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NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle retailers who order products online are finding significant improvements in ordering and determining inventory availability via Giant’s new dealer Web site called the “G-Store.”

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Jon Swanson has joined Reynolds Cycling as vice president of product management.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The March 31 deadline for DealerCamp exhibitors to provide targeted retailer lists is rapidly approaching.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) has launched a new research & development department. Leading this new department will be Stanford University exercise and sport sciences researcher, Dr. Stacy Sims.

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Thule is selling Yakima products it purchased from a retailer through a dedicated Web site, Racks4Cheap.com.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative continues to bring on new supplier partners with the addition of Race Face. Effective immediately, members of the cooperative earn rebates on all purchases of Race Face products.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle is ushering in a first of its kind as the Southern California manufacturer is set to open two new Giant branded stores.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—With three days down and one to go, exhibitors at Taipei Cycle said they’re pleased with the business they’ve accomplished thus far at the annual trade show.

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BAXTER, IA (BRAIN)—Phil Wood, the man responsible for sealed hubs and bottom brackets, died on March 14 at his daughter's home in Roseville, California. He was 83.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Merida, Taiwan’s No. 2 bike manufacturer and primary supplier to Specialized, will invest $3 million to expand capacity at its Changhua factory, Merida president Michael Tseng said on Thursday.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Gizmo Gear of Las Vegas is now a U.S. distributer for Gaerne Cycling Shoes.

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SINGAPORE (BRAIN)—Elite Bicycles Asia has partnered with Edge Composites for exclusive distribution in Singapore, Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia), Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Less than a week after launching peopleforbikes.org, nearly 4,000 people have already signed an online pledge to make our world a better place to ride.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Fuji is honoring its 111th year in business in 2011 by returning to its Japanese roots. The brand, originally established as Nichibei Fuji in 1899, will spec only Shimano drivetrains this year, solidifying an exclusive partnership with the 89-year-old Japanese components company.

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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has chosen Rob Sadowsky as its new executive director.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists and with generous support from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), has announced this year's REI/Bicycle Friendly Community Grant Awards.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods has hired Chad Geithman as its new sales representative for the Pacific Northwest territory of Oregon and Washington.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—On Tuesday afternoon, the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei bustled with activity as local workers hammered together booths, hanging company logos, painting walls and setting up product displays in preparation for the 23rd annual Taipei Cycle’s Wednesday opening.

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MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson, makers of the Thomson Elite line of Stems and Seatposts, Masterpiece Seatposts and Elite Seatpost Collars, have made the following changes to distribution of Thomson products in Europe and to the hand built bike community:

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NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has hired new representatives to bolster its dealer support and sales team.

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