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Posted May 5, 2008

BRAIN's still waiting on its formal invitation to the Jenna Bush/Henry Hager wedding in Crawford, Texas this weekend. We sure hope it's an open bar wedding (click on link).

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Jeff Buerman to cover sales for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, working with Kelly O’Brien.

Scott Irvine has joined sales covering Minnesota, North and South Dakota, working with Dominic Petit.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 5, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has appointed Andy Tompkins as its new show director.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted May 5, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will increase wholesale prices of the following European brands: Colnago, Sidi and Vredestein.

Posted in North America
Posted May 5, 2008

CHANGHUA, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—When the A-Team, led by a police escort, rolled into the Merida factory late Monday a throng of employees chanted their approval, especially since Michael Tseng, their boss, was leading the pack which included the city’s mayor.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 5, 2008

NAME: Michael Tseng
COMPANY: Merida
TITLE: Deputy Chairman
AGE: 51

Posted in International
Posted May 5, 2008

NAME: Hank Kao
COMPANY: SRAM
TITLE: General Manager, Asia
AGE: 55

Posted in International
Posted May 4, 2008

ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Furthering its mission to caffeinate all outdoor enthusiasts, Kinetic Koffee Company has announced that Liberty Mountain has partnered with the company to
distribute its small-batch-roasted, organic coffees.

Posted in North America
Posted May 4, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Erin Wille was hired as Veltec Sports' new marketing coordinator.

Wille can be reached at (775) 886-7576 ext 133 and at
erin@veltecsports.com.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 4, 2008

HSINCHU, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—It was a grand send-off Sunday for the A-Team.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 4, 2008

"Can I do the things I wanna do
That I don't do because of you
And I'll take a left and I'll second
guess into a total mess..."

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: King Liu
COMPANY: Giant
TITLE: Chairman
AGE: 74

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

GRAND JUNCTION, CO—Six years ago when Mavic’s pre-built wheel offerings took the market by storm, many expected wheel-building knowledge to die out as dealers gave up trying to compete with their own store-built wheels.

Contrary to expectation, however, custom wheelbuilding is going strong.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Alex Chen
COMPANY: Alex Global Technology
TITLE: President

Because his name stands behind every wheel he sells, Alex Chen is a stickler for quality. And Alex Global Technology makes a lot of wheels for bicycles, cars, military trucks, buses and even airplanes.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

MONTEREY, CA—The weather gods looked down more favorably on this year’s Sea Otter Classic as attendees enjoyed mostly sunny skies, with a little frosty wind—make that a lot of wind on Saturday, when gusts reached 25 miles per hour.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Anthony Lo
AGE: 60
COMPANY: Giant Manufacturing
TITLE: General Manager

For Westerners, Tony Lo is the most visible official of the world’s biggest bicycle company. His long partnership with Giant founder King Liu has been one of the most successful in the industry.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek retailers expressed sadness but little surprise that Trek plans to sever its 13-year relationship with Greg LeMond.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire . . . the A-Team.” So went the introduction to the cult 1980s TV show about a group of over-the-top commandos who wisecracked their way through seemingly impossible missions.

Posted in International
Posted May 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant's president, Tony Lo, told a packed press conference yesterday that now is the time for bicycle industry executives to develop a true passion for cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 1, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—With two months of Cannondale and Sugoi sales on the books, Dorel Industries reported a strong first quarter as revenue in its bicycle division soared 55 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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