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Posted January 3, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—What will Scott Sports do with the Syncros brand now that it owns it?

Posted January 3, 2012

BERGAMO, Italy and AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini Maglifico Sportivo has opened a distribution office in the United States. The new subsidiary gives Santini a direct presence in the U.S., and is the company’s fourth subsidiary.

Posted January 3, 2012



SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN) — Jury selection starts Wednesday in Specialized's lawsuit against Volagi over the start-up brand's carbon bikes.

Posted January 3, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist John Wilcockson is leaving Velo magazine for the Move Press title Peloton. Patrick O'Grady, a part-time web editor and cartoonist for Velo and VeloNews.com, also has left the organization.

Posted January 3, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has bought the components and accessories brand Syncros from Ritchey Design, Scott and Ritchey announced Tuesday.

Scott said the brand, most recently known for its downhill mountain biking products, will be expanded into the road and cross-country markets.

Posted January 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Wheels Manufacturing's new website is now configured for both consumer-direct and IBD sales.

Posted January 1, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' offices are closed Monday in observation of the New Year. News coverage will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Our entire staff wishes you a safe and healthy start to 2012.

Posted December 30, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Uncertainty over economic stability in Europe has Taiwanese manufacturers in wait-and-see mode as 2012 orders dip from suppliers in its most important export market.

Posted December 30, 2011

More electronics, 11-speed coming to road, while SRAM stays true to mechanical

By Matt Wiebe and Nicole Formosa

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Top-end road bikes for model year 2013 will be spiffed up by new drivetrain innovations working their way through the product pipeline.

Posted December 30, 2011

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

By Toby Hill

Posted December 30, 2011

Hermes Sport staffs up as product line grows • Still time to register for Park tech summit • Houston launches bike share program • Bike expo planned for Georgia

Posted December 29, 2011

Mike Sinyard's letter to retailers this week regarding Amazon's Price Check App is escalating an industry-wide conversation and examination of the interaction between brick-and-mortar stores and the many alternate retailing channe

Posted December 29, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cateye USA president Thomas Prehn went on an Amazon buying spree of sorts last spring and summer. He has an office full of receipts and packages to prove it.

"I was probably Amazon's best Cateye customer," Prehn said Thursday.

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