WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Litigation between Cane Creek and Full Speed Ahead over a headset patent has been resolved, meaning FSA can get back to making Aheadset licensed original equipment and aftermarket headsets.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s first-quarter 2008 revenues jumped almost 16 percent over those from the same period last year, to $532.7 million, and net income was up by nearly the same percentage, to $51.3 million.
Lezyne's Dillon Clapp needs the biking community of San Luis Obispo to rise up.
Tomorrow night's city council meeting features plans to build a skate park in San Luis Obispo. Currently this plan doesn't include bikes, which is a big problem for the local BMX/MTB community.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.
There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)─The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), the world’s largest handmade bicycle show, is moving to form alliances with regional handmade bicycle shows that have appeared in the wake of NAHBS, which began creating consumer/industry shows in the handmade sector back in 2005.
LONDON, England (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has named a new managing editor for the UK-based Web site cyclingnews.com.
Daniel Benson joins Future from NatMag Rodale, where he was managing editor of the Runner’s World Web site.
GOLDEN, CO (BRIAN)—Spot Brand, manufacturers of single-speed bikes and carbon belt drive systems, has added Maverick’s full-suspension product line to its offerings.
Maverick founders Paul Turner and Frank Vogel will still be involved with future Maverick designs.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It was a day to stick it to the pump and protest $4 (and climbing) gas prices as 1,340 bicycle commuters representing a combined total of 39
bicycle manufacturers, retailers and industry affiliates participated in the 10th Annual Specialized 2008 Industry Commute Cup Challenge.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—To further support its technology heritage, Cannondale has formed a new Advanced Product Division (APD).
APD’s mission is to focus on delivering breakthrough technology, advanced materials, design, manufacturing and production methodologies for bicycle development.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Dr. Ray Browning, the director of the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) for the past two years, has stepped down in order to focus more on the Institute’s educational mission.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Components has re-signed for the 2008 and 2009 seasons as the official components and armour sponsor for Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
In case you weren't part of this year's Sea Otter Alley Cat Race, here's the raw, dark footage.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing being new to the Olympics this year has been capturing a large amount of the attention, but mountain biking and road shouldn’t be forgotten.
And while road racing seems to get all the Olympic glory, Olympic mountain biking is a huge hit—over in Europe.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new bike shop opened with fanfare on May 10 as hundreds of people flocked to downtown Austin to check out Mellow Johnny’s.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Skip Hess has joined Electra Bicycle Company’s board of directors.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Sales in Easton-Bell’s Action Sports segment increased 12 percent in the first quarter of 2008, helping to offset a small decline in the company’s Team Sports category, according to the company’s form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13.
SMETHWICK, England (BRAIN)—Brooks England is collaborating with the New York City Bicycle Film Festival for the release of a limited edition Swallow.
You're looking at Jay Jackson, cycling manager at Sun and Ski Sports in Katy Mills, Texas. More specifically, you're looking at Jay's new tattoo. The idea came from Marin marketing man Steve Glazer's e-mail sign off green bicycle tree that states next to it: "Please consider the environment before you print."
BY JASON NORMAN
LEXINGTON, SC—Nothing hints at the summer road trip more than youthful indiscretions, Jack Kerouac, convertibles and—brands new and old hitting the hot pavement to create product buzz and ultimately pump up sales.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Inspired by component options, bike brands are getting bolder with their color choices and putting more emphasis on matching bike colors and decals with components to create a coordinated package.