"We're back to the scratchy stuff."

—Fran Alvarez told the LA Times, talking about the caliber of toilet paper she must now use since her husband left his Wall Street job.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2008

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Almost five years ago Tony DuPont, founder of Io DuPont and inventor of Power Cordz, realized significant gains could be made by utilizing synthetic fibers for the construction of bicycle control cables.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 24, 2008

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Bicycling Legend Eddy Merckx is selling majority interest of his bicycle manufacturing company, but will still retain an unknown amount of minority shares.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2008

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—Preliminary figures indicate close to 700 retailers attended Interbike's first OutDoor Demo East last week in Providence, Rhode Island.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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