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Posted April 17, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Mother Nature once again cooperated kindly as 50,000 attendees came to this year’s Sea Otter Classic over its four days in Monterey, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 17, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—SportsOneSource Group has announced the honorees for the fourth annual SGB 40 Under 40 Awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted April 17, 2011

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has created two new sales promoter positions, as veteran service course tech Dan Crean was promoted and Eric Zimmer joined the company in mid-March.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 17, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The North Face debuted its new line of mountain bike clothing and accessories at Sea Otter last week, a sign of the popular outdoor apparel company’s commitment to expand into the bike market.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The overwhelming consensus among Sea Otter exhibitors is that business has been good in their respective first quarters, but that rising raw material and shipping costs could have an impact for future earnings.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—We need to abandon our fear of the Internet and embrace the opportunity to service our customers online. That was the message yesterday morning from a panel assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths of the online business model.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 14, 2011

Click title to visit BRAIN's Facebook page to see pictures from Sea Otter.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, creators of the Boa Lacing System, has changed its patented technology name from “Boa Lacing System” to “Boa Closure System.” This shift follows recent expansion into non-footwear applications, including the medical and helmet categories.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2011

MINNETONKA, MN (BRAIN)—With the latest opening of its store in Minnetonka, Erik’s Bike Shop now operates 17 stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The newest is just shy of 7,000 square feet and carries a wider selection of triathlon parts and accessories including deep-rim wheels, wetsuits and goggles.

Posted in International
Posted April 14, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—A world population about to reach 7 billion people opens up new opportunities for business in global markets, according to Jay Townley of the Gluskin Townley Group.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 13, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer presented its annual BRAINy awards last night during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

The BRAINys are designed to recognize industry achievement and excellence.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 13, 2011

“Those of you who are bike retailers or bike parts distributors, you are business people; it’s not just recreation, it’s not just sport, it’s business.

Posted in North America
Posted April 12, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply will now distribute Tufo Tires.

Tufo, based out of the Czech Republic, is known for its tubular tires and Cyclone will have a variety of them fully stocked at more than competitive prices.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 12, 2011

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Renthal's product line is now available in the United States through QBP and SBS.

The ever increasing range currently features two models of handlebar in six bend shapes, three models of chainring, a stem and grips. Plenty more is due to be released over the coming months.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 12, 2011

CUPERTINO, CA (BRAIN)—Former president and CEO of Kestrel Bicycles, Kevin Kenney, has been hired as senior composites engineer at Apple.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 12, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 12, 2011

Check out Steve Ready's second blog post for us entitled "Pilgrims Progress" on our front page.

Posted in North America
Posted April 12, 2011

MONTEREY, CA—The Sea Otter Classic, which starts today, is looking to attract more women and dealers for the 2011 edition.

While Sea Otter has done a much better job over the last couple of years at introducing more women’s specific activities, this is the first year it’s been formalized.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 12, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—This year’s Bicycle Leadership Conference, which officially kicked off yesterday, expects roughly 210 attendees at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa through tomorrow.

Last year the BLC had 190 attendees. The hotel’s capacity is 220 people.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted April 11, 2011

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—BMC executives are making a major push into the mountain bike market with a new model 2012 carbon fiber frame, the first for its Trail Fox series mountain bikes. And they chose an ideal location to show them off.

Posted in North America

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