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Posted February 5, 2008

"From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay Area and back down
Cali is where they put they mack down"

—2Pac in "California Love"

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Posted February 5, 2008

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Formula Brake has launched a new Web site showcasing its 2008 line of Italian disc brakes.

The new site pays homage to nearly Mt. Tam, while spotlighting new products, news and downloads to better serve the American market.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 5, 2008

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes will be displaying and demo’ing its 2008 bikes, and Marin Bikes staff and Shaums March of Mad March Racing will hold special raffle tickets for dealers attending the Decline/Road Magazine Street Block Party.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 5, 2008

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—After 11 years at Easton, brand manager and former marketing manager Jeff Schneider has left the company.

“The experience at Easton has truly been a pleasure and I am proud of what just a small group of us were able to accomplish over this time," Schneider said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2008

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking nominations for the 2008 induction ballot.

Nominees can be individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the sport of mountain biking on a national or international level.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 4, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ purchase of Cannondale now positions the Canadian consumer goods company right behind Trek and Specialized within the independent bicycle dealer (IBD) channel, according to Dorel president and chief executive officer Martin Schwartz.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 4, 2008

BEREA, OH (BRAIN)—Scottish clothing manufacturer Endura is expanding its distribution facility in Ohio to support its growing U.S. sales.

It also hired Santa Fe, New Mexico retailer David Bell, as its interim sales manager, while it seeks a permanent manager.

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2008

NEWTONVILLE, MA (BRAIN)—Sheldon Brown, who could explain the intricacies of 40-year-old Sturmey Archer hubs with the same patient clarity with which he would explain suspension or integrated shifters, died from a sudden heart attack Sunday night.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has just announced the acquisition of the Cannondale Bicycle Corporation.

The total value of the all-cash transaction will be $190 (U.S) to $200 (U.S) million, subject to Cannondale's earnings results for the year ending June 30, 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 3, 2008

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Hans Johnsen Company's 2008 catalog is arriving in dealer stores this week.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2008

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—In its 25th anniversary year, Sigma is celebrating another milestone; its cycling computer sales have reached 50 million units.

Posted in North America
Posted February 3, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Down below in BRAIN's Web Exclusive section you'll find a new Selling Cycling 2008 video: What Customers Want.

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

BY MATT WIEBE AND MARC SANI

SAN DIEGO, CA—It appears the bicycle industry shrugged off Wall Street’s woes and a year-long drumbeat of sour economic news, posting respectable 4 percent growth in wholesale revenue last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 1, 2008

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

SAN DIEGO, CA—Industry leaders need to talk with each other and with other cycling organizations. That’s the message that came out of last month’s Bicycle Leadership Conference.

Posted in North America
Posted February 1, 2008

SHENZHEN, China—Rising raw material and energy prices have contributed to steady cost increases over the last few years, but those cost hikes will likely pale next to the price hike for the 2009 model year, especially for bikes made in China.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 1, 2008

BY MATT WIEBE

WHISTLER, British Columbia—Whistler Blackcomb’s winter season may be in full swing, but Rob McSkimming is already busy preparing for when the snow melts.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec has signed an agreement to become the licensee of the Descente brand for the cycling, triathlon, running and fitness markets in North America and Europe.

Veltec will create a new soft goods division comprised of Descente and Shebeest, which Veltec acquired in 2005.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2008

"If you feel yourself getting frustrated, switch off the TV and talk to a loved one." —Dr. Malissa Wood, citing a study linking the big game with the big one (that's a heart attack, for those non Fred Sanford fans). Enjoy the game and Cheez Doodles!!!

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear and Barkley, one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the United States, are partnering to create a new development cycling team that focuses on riders under 23 years old.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The 8th annual Bicycle Film Festival is fast approaching, and it's calling for your entries with the deadline being Feb. 19.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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