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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
Posted December 31, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — An article about a pair of Colorado cyclists who video recorded a driver allegedly harassing them was the most viewed story on BicycleRetailer.com in 2012. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 31, 2012
The Specialized-Volagi suit was a huge story last winter.

A look back at some of the headlines from 2012.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A shipping strike on the East Coast was averted Friday just hours before a contract's expiration. 

Posted in International
Posted December 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava has added more advanced power and heart rate analysis features to its premium subscription service.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 27, 2012
2013 Corsair Konig, with 7 to 8 inches of adjustable travel

RENO, NV (BRAIN) — Corsair Bikes is seeking a U.S. distribution partner as the premium freeride mountain bike brand rolls out an international relaunch.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 27, 2012

PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN) — Steve Bowen, owner of Palos Verdes Bicycle Center, died Sunday of natural causes while riding in Malibu with a friend, according to the store.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted December 27, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (BRAIN) — A quickly growing startup retail chain in Florida is headed into 2013 with plans for rapid expansion outside its home state.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 27, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The number of complete bicycles exported from Taiwan dipped slightly in the first nine months of the year, but the units’ value continued to climb.  

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 27, 2012
Handsome Cycles’ She Devil mixte

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—In partnership with Minneapolis shop One on One Bicycle Studio, Handsome Cycles is opening its first branded retail location. The shop, set to open in March, will also serve as Handsome’s headquarters.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 26, 2012

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Giro Sports Design is buying about 1,500 helmets that were diverted into Costco stores in the West recently.

Posted in North America
Posted December 26, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Registration for the 2013 TD Five Boro Bike Tour opens Jan. 22 at noon.

The May 5 tour, said to be America's largest cycling event, is a 40-mile trip through all of New York's boroughs on streets closed to traffic. Organizers expect 32,000 participants.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 26, 2012

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — After more than four decades in business, California Cyclery & Supply Riverside Schwinn in Southern California’s Inland Empire is closing as the shop’s rented building changes ownership to become a McDonald’s.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 24, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — In 2013 SRAM will sponsor and supply one of the world's top women's road racing teams, Specialized-lululemon.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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