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Posted October 17, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Product’s CEO Jerry Heinlen said Monday a lawsuit the company has filed against two ex-employees and two other men over bogus freight charges had no impact on freight charges paid by dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 17, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To generate maximum staff interest and credibility, the all-new Selling Cycling 2008 program will feature industry veterans with special expertise, training shop sales people and mechanics about what they know best.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 17, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloSwap is tuning into its high energy consumers and partners this year with hot local businesses to kick up the intensity of the show.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 17, 2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—TRP’s new line of high-performance brake systems will be distributed by Lambert throughout Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted October 17, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told ESPN.com yesterday of his decision to appeal an arbitration panel’s vote against him in his doping case.

The panel’s vote stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)--Valencia Sport Group added a new online ordering system for dealers on June 1. Valencia, which is the distributor of SixSixOne, Royal and Sunline products, plans to use the site to enhance sales and improve ordering.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)--Monday's Los Angeles Times featured a prominent, full-color story examining how some bike companies are trying to win over non-cyclists with low-maintenance bikes. The story featured five different models, including three Coasting bikes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

By Jason Norman

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)--While this year's Sea Otter overall attendance numbers were slightly down from last year because of Saturday's deluge of rain, other numbers indicate a continued growth in the event.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 16, 2007

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)--Does a week in Senegal or Ghana talking shop with bicycle retailers about marketing and sales issues and back shop inventory control sound like a great weeklong vacation? If so the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has a $2,300 vacation package to sell you.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

RYE, NY (BRAIN)--Jarden Corporation has signed a merger agreement under which Jarden will acquire K2 for $1.2 billion in a stock and cash deal.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 16, 2007

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)--Pacific Cycle, owner of the Schwinn Bicycles brand, is providing Team Rwanda with Schwinn Peloton full-carbon road race bikes for the team's training and racing needs.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

By Jason Norman

MT. PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—Out of all the major recreational activities in 2006, bicycling suffered the worst in declining participant numbers, according to the National Sporting Goods Association annual “Sports Participation Series I and II” reports.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 16, 2007

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale recently promoted Scott Struve to global director of marketing. Struve will be filling the void left by David Budd.

“David has decided to move on to pursue other interests,” said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)--Interbike will be the presenting sponsor of the World Criterium Championship, to be held in Las Vegas the night of Thursday, Sept. 27--day two of Interbike's international bicycle expo.

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

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--The first two days of Crankworx Colorado at Winter Park were a mixed bag. But vendors were holding out hope that over the weekend it would draw a significant crowd of visitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)--Kona, preparing for its 20th anniversary in 2008, will introduce a complete line of apparel for sale through its international dealer and distributor network. The company offered a sneak-peek at its new line at Crankworx Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)--The deadline for getting a spot in a U.S. government-sponsored pavilion at Italy’s EICMA trade show is just weeks away, on July 31.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Chris King Precision Components will announce and release for sale a 150-millimter rear ISO hub model at this weekend’s Downieville Classic in Downieville, California.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)--Race Face and Cycles Lambert have inked an exclusive distribution agreement, making Race Face components and apparel available to bike dealers across Canada.

Posted in North America

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