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Posted August 4, 2008

Thanks to (huge Beastie Boys fan) Bionicon's Mic De Min for stopping by BRAIN World Headquarters yesterday for a ride.

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Posted August 3, 2008

WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—In its second year, Colorado Crankworx drew more athletes and vendors and helped Winter Park Resort sell more lift tickets to its Trestle Bike Park than the first time around. Still, event organizers and bike industry exhibitors say the young festival still has plenty of room for growth.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 3, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submission for its October issue.

All news submissions for October should be sent to managing editor Lynette Carpiet at lcarpiet@bicycleretailer.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 1, 2008

Just another reminder not to keep a loaded gun in your bike bag. (Click on link)

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Posted August 1, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear is throwing its support behind two riders that will be documented for an upcoming film.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2008

ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Kinetic Koffee will be donating a percentage of all coffee sales in the month of August to World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles in impoverished areas throughout the world.

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

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design/Syncros USA has promoted Nate Shaw, former top caliber inside sales motor, to national retail sales manager.

Under this new title, Shaw will manage three customer groups: Retail Direct, Builder Sales and Grassroots Team businesses.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 1, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—From within the walls that brought the world the Speedball seatpost, DUC 32 fork and legendary Maverick frames comes the nation's newest suspension service center.

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Posted August 1, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

LAS VEGAS, NV—Tom Hillard knows a great deal about the Cactus Cup. After all, he brought the idea of sponsorship to his boss at Specialized at the time.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 1, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

LIVIGNO, Italy—GT aims to grow its U.S. market share this year by developing a new consumer advertising campaign, building on its new traveling demo program and implementing sports marketing and merchandising initiatives.

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Posted August 1, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

HOLBROOK, NY—News that Iron Horse Bicycle Company would discontinue sales of its bikes in the independent bicycle dealer channel drew mixed reactions from the brand’s retailers—some were let down, while others said they saw the move coming.

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Posted July 31, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Oakley sales continued to soar in the second quarter of 2008 with the company reporting another period of double-digit growth. Sales jumped 19.6 percent in the second quarter, on top of the 15 percent growth Oakley saw in the first quarter of the year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 31, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun Active Hydration has hired Evan Wert for the newly created position of specialty sports sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 31, 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Lawmakers moved closer this week to the biggest overhaul of U.S. product-safety rules in a generation.

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Posted July 31, 2008

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—When Marin Bikes called the third party travel company that booked their rooms for Interbike to verify their reservations, the Northern California company was shocked when the phones were disconnected.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted July 31, 2008

This NYC cop is a former offensive lineman. What a shocker. It seems, however, that he has now been benched (or rather desked) for this bit of aggression (click on link) during a recent Critical Mass ride in Times Square.

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Posted July 30, 2008

WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Matthew Bracken will join Pedro's as product manager starting tomorrow.

Bracken most recently served as president of Independent Fabrication, overseeing day-to-day operations for the high-end frame builders.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 30, 2008

FORT WAYNE, IN (BRAIN)—J&B's assistant facility manager Tom Rodriguez died of a severe asthma attack on July 20.

He had been a part of the industry for more than 20 years.

Rodriguez had been working for J&B since 2001 at its Fort Wayne, Indiana location.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 30, 2008

HANCOCK, MA (BRAIN)—The Kenda Bikefest presented by Dirt Rag magazine, formerly known as Pedro’s Fest, brought in more than 1,500 people this past weekend to the Apple Tree Organic Farm in Hancock, Massachusetts.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 30, 2008

"Summer means many different things to different people. To some it might mean the thrill of a high speed catamaran. Others like to float around and soak up a few stray rays. Still others like some kind of inland activity. But for us, it's the sport of surfing."

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