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Posted September 29, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—LA Times staff writer David Colker took a look at e-bikes while at Interbike. Click on link to see his full report.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted September 29, 2008

Congrats to Helen Bicycles' (and resident BRAIN Handmade Show photographer) Scott Sing. His worn and beat up pair of Sidi's (pictured) won him a new pair at Interbike. His old pair had logged an amazing 102,616 miles.

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Posted September 28, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong and Trek have been reunited, and there's little doubt that Trek brass were grinning ear to ear when the seven-time Tour de France champ announced his return to professional road racing last week.

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Posted September 28, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that annually provides 1,000 new bicycles to underprivileged Utah children, has announced the combined fundraising efforts of its annual Dinner Auction and time trial event raised $10,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 28, 2008

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has backed the expansion program of the Northern California High School Mountain Bike Racing League, which has recently created a Southern California league and is now drawing up plans for state-oriented high school cycling leagues across the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2008

"Boy, you know every time I see Hole-in-the-Wall again, it's like seeing it fresh for the first time. And every time that happens, I keep asking myself the same question: how could I be so damn stupid to keep coming back here?"

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Posted September 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Part of the partnership deal between SRAM and Lehman Brothers Merchant Bank (LBMB) involves establishing a $10 million Cycling Advocacy Fund. Stan Day, SRAM’s president, sketched out details of the fund during a press conference yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Half-past seven may not be the most popular hour to hold an Interbike event, but about 60 or so folks managed to pull themselves out of bed to attend IMBA’s second annual industry breakfast on Thursday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 25, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Jim Marshall to the position of western regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 25, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong spoke to the bicycling media Thursday morning about raising global awareness for the fight against cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 24, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Returning for its second year tonight, the Industry Cup, presented by Bicycling Magazine, will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 23, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has partnered with GE Money, a unit of General Electric Company, and its GE Money Sport consumer financing program providing special financing options for many consumer products and services.

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Posted September 23, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion, will be holding a press conference at Interbike tomorrow morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted September 23, 2008

WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—In conjunction with the upcoming 2009 product release, Tifosi Optics has partnered with Canadian distributor Cycles Lambert.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has purchased Breezer bikes. The purchase includes all assets and trademarks of the Breezer bicycle brand as well as an agreement with Joe Breeze for consulting services on new projects and designs.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted September 23, 2008

"He can ride a road bike, he can ride a mountain bike, but can he ride a cyclocross bike?"

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Posted September 22, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Five retailers and a dozen others, including Specialized’s founder, Mike Sinyard, will ride the final 32 miles to Interbike’s Outdoor Demo today ending a 604-mile odyssey that began last Thursday from Morgan Hill, California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 22, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Retailers carved up Bootleg Canyon on the first day of Outdoor Demo with the expectation that retailers will be in full force come today.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 21, 2008

FURANCE CREEK, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized’s annual ride to Interbike climbs out of Death Valley today on its final leg to Las Vegas after four days of intense riding over California’s coastal range, the Sierra Nevada and a dazzling 17-mile descent into the valley.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted September 19, 2008

Many industries, including that of the bicycle, attempt to target women (and their wallets) to grow business, but they often miss the mark by creating products that are female unfriendly.

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