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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Lorpen has promoted Bruce Barrows to North American sales manager. Barrows will now be responsible for Lorpen's sales across the U.S. and Canada.

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ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Henk Schipper has left Ritchey/Syncros in the UK to focus on Fast Forward Wheels.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer has opened online retailer, buyer and designer registration for its Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo and All Mountain Demo, scheduled to run January 20-24, 2010.

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LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Lambert has terminated its distribution agreement with Race Face.

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OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—A slow bike market took its toll on Shimano as the company saw its sales tumble to $1.47 billion (134.44 billion Yen) through September, from $1.87 billion (170.6 billion Yen) last year. The company’s income fell to $149.98 million (13.68 billion Yen) from $307.38 million (28.03 billion Yen).

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic's net sales declined by 14 percent for the first nine months of the year, according to earnings report released Thursday by Mavic’s parent company, Amer Sports.

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VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess is the new co-CEO of Electra Bicycle Company.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A.'s exclusive distribution agreement with BiciSupport S.r.l. has been terminated. Albabici LLC of Oxnard, California has been awarded the distribution of BiciSupport products by BiciSupport S.r.l.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano Inc. is slashing its full year profit forecast as U.S. and European consumers cut back purchases on mid- to high-end bicycles and fishing gear, according to Bloomberg News.

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COTTAGE GROVE, WI (BRAIN)—Livestrong fitness equipment is now showing up at Dick’s Sporting Goods locations throughout the U.S.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Steve Meineke had just gotten off the plane from Hong Kong last Friday when he got a call that Raleigh’s power was out.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has sued Hayes Bicycle Group claiming that the company’s Stroker hydraulic disc brake infringe on one of SRAM’s patents.

The web editor is looking for retailers and suppliers who are giving back this holiday season—whether it be toy drives or something else—for stories on the web and in print in December.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Jeff Weiss to the newly created role of vice president of international business development.

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LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company's service center manager Ian Foyster was tragically killed on Monday.

"He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was shot," said Dave Goeppner, marketing manager for The Hawley Company.

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“Your cyclists really know their stuff. It’s more intense than in San Francisco. The bike coalition is strong there, but in Portland, the cyclists are more into the details. They want to know how their handle bars will work with handrails.

JUPITER, FL (BRAIN)—Sports Marketing Surveys and the Gluskin Townley Group have formed a joint venture to publish a monthly Consumer Intelligence: Bicycles & Bicycling Report beginning January 2010.

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—Hill Billy USA, a Southern California company offering a wide range of golf-related products and services, is launching Dogleg–a series of electric bikes.

CLICK ON LINK to see Al Budris' (president of Sidi) response to today's 5th Spot.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle art from all over the world will be on display and for sale at the 2009 Bike Art Spectacular, a fundraising event for Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids. The event will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 6-9 p.m. at San Diego’s Quilt Art Vision Gallery.

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