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Marc Sani

Marc Sani

Marc was in the second month of a four-month kayak trip exploring the nooks and crannies of Baja’s 800-mile coastline when he received a cryptic message from home. Call Bill Tanler. A quick phone call from Bahia de Los Angeles and the deal was struck. They would launch Bicycle Retailer & Industry News in January 1992. Tanler, who passed away from a heart attack in 1999, lived to see BRAIN become the dominant trade magazine in the industry. Sani, who now serves as publisher, has helped steer the magazine over the years through several wrenching corporate transitions. Sani is a former wire service and newspaper reporter who thrives on news whether in print or on the web. He became interested in cycling and joined a local cycling club in the mid 1980s, but candidly admits that skiing is his first love and cycling was one way to stay in shape for backcountry powder.

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March 23, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Manufacturers and suppliers are eagerly awaiting a soon to be announced decision by the UCI that could sanction the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton.

Posted in Product/Tech
March 19, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — By mid-morning Thursday, SRAM’S booth at the Taipei Cycle Show was bustling with visitors as Stan Day — the company’s co-founder, CEO and president — stood nearby greeting friends and customers.

Posted in International
In a sit-down with BRAIN at Taipei Cycle, SRAM’s CEO also discusses the company’s move into electronic shifting and its upcoming move in Chicago.
March 19, 2015
Kask general manager Diego Zambon and sales manager Ylenia Battistello

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Kask, the Italian helmet company, will soon boost its presence in the mountain bike market, showing off samples of a new helmet at Sea Otter. 

Posted in International
March 18, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite the uncertainty over how the high-priced dollar will impact sales in Europe, the merger of COLIBI and COLIPED, two longtime European trade associations, unites European bicycle manufacturers and component makers for the first time.

Posted in International
Rise of dollar against euro leaves little doubt that prices will have to be raised.
March 16, 2015
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Posted in International
January 29, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — A move to reorganize its labor structure has sparked a protest at Campagnolo’s Vincenza, Italy, factory. But Tom Kattus, Campy’s North American general manager, told BRAIN that the disruption should have no impact on delivery of Campy parts and groups to bike suppliers or distributors.

Posted in International
January 29, 2015

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — To speed the flow of real-time sales data among dealers and suppliers, SmartEtailing will launch what Mark Graff, SmartEtailing’s co-founder, calls Industry Data Exchange.

Posted in North America
January 29, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Those with doubts as to whether Chicago dealers could pull off a trade show in early February may need to re-think that position. Organizers have had to expand the show floor twice and have sold out their exhibition space.

Posted in North America
January 28, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.

Posted in North America
January 27, 2015
Howard Hawkins at the company's 50th anniversary bash.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Howard Hawkins, 82, unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital Monday.

Posted in North America
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