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Posted January 3, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — The National BMX Hall of Fame has opened the nomination process for this year's inductions.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Awards
Posted January 3, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — The mountain bike racing community is mourning the loss of South African racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car while training in his home country on Thursday.

Stander, 25, was a 2008 and 2012 Olympian and the 2008 UCI World Cup champion in the U23 category. 

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013
Dealer-direct sales to complement sales through distributors

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — Minoura will start offering dealers the option of buying some of its products directly from its Iowa warehouse.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2013
Riders on a New York City green lane last summer.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — REI has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Bikes Belong Foundation to expand its Green Lane Project.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The early months of this year could bring resolutions on one or more duty- and subsidy-related investigations currently under consideration by the European Commission relative to trade between Asia and the European Union.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley announced Thursday that it will be distributing Tacx trainers, bottles and cages to U.S. dealers. 

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

POSTFACH, Germany (BRAIN) — Disc brakes on road bikes? Not so fast, says Germany’s brake specialist, Magura.

Magura has launched a study logging how a number of test riders use disc brakes over miles of European roads before deciding whether the technology is an option for the company.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted January 3, 2013

NOIDA, India (BRAIN) — U.K. trade show organizer ITE Group is launching India Bicycle Expo in November as the first international exhibition of bikes and bike parts for the growing premium market. 

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 2, 2013

BOISE, IDAHO (BRAIN) — With an eye toward aggressive trail riding, retailer Alan Klarc is setting up in-house fabrication for a line of steel mountain bikes to be sold through his Boise shop, Velomech, starting this spring or summer. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 2, 2013

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Pon Holding’s German subsidiary is now the sole owner of Derby Cycle and has moved to de-list the company from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 2, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Interbike owner Nielsen Holdings has acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association. The 6-year-old annual trade show is holding its next show Jan. 17-19 in Las Vegas.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 2, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies has appointed David Cabanban as the new Midwest territory manager for the IZIP Road Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted January 2, 2013
Offering a Euro helmet helps break the U.S.-helmet 'stranglehold,' Saddleback says.

BRISTOL, England, U.K. (BRAIN) — Lazer has appointed Saddleback Ltd. as exclusive U.K. distributor if its helmets and eyewear, effective Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 2, 2013
The new Lampre-Merida team jersey by Champion System

HONG KONG, China (BRAIN) — Starting at this month's Tour Down Under and for the next three three years, Team Lampre-Merida will be racing in Champion System cycling clothing, the team announced Wednesday. The new kit features Lampre's trademark blue and fuchsia combined with Merida's green.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 2, 2013

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA is partnering with Tsunami Sales Group for sales representation in Southern California, from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, effective this month.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 1, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Sharp-eyed TV viewers might have spotted a few Giant bikes in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year's Day.

Posted in North America
Posted January 1, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — Shimano Latin America announced a new UCI Continental team on Wednesday to be based on Buenos Aires and led by Walter Perez, gold medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a prolific Argentine athlete.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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