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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has partnered with the Barloworld Race Team. Bianchi will supply bicycles for the team in 2008.

Barloworld had been with Cannondale.

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has launched its first outside representative in the country to represent the brand in the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, organizers of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling, have hired The Shipon Group of Philadelphia to market the three-event international cycling series including next year's 24th annual Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship scheduled for June 8.

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MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Some exhibitors might have frowned on the Milan bicycle show’s later dates and dropped out, but that didn’t seem to hamper the crowds of buyers and press that filled the halls and subway stations into the Fiera Milano and at nearby cafes and restaurants yesterday—when it opened to industry buyer

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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VICTORIA, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Schwalbe and Lambert have announced that Schwalbe tires will be made available across Canada via a distribution partnership between both companies.

Lambert will be the direct sales and service link between Schwalbe North America, Victoria BC and Canadian IBDs.

Tagged Distributor news

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Marcin Sochacki, founder and chief executive officer of triathlon/cycling product manufacturer Rocket Science Sports, has made a move to assure brand quality.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) will now distribute Sport Legs Supplements.

SBS will carry two different sizes, single dose, and the bottle of 120 capsules.

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Two senior CamelBak employees have left the company.

Director of product marketing Mac Tillman and chief financial officer Joe Brunetti have left the company, according to Katie Shackelford, who handles CamelBak's public relations.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids Twentieth Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction raised $125,000 for its youth cycling programs.

Tagged Events

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Momentum, a magazine following transportation cycling, is dressing itself up and switching around its staff as its target market is growing quickly.

Tagged Media/Publishing

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Bike shipments to bike shops grew a meager 0.4 percent during the first nine months of this year, while sales grew by an equally modest 2.7 percent, according to the Bicycle Producers Suppliers Association (BPSA).

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Under clear blue skies, the 65th EICMA show kicked off yesterday with an inauguration that addressed Italy's place in the motorcycle and bicycle industries. Dozens of regional and international journalists, photographers and trade members crowded into Fiera Milano's Sala Martini.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has closed the deal on the recent purchase of Zipp. The closing period only took 45 days.

Customers should continue using existing SRAM and Zipp channels for orders, customer service and information.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 hired Mike Fowler as its new chief operating officer.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Move over San Francisco, Seattle has some grand bike plans of its own, and it’s not just talk.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is calling for nominations for the 2008 Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award and Outdoor Industry Innovator Award.

OIA will present the awards at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tagged Awards

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