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Posted November 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Falconhead Capital, the owner of Competitor Group Inc., has sold the company to another venture capital group, Calera Capital Partners according to reports.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing / Events
Posted November 29, 2012
Change Cycling Now looks to reform pro cycling and the UCI

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is the latest to join the self-described "global pressure group" Change Cycling Now, which is holding its first meeting and press conference in London this weekend. The group was formed after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke and is pushing for changes to professional cycling in general and at the the international cycling union UCI in particular.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 29, 2012

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — Bianchi has recently relocated its U.S. headquarters to a larger warehouse and office space in Hayward, California, not far from the company's previous location.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 29, 2012

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has added a Russian distributor, Veloolimp Ltd., for its folding bikes. 

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 29, 2012

HOFHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — Benchmark Drives develops e-bike drivetrains and lightweight, low-maintenance belt-drive systems that hold a lot of appeal. But the high belt tension of current designs stresses bearings and makes it difficult to read drivetrain tension, an integral part of efficient e-bike drivetrains.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted November 28, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is adding to its marketing muscle with the hires of Elayna Caldwell and Chris Zigmont. Each will be making the move to Chicago as they take on their new roles next January. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted November 28, 2012

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN) — Wisconsin’s Wheel & Sprocket, the BRAIN Gold Star Retailer owned by Chris Kegel, is opening its first location in Illinois, taking over the space being vacated by Evanston’s Ten 27 Cycles, formerly Turin Bicycles. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 28, 2012
Austin McInerny

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The board of directors for the nonprofit that runs high school cycling leagues has shuffled the organization’s top-paid position, replacing recent executive director hire Doug Selee with Austin McInerny, a seasoned member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, or NICA.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 28, 2012
Jessica Ginster

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — The Wisconsin Bike Fed has hired Jessica Ginster as development director. 

Ginster will provide strategic direction in developing donor relations and expanding the Bike Fed’s presence, impact and funding statewide. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 28, 2012
The GoToob

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing products by humangear, inc., a San Francisco company whose products include the GoToob, a soft silicone squeeze bottle.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 28, 2012
Photos by Kyer Wiltshire

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — High-end road and mountain shop Studio Velo gets a larger and more functional space to serve its well-heeled customer base after leaving its old digs for a new location in its hometown of Mill Valley, California.

Posted in Retail News

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