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Posted September 9, 2008

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has launched a new outdoor community Web site called mntnLIFE.com, where like-minded consumers can access free trail data, share tips about their favorite destinations and plan same-day trips.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted September 8, 2008

Well, it's official, Lance Armstrong is returning to road racing for 2009, telling Vanity Fair magazine he's "100 percent" committed to returning.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2008

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Shops have an option now for receiving Magura factory service on all Magura products: they can still send products to Magura USA in Illinois, or BTI in New Mexico.

Posted in North America
Posted September 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Deda Elementi, has announced a voluntary recall of about 400 Deda Forza bicycle handlebar stems.

The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 8, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Rory Mason to global director of sports marketing.

In Mason’s new role, he will oversee all of the sports marketing for CSG brands (Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose) and will create distinct programs that support each individual brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 8, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2008 kicked off with a successful first day on Sunday.

Renown facilitator Tom Shay, of Profits Plus Solutions, was impressed with the turn out to his sessions.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 7, 2008

Check out this Biketown Africa coverage by ABC.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—What do fast computers have in common with fast bikes?

They can make a fast bike even faster—and, more important, help the engineers that design bike components work at speeds that would make a track sprinter proud.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—After more than two decades in business, Brompton has built a loyal following around the world. But until now, someone searching for the British folding bike maker at Eurobike would have been out of luck: This is the first year Brompton has had its own booth in Friedrichshafen.

Posted in North America Tagged Eurobike
Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM’s Stan Day has two items on his to-do list now that the company has received a financial infusion from a Wall Street investment bank. He wants to continue developing innovative products—and he wants to give the advocacy community a $2 million annual boost to promote cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Even though talks over a comprehensive global trade agreement have faltered, Taiwan is encouraging countries to eliminate tariffs on bicycle imports.

Posted in International
Posted September 4, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Salvatore Truglio, Prologo’s sales manager, said European dealers would find a variety of new saddle designs from the Italian company when they visit its booth at Eurobike.

Posted in North America
Posted September 4, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike announced the winners of the Eurobike Awards 2008 yesterday evening on the Fashion Show stage. This year's competition attracted a record 362 entries from 27 countries—up substantially from last year's 269 products.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Luke Bame has what he calls the best job in the world for a 24-year-old American. He lives in Langenthal, Switzerland, and works for Motorex Oil of Switzerland in its marketing and sales department.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—This is Kurt Person’s first visit to Eurobike and as the new general manager and vice president of the Hayes Bicycle Group he will get a firsthand look at Europe’s biggest bicycle show.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Eurobike
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—In Hinduism, Kali is the six-armed goddess of death, destruction and rebirth.

Mike Wilson hopes to appeal to the goddess’s good side as he and his partners prepare to bring the first products to market for their new company, which they named Kali.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Crankbrothers’ founding partner Andrew Herrick will call Europe home following Eurobike. Herrick will work with the Selle Royal family of brands out of Selle Royal’s office in Vicenza, Italy. Selle Royal and Crankbrothers merged in February.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 3, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM Corporation has updated its general management and sales structure in Europe.

It was announced at Eurobike that Martin Van Beek, general manager of SRAM Europe, has elected not to accept an evolved general management role and will exit the company.

Posted in North America
Posted September 3, 2008

ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Stefan Reisinger was all smiles at the entrance to the Eurobike Demo Day yesterday morning. Reisinger, Eurobike’s project manager, was pleased with the warm and sunny weather and the strong turnout of dealers who showed up to test-ride bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 3, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Executives at Giant Bicycle should be all smiles tomorrow as Eurobike opens to what should be a record number of visitors.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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