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Posted November 1, 2010

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—When industry veterans Mark Ontiveros and Mike France decided to open a shop, they let fate have its way with them.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 1, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cannondale and Shimano have aligned with Fuji, Giant, Specialized and Trek to fund the Bikes Belong Grant Program by participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2010

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will hit the “Big D” today, kicking off a three-day tour of bike shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / BRAIN News / Events
Posted October 31, 2010

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) has added ultra-lightweight Power Cordz synthetic fiber bicycle cables as a new product in their wholesale catalog.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 31, 2010

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has announced its 2011 Retailer Custom Apparel Program, which requires no upfront fees for design and production services, as well as net 30 terms.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2010

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—On Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – noon PST, the NBDA will host its first in a series of Webinars for member retailers. The Webinars are an extension of the NBDA Super Seminars presented at Interbike and that have traveled the USA regionally over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 30, 2010

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has reported record traffic across its cycling Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Nearly all of the U.S. House candidates who have received campaign contributions from BikesPAC are expected to win reelection tomorrow.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2010

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—In light of recent news reports on the release of Campagnolo’s 11-speed electric group, company officials issued a statement emphasizing that its electric drivetrain is still a prototype.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 28, 2010

OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Bob Lickton is heading up efforts to form an association to represent the interests of brands that exhibit at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted October 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easton Sports, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 bikes with EC90 Zero seatposts.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween from Giant's Patrick VanHorn and the crew at BRAIN. Go Giants!!!

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 28, 2010

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales jumped 14 percent in the third quarter of the year as next year’s preseason orders began shipping, according to an earnings report released Thursday by Amer Sports, the wheel manufacturer’s Finnish owner.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 27, 2010

"Bike sharing is an innovative way to improve our community's health and air quality by replacing car trips with zero-emission bikes."

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2010

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has been awarded a grant by the Connecticut Innovations’ SBIDP (Small Business Innovation and Diversification Program).

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2010

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN)—Bianchi held the press launch of its first Cafè&Cycles concept store in Stockholm earlier this week in its 125th anniversary year.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Merchandise sales at cycling specialty retail totaled $243 million in September, up 5 percent from September 2009, according to the Leisure Trends Group.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 27, 2010

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales in Shimano’s bicycle segment soared almost 20 percent during the first three quarters of the year as the world economy showed signs of recovery, according to nine-month earnings figures released by the company on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 26, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN)—A new trade association has formed to represent the triathlon industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted October 26, 2010

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—The Seattle Bicycle Expo, a two-day consumer bicycle expo produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club (www.cascade.org/expo), is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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