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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)— ExpoCycle 2011, powered by the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, which kicked off Sunday was held for the first time at the Palais des Congres in Old Montreal. The new venue created a totally new feel and vibe to the show—a welcome change by all attendees.

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MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired veteran cycling journalist Ben Delaney as brand communications manager.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The annual Interbike tradeshow kicks off today with Outdoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon outside Las Vegas. Here are a few events happening at demo and in Las Vegas during the first two days of the show:

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GRANBURY, TX (BRAIN)— DannyShane has tapped Tradewinds Sports, based in Louisville, Colorado, to represent the cycling apparel product line in the Rocky Mountain area, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Yeti Cycles has signed Silverfish as its new UK distributor.

Yeti was previously distributed by Evolution Imports.

TAMPA BAY, FL (BRAIN)—World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owner and organizer of Ironman, Ironman 70.3, 5150, Iron Girl and IronKids branded events, has hired Mark Gouge as the central regional and Ironman.com sales manager.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Riders on Interbike’s annual Tour de Lake Mead event will ride a slightly different route this year, which uses part of the new River Mountain Loop Trail.

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NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Thad Fabish to national sales manager.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed Mark Leydecker senior vice president of merchandising.

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WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of high performance bicycle wheels, has announced that industry veteran Len Cabaltera of Racine, Wisconsin has joined the company.

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SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—It looks as though Amazon has bought itself another year before the online retailer has to start collecting sales tax from Californians.

According to the LA Times, the company would return the favor by dropping its battle to overturn the state's new law requiring tax collection.

Click on title then link to see a video profile of industry veteran/legend Jim Langley, who has quite the cycling streak going. He also has a passion for another sport that many probably don't know about.

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN)—Echos Communications has signed on Dual Eyewear for marketing representation.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—KHS Bicycles is now distributing Motorex Oil of Switzerland.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Steve Parke as its new Northern California sales representative.

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CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle will be included in Germany’s SDAX index starting Sept. 19.

The SDAX is made up of 50 small and medium sized companies in Germany and represent the 81st-130th largest publicly traded companies in that country.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—John Rangel, Specialized’s vice president and chief financial officer, has left the company. Rangel accepted a CFO position with Tria Beauty, a consumer skincare products company, according to a press released issued Aug. 30 by Tria.

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By Nicole Formosa

Bob Martin has worked at the Brooks saddle factory outside Birmingham, England’s once gritty industrial heart, for 52 years.

By Matt Wiebe

NEWBURY PARK, CA—Over the years, long lead times have changed the industry’s dynamics—and those lead times show no signs of getting shorter.

By Marc Sani

As long as retailers effectively manage preseason orders tied to supplier dating programs, the current ordering structure for bikes—coupled with summer-season dealer events—appears to work.

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