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Posted December 5, 2008
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has hired Chris Bingham as its new warranty manager.

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Posted December 5, 2008
PAYSON, UTAH (BRAIN)—Delta 7 Sports finished its move to a new facility last week, giving the growing company three times the amount of space as its former building.

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Posted December 5, 2008
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—China’s decision to give some tax relief to exporters will have little to no effect on bicycle prices, according to Bob Margevicius, Specialized’s vice president and a sourcing expert.

“When you parse it down to what the net effect is, it’s tiny,” Margevicius said Friday.
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Posted December 4, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Even though the first deadline to comply with the new consumer product safety legislation has come and gone, there’s still plenty of confusion among manufacturers regarding the potential implications of the law.

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Posted December 4, 2008
HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Oahu is launching its own bike sharing program next year called Momentum B-cycle project.

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Posted December 4, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The sport of competitive cycling in the United States continues to grow, according to the latest figures released by USA Cycling.

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Posted December 3, 2008
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has bolstered its global product development team with three new hires in the last three weeks.

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Posted December 3, 2008
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—As its own economy slows, mainland China is increasing tax incentives for a slew of exported products, including bicycles.

The government announced that it would increase the export tax rebate on Chinese-made bicycles to as much as 14 percent from 9 percent.

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Posted December 3, 2008
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has opened its first flagship store in Taiwan.

The store features more than 1,000 square feet of retail space and is located next to one of Taiwan's busiest bike paths in Taichung County, Taiwan’s bicycle manufacturing center in central Taiwan.

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Posted December 3, 2008
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has again increased its distributorship relationships by adding another international partner. Dirt Works Australia Pty Ltd in New South Wales, is the leading wholesaler of high-end bicycles, components and accessories in the land down under.

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Posted December 3, 2008
ALPINE, NJ (BRAIN)—The New York City man who died last Wednesday from a Nov. 9 cycling accident on Route 9W will be remembered with a memorial ride this Sunday.

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Posted December 3, 2008
While many in the industry were preparing for Thanksgiving, WTB marketing manager Dain Zaffke raced in one of the most brutal bicycle races known to mankind in Costa Rica called La Ruta.

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Posted December 3, 2008
Norco is currently undertaking an online survey with its retailers and dealer to help better understand the marketplace and plan future initiatives.

Click on link to take part.
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Posted December 2, 2008
"We at Free Flite (Marietta, GA) think we have the best damn tree in the land, mainly because of the topper. We welcome any challenges for stores who think they can do better. Bring it on, chumps."

—Travis Webb, manager.
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Posted December 2, 2008
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—How good a year did Giant Manufacturing have this year? So good that Giant is expected to award its Taiwanese employees year-end bonuses equal to a whopping 23 months’ salary.

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Posted December 2, 2008
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A financial storm may be raging over the world economy, but the sun is still shining on the Taipei Cycle show.

Show organizers said Tuesday that Taipei Cycle 2009 is already sold out and is expected to be modestly larger than last year’s show.

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Posted December 1, 2008
BLOOMFIELD, CT (BRAIN)—Brian Tinsley kept asking for a job as a mechanic at Mike Wolf’s store, but Wolf kept telling him no—that is unless he got some credible training.

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Posted December 1, 2008
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its executive team to facilitate its financial and production operations, as well as streamline and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts around the world.

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Posted December 1, 2008
ORANGE, CA (BRAIN)—Switchback Cyclery will shutter its doors next month, after falling victim to tough economic conditions, smaller margins and increased competition from the Internet.

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Posted December 1, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—More than $20,000 was raised recently for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League by dinner attendees and silent auction bidders.

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