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Posted March 26, 2008

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has launched its first Knog-exclusive retail store in Melbourne, Australia.

The March 18th opening—a standing room only reception—coincided with Knog’s first international distributor meeting with more than 20 distributors attending the store’s grand opening.

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Posted March 26, 2008

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Last year's merger of Easton Sports and Riddell Bell Holdings has paid off in a big way for the now combined company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 25, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Check out what companies got featured in Monday's LA Times Health section for their 5 inch travel MTB options.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 25, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes/Pivot Cycles hired industry veteran Jason Mead to lead its demo tour to travel around the country to dealers and festivals.

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Posted March 25, 2008

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley Company’s new 2008 catalog was released last week and should now be in the hands of dealers across the country.

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Posted March 25, 2008

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (BRAIN)—A.T. Cross has closed an all cash transaction to purchase Native Eyewear, the maker of sport performance sunglasses and goggles.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 25, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Planet Bike's advocacy coordinator Jay Ferm had several problems with The Chronicle's recent study that Bay Area cyclists were more at fault than drivers.

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Posted March 24, 2008

"He’s going to be 72 when he’s president and have his finger on the button. My grandfather’s 72 and we won’t let him have the remote for the TV."

—Comedian Dennis Miller on John McCain.

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Posted March 24, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) and LHB, Inc., an architectural design firm, have been selected as dual recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Award, an honor recognizing environmental achievements by Minnesota businesses, nonprofits, government and institutions.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted March 24, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The last thing bicyclists want to hear is that they're at fault more than drivers, but that's exactly the conclusion the San Francisco Chronicle came to in a recent study.

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Posted March 23, 2008

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts' 6th annual Open House is around the corner. For those attending the April 5-6 event, it promises to be well worth the trip up to beautiful Southern Oregon.

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Posted March 23, 2008

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bike Medicine has added a new regional distributor for the New England area. JL Marketing of Westport, Massachusetts, will distribute Purple Extreme chain lubricant, Golden Degreaser and other Bike Medicine products.

JL Marketing covers from Maine to Southern Connecticut.

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Posted March 23, 2008

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Weighing in at 900 pages and nearly six pounds, BTI's new distribution catalog is no lightweight.

This year BTI added 100 pages to its primary sales tool, which now totals over 18,000 individual SKUs.

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Posted March 23, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ma Ying-jeou’s landslide victory Saturday in Taiwan’s presidential election should ease tensions between the island nation and mainland China, which claims Taiwan as its own.

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Posted March 21, 2008

Everyone at BRAIN was startled last Monday morning to find something more shocking than publisher Marc Sani in Lycra—a brand new coffee machine in BRAIN's lunch room/intern area/war room.

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Posted March 20, 2008

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta has hired new personnel to bolster its Brand Management team.

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Posted March 20, 2008

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Storck Bicycle is in final preparations for its upcoming, seven month tour of the United States.

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Posted March 20, 2008

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has a brand new Web site that's easier to navigate, has better images and provides more information about Intense Cycles and its products.

All of the 2008 bikes are now online including the new M6 and Slopestyle.

Click on link to check it out.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 20, 2008

Cannondale cordially invites you to the Tarrywile Lodge to drink from a couple new MTB offerings—the Rize and Moto.

Click on link to be invited in.

For further information on these two new bikes, be sure to read the April 1 Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

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Posted March 19, 2008

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Maui (BRAIN)—The moratorium on commercial downhill bike rides in Haleakala National Park on Maui will continue until a full evaluation of the impact from the activity is completed, according to the National Park Service.

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