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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."

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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
Posted October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Shimano American Corp., have voluntary recalled about 275 Dura Ace Carbon Clincher wheels. The manufacturer is Shimano Components SDN of Johor, Malaysia.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 23, 2008

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest cycling organization—reported that in 2008 its membership and sales programs have enjoyed the largest leap in activity in more than a decade.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2008

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo has launched a new Web site dedicated solely to the emerging track bike fetish.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 23, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel has partnered with Inviscid Design, creator of the Speedfil Hydration System.

The partnership will provide consumers the opportunity to purchase custom Speedfil bottles to match the 2009 Kestrel Airfoil Pro SL Special Edition and Airfoil Pro SL.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Known as one of Specialized’s best distributors, Mexico’s Biciclass recently partnered with Specialized Bicycles to establish an official Specialized subsidiary in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently ran a story online about Bicycle Data, a company that offers a free online listing of bicycle retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group recently held its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. A record $100,000 was raised for the Bike Fed this year, supporting bicycle advocacy in Wisconsin.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 22, 2008

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Custom and team apparel from Castelli is now available from Castelli USA, which entered into an agreement with its Italian partner, to market and manufacture team gear in the U.S. The new business venture is named Servizio Corse.

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