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SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Engin Yeselyemis to its U.S. bicycle group.

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MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not only a recent jump in taxes that are increasing tire prices.

Because of rising oil prices, consumers should expect tire prices to increase upwards of 18 percent in the following year.

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports reported net sales for the third quarter grew 1.1 percent to $188.6 million from $186.5 million last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Online and mail/fax registration is now open for the 11th annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) to be held January 18th-20 in San Diego, CA.

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"Words? While you've been #$%#$#' around at some #$%&*#$ company golf tournaments, I been out in the world, giving my word and backing it up with action." Lowell Bergman from "The Insider."

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—To support industry efforts for future federal funding of bicycling projects in America, the NBDA has announcesd a scholarship program to fund member dealers to attend the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. March 4-6, 2008.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Nielsen Business Media, parent company of the Action Sports Retailer (ASR), Health+Fitness Business (HFB) and Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade shows, has signed an exclusive multi-year partnership agreement with Messe Munich International (MMI), owners and organizers of the ISPO China trad

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—With the Canadian “loonie” at near record levels against the dollar, rumors are rife that Canada’s Dorel Industries, which owns Pacific Cycles, is kicking tires and weighing frames as it ponders a purchase of Cannondale.

SAN MARCOS, CA (BRAIN)—Nema International marketing director and manager Dylan Dean has a new project in the form of Pinned MTB Magazine.

The online magazine is dedicated to the sport of gravity mountain bike racing with news, product, team and athlete sponsorship, race reports and more.

Tagged Media/Publishing

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN)—Wordlock has partnered with Quality Bicycle Products for the distribution of Wordlock bike locks and padlocks throughout the United States and Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

"Barbecues, tea kettles, gobs of axle grease
There comes a time for every man
To sail the seas of cheese
Now, life's a bowl of bagel dogs,
but there are unpleasantries
Cold toilet seats, dentist chairs
and trips to DMV"
—Primus

ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—Turnstile Publishing is launching a new title called Masters Cycling in January. The magazine targets 40 year and older cyclists.

The company already publishes Masters Athletes, formerly called Geezer Jock.

Tagged Media/Publishing

RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Ellsworth’s The Ride bike is the recipient of the 2007 Best of What’s New Grand Award from Popular Science in the Recreation category.

Tagged Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Specific route details for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race have been revealed by AEG, presenter of the third-annual event.

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"I would like to address that particular stereotype if I may. Now, your stereotypical donut is nothing but dough and sugar fried in fat, am I right? Now that fat gums up your arteries and goes to your brain, and you turn liberal.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Calfee Design's bamboo bike got some love in yesterday's LA Times.

The LA Times highlighted different outdoor equipment for being green including surfboards, skateboards, snowboards and Calfee Design's bamboo bike.

Tagged Media/Publishing

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles, Hincapie Sportswear and SRAM are hosting the first annual Q-Fest tomorrow at SRAM's Chicago headquarters.

Tagged Events

"He was a class act, the kind of guy who stood by his word." —Len Rohde, talking about former 49ers coach Dick Nolan, who passed away at the age of 75.

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Ontario government is helping families get more active with a retail sales tax exemption for bikes and helmets.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has partnered with the Barloworld Race Team. Bianchi will supply bicycles for the team in 2008.

Barloworld had been with Cannondale.

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