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Posted October 16, 2007

BY MATT WIEBE

ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—A spate of high-profile lawsuits over quick releases, along with a New Jersey legislator who wants to ban them, is forcing the industry to reexamine its traditional quick-release designs.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

BY SHERI HEIN

LEXINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Imagine walking out of a coffee shop and with the swipe of a card releasing a bike from a locked rack, hopping on, and then pedaling off to work.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 16, 2007

In the "North Shore Is Proving Ground for Suppliers" story that ran on page 83 of the Sept 1 issue, Kona's Mark Peterson wasn't quoted for the story. The correct attribution was Mark Peterman, director of product at GT Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has extended free online registration for attendees and buyers to 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7. The original deadline to avoid a $25 late registration fee was Friday, Aug. 31.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted October 16, 2007

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) will act as the exclusive U.S. distributor for European mountain bike brand Commencal Bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)–Italy’s EICMA is bringing back a whiff of history to its November trade show with a velodrome and a series of events reminiscent of the famous six-day races that were so much a part of early 20th century racing in Italy, other European countries and the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 16, 2007

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–The numbers are in and for those who were at Eurobike, it will come as no surprise that attendance set a record. More than 34,280 exhibitors, buyers and retailers from 75 countries filled the halls during the three-day, trade-only segment of the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted October 16, 2007

BY JASON NORMAN

WHISTLER, British Columbia—Yes, there are many great places to ride mountain bikes throughout the world. Perhaps none, however, hold the cachet of British Columbia’s North Shore.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—Legislators from Ontario’s Liberal party want to exempt bicycles and bicycle helmets from the provincial sales tax. The proposal is expected to be included in their election platform.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—In response to the recent Pacific-Saris challenge to Industry Cup crit racers, Planet Bike has decided to “put its money where its mouth is” by issuing its own challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM revamped its Web site, www.sram.com, to get all its new 2008 product details up so retailers and others can get a head start on its new equipment.

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

"New Rule: Stop making us drink everything out of a nipple. Maybe the reason that Americans behave like children is because we're all still breastfeeding! America, land of the free, home of the adult-size sippy-cup. We need to go back to drinking the way grown-ups do, from a keg!" —Bill Maher

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

CONCORD, MA (BRAIN)—Collaborating with the best in the business, Vibram has designed a wide range of cycling shoe soles as well as saddle components for Selle Italia.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, recently announced details of its upcoming fundraiser, including the inaugural Yield to Life Dave Zabriskie Time Trial Challenge, with proceeds going to benefit underprivileged children in Utah and bicycle awareness advocacy.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

PERRIS, CA (BRAIN)—American Flyer Bicycle Company president Lonnie Green was recently granted a patent for his new cruiser style bike called Surf Cycle.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired a new marketing coordinator, Rosy Castañeda.

New to the cycling industry, but a veteran of the elite athlete’s mentality the industry constantly drives to tap for its parallels to business, she is a fresh force at Ritchey.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)–Canadian bicycle importers opposing re-imposition of anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Taiwanese bikes imported into Canada is holding an informational meeting at Expocycle Sunday night to educate retailers on the proposal’s status and implications.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—If you’re a fan of Serotta bicycles and the Castelli scorpion, you’re in luck. The two brands have teamed up to craft a collection of Serotta-branded cycling apparel.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Performance Bikes recently launched a completely redesigned 2008 Web site.

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

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has appointed Erik DeKold as national sales manager for their Independent Bicycle Dealers and Custom divisions, a newly created position within the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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