BENTONVILLE, AR (BRAIN)—Have you ever heard the urban myth that Wal-Mart doesn’t compete at the high-end? Wal-Mart’s Corsa FC carbon fiber road bike dispels that myth. The bike packs a lot of high spec’—Shimano, Ritchey, ITM and Selle Italia—into one low $1,898 price tag.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Although Oct 1's product review section is filled up, there is still plenty of room for product in the Show Dailies.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times recently ran a feature story on the dangers of riding your bike on Los Angeles city streets.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Polarpak recently announced that Oakley has chosen its MOFLOW™ pressurized bladder for use in the Oakley Tool Pouch 2.0 mountain bike/outdoor backpack.
"In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'" —Carl Spackler from "Caddyshack"
"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character." —The Wolf in "Pulp Fiction"
SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is expanding its business-to-consumer e-commerce presence with a dealer-fulfilled sales program powered by Shopatron.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) will offer its one-day educational seminars in six different markets this year, up from five last year, stretching from late October into late January of next year.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—John Burke introduced an ambitious advocacy program last night during Trek World. Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program, dubbed One World, Two Wheels.
"Trust me - I know what I'm doing!" Sledgehammer from the old sitcom "Sledgehammer"
BY JASON NORMAN
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market has sparked a lawsuit over $412,000 in receivables.
BY JOHN CRENSHAW
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999
He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.
“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
SAN JOSE, CA—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop, a Specialized concept store, has filed for bankruptcy so that the owner can reorganize his operations.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bicycle Company, Bicycling magazine, and Bristol Meyers-Squibb teamed up for the second annual BikeTown Africa August 1-5, in Katima, Namibia, where delegates from each company distributed 150 specially designed Kona AfricaBike bicycles to assist home healthcare workers in caring for pa
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The editorial staff at Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is compiling pre-show information for its onsite Interbike dailies, which provide editorial coverage of the Interbike trade show, Sept. 26-28, and Outdoor Demo, Sept. 24-25.
REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—European bicycle lighting company Reelight has secured a deal with J&B Importers to be the sole distributor in the United States.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle was honored with a 2007 California Design Biennial award from the Pasadena Museum of California Art for its Suede Coasting DX lifestyle bicycle.
"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs." —Jim Morrison