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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Owners and managers from 38 of the industry’s biggest-volume stores began heading back Thursday evening and Friday morning following two days of seminars and training with peers and hearing from industry outsiders and business experts on the topics of customer service, profitability, consumer tr

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:51 AM MT—Norco is debuting its new performance road bike line, Tactic, at this week’s Sea Otter expo.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Friday April 20 2012 4:46 AM MT—Raleigh America on Thursday announced that it had promoted Chris Speyer to the position of executive vice president of product and marketing.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The BRAINy awards reception capped off the three-day Bicycle Leadership Conference last night. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News publisher Marc Sani and Bicycle Product Suppliers Association president Chris Speyer presented awards recognizing industry achievement at the supplier level.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Thursday April 19 2012 5:54 PM MT—Fox Racing Shox unveiled its new unified fork and rear shock system —called CTD, for Climb, Trail and Descend — on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic expo.

Onza comes back to America • Ibis goes big • Advocates fight to protect Sea Otter land

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onza, one of the iconic brands of the 1990s mountain bike boom, is re-entering the U.S. market with a line of mountain and road tires.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Open, the new mountain bike brand designed by Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen and former BMC CEO Andy Kessler, debuted today at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Retailers must become trend spotters to identify the driving forces behind today’s business and to plan for long-term success.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 10:18 AM MT—Shimano is set to unveil a new budget gravity group, Zee, on Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic. It’s priced low so freeride slope bikes can be accessibly priced but still have Shimano technology.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—As retailers marched through the month of March, one of the warmest on record, it appears that bicycle sales were relatively flat, but the average selling price per unit was up.

Club Ride adds 200th dealer, claims best quarter ever • Utah Bike Summit planned for May 4 • Polar Bottle introduces 12-ounce model • Terry Bicycles teams with Sojourn for Vermont trips

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 3:29 PM MT—Marin Bikes is ending a long-term relationship with the California-based sporting goods chain Sports Chalet. The bike brand is restricting sales to specialty retailers from now own, company officials said.

POC hires Nat Ross for bike sales and marketing • Vancouver show attracts 19,000-plus visitors • Evelo announces 4,000-mile electric bike tour • USA Pro Cycling Challenge announces poster contest winner

Editor's note: The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Steve Frothingham

LONGMONT, CO—One of the largest bike manufacturers in the world, India’s Hero Cycles, is looking to start small in the U.S. market.

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MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 10:49 AM MT—Nukeproof is launching a new slopestyle frame that has a hydraulic gyro integrated with the headtube. The integration reduces stack height above the head tube to just 10mm, allowing a lower stem.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 8:32 AM MT—BMC started this week’s Sea Otter festivities early with the global launch of its teamelite TE01 carbon fiber 29er race bike Tuesday evening in Monterey.

Bell hires former BMX pro Allan Cooke • Dirt Rag hires Boulanger, Hall • LAB awards new bike-friendly workplaces • Magura wins red dot award • Mt. Borah sponsors Minnesota high school league

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 11:35 AM MT—Less than a year after launching its women’s-specific brand, Giant is investing more resources into the growing division with a new apparel and accessories designer, a second demo van to visit retailers and an expanding

Shimano/Pearl Izumi offers free freight • The Bike Cooperative and Lifeboat Events team up at DealerCamp • Albabici offers 100 percent Italian Ursus wheels • MTS Sports Group to represent Louis Garneau in the Northwest • Sigma USA offers triple-wireless downloadable computer

LARAMIE, WY (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 9:07 AM MT—This season will be the new home to live race commentary from Charles "Live Update Guy" Pelkey.

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