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Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—What do fast computers have in common with fast bikes?

They can make a fast bike even faster—and, more important, help the engineers that design bike components work at speeds that would make a track sprinter proud.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—After more than two decades in business, Brompton has built a loyal following around the world. But until now, someone searching for the British folding bike maker at Eurobike would have been out of luck: This is the first year Brompton has had its own booth in Friedrichshafen.

Posted in North America Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM’s Stan Day has two items on his to-do list now that the company has received a financial infusion from a Wall Street investment bank. He wants to continue developing innovative products—and he wants to give the advocacy community a $2 million annual boost to promote cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted September 4, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Salvatore Truglio, Prologo’s sales manager, said European dealers would find a variety of new saddle designs from the Italian company when they visit its booth at Eurobike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 4, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike announced the winners of the Eurobike Awards 2008 yesterday evening on the Fashion Show stage. This year's competition attracted a record 362 entries from 27 countries—up substantially from last year's 269 products.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Luke Bame has what he calls the best job in the world for a 24-year-old American. He lives in Langenthal, Switzerland, and works for Motorex Oil of Switzerland in its marketing and sales department.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—This is Kurt Person’s first visit to Eurobike and as the new general manager and vice president of the Hayes Bicycle Group he will get a firsthand look at Europe’s biggest bicycle show.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Eurobike
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—In Hinduism, Kali is the six-armed goddess of death, destruction and rebirth.

Mike Wilson hopes to appeal to the goddess’s good side as he and his partners prepare to bring the first products to market for their new company, which they named Kali.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Crankbrothers’ founding partner Andrew Herrick will call Europe home following Eurobike. Herrick will work with the Selle Royal family of brands out of Selle Royal’s office in Vicenza, Italy. Selle Royal and Crankbrothers merged in February.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 3, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM Corporation has updated its general management and sales structure in Europe.

It was announced at Eurobike that Martin Van Beek, general manager of SRAM Europe, has elected not to accept an evolved general management role and will exit the company.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Stefan Reisinger was all smiles at the entrance to the Eurobike Demo Day yesterday morning. Reisinger, Eurobike’s project manager, was pleased with the warm and sunny weather and the strong turnout of dealers who showed up to test-ride bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 3, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Executives at Giant Bicycle should be all smiles tomorrow as Eurobike opens to what should be a record number of visitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted September 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan has recorded strong export growth in North America with bicycles during the first half of this year.

Posted in North America
Posted September 2, 2008

GOIRLE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Specialized has opened a concept store in Goirles, Holland, and plans to continue expanding the model in that country and other European nations, said Paul Pigmans, marketing and sales officer with Specialized in the Netherlands.

Posted in North America
Posted September 2, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike have announced preliminary exhibitor and event information for its inaugural OutDoor Demo East, to be held at the Roger Williams Park in Providence, R.I.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 2, 2008

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Swiss bicycle brand BMC has added Brent Graves to its management team as head of operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 2, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for calendar submissions for its Interbike Show Daily issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 1, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—As Eurobike opens its doors for four days starting Thursday, "all eyes will be on Friedrichshafen," said Harald Troost, European press
relations manager for Shimano.

Eurobike's Demo Day in Voralberg, Austria is tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 1, 2008

SAN PIETRO DI STABIO, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Assos of Switzerland has launched a North American subsidiary with its own management team.

The premium road cycling clothing company opened and staffed a warehouse in Chicago, Illinois, to fulfill all orders, and will soon open an office close to New York City.

Posted in North America
Posted September 1, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has hired Ed Cangialosi as its new sales director.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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