WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Importers brought in 139,794 fewer units this January compared with the year before—a 13 percent drop in business, the lowest January for importers since 2002.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.
WHISTLER, BC (BRAIN)—The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, the producers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship—the nation’s largest and longest-running professional cycling race—is bringing a new dynamic to “race weekend” this June 4-6 called the Philadelphia Cycling, Health & Fitness Show.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.
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.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—The March 31 deadline for DealerCamp exhibitors to provide targeted retailer lists is rapidly approaching.
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.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Gizmo Gear of Las Vegas is now a U.S. distributer for Gaerne Cycling Shoes.
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.
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.
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.