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  1. Hincapie Sportswear Eyeing IBD in '08

    GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has a renewed focus within the independent bicycle dealer channel. This is largely due to Nicole Bossie, who was hired in May as Hincapie’s retail market manager. She was asked to grow business in the retail market. “Hincapie started ...

    Posted October 16, 2007 in Product/Tech

  2. Oregon tourism campaign taps state's custom bike builders

    The builders and bikes include: - Oregon Coast: Ahearne Cycles, a fat-tire beach cruiser - Columbia River ...

    Posted May 12, 2015 in North America

  3. Vancouver's North Shore still thumping with MTB energy

    Sasha Tomchenko, Cove's general manager.

    NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)  — Like Vancouver, which the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited Tuesday, the North Shore bike retail scene is crowded, competitive and apparently profitable. As in Vancouver proper, finding and keeping qualified staff — especially mechanics ...

    Posted June 3, 2015 in Retail News

  4. Competition brings out the retail niches in Vancouver

    BSP Studio carries Trek and Cannondale exclusively.

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver is a city of neighborhoods separated by waterways and connected by bridges and a crazy love of bicycling. The water makes it a challenging city to traverse by bike or other means. The evolving bike craziness and the disconnected ...

    Posted June 2, 2015 in Retail News

  5. Momentum magazine launches online store

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Momentum magazine has launched an online store to sell city cycling essentials such as bags, baskets, lights, helmets and casual clothing to everyday riders. "The store is a continuation of what we do in our print magazine and online," said ...

    Posted May 5, 2015 in North America

  6. OneUp granted patent for extra-low sprocket, says other brands are infringing

    Updated: Company says it believes several companies are infringing on its patent. SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) —  The Canadian components maker OneUp Components has been granted a U.S. patent that applies to its 42-tooth sprocket, which can be used on 10-speed ...

    Posted April 22, 2015 in Product/Tech

  7. LAB report looks at how bike shops can welcome more women customers

    respondents, from bike shops in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The survey asked them to report current ...

    Posted May 20, 2015 in Retail News

  8. BikeSmart to distribute Rubbers inner tubes in US

    Rubbers tubes are packaged with a free patch.

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Novato, Calif.-based distributor BikeSmart Inc. has signed a U.S. distribution agreement with Rubbers, a line of bicycle inner tubes based out of Vancouver, BC. BikeSmart, Inc. started as the house accessories brand for the California ...

    Posted April 10, 2015 in North America

  9. Spokesman: Mavic won't go consumer direct

    include Procter & Gamble, L'Oreal, LEGO, Columbia Sportswear, Sorel, Carter's, Lucky Brand ...

    Posted June 29, 2012 in North America

  10. Sugoi offers 60-day comfort guarantee on bike shorts

    BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Sugoi Performance Apparel is introducing a "60 Day Comfort Guarantee" on all its spring 2015 cycling shorts for men and women. If consumers are not satisfied with the comfort of Sugoi's product within 60 days of purchase, the apparel can be returned ...

    Posted March 12, 2015 in Product/Tech