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POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Fizik has hired endurance racing legend Nat Ross in the newly created position of brand specialist for the U.S. retail channel.

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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has hired Jacques Philie as sales manager for its Canadian network.

Previously, Marc-André Perron had acted as sales manager for both the Canadian and international markets, but now his time will be entirely devoted to developing Argon 18’s international sales.

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VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis, president of Sugoi since early 2006, is no longer with the company, according to Rick Leckner, spokesman for Dorel Industries, Sugoi's parent company.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Celebrated on the first Saturday of each October, the next edition of IMBA’s International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is tomorrow.

This year’s turnout will be the largest ever, with more than 7,100 kids registered and ready to ride their bikes in 167 official events.

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GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—The American Bicycle Association and Versus have agreed to televise ABA BMX events and 2009 UCI Continental events.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)— Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Todd Seplavy senior product manager for GT Bicycles, reporting to Mark Peterman, general manager of GT Bicycles.

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MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries Inc. has acquired assets of UK-based Hot Wheels and Circle Bikes, UK’s preeminent distributors of the Mongoose and GT brands.

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM is officially onboard as Team RadioShack's component supplier and will provide complete drivetrain, brakes, as well as chains, cables and housing.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Most people know about the Amgen Tour of California, but many probably have never heard of the Amgen California Coast Classic Bike Tour.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Chris Carmichael is visiting Southern California as part of a 20-city author tour and ride-along series in support of his new book "The Time-Crunched Cyclist."

October 1, 6:30 - 8 a.m. (ride and coffee stop)
Helen's Cycles
2501 Broadway Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has introduced a new dual distribution strategy that will offer Canadian independent bicycle dealers greater choice, flexibility and service options.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)–And you thought ESPN just covered dunks, touchdowns and home runs. Not so fast my friends. Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit delved deep into the fixie culture for an outstanding story.

Click on link to read.

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LANCASTER, PA (BRAIN)—Red Rose Imports will now distribute Tommasini Bicycles in the United States.

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Number "5" is alive: World Bicycle Relief President F.K.

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Not quite two weeks after its official Labor Day weekend opening, the Bionicon USA Headquarters and Demo Center in the Kern River Valley suffered a devastating fire.


MONTREAL, Quebec—Dorel Industries will leverage the recently acquired Iron Horse brand to gain market share in the sporting goods channel where the company hasn’t previously had a position, according to Martin Schwartz, chief executive officer of Dorel.

BETHEL, CT—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sports Group’s headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting Oct. 31.

PORTLAND, OR—Though U.S. sales of Brompton folding bikes have grown at a rate of 45 percent annually over the past five years, the UK brand believes there’s still a lot of room for growth.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports director of marketing Elisette Carlston is leaving the company.

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (BRAIN)—The adoption of quick-release devices on bicycles has led to a heightened potential for injuries due to front wheel separations. A new ASTM International standard defines the performance of primary and secondary wheel retention systems in order to prevent unintended wheel separation.


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