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Posted November 26, 2007

EASTWOOD, England (BRAIN)—The European Two-Wheel Retailers’ Association is shooting back at Raleigh U.K.’s managing director, Mark Gouldthorp, for his sardonic comments about U.K. bike retailers published last week in The Guardian newspaper.

Posted in International
Posted November 26, 2007

"They came together with a group of friends. Ashley drank red wine, sat on (Lance's) lap and they were making out all night. They left together around 2 a.m." —a source told Access Hollywood's Page Six on Mr. Armstrong of Tour de France fame and Ms. Olsen of that sitcom that made San Francisco look bad.

Posted in North America
Posted November 26, 2007

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has launched a new marketing Web site and media portal.

The Web site’s purpose is to serve the cycling media with suggested retail price lists, product and action photography and spec sheets.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 25, 2007

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Bike retailers can expect to see an increase in gift card sales this holiday season, according to the fifth annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Gift Card Survey.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2007

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes will be distributed by Cosmic Sports, BH Bikes/Tribal and 4Guimp through most of western Europe, and Wide Open Distribution company in the Pacific.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2007

PAYSON, UT (BRAIN)—CNET staff writer Michael Kanellos picked up on the technology behind the Delta 7 Arentix mountain bike in his latest online report.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 25, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike
Posted November 25, 2007

"I really can't afford this TV—I'll be making monthly payments on my credit card until this time next year. But it's the holidays. You do what you have to do." —Sawmon Jahagiri, shopping in the wee hours of the morning at an Orange County Fry's Electronics on Black Friday.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2007

"When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2007

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)—Soma Cycle (Zigo) has added 14 new
dealer locations for its innovative Zigo Leader carrier bike, including three businesses from this year's Bicycle Retailer Top 100 Dealer list.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2007

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts has expanded its product offerings to include two new high profile lines, Pro-Lite and On One.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Internet Retailer has announced its Hot 100 online retailing Web sites with Dick's Sporting Goods and REI making the cut.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2007

BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. News will resume tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 20, 2007

“That modeled the wrong behavior” — smoking, eating pipes — “so we reshot those scenes without the pipe, and then we dropped the parody altogether.” Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente, commenting on how old Sesame Street episodes might not be suitable for young children because Cookie Monster appear

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2007

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The numbers are in. And according to EICMA’s tabulations, almost 60,000 trade visitors strolled the halls of the Fiera Milano during the motorcycle and bicycle show, Nov. 6-11.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 20, 2007

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two key Taiwan manufacturers have given their support to the snowballing number of mini-trade shows and product introductions that are taking place in early December.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2007

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The Giant Trance X 0 Maestro suspension mountain bike has been awarded “2008 Best of Adventure Gear” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 20, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The 2008 Bicycle Leadership Conference agenda will focus on presentation and discussion in its original research.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 19, 2007

"These are the sorts of problems associated with office workers going on training rides with professional athletes." —Dain Zaffke. WTB's main marketing man is referring to the accompanying picture of him (right) and Levi Leipheimer, who, as Zaffke found out, can ride a mountain bike at a high level as well.

Posted in North America
Posted November 19, 2007

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN)—Signature Cycles is opening a new location in the heart of downtown Greenwich. The new custom bicycle studio will officially open Dec. 1.

Posted in Retail News

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