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Editor's note: The following article first appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

MONTEREY, CA—The last eight months have been a trying and uncertain time for Matt Bracken, Jim Hale and Jay Seiter.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday June 5 2012 8:01 AM MT—Ergon is looking to develop an initial dealer base of 200 to 300 retailers for its new Phorm line of saddles and grips, which recently became available in the U.S.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Friday May 25 2012 9:40 AM MT—SRAM is releasing a few photos and details of an upcoming 11x1 mountain bike drivetrain, which the company said it will unveil more thoroughly in July.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 9:55 AM MT—Campagmolo has quickly brought its EPS electronic shifting technology on to time trial and triathlon bikes with a selection of new parts introduced this week.

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday May 23 2012 2:47 PM MT—Fox Racing Shox will be offering new electronic features on its suspension products, available in September.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Tuesday May 22 2012 7:35 PM MT—Trek Bicycle informed dealers in a letter this month that it will discontinue its cruiser line for model year 2013 and reallocate resources into stronger performing segments.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)-Ridley Bicycle is recalling about 105 carbon fiber threadless stems because they can crack or break. So far the company has received one report of a stem breaking in use, resulting in minor injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

REHOBOTH, MA (BRAIN) Monday May 21 2012 11:41 AM MT—A broken steerer tube most likely caused the crash that killed a Massachusetts man last month, but the fork model had not been recalled, police said.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) Wednesday May 16 2012 9:26 AM MT—Campagolo will be offering wider range gearing in some of its groups, including options for its top-end 11-speed electric groups and for its lower priced 10-speed groups.

STATE COLLEGE, PA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 8:46 AM MT—A cyclist and coding expert who also happens to be a high school sophomore is offering a smart phone app that enables users to measure routes for biking or other activities.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 7:28 AM MT—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday reminded bicyclists of 10 pending recalls.

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 12:47 PM MT—Cane Creek is offering dealers a free poster to help mechanics understand and make use of a standardized headset measuring system.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 3:25 PM MT—Design engineer Tim Lane is best known for his work developing Felt’s DA and AR aero road bikes, so his latest project may raise a few eyebrows.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 10:23 AM MT—Shimano's 2013 Direct Mount rear derailleur option won't hit retail sales floors until early this fall, but the company already is responding to criticism from consumers who are concerned about a design offering an alternative to a

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday May 10 2012 10:00 AM MT—Quality Bicycle Products is recalling about 1,100 Salsa Minimalist racks because the mounting straps can break.

Tagged Distributor news

VERONA, Italy (BRAIN) Wednesday May 9 2012 8:32 AM MT—Two teams will debut Vision's new time trial group at the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, the company announced.

The company did not say when the group will be available to consumers or give pricing information.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 8:15 AM MT—Specialized is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 600 Tektro brake levers used on some of the company's aero/time trial bikes and sold in the aftermarket.

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 12:01 PM MT—Fox is serious about tempting suspension mechanics to take its new Fox/UBI Master Tech Class.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 10:36 AM MT—When it comes to sports nutritionals, you can almost hear Allen Lim put quote marks around the phrase every time he utters it.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 16 2012 9:10 AM MT—Building on its Anthem X dual-suspension 29er, Giant on Monday introduced a range of three new carbon fiber 29ers.

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