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Posted December 2, 2008

"We at Free Flite (Marietta, GA) think we have the best damn tree in the land, mainly because of the topper. We welcome any challenges for stores who think they can do better. Bring it on, chumps."

—Travis Webb, manager.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—How good a year did Giant Manufacturing have this year? So good that Giant is expected to award its Taiwanese employees year-end bonuses equal to a whopping 23 months’ salary.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A financial storm may be raging over the world economy, but the sun is still shining on the Taipei Cycle show.

Show organizers said Tuesday that Taipei Cycle 2009 is already sold out and is expected to be modestly larger than last year’s show.

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted December 1, 2008

BLOOMFIELD, CT (BRAIN)—Brian Tinsley kept asking for a job as a mechanic at Mike Wolf’s store, but Wolf kept telling him no—that is unless he got some credible training.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 1, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its executive team to facilitate its financial and production operations, as well as streamline and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts around the world.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 1, 2008

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—More than $20,000 was raised recently for the SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League by dinner attendees and silent auction bidders.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 1, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—3point5.com recently surpassed 100,000 registered users, a significant milestone showcasing the robust growth of the online retail training leader.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—To support industry efforts for future federal funding of bicycling projects in America, the NBDA will once again award scholarships to member dealers who attend the 2009 National Bike Summit, March 10 - 12 in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 1, 2008

The newest member of the BRAIN kitchen featuring 1200 watts of pure power (no, not Robert Roman) is the Euro-Pro toaster oven. Now visitors who visit BRAIN will get toasted bagels in just minutes with lamb chops taking considerably longer at 30-40 minutes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2008

REDWOOD CITY, CA—When Washington Mutual Bank began to waver this fall amid the national financial crisis, Mike Jacoubowsky started to worry.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted December 1, 2008

BY MATT WIEBE

FORT COLLINS, CO—Tom Petrie was ready to raise prices on his European product line in January, but then economic turmoil struck and the dollar’s value went up while the euro’s value declined. Petrie is still planning to post revised prices in January, but they may be lower.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2008

BY MATT WIEBE

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 30, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The December mini-shows in Taichung are expected to attract more product managers than ever before, organizers say.

Posted in International
Posted November 30, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Sport Chalet’s sales decreased to $96.5 million during its second fiscal quarter ending September 28. This sales figure includes seven new stores the company opened compared to its second quarter last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 30, 2008

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Dick’s Sporting Goods reports that its overall sales were $924.2 million, up 10 percent from its 2007 sales of $838.8 in the third quarter ending November 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 30, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The current batch of counterfeit Specialized Tarmac framesets circulating the Internet isn’t the first time Specialized has dealt with sales of fake products, but it is the brashest case the supplier has seen, according to Mark Schroeder, director of engineering for Specialized.

Posted in North America
Posted November 30, 2008

Niece Leslie and son Miles hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. —JN

Posted in North America
Posted November 26, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The majority of the nation’s national parks have historically been off limits to mountain bikers, but that could change if the National Park Service grants a rule change easing the administrative process for opening trails to bicyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

The BRAIN staff wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

Posted in North America
Posted November 26, 2008

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel hired Hartford Sales Group, Pursuit Brand Equity Group and Holly Wiesman this week to represent the company.

Posted in North America

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