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Posted August 27, 2008

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has been bestowed with its fourth consecutive Eurobike IF Design award and its sixth and seventh awards overall, illustrating consistency in design, technology and quality.

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Posted August 27, 2008

"And up next...the first ever Olympic gold medal finals in men's and women's BMX. A new and unpredictable event at these games, about which I will tell you candidly I know nothing—but it's exciting."

Posted in North America
Posted August 26, 2008

DIJON, France (BRAIN)—Redline Bicycles has hired Bertrand Briois as their new European sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 26, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jagwire USA has partnered with Action Bicycle USA to distribute its line of performance control system products, including brake pads, housings and cables in the Northeast. Jagwire products will be available from Action in the fall.

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Posted August 26, 2008

FONTANA, CA (BRAIN)—Don Jackson and Southridge USA have announced the inaugural Arena Mountain X race, presented by Subaru.

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Posted August 26, 2008

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 1,400 convention delegates, visitors and Denver residents are ready to vote yes for Freewheelin.

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Posted August 26, 2008

Endura Inc. is expanding its family. Chris Kaylor (Endura U.S. operations manger) and his wife Amy welcomed a son, Jackson Edward on July 30. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 ounces, and 22 inches long. In no time he will be jumping on his bike and following in his dad’s footsteps.

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Posted August 25, 2008

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—With bike dealers starving for more service-oriented training, Park Tool is going to fill a void.

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Posted August 25, 2008

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Democratic National Convention officially kicked off yesterday, but for Bikes Belong it got going on Sunday.

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Posted August 25, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has hired Dan LeRose as regional sales director for the eastern region.

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Posted August 24, 2008

"McCain was asked how he's going to conserve energy. He said by taking three naps a day."

—Jay Leno

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Posted August 22, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products has created Handspun, a new wheel brand that will be marketed to dealers and consumers.

The company said in a press release issued Friday that the new business will respond to a growing demand for hand-trued production and custom bike wheels.

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Posted August 22, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2008, the Canadian bike industry's annual trade show, is shaping up to be a banner event.

Organized by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, ExpoCycle has seen a phenomenal increase in pre-registration this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 22, 2008

HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Marking its fifth acquisition in the past five years, Billabong International Ltd. reached an agreement to buy surf, snow and bike accessories maker DaKine Hawaii Inc. for as much as $133 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted August 21, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) Europe will begin distributing GT Bicycles and Sugoi performance apparel throughout Italy and France beginning this September.

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Posted August 21, 2008

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The Crankworx crew churned out another successful event in Whistler, as bike industry vendors, professional riders and thousands of spectators swarmed the Canadian resort for the annual nine-day free ride festival.

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Posted August 21, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)─Interbike's pre-show numbers for the indoor portion of the industry's annual gathering, the International Bicycle Expo, are expected to match or exceed the numbers from last year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 21, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)─Bikes Belong has just completed a survey of more than 150 bicycle retailers from nearly 40 states to see if their summer 2008 sales reflect an increase in the use of bicycles for transportation.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 21, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Many of California's finest custom bicycle frame builders will converge on San Diego April 3-5 for the 2009 San Diego Custom Bicycle Show.

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Posted August 21, 2008

It's been almost a year since a crash left Tara paralyzed from the waist down. In that year, she has trained harder than ever to rehab and come back from her injury. Her dedication and drive, always unmatched, has been even more inspiring and unbelievable.

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