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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Australian dealers and wholesalers are fighting back against what they believe to be unfair pricing from Internet retailers, particularly Chain Reaction Cycles, Wiggle and PBK (Pro Bike Kit.)

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jeff Schneider has joined Giant Bicycle as global gear marketing manager.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products will no longer offer walk-in registration for its annual Frostbike gathering due to an at-capacity crowd expected in Bloomington later this month.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—In wrapping up the holiday season, the world’s leading athletic identification provider announced that its Holiday Giveaway generated $41,000 to complete a year-long and wide-ranging philanthropic initiative from three promotions that resulted in $110,000 in cash donations to its charitable

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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun has hired Casey Otley as its chief financial officer.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products recently honored the top commuters among its Q-central warehouse staff of 480 for seeking means of getting to work beyond the single occupancy vehicle commute.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SOAR Communications has hired Alex Strickland as an account executive.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The letter from a group of Spanish dealers heard around the industry earlier this week has literally set off a chain reaction of online discussion between consumers, retailers and some suppliers.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has appointed Phil Tinstman to the position of Masi brand manager.

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CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle raised €98.6 million ($133.9 million) in its market debut today on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the company said in a press release.

The listed price was €13.15 per share for 7.5 million shares listed.

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HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Sales of Mavic rims, wheels, apparel and footwear rose 5 percent last year, totaling € 106.4 million ($142. 4 million), according to year-end financial results released Thursday by Amer Sports, Mavic’s parent company.

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NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear's founder Brent Martin will return as brand ambassador and Canadian sales manager.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—As registration opens for retailers, DealerCamp has many new brands that are exhibiting at the July event, headlined by the addition of Felt Bicycles and Camelbak.

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DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Instead of Big D, this week Dallas should be called the Big Ice.

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday granted manufacturers of children’s bicycles, jogger strollers and bike trailers until the end of the year to test and certify certain parts in their products for lead content.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has changed its U.S. bicycle sales structure, adding two new regional managers. The new structure streamlines the previous three-region management system into just East and West regions.

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has promoted Jason West to vice president of retail sales and aftermarket product, and will be part of the SRAM senior management team.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Two key U.S. industry retail organizations weighed in on a group of Spanish dealers banding together to stop suppliers from selling through large online sellers, specifically Ireland-based Chain Reaction Cycles.

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—WTB (Wilderness Trail Bikes) has a new partnership with Japanese distributor Globeride.

Globeride, distributes Corratec and Focus bike brands in over 300 high end bicycle dealers in Japan, according to a press release.

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MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—This year has started on a high note for The Bike Cooperative, as they continue to grow their member base with another influx of new members.

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