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Posted November 13, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan’s manufacturing hub transforms into an industry show and tell session this week as product managers and sales teams merge in Taichung to talk about 2014 product and beyond. 

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 13, 2012

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Al Nordin is convinced it’s only a matter of time before the market for electric bikes in North America develops into a thriving category. And as the president of NuVinci’s bike division, he has been positioning the company for the past eight years to be ready for the inevitable.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 12, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association invites its members to a webinar Wednesday by business consultant Tom Shay. The webinar, titled Strategies to Win in a Challenging Economy, is from 10 to 11 a.m. Pacific standard time.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 12, 2012
The groundbreaking ceremony Friday. Photo: Lynette Carpiet

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano American broke ground Friday on a substantial expansion to its U.S. headquarters here. The expansion comes on the heels of recently announced expansions at its South Carolina warehouse and the headquarters of its Pearl Izumi division in Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — 2012 bike imports reached 14.4 million through September, a 29 percent increase over last year. Suppliers have continued bringing in substantially more kid’s bikes than last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 11, 2012
Recalled Diamondback Steilacoom RCX

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Diamondback is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commision on a recall of about 40 cyclocross bikes that were assembled with incorrect headset parts. The incorrect part could cause the steerer tube to fail, although the company has had no reports of incidents.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Giro chose Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles’ hip Silverlake neighborhood to preview its new line of casual and performance road apparel to the cycling media on Thursday evening. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 9, 2012
Fat bikers hit the trail. Photo courtesy of the Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival

ISLAND PARK, ID (BRAIN) — Gaining winter access to national parks for fat bikes is a goal of advocates meeting at January's Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival, to be held at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort here. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Julien Carron is stepping down as technology coordinator at the international cycling union, UCI, at the end of November, the organization announced Friday.

Carron has been central to the UCI's equipment approval program, including its "UCI Approved" frame stickers.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 9, 2012

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Commuter bike company Brooklyn Cruiser is expanding into Canada, opening dealers in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary for the 2013 season.

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2012
Restore Red Hook jersey

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — The bike community in New York is taking action to help Sandy recovery efforts.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy

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