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Posted February 11, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Handmade Show might be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana next year, but Portland sure came up roses this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 11, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Private equity firm Falconhead Capital has agreed to acquire Inside Communications, Inc. (ICI), adding to its media and event assets in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sport industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 10, 2008

"I had to drop out of hair school myself."

—as overheard on a Portland MAX subway train.

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Posted February 10, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The California State Congress recently recognized the Specialized Water Bottle Department as the employer of the year for the Hope Program, which provides jobs for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 6, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Zym Portable Electrolyte Drink enters 2008 poised for growth with the addition of several new distributors both nationwide and abroad, as well as several initiatives to drive consumer awareness of the product.

Posted in North America
Posted February 6, 2008

NBDA marketing man in charge, man at large, Michael Baker and wife, Lisa, welcomed to the world a baby girl last Friday. Jordyn Angeline Baker weighed in at 6 lbs, 12 Oz and measured 19.5" long.

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Posted February 6, 2008

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Attendance jumped 25 to 30 percent at the second year of the Serotta International Cycling Institute Science Symposium and Expo, according to event organizer and Institute director Dr. Ray Browning.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 5, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently handed out its BRAINy awards with a first-ever emphasis on companies making a concerted effort to go green.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 5, 2008

Courtesy of the boys over at Base Camp and Princeton Tec:

LITE GRAFFITI-PRINCETON TEC FUEL HEADLAMP

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Posted February 5, 2008

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon celebrated its 25th anniversary by unveiling a new Web site.

The redesign of Dahon's corporate Web site doesn't only improve present aesthetics, but it also allows more user-friendly navigation.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 5, 2008

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Campagnolo and Fulcrum have added BTI as the latest distributor to the U.S. market.

BTI has received its first shipment of Campagnolo products and Fulcrum wheels from Italy and are ready to service the IBDs.

Posted in North America
Posted February 5, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The 4th Annual North American Handmade Bike Show takes over Portland starting today and running through Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Show founder Don Walker expects big numbers in bike-friendly Portland.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 5, 2008

"From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay Area and back down
Cali is where they put they mack down"

—2Pac in "California Love"

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Posted February 5, 2008

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Formula Brake has launched a new Web site showcasing its 2008 line of Italian disc brakes.

The new site pays homage to nearly Mt. Tam, while spotlighting new products, news and downloads to better serve the American market.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 5, 2008

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes will be displaying and demo’ing its 2008 bikes, and Marin Bikes staff and Shaums March of Mad March Racing will hold special raffle tickets for dealers attending the Decline/Road Magazine Street Block Party.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 5, 2008

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—After 11 years at Easton, brand manager and former marketing manager Jeff Schneider has left the company.

“The experience at Easton has truly been a pleasure and I am proud of what just a small group of us were able to accomplish over this time," Schneider said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 4, 2008

CRESTED BUTTE, CO (BRAIN)—The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking nominations for the 2008 induction ballot.

Nominees can be individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the sport of mountain biking on a national or international level.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 4, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ purchase of Cannondale now positions the Canadian consumer goods company right behind Trek and Specialized within the independent bicycle dealer (IBD) channel, according to Dorel president and chief executive officer Martin Schwartz.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 4, 2008

BEREA, OH (BRAIN)—Scottish clothing manufacturer Endura is expanding its distribution facility in Ohio to support its growing U.S. sales.

It also hired Santa Fe, New Mexico retailer David Bell, as its interim sales manager, while it seeks a permanent manager.

Posted in North America
Posted February 4, 2008

NEWTONVILLE, MA (BRAIN)—Sheldon Brown, who could explain the intricacies of 40-year-old Sturmey Archer hubs with the same patient clarity with which he would explain suspension or integrated shifters, died from a sudden heart attack Sunday night.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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