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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)-Sugoi Performance Apparel hired Jin Seo to serve as the company's women's
director of design.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—If there was one message the 12-member Canadian Association of Specialty Bicycle Importers (CASBI) made clear at Expocycle, it’s that retailers and suppliers must rally against renewal of anti-dumping duties on bikes.

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)-Scott USA recently announced the addition of Doug Bush and Rian Timmons to the company’s bike group.

LOS ALAMITOS, CA (BRAIN)-For those who were inquiring
about how to contribute to Tara's recovery, feel free to visit the website:

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"All my life, man and boy, I've operated under the assumption that the main idea in running was to win the race. Naturally, when I became a coach I tried to teach people how to do that. Tried to teach Pre how to do that. Tried like hell to teach Pre to do that. And Pre taught me. Taught me I was wrong.

"Everybody's got plans...until they get hit." -Mike Tyson

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)-Magura USA hired Tony Ballantine to a newly created position of OEM and aftermarket sales manager.

Ballantine joins Magura after eight years as an outside territory sales manager with Raleigh America.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)-NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems announced they will be providing lights for Cannondale’s test ride demo days to be held at beautiful Red Rock Resort in Nevada, September 26-28.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)–An online charity raffle to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation opens today, with a hand-built, one-of-a-kind “Pedal Pink” bicycle loaded with high-end parts and pieces as the prize.

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COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—A slimmed-down IFMA opened Thursday to steady but not spectacular traffic as exhibitors from 35 countries showed their products to German retailers and the German media.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Following its split from Nike earlier this summer and the disbanding of the Discovery Channel Pro Team last month, retailers may have been unsure what to expect from Trek in 2008.

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"And this here's the TV. Two hours a day, either educational or football, so you don't ruin your appreciation of the finer things." -H.I. McDonnaugh in "Raising Arizona" (going out to our very own Matt Wiebe)

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—Soaring metal prices are causing a shift to lighter and more powerful electric bike batteries much sooner than anyone expected, a leading e-bike researcher said.

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MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group is completing its acquisition of Answer Products, Sunringlé and Wheelsmith Fabrications by transitioning the three brands to a 110,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (BRAIN)—Pro-tec recently announced that both BTI and QBP have been added to its growing list of distribution channels for 2008.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-Swagger recently announced details of the Bicycling Magazine Industry Cup, scheduled for Thursday night, September 27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The event is part of the World Criterium Championship, the final race in the 10-city 2007 USA Crits Championship Series.

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GRAPEVINE, TX (BRAIN)—Enthusiasts are clamoring for high-end mountain bikes. Strong sales figures in the first half of 2007 from bike shops and high-end companies indicates a strong growth trend. The only problem is that a large number of consumers have yet to receive their bikes.

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Former Hans Johnsen employee Bob Fowler passed away on September 14.

He worked at the company for 50 years, retiring as senior vice president of sales in 1995.

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MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) recently added two new members to its marketing department, led by marketing manager, Joel Richardson.


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