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Posted July 22, 2008

NORWOOD, Ontario (BRAIN)—Glacier Bikes has issued a voluntary warranty recall on all 2009 Glacier Ice Storm 2 bicycle models sold between April 1, 2008 and July 22, 2008.

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Posted July 20, 2008

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco built its newest line of mountain bikes specifically for female riders, but don’t expect to see any pink decorating the bikes’ frames.

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Posted July 17, 2008

AGOURA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—With more people ditching their cars for bikes, Gramicci is seizing the moment by launching an urban biking apparel line.

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Posted July 16, 2008

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes goal for the upcoming model year: fill in the line for 2009.

The Northern California company feels like it has accomplished just that with the addition of several new bikes. One of those new bikes is the 100-millimeter travel, full suspension Alchemist.

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Posted July 9, 2008

PLUMELEC, France (BRAIN)—Oakley sports marketing manager Steve Blick had a job to do: hand deliver the prototype ‘09 Racing Jacket to George Hincapie and Thor Hushovd before the Tour de France began.

Mission accomplished.

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Posted July 9, 2008

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—During Cannondale's Authorized Dealer meetings earlier this week in Park City, Utah, a Super Bix Hi-Mod with Campy Record 11-Speed Liquigas Team Replica Bike (pictured) was stolen from a locked storage room.

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Posted July 8, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The big news coming from Specialized's recent road launch was its new Turbo tubeless tire.

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Posted July 2, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group is recalling 800 SunRinglé hollow quick releases due to reports that the devices can fail or break while in the locked position.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday.

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Posted June 26, 2008

LIVIGNO, Italy (BRAIN)—GT reinvented its road, downhill and 6-inch travel all-mountain bike frames for 2009, introducing carbon fiber to the latter two platforms and increasing stiffness in its GTR road frame.

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Posted June 25, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—After five years in the U.S. market, Scott will deliver retailers an option in the midrange travel segment. The revamped Genius rounds out the company’s trail offerings, giving it a complete line of full-suspension mountain bikes in a broader price range for 2009.

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Posted June 25, 2008

FELTRE, Italy (BRAIN)—After many whisperings about Campagnolo’s 2009 line, it became official in Italy as Campy will be fitting its 2009 Chorus, Record and the revived Super Record gruppos with 11-speed rear ends.

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Posted June 19, 2008

MALLORCA, Spain (BRAIN)—Retailers will see a brand new line of road bikes for 2009 from Giant at various trade shows this fall, including Interbike.

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Posted June 17, 2008

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Rico Sports Group has added Alex Rims/A-Class Wheels to the list of brands it represents.

Rico Sports Group launched in September 2007. Hutchinson tires hired Rico to act as the company’s sales agent for the North American OEM market.

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Posted June 12, 2008

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT Bicycles is launching a new BMX team program dubbed the Project, made up of 10 riders from around the world who were selected through an online contest held on the Vital BMX Web site.

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Posted June 2, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano gives its top of the line road group an entirely new look with design elements integrating the crank, derailleurs and brakes together, just like on XTR and XT.

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Posted May 29, 2008

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura hit a homerun with its lightweight Marta, but its forks have been a bit on the heavy side. Rather then reinvent the wheel when it came to a complete fork redesign, Magura focused on what makes Marta great, performance as good as its heavier competitors at a weight none can touch.

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Posted May 14, 2008

SMETHWICK, England (BRAIN)—Brooks England is collaborating with the New York City Bicycle Film Festival for the release of a limited edition Swallow.

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Posted May 12, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles has launched a brand new line of TRX cyclocross frames.

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Posted April 27, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems has turned its focus to developing five new cycling computers for the first time.

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Posted April 24, 2008

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has converted its entire line of polycarbonate re-usable water bottles to a new material that is 100-percent free of bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates.

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