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Posted February 11, 2008

Manchester, N.H. (BRAIN)—Fear that the economy is going into recession, along with high fuel costs, and the falling housing market, has caused some consumers to cut back on their spending in other areas.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 11, 2008

"We actually prefer to call it a 27.5 inch. I convinced (BRAIN's) Matt Wiebe to call it that."

—Carl Schlemowitz, owner of Vicious Cycles, at the Handmade Show, commenting on the 650B wheel size, er, 27.5 inch.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews has hired veteran journalist Steve Frothingham as its on-line editor and Kevin Hankens as its on-line programmer.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 11, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Handmade Show might be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana next year, but Portland sure came up roses this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 11, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Private equity firm Falconhead Capital has agreed to acquire Inside Communications, Inc. (ICI), adding to its media and event assets in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sport industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 10, 2008

"I had to drop out of hair school myself."

—as overheard on a Portland MAX subway train.

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The online portion of the Selling Cycling 2008 staff training program launched last week, with a record 4,457 product SKUs from over 70 major brands included in 32 bicycle and accessory categories.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 10, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The California State Congress recently recognized the Specialized Water Bottle Department as the employer of the year for the Hope Program, which provides jobs for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 10, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recalled 49,000 girl’s bicycles due to an incorrectly welded frame, which could cause the frame to break while the bike is in use.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 10, 2008

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.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 6, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Zym Portable Electrolyte Drink enters 2008 poised for growth with the addition of several new distributors both nationwide and abroad, as well as several initiatives to drive consumer awareness of the product.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Niner Bikes will paint 25 frames and matching forks with a very special theme and will sell these very limited edition frames to raise money for the charity of their choice.

Niner's first charity will be IMBA.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 6, 2008

NBDA marketing man in charge, man at large, Michael Baker and wife, Lisa, welcomed to the world a baby girl last Friday. Jordyn Angeline Baker weighed in at 6 lbs, 12 Oz and measured 19.5" long.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2008

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Attendance jumped 25 to 30 percent at the second year of the Serotta International Cycling Institute Science Symposium and Expo, according to event organizer and Institute director Dr. Ray Browning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 5, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently handed out its BRAINy awards with a first-ever emphasis on companies making a concerted effort to go green.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 5, 2008

Courtesy of the boys over at Base Camp and Princeton Tec:

LITE GRAFFITI-PRINCETON TEC FUEL HEADLAMP

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2008

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon celebrated its 25th anniversary by unveiling a new Web site.

The redesign of Dahon's corporate Web site doesn't only improve present aesthetics, but it also allows more user-friendly navigation.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 5, 2008

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Campagnolo and Fulcrum have added BTI as the latest distributor to the U.S. market.

BTI has received its first shipment of Campagnolo products and Fulcrum wheels from Italy and are ready to service the IBDs.

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)–Erik’s Bike Shop sent 13 of its service managers to participate in the USA Cycling Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Training Clinic in Colorado Springs, which took place January 10-13, and four of them earned top scores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 5, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The 4th Annual North American Handmade Bike Show takes over Portland starting today and running through Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Show founder Don Walker expects big numbers in bike-friendly Portland.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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