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Posted August 31, 2009
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—About 100 brands will allow dealers to test their new products today in Ratzenried, at the foothills of the Alps in the Allgäu region, marking the start of the five-day Eurobike trade show.

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Posted August 31, 2009
BY JASON NORMAN

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Posted August 31, 2009
BY JASON NORMAN

KETCHUM, ID—What a difference a year can make.

At the 2008 Tour de France Scott was the bicycle sponsor for the ProTour cycling team Saunier Duval. This year Scott was the bicycle sponsor of Columbia-HTC.

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Posted August 31, 2009
BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Suppliers had stocked up for what they hoped would be a strong selling season only to have retailers and consumers ask when would the rain stop and summer start.

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Posted August 30, 2009
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—In an article in the September issue outlining new sales policies for Raleigh USA’s Diamondback line, we wrote:

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Posted August 30, 2009
GARDEN CITY, ID (BRAIN)—Hippie Tech Suspension’s Shox-in-a-Box program taps the company’s inventory of forks and shocks to get rebuilt product in customers hands within days.

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Posted August 30, 2009
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA is swiching names, and now will be known as Magura Direct, serving as the umbrella name for all the brands distributed by the company.

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Posted August 30, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged four apparel makers for deceptively labeling and advertising items as made of bamboo fiber, when they are made of rayon. The FTC further claims the bamboo fabric is not antimicrobial, made in an environmentally friendly manner or is biodegradable.
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Posted August 30, 2009
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sport Group’s (CSG) headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting October 31.

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Posted August 27, 2009
Check out Ray Keener hitting the streets for sales on the BRAIN Blog. Click on link.
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Posted August 27, 2009
FOSTER CITY, CA (BRAIN)—The FRS Company, a developer and marketer of sustained energy products, has added Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a key national distributor to target its core fan base of bicycling and sports focused consumers.

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Posted August 27, 2009
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon’s U.S. operations will resume exclusive distribution duties in Canada effective September 30, ending a two-year distribution venture with Alberta-based Chariot Carriers.

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Posted August 27, 2009
WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon Bicycles has relocated its headquarters and is opening a Demo Center in Wofford Heights, California, in the Kern River Valley.

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Posted August 27, 2009
LONG ISLAND, NY (BRAIN)—East Coast Cycle Supply has partnered with Mountain Cycle to sell its high-end mountain bike frames to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada.

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Posted August 26, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Support grassroots advocacy by submitting your best biking and walking photos to the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s People Powered Movement Photo Contest and enter to win an all-expense-paid 10-day bike tour of Tuscany (airfare, meals, and bicycle included courtesy of Vermont Bicycle Tours) a
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Posted August 26, 2009
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Tomorrow is the last day for retailers to register for free to attend Interbike. Click on link to register.
Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 25, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events' PressCamp will return June 22–25, 2010, in Deer Valley, Utah, following a successful inaugural effort this year.
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Posted August 25, 2009
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2009 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show was a resounding success with companies from coast to coast exhibiting their cycling related products.

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Posted August 25, 2009
We all know by now that Sarah Gilbert was denied drive-through service recently on her custom-made stretch bike—with her three boys on board (click on link). It looks as though the only way you get served on a bike is to have a piece of furniture attached to it (see picture).
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Posted August 25, 2009
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Despite a few nasty weather days at this year’s Crankworx, the numbers came in ahead of last year.

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