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Posted January 10, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—What do Shimano, SRAM, Chris King, Zipp and Rolf Prima have in common? They will all have booths at this year's North American Handmade Bike Show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 10, 2008

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has increased its distributorship relationships by adding two additional wholesale suppliers for 2008.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has announced a voluntary recall of roughly 150 Scalpel mountain bikes from the 2008 model year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 10, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to better support retailers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Interbike announced it will host its first annual Interbike Outdoor Demo East Tuesday, October 21 to Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roger Williams Park in Providence, R.I.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—In preparation for the highly anticipated return of the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race in February, a specially developed classroom curriculum has been distributed to fourth- through sixth-grade instructors and students in the 12 California "host" cities selected for

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 9, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Ketty Kuan has been promoted from manager of Jagwire after-market sales to international director of after-market and original equipment manufacturer sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 9, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—It should come as no surprise that CrossVegas will be back at Interbike this year, once again capping off the show's opening day on September 24.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 9, 2008

MURRAY, UT (BRAIN)—David Erickson joins Composite Solutions as its business development manager.

Prior to this Erickson spent seven years at MacLean Quality Composites, and after almost 18 years in the composites industry, this is Erickson’s second move.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 9, 2008

"The culture of abundance (information) being produced by the World Wide Computer is really just a culture of mediocrity—many miles wide but only a fraction of an inch deep." Nicholas Carr in his latest book "The Big Switch." (Provided courtesy of Marc Sani)

Posted in North America
Posted January 8, 2008

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Last week's death of 18-year-old Lucian Gregg on a brakeless fixed-gear bicycle has raised some safety questions.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 8, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids wants everyone to come out for its annual "Brews, Bikes and Bucks" raffle event on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at the Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 8, 2008

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions, an event management, sales/marketing consulting company for the recreation and sporting goods industry, has hired Chad Battistone, a former Nielsen Business Media, Interbike and Health+Fitness Business account executive and bicycle industry veteran.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 8, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pacific Cycle, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of the InStep Pathfinder, Schwinn Run About and Mongoose Alley Cat trailer bicycles.

Roughly 7,000 of these bikes were made.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 7, 2008

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) has purchased a majority interest in Fox Racing Shox.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2008

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo North America and its long time general manager, Richard Storino, parted ways last week. And Campagnolo is in the midst of reorganizing its North American Office.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 7, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Planet Bike’s newly commissioned 10 kilowatt solar power system began generating electric power atop the company’s headquarters last week.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 7, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ying-Ming Yang, the chairman of Kenda Rubber, has been elected to a second three-year term as chairman of the Taiwan Bicycle Exporters Association.

Posted in International
Posted January 7, 2008

"My aunt works at Bicycle Retailer and all I got are these lousy pair of BRAIN socks." —Jake Phillip Aaron, nephew of Stacey, Classified Sales Rep

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2008

BEREA, OH (BRAIN)—Endura has moved to a new office just around the corner from the old one.

The technical clothing company was expanding and needed more space.

Its new address is: 8059 Lewis Road #313, Berea, Ohio 44017.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 4, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Fulfilling a goal of expanding its reach in the cycling market, Web-based retail training company 3point5.com recently contracted with Pacific Cycle to train sellers of GT Bicycles.

Posted in North America

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