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Posted February 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 4, 2013
Johs Huseby

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Johs Huseby has joined Alchemy Bicycle Company as its new vice president of sales, the company announced Monday.

Huseby brings more than 12 years of experience in sales and product management for both Cannondale and Pedro's. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members’ shipments to bike shops grew a modest 2 percent last year to 2.6 million bikes.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted February 4, 2013
From the magazine

KENT, WA — Sub-900-gram carbon frames built with Campagnolo’s Super Record group are rare, but what gets the double-take and holds it is the Diamondback logo on the downtube.

Posted in North America Tagged From the Magazine
Posted February 4, 2013
Duncan Riffle

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Duncan Riffle, a two-time U.S. downhill champion, is joining SRAM's marketing communications team as North American mountain bike PR and media coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013
Black Hawk in November 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The "No Bicycles" signs will be coming down in Black Hawk, Colorado, after the state's highest court overturned a lower court ruling and said the mountain town must allow bikes on its main drag.

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2013

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Greg Brodsky, longtime leader of The Bike Cooperative, stepped aside Feb. 1 as outdoor industry veteran Scott Barrett became the new president of the retailer-owned cooperative. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has hired Phillip Sporidis as general manager, effective Monday. Sporidis comes to Mavic most recently from Amoena USA, a leading producer of post-breast cancer wellness products for women, where he served as president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013
The NAHBS mobile app

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show recently set a record for registered exhibitors. The show, to be held in Denver from Feb. 22-24, had 185 registered exhibitors as of Jan. 29. That is 11 more than the previous record, set at the Austin show in 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 4, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) – New organizers are bringing a major road race back to Philadelphia earlier than expected thanks to some help from a congressman.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 4, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has ended its relationship with its longtime U.K. distributor, Madison.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 4, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has made several promotions recently, saying the changes come on the heels of 24 months of sales growth.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic’s sales rose 7 percent to $174 million (129 million euros) last year, and jumped 5 percent during the final quarter, according to Amer Sports. Amer Sports is the parent company of Mavic as well as Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and other brands.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 1, 2013
American Cyclery's Bradley Woehl in the historic store's archives.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Francisco wrapped up Thursday with a 20-mile jaunt around the city, ably led by folks from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who for the most part managed to route us around the steepest hills

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 31, 2013
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour glided across the Golden Gate Bridge early Wednesday to start a day visiting bike shops in Marin County on a 35 mile-plus day of riding around the beautiful area.
 
Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 31, 2013

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN) — DuPont filed a trademark infringement suit against Easton-Bell Sports in Delaware federal court this week.

Posted in North America
Posted January 30, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation partnered with Green Guru to provide simple and cost effective inner tube recycling services for bike rooms, repair kiosks and other public use bicycle repair stations. 

Posted in Retail News

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