BY NICOLE FORMOSA
NEUSTADT, Germany—European companies grappling with a slew of cost challenges—primarily the decreased value of the euro—expect to ratchet up 2011 retail prices anywhere from 5 to 20 percent to help cushion the financial setback.
BY JASON NORMAN
SAN DIEGO, CA—The most severe recession since The Great Depression has ushered in a new era of media where counting on one publication and one medium as a primary source of revenue have vanished.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced plans for a formal approval process Wednesday afternoon that would allow manufacturers the ability to ensure product concepts meet the organization’s rules during the design process.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah has announced the details of its 2010 dinner and auction to be held at Cucina Nassi in Salt Lake City on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
NANJING, China (BRAIN)—One ticket, two fairs is the motto of “Asia Bike," a new bicycle trade fair that is to be held for the first time in Nanjing, China, from July 27-30, 2011.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN)—Torelli Bicycle Company has brought Crystal Talbot on board as national sales manager.
In this new position Talbot will be responsible for working on strategic expansion with the company's regional field representatives, as well as maintaining existing relationships.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Robert Snedden as retail sales representative for the brand in Texas.
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Utah based Enve Composites, formally Edge Composites, have announced their year-long development partnership with top UK aerodynamicist Simon Smart of Smart Aero Technology.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day announced yesterday that SRAM is currently working on “breakthrough” e-bike technology, targeting its launch for Q1 of model year 2012.
"It allows you to maintain an identity on your bike without having to be subsumed by the sporting image or aggressive-commuter image."
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle and The Luxembourg Pro Cycling Team Project have signed a long-term partnership agreement.
The new team, featuring brothers Frank and Andy Schleck, will be part of the Trek Family for 2011 and beyond.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine is collaborating with SmartEtailing to bring content from its Interbike Show Dailies to consumers after the show.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—To highlight the energy and enthusiasm within the company and its users, Nuun will be introducing a new logo and branding initiative at Interbike.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear recently donated 1,000 custom Trips for Kids jerseys to Trips for Kids International.
"He was a special man to me, to cycling, and to all of France. Laurent, we will all miss you."
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)— This year’s Interbike show could be the last in Las Vegas as organizers contemplate a possible move to Anaheim, California, or Salt Lake City, Utah, for 2011 and beyond as well as earlier August show dates.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Giro is officially in the shoe market. Backed by the resources that its parent company Easton-Bell can deliver, Giro is taking aim at the big three in cycling shoes—Shimano, Specialized and Sidi.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has re-entered the Canadian market with expanded distribution through Slipstream Athletics.
Slipstream Athletics will immediately start to distribute the Kestrel line of high-end road and triathlon bikes throughout Canada’s specialty bicycle retailers.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The 2010 International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas will kick off with a special press conference featuring keynote speaker U.S. Representative and Congressional Bike Caucus founder Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.