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Posted September 15, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products announced plans on Monday to expand west by opening a second distribution center in Utah.

QBP expects to pinpoint the exact location within the state later this week.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2008

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Peloton Cycles, a Specialized concept store, celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Fort Collins, CO last month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 15, 2008

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Many Houston and Galveston area retailers were still closed on Monday without electricity due to the devastating Hurricane Ike, which has left more than 17 dead across nine states.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 15, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The Chapter 11 filing of Lehman Brothers Holdings (LBHI), the largest bankruptcy filing in history, rocked the financial world Monday, will have little impact on SRAM’s equity partnership deal with Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking (LBMB), according to Stan Day, SRAM’s chief executive officer.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2008

"Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond."

—Pink Floyd. Richard Wright, a founding member of the band died yesterday after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He was 65.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2008

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

SAN PIETRO DI STABIO, Switzerland—Assos of Switzerland is laying a foundation in North America in hopes of capturing a larger slice of the premium cycling apparel sales pie.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 15, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

HOLBROOK, NY—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, which will replace the DW Link on the brand’s high-end bikes in 2010.

Posted in North America
Posted September 14, 2008

"LRMR (Lebron James' company) owned about 10 percent of big bicycle manufacturer Cannondale with private-equity firm Pegasus. Sold it a few months ago. 'Lebron and I came up with the idea," said Maverick Carter, one of James' partners in LRMR.

Posted in North America
Posted September 12, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recently recognized three retailers at the company’s annual Trek World convention in Madison, Wisconsin for a combined six decades of success selling Trek bicycles and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted September 12, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has set up a Twitter account to keep attendees abreast of show happenings with event reminders, schedule updates and news about the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 12, 2008

HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Stew Barnett has left World Wide Cycle Supply after spending nearly 30 years with the company.

Barnett’s final day was last Thursday, said Cliff Weidberg, chief executive officer of World Wide Cycle Supply, which owns Iron Horse Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 12, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—When dealers descend on Interbike next week, they can look forward to reading the fattest Show Dailies the BRAIN staff has ever produced—56 pages of new products, show stoppers, photo pages, our annual Beer Guide and more.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted September 12, 2008

Real estate agents around the country are touting the two-wheeled appeal of their listings. Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2008

"I was told that I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven, I told Bill that if Sandra is going to listen to her headphones while she's filing then I should be able to listen to the radio while I'm collating so I don't see why I should have to turn down the radio because I enjoy listenin

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2008

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—This month marks the official birth of Squadra as a 100 percent stand-alone brand as the company has chosen not to renew its licensing agreement to produce Castelli custom.

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2008

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona this month is donating 100 AfricaBikes to one of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) water projects in Tanzania, Africa.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 11, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products and Assos of Switzerland have signed a dual distribution agreement.

Posted in North America
Posted September 10, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Fourth Floor Distribution is now the authorized distributor for Batavus bikes in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted September 10, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike have teamed up with Momentum Magazine to produce the first "Urban Legend Fashion and Art Show" at Interbike 2008 on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

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