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South Queensferry, UK (BRAIN)—Hotlines will now sell their brands—Azonic, Goodridge, Lynskey and Pro-Lite—direct to dealers throughout Europe. In addition, Hotlines will also sell its house brands Ragley, Nuke Proof, Brand X and X Toolz into Europe and the rest of the World.

Tagged Distributor news

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bikes has added Pete Garski to its management team as vice president of sales.

Tagged People

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—In recognition of these tough economic times, Interbike has committed to freezing booth and sponsorship prices for 2010, keeping them at 2009 levels.

A booth will remain $2,070 per 10-foot x 10-foot for the 2010 show.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Organizers of Taipei Cycle expect the show to be the largest ever next March attracting a record setting 3,018 booths, 894 international exhibitors and 50,000 visitors, said Walter Yeh (pictured), executive vice president of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events has announced plans to launch an outdoor expo and demo event next July in Deer Valley, Utah. DealerCamp will bring together industry suppliers and retailers who will be able to preview and test products on road loops and mountain trails just outside of Park City.

Tagged Events

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—In Motion Asia, Taiwan’s leading bike tour operator, has a number of exciting bike events both during and either side of Taichung Bike Week (December 5-13), allowing visitors the perfect opportunity to mix business with leisure and experience first-hand the world-class riding on offer in Taiwa

Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported to have an expected higher turnover and an increase in net profit of around 10 percent compared to 2008.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling, a division of MacLean Quality Composites, and Edge Composites, have entered into a settlement agreement covering technology related to carbon fiber rims and wheels, specifically the 839 patent.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Planet Bike president Jeff Frehner has left the company to explore new opportunities in the bicycle industry. He had been with the company since March.

Tagged People

WINTER GARDEN, FL (BRAIN)—Big Cat HPV, manufacturer of Catrike—makers of recumbent trikes—has been awarded Manufacturer of the Year for under 125 Employees by the Manufacturers Association of Florida.

Tagged Awards

The Bicycle Leadership Conference's new Web site is live. Check it out by clicking on link.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has launched S-Tune—a new service to Specialized dealers that will help customize the performance of Specialized-Branded suspension components precisely to the demands of any rider.

“I’m most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you, ‘Thanks for loving America.’”

—Sarah Palin, via Facebook yesterday, on promoting her new book “Going Rogue: An American Life" which hits bookstores tomorrow.

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—BionX, the Canadian designer and manufacturer of proportional assistance system for bicycles, has partnered with Lambert for exclusive distribution of BionX products in Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of bicycles through September total 11.624 million units, down 2.093 million units over last year, according to the U. S. Department of Commerce import data released this week. Imports of 700c road and hybrid bikes bucked the trend, increasing 10 percent.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Reed Pike starts Wednesday as brand manager of Huffy Bicycles.

Tagged People


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Geax has launched a new Web site, while offering for free for download the MTB movie "What's Next?" a film directed by the U.S. rider Aaron LaRoque,
a tribute to up and coming riders, sponsored by Geax and available in iPhone and HD versions.

Tagged Web/Internet

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest membership cycling organization—reported strong income numbers for FY09 (ending September 30) with overall growth in its membership, sales, development and tours' programs.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A New York judge has awarded cycling author Julie Harrell more than $65,000 in attorneys' fees stemming from a copyright lawsuit she won earlier this year against Cycle Publishing.


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