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Posted December 2, 2013

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Sombrio announced it has suspended business, citing financial difficulties stemming from a failed retail expansion plan in which Sombrio would have opened its own branded stores.

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Posted December 2, 2013
Today is Makers Monday.

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — With a goal of celebrating and supporting American artisans and manufacturers, Detroit-based bicycle, watch and leather goods producer Shinola has launched Makers Monday.   

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Posted November 26, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is holding its biennial World Summit in its home state of Colorado next year, in Steamboat Springs.

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Posted November 26, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic has reached a multi-year agreement with Subaru, which will provide pace cars and be the presenting sponsor of several events at the spring event, including a movie night and a family fun ride.

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Posted November 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has issued a call to its members, asking them to rally congress to co-sponsor recently introduced legislation aimed at reducing cyclist and pedestrian fatalities. 

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Posted November 25, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Park Tool Company has added marketing veteran Paul Schoening to its leadership team as marketing director

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Posted November 25, 2013
 Chad Peterson

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has hired 15-year industry veteran Chad Peterson in the newly created role of chief operating officer and product director to support the Southern California mountain bike brand’s recent sales growth.

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Posted November 22, 2013

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles is offering new extended payment terms of up to 120 days for U.S. dealers via a partnership with GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance. 

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Posted November 21, 2013

NEWBURYPORT, MA (BRAIN) — Sean Sullivan, Mavic’s director of marketing, announced Thursday that he has left the company after eight years.

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Posted November 21, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles, a New York City manufacturer of bicycles, is switching to PPG Industries' Aquacron water-based liquid coatings for its frames.

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Posted November 21, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is raffling a custom steel Black Cat road bike as part of its Dream Bike Charity Sweepstakes. 

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Posted November 21, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing continues to rack up profits as it closed its third quarter thanks to sales in China, where revenue grew 28 percent and the average selling price per unit continued to improve.

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Posted November 21, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is now distributing Belon's Electron Wheel, a 26-inch front wheel with an integrated electric motor. Currie, an Accell Group company, will make the wheel available to dealers starting next month.

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Posted November 20, 2013
The Handsome Clean and Classy Seatpost

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Utility bike maker Handsome Cycles is now offering a line of parts and accessories to its dealers. The parts are notable for their lack of obvious branding, the company said.

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Posted November 19, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Tis the season to be jolly ...  And for all the cycling elves in the industry seeking to spread some Christmas cheer join the seventh annual Campagnolo Toy Drive and Fun Ride. 

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Posted November 19, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — ArtsCyclery.com has hired former Paved Magazine senior editor Kevin Rouse as the newest member of the retailer's web content team.

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Posted November 19, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Onex Corp., which owns Interbike, Outdoor Retailer and Bicycle Retailer, is reporting a sales increase of 16 percent to $7.1 billion in its third quarter compared with the same period of the prior year.

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Posted November 19, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Redline Bicycles has launched a redesigned website, www.redlinebicycles.com, that the company said features numerous technical upgrades and presents the 2014 product line in a more dynamic fashion.

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Posted November 19, 2013

FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN) — The 10th annual Tour de Tryptophan returns to Fullerton, California, the day after Thanksgiving.

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Posted November 19, 2013

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN) — Ergon USA, distributor of Ergon International’s line of grips, saddles, packs, seatposts and pedals, has hired Uncommon Communications to handle its public and media relations efforts. 

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