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Posted July 22, 2008
We thought TMZ's cameras only camped out at The Ivy restaurant, LAX baggage claim and publisher Marc Sani's front yard. It appears that's not the case, as TMZ caught one Fox Shox marketing manager laughing hysterically at the label of what looks to be sour cream at this year's Downieville Classic.
Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2008
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—BroadbandSports.com has announced the viral distribution of 100 percent of its mountain biking video content by making its library available through easy and portable Video Anywhere widgets.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 21, 2008
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (BRAIN)—Despite economic worries and significant price increases the mood among Specialized retailers at its annual dealer event this week is upbeat.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 21, 2008
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has cut a number of positions at its Mequon and Milwaukee facilities as part of a planned reorganization.

HBG’s European and Asian operations are unaffected, and no further personnel reductions are planned.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The wait is over for CrossVegas fans looking for details about the cyclocross race that has become the highlight of Interbike show week.

CrossVegas.com has been revamped with complete information about the September 24 race in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 21, 2008
You can never have enough caffeine. At least, Cannondale didn't think so, offering four models of its 2009 Caffeine 29er (pictured is the Caffeine 2). New graphics and updates to the Lefty fork make this thing worth the price of admission.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2008
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco built its newest line of mountain bikes specifically for female riders, but don’t expect to see any pink decorating the bikes’ frames.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 20, 2008
WATERLOO, WI, (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has launched the "Go By Bike Challenge," a national pledge campaign sponsored by 1 World 2 Wheels—Trek's cycling advocacy initiative—that challenges people to put down the car keys and instead go by bike.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2008
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—After 17 years in one location, Titus Cycles is moving its office and manufacturing facilities to a new facility in Tempe, Arizona.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 20, 2008
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Michael Blang has joined Saris Cycling Group as national sales manager.

Blang has a strong background in sales management and leadership skills, which he developed in a long and successful career at AT&T.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 20, 2008
Retailers: Are high gas prices fueling your sales?

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2008
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 17, 2008
CARLSTADT, NJ (BRAIN)—Action Bicycle USA is now distributing Challenge Tires and Miche Components.

Posted in North America
Posted July 17, 2008
AGOURA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—With more people ditching their cars for bikes, Gramicci is seizing the moment by launching an urban biking apparel line.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 17, 2008
PORTSMOUTH, NH (BRAIN)—As of July 1, BaileyWorks is no longer solely owned by Jonathan Bailey. The 15-year-old messenger bag company recently got a cash boost to aid future growth and new owners who will provide operational and accounting expertise.

Posted in North America
Posted July 17, 2008
DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—The Downieville Classic has become the “it” event to go to on the industry calendar.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 17, 2008
It turns out that Scott USA and Chris King Precision Components pair nicely off the bike as well.
Posted in North America
Posted July 16, 2008
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes goal for the upcoming model year: fill in the line for 2009.

The Northern California company feels like it has accomplished just that with the addition of several new bikes. One of those new bikes is the 100-millimeter travel, full suspension Alchemist.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 16, 2008
LORIA, Italy (BRAIN)—Bankrupt Italian stem and handlebar maker ITM is negotiating with several potential buyers for its brand name and equipment, and managers expect to announce an agreement within the next two weeks.

Posted in International
Posted July 16, 2008
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—IFMA is ending its run as a stand-alone bicycle industry trade show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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