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TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Pivot Cycles has signed with On The Edge of Quebec to distribute their products to Canada. The deal with On The Edge (OTE) does not include BH Bikes.

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LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Deuter has hired of Christian Mason as director of sales and marketing. Mason brings his extensive experience in sales, marketing and product development to the company.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Fred Drenhouse died over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. Drenhouse had worked for a several major companies in the industry and was director of operations at Advanced Sports when he passed away, said Pat Cunnane, the company’s president.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A physician accused of deliberately injuring two cyclists by slamming on his car’s brakes on a narrow Brentwood road last year was convicted Monday of assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem and other serious criminal charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Five NBDA members have been elected to two-year terms on the NBDA board of directors.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ideal Bike Corporation appointed Michael Chen as its vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

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BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Retailers in the Western region will benefit from faster shipping times from Quality Bicycle Products as early as next spring, when the distributor plans to have a Utah warehouse up and running.

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TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Todson is in discussions with Genuine Innovations to find a resolution involving a patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies, according to Todson president Neal Todrys.

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley’s parent company reported its best sales period of the year in the third quarter as European markets showed signs of recovery and the troubled North American market began to stabilize.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM’S Stan Day said that the global recession has taken a bite out of the company’s business, reflecting a similar fall off in sales as its competitor Shimano.

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BY NICOLE FORMOSA

ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—The acquisition of P&K Ventures by newly formed Freshbikes Franchising, LLC signifies the end of a messy divorce between Conte’s Bicycle and Fitness and P&K, franchisor of Conte’s for the past seven years.

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—As president of Cycling Sports Group North America, Jeff McGuane is steering what seems to be a constantly evolving ship.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Chris King marketing manager Chris DiStefano barely had settled into his Outdoor Demo booth when he got wind that Cielo’s new 29er with SRAM XX found its way to the online masses.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The International Cycling Law Association (ICLA) is launching a free bi-monthly legal webinar series addressing a variety of legal issues of importance to the global cycling industry.

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RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes has partnered with the Velo Bella women’s cyclocross team for the 2009-2010 season. Ellsworth has provided the team’s elite racers with its redesigned “Roots” cyclocross bikes.

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Lorpen has promoted Bruce Barrows to North American sales manager. Barrows will now be responsible for Lorpen's sales across the U.S. and Canada.

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ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Henk Schipper has left Ritchey/Syncros in the UK to focus on Fast Forward Wheels.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer has opened online retailer, buyer and designer registration for its Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo and All Mountain Demo, scheduled to run January 20-24, 2010.

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LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Lambert has terminated its distribution agreement with Race Face.

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OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—A slow bike market took its toll on Shimano as the company saw its sales tumble to $1.47 billion (134.44 billion Yen) through September, from $1.87 billion (170.6 billion Yen) last year. The company’s income fell to $149.98 million (13.68 billion Yen) from $307.38 million (28.03 billion Yen).

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