TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN)—Thirty-five bicycle publications from across the globe attended Bianchi’s recent two-day 2008 bike launch.

PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Don’t ever accuse Foes Racing of being weight weenies, not in 2008 or any other year for that matter.

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Traditionally thought of as a road brand, Look Cycle USA is looking to make strides with its mountain bike line for 2008.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products has added Civia, a line of utilitarian bikes designed specifically for commuting and light transport, to its array of house brands.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Polarpak recently announced that Oakley has chosen its MOFLOW™ pressurized bladder for use in the Oakley Tool Pouch 2.0 mountain bike/outdoor backpack.

"In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'" —Carl Spackler from "Caddyshack"

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has a renewed focus within the independent bicycle dealer channel.

This is largely due to Nicole Bossie, who was hired in May as Hincapie’s retail market manager. She was asked to grow business in the retail market.

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Giro recently announced an exclusive partnership with Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Masi Bicycles has always been known for its rich racing heritage, but with its 2008 line it will exploring new territory for the first time.

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—When DT Swiss hits Interbike, U.S. dealers that didn’t attend Eurobike will get their first glimpse of the Swiss company’s first ever fork line.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—After years of championing its aluminum Hollowtech crank technology Shimano switches to carbon on its Dura Ace FC-7800C to save 30 grams and boost stiffness.

CONCORD, MA (BRAIN)—Collaborating with the best in the business, Vibram has designed a wide range of cycling shoe soles as well as saddle components for Selle Italia.

PERRIS, CA (BRAIN)—American Flyer Bicycle Company president Lonnie Green was recently granted a patent for his new cruiser style bike called Surf Cycle.

BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—SweetskinZ returns to the annual Interbike Outdoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo (Booth 4437) to unveil seven new graphic designs including:

· Caution – classic black & grey striped design creates a strong reflective pattern at night

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-Stop by the SmartEtailing booth at Interbike (#1401) and pick up your free nine minute demo CD of the all-new 2008 Selling Cycling program. Watch the CD before December 31 and you could win $1000 cash. Sport,
Maria and Ray will be there to hand off a CD and answer your questions.

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KENT, WA (BRAIN)—REI is recalling about 5,200 Novara Afterburner Trailer Bicycles. The children’s trailer bicycle can detach from the adult bicycle, posing a fall hazard to children.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—It seems like only yesterday Crankbrothers was just a pedal company. But at Interbike attendees would be hard pressed to find the pedals among the company’s colorful headsets, wheelsets and the adjustable Speedball post.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Athletes can forget about eating something chewy or having one of those sticky drink mixes to boost performance. They can even ditch their rigorous training schedule, if they slip on a pair of $100 Skins tights or a jersey.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Erick Kozin only took over as owner of Nema International eight months ago, but his presence has left an indelible mark on the 2008 line.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Dahon has some great new product to help celebrate its 25th anniversary at Booth 3925.


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