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Posted January 7, 2013
Nicole Formosa

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer international editor Nicole Formosa is leaving to join Bike magazine as managing editor. Her last day with BRAIN will be Jan. 18. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 7, 2013
Denver company also spins off its schwag business
The Sampson Stratics FS pedals are adjustable in many directions

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports has two new pedals — including one model with an innovative bike fitting feature — and is splitting off its private label business for events into a new company called Event Gear.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 7, 2013
The First Friday cap sold out quickly Friday.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giro launched a new program Friday to offer limited-edition items to its fans on Facebook. The first item, a cotton cycling cap, quickly sold out its run of 50.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 7, 2013
The Garmin Edge 810

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Garmin is introducing a variety of new products, including at least two new cycling computers, at this week's massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 4, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Rapha has launched its product line tied to its sponsorship of the Team Sky team, including defending Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins. Rapha has a four-year agreement with the team.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 3, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — The National BMX Hall of Fame has opened the nomination process for this year's inductions.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Awards
Posted January 3, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — The mountain bike racing community is mourning the loss of South African racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car while training in his home country on Thursday.

Stander, 25, was a 2008 and 2012 Olympian and the 2008 UCI World Cup champion in the U23 category. 

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013
Dealer-direct sales to complement sales through distributors

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — Minoura will start offering dealers the option of buying some of its products directly from its Iowa warehouse.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 3, 2013
Riders on a New York City green lane last summer.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — REI has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Bikes Belong Foundation to expand its Green Lane Project.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The early months of this year could bring resolutions on one or more duty- and subsidy-related investigations currently under consideration by the European Commission relative to trade between Asia and the European Union.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley announced Thursday that it will be distributing Tacx trainers, bottles and cages to U.S. dealers. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news

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