SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Swobo has recently consolidated operations and opened up a new sales office in Santa Cruz, near its warehouse. In conjunction with the new office opening, the Sausalito office has been closed.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—At a busy meeting that took place last Saturday at Eurobike, the first steps were made to lobby for better European regulations for two and three-wheeled Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs).
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Osprey launched a line of hydration packs to the European bike market at Eurobike, where it exhibited for the first time.
FRIEDRICHSCHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The new Giant Accend 1 bicycle was chosen as the gold medal winner in the Cross/Fitness/Speed bike category of the 2009 Eurobike Awards at the Eurobike trade show last week.
DORVAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Kempter Marketing Inc. will be the exclusive distributors in Canada for Charge bikes. In four years Charge has launched themselves to the front of the transportation bike scene with single speeds, retro three speeds, city bikes and internal geared commuters.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek introduces the World Bicycle Relief Reserve headset. Cut from high-grade stainless steel, serialized to commemorate the limited run of 500 pieces and packaged in a Western Cedar wooden box; this is one unique headset with a very special purpose.
"I was sliding exuberantly down the track when, with a thump, I came off the seat and landed painfully on the crossbar. This was surely it - his victory moment. His victory moment, with me sprawled in the dirt. Yet he was gracious, concerned - the perfect gentleman as he rolled up my trousers to check my knee."
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) is expanding the “I” in IMBA with the formation of IMBA Europe.
Dirt jumping on the San Francisco Bay? Yes, sir. Click on the link to see some amazing aerial footage from the City by the Bay.
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Institute (UBI) is open for business at its Portland, Oregon campus at 3961 N. William Avenue. It has opened one classroom for mechanics' training and plans to open an additional frame-building classroom next door.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2009’s BTAC Retailer Power Program is back, and is bigger and better than before.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The No. 2 brand in Germany is about to enter the U.S. market for the first time through a new relationship with Sinclair Imports.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—GU Energy Labs and Carmichael Training Systems have announced a 20-city author tour and ride-along series in support of Chris Carmichael's new book "The Time-Crunched Cyclist."
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo 2010 will be held from July 22 to July 25. The dates were confirmed in several meetings with industry representatives.
"It's not a handicap. It forces me to ride stronger."
—Levi Leipheimer, on joining Lance Armstrong and Team RadioShack for the next two years. He is often asked why he would continue on with a team where Armstrong will be the leader for the Tour rather than trying to pursue his own ambitions.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Comments about the massive size of the Eurobike trade show echoed throughout Messe Friedrichshafen’s 14 exhibition halls as the indoor show kicked off on Wednesday morning.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s parent company said on Tuesday that it would consider divesting the cycling brand from its portfolio in order to focus on categories where it had the best long-term opportunities.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—For cycling fans that subscribe to DirecTV just to tune into the Tour de France, Tour of California and other big races, September 1 wasn't a good day.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Sidi has turned to an old friend, Al Budris, to head up its direct sales subsidiary in the U.S. market. Budris will serve as general manager of a new dealer-direct sales entity for Sidi cycling shoes.
Chris King’s Chris DiStefano (left) and Jeff Menand are making the most of their time while in Europe for the Eurobike trade show. Arriving several days before the show started on Monday, the two set out on custom Cielo 29ers—dubbed “Hans and Franz”—and visited a handful of dealers in the region by bike.