Month: May 1998

Lambert adds Bern, Basil, Brooks, Kuat and Renthal to its brand lineup

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert has expanded its product offering with the addition of five brands: Bern, Basil, Brooks, Kuat and Renthal. The brands’ product lineups will be made available to IBDs across Canada starting this fall. The new brands announced today are in addition to other new brands announced earlier in the month: Deity and …

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Major employers on board for Malakye job event at Interbike

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Malakye, a career website and professional network for people and companies in the active lifestyle-driven industries, is bringing the Shmooz job event back to Interbike. The Shmooz will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Interbike’s Recharge Zone. The free event brings together some of the industry’s biggest …

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Aussie firm sues Merida, Selle Royal over saddle design

Plaintiff has already reached settlement with Specialized, says Giant also may have violated patents. MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — A privately held Australian company that owns two bicycle seat patents, Icon-Intellectual Property, is suing Merida Industry and Selle Royal and has notified Giant Bicycles that it, too, may be infringing its patents. Icon-IP has filed its …

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Fruita officials take on Eurobike as they look to grow bike-based economy

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — This lakeside town in Southern Germany is a long way from Fruita, Colorado. But Fruita city manager Mike Bennett and Mayor Lori Buck are here handing out their business cards — in the shape of bike cogs — and meeting European companies, in hopes to recruit them to locate their offices …

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Kali expands inside sales team

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has added to its inside sales team, hiring Tracey Bueno as territory manager for the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies and promoting Matt Buzenes to Midwest territory manager. Bueno has six years of industry experience, working in customer service, sales and purchasing. “I’m super stoked to be working …

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Mike Van Abel resigns as IMBA's director after 12 years

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization’s executive director, effective Friday. The organization’s board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position. “Mike has been an outstanding steward for IMBA and its initiatives throughout his 12-year tenure,” said Robert Winston, the chairman of …

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New LeMond company will offer carbon fiber to other industries

New company is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber to transportation, energy and infrastructure industries. OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is involved with a new company that is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost carbon fiber to several industries, including …

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