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Posted October 16, 2007

LAFAYETTE, CO (BRAIN)—Howie Cohen and Rotor USA will no longer be distributing Rotor products.

After being a crucial element of the Rotor Components' introduction and growth in the U.S. market, Cohen felt that it was time to work on other projects both in the bike industry and personally.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—When creating the Konig, Corsair's goal was to channel the energy of a great run into the engineering and style of a slopestyle frame.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Boulder-based event organizer DBC Events has announced details about Excel Sports CrossVegas scheduled for September 26 in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)–The 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race will take place February 17-24, 2008, as confirmed yesterday by AEG, presenters of the record-setting ‘Tour de France-style’ cycling road race staged across many of California’s most scenic state highways, roadways and coastline

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—“Epic” was the word to describe this July’s Downieville Classic.

“I can honestly say I’ve never had so much fun at a bike race,” said Dain Zaffke, marketing coordinator for WTB. “A lot of people were saying it was the best Downieville Classic ever.”

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)–The 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race will take place February 17-24, 2008, as confirmed yesterday by AEG, presenters of the record-setting ‘Tour de France-style’ cycling road race staged across many of California’s most scenic state highways, roadways and coastline

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has sued a former employee and consultant alleging that he defrauded the company over a five-year period of $3.6 million through phony invoices made out to a fictitious freight company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

PARIS, France (BRAIN)--The Tour de France won't be coming to a conclusion until Sunday, but already the sporting world is calling this year's race a farce worse than the last.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)--A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market sparked a lawsuit in June over $412,000 in inventory that’s either been sold or is still on the floor.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

BEIJING, China (BRAIN)--No one quite knows what the final impact will be, but the price of 2008 model bicycles sold in the U.S. market will be going up thanks to the Chinese government.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

"Makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands."

-Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--DBC Events will be bringing a cyclocross race to the city of Las Vegas on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26--the first day of Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 16, 2007

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)--Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team and popular French pro cyclist Nicolas Portal of the Caisse d'Epargne Cycling Team, have signed agreements to exclusively use Giro’s new line of sport performance sunglasses.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)–-Taking their love for BMX on the road, Bawls Guarana has teamed up with Shimano to outfit their sales team in Shimano’s most popular shoe.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)--Light & Motion launched its new web-based storefront, designed to service retail customers seeking replacement parts for their existing light systems.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 16, 2007

"The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

-Peter Gibbons, Office Space

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

"Bill was blessed with one of the greatest gifts you can have which is the ability to see the future potential of another human being." -Steve Young said yesterday of his former 49ers coach Bill Walsh. Walsh died yesterday at the age of 75.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry products will be distributed throughout Canada by Cycles Lambert starting this booking season.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

OTTAWA, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada’s Border Services Agency has determined that Chinese and Taiwanese bicycle manufacturers are likely to resume or continue dumping bicycles into the country at below-market value if current anti-dumping duties are allowed to expire at the end of this year.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles last week.

Posted in North America

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